We're Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us.

The United States has no database of police shootings. There is no standardized process by which officers log when they've discharged their weapons and why. There is no central infrastructure for handling that information and making it public. Researchers, confronted with the reality that there are over 17,000 law… » 8/20/14 9:34am Today 9:34am

A Hurricane Is Coming

How do you know when to trust someone when they say "a hurricane is coming?" Should you only trust the NWS? Television weatherpeople? Your favorite Gawker weather blogger? All too often, people don't care where they get their weather information, and that's a huge problem. » 8/20/14 9:10am Today 9:10am

Motorcyclist crashes, flips and sticks a perfect landing on a car's roof

If there is such thing as a perfect motorcycle accident, this might be it: a motorcyclist crashes full speed into a car that's changing lanes. That's bad. The crash launches his body into a spinning mess in the air. That's definitely bad. But yet somehow he manages to flip and land standing up on the car's roof. » 8/20/14 7:56am Today 7:56am

Bob Costas Threw Two First Pitches Because The First One Was So Bad

Bob Costas threw the ceremonial first pitch(es) in St. Louis tonight and missed badly on his first toss. After fist-exploding with the Cardinals mascot, he cooly jogged to the rubber for his pitch. It's unclear if it was nerves or just the adrenaline pumping, but he airmailed his first throw through the left-handed… » 8/20/14 12:05am Today 12:05am

Cubs Ground Crew Struggles To Get Tarp On Field, Gets Booed

Heavy rain started falling in the bottom of the fifth at Wrigley tonight and, just like the New York crew at Yankee Stadium a few weeks ago, the Chicago grounds crew struggggggled to get the tarp on the field. As you can see, this thing was botched from Jump Street and it only got worse with huge pools of water on… » 8/19/14 10:15pm Yesterday 10:15pm

Crazy Racist Alaskan Lady Goes On Amazing Racist Roadrage Rant

Damn, lady, this is one fine-ass racist run you went on here. Started off strong with, "If I had a gun, I would shoot you dead. ... I'm going to kill your kids and your goddamn mother. I've got people who will do it," and rolled right into Muslims blowing up school bus children because they're atheists. Then you just… » 8/19/14 7:07pm Yesterday 7:07pm

ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S.

ISIS militants released gruesome video footage this afternoon of the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley as a message to the U.S. to stop intervening in Iraq. Foley, a freelancer who contributed to the Global Post, was first captured in Libya in 2012, released, and then kidnapped again around… » 8/19/14 5:19pm Yesterday 5:19pm