Why Facebook Kept Up Photos of a Marine's Bloody Suicide

Adam Weinstein · 05/08/14 01:58PM

When Marine veteran Daniel Rey Wolfe signed on to Facebook on Monday night and announced he was taking his own life, documenting the process in a graphic timeline of final self-portraits, his former comrades worked quickly and purposefully to save their brother-in-arms.

FBI Pleads for Help in 'Wide Open' Marathon Bombing Investigation

Max Read · 04/17/13 07:03AM

Here's what investigators have said they know, so far, about the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured 183 people on Monday: The explosive devices used were built out of conventional pressure cookers placed in nylon backpacks. What they don't know: anything else. The "range of suspects and motives remains wide open [...] Someone knows who did this," Special Agent Richard DesLauriers, the lead investigator, told reporters. "[T]he person who did this is someone's friend, neighbor, coworker or relative." The Bureau is actively soliciting photographs, tips and information; examining the bombs; and using face-recognition software in an attempt to generate leads. No one has claimed responsibility, and the "Saudi national" briefly placed in custody after the bombing (whose suspecthood was loudly touted by the New York Post and Fox) is no longer a person of interest. It will be a "long, painstaking investigation," Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick told WBUR this morning, but "every hour, every day" will get us "a little closer." [NBC, AP, image, of the Public Garden following an interfaith service at Arlington Street Church in Boston, via AFP/Getty]

John Travolta Goes in Public Without His Wig

Maureen O'Connor · 02/21/11 01:04PM

Behold: A rare sighting of John Travolta without his wig. In Hawaii celebrating his 57th birthday with wife Kelly Preston, Travolta sat on a swing and allowed the sea breeze to sweep through the small amount of hair he has left.

The Curious Case of the Refugee Rodent

Matt Cherette · 07/06/10 03:45PM

Here's video of a mounty arresting two people in Burnaby, BC last week as their RABID TERRIER tears at his leg. That's not the weird part. At :35 in, it seems a rodent disappears inside one suspect's... ass? Watch inside.

Know Who's In Trouble For Those Hacked Sarah Palin Emails? Sarah Palin

ian spiegelman · 10/05/08 03:58PM

When Gawker published a selection of emails from Sarah Palin's hacked Yahoo! account, we got tons of psychotic (and anti-Semitic!) hate mail full of "Don't drop the soap in prison" jokes; Bill O'Reilly said we should go to jail forever; and cesspool blogger Michelle Malkin called Gawker "a cesspool blog." But now the real villain in all this being asked to answer for her villainy. An Alaskan activist—a Republican activist—is taking Sarah Palin to court to find out why she was using personal email accounts to conduct government business in the first place.

Army Probes Firing of Arlington Whistle-Blower

ian spiegelman · 07/12/08 12:50PM

Army Secretary Pete Geren is launching an internal investigation into the firing of a former Arlington National Cemetery public affairs director who exposed that cemetery officials were trying to restrict media coverage of military funerals. When Gina Gray took the job three months ago, she discovered that Arlington administrators were trying to curb media presence at funerals for American soldiers killed in Iraq, despite the wishes of their families-and against Army regulations.

"I love my orange pills"

Nick Denton · 01/03/08 02:58PM

Yesterday's casting call, for users of cognitive enhancers, has produced a winner. W, a 27-year-old with a "big, fancy job" in Manhattan, says she started taking Adderall in college, and never stopped. "Beats the fuck out of coffee," she says. For her not-so-tragic tale, read on.