Meet The Very Good Dog Bringing Comfort To The Bill Cosby Jury

Meet Turks. Claudia Rosenbaum / BuzzFeed News She’s a five-year-old fox red Labrador retriever on assignment at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania. Turks is specially trained and certified to appear in courtrooms, where she often snuggles next to victims, especially children, to help them get through the trauma of…

Hundreds Of Airplanes Will Undergo Emergency Inspections After The Deadly Southwest Flight

Handout / Reuters US aviation officials have ordered emergency inspections of hundreds of airplane engines just days after a woman died on a Southwest plane that suffered an engine explosion. The Federal Aviation Administration order issued Friday requires operators of planes using a specific engine, the CFM56-7B, to inspect those…

A Judge Ruled That A 9/11 Victim’s Bones Can Be Tested In A Paternity Lawsuit

A Manhattan judge ordered the chief medical examiner to release bone fragments of a 9/11 victim for testing so a 24-year-old can determine if he was his father. Instagram: @ladyashboro A Manhattan judge ordered the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to release bone fragments belonging to a Cantor…

The Parkland Shooter Vomited And Hyperventilated When A Witness Identified Him

Mike Stocker/Pool, via Reuters Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man accused of murdering 17 people in a Florida high school shooting, vomited, heaved, and began to hyperventilate while facing a witness shortly after the shooting, a newly released police report said. The report, released Thursday, was written by Officer Michael Leonard…

Trump’s Lawyer Wants To Delay Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit. But A Judge Says There Are “Gaping Holes” In The Request.

Matt Sayles / AP LOS ANGELES — The short-term fate of Stormy Daniels’ efforts to speak out about her alleged relationship with Donald Trump remained up in the air Friday after a judge opted to wait to decide if the case should be postponed. Daniels — a former adult film…

Musicians And DJs Are Mourning The Death Of EDM Artist Avicii At 28

“Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do,” said Calvin Harris. Avicii, the Swedish DJ famous for songs such as “Levels” and “Wake Me Up,” was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday. He was 28. Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / AFP…

Avicii Has Died At 28

Amy Sussman / AP Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ who went by the stage name Avicii, has died. He was 28. Bergling was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday afternoon local time, according to his publicist Diana Baron and confirmed by the Royal Oman Police. The cause of death…

Thousands Of High School Students Walked Out Of Class To Protest Gun Violence

The National School Walkout is happening on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. Thousands of high school students around the country walked out of class Friday morning for the National School Walkout aimed at preventing gun violence. The event was held on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High…

A Fraternity Suspended For An “Extremely Racist” Video Said They Made It To Roast A Conservative Member

youtube.com A fraternity being investigated for an “extremely racist” video said that its members were performing a “satirical sketch” to roast one of its brothers who is a “conservative Republican.” Syracuse University in New York suspended the Theta Tau fraternity Wednesday, and campus police launched an investigation into the members…

These Parents Of 14 Sons Gave Their Newborn The Middle Name “Sheboygan” (“She’s A Boy Again”)

And, yes, people had some thoughts. Dad told BuzzFeed News he thinks the name is “super cool and unique.” Jay and Kateri Schwandt, a couple from Grand Rapids, Michigan, are now parents to 14 boys who range in age from a couple of days old to 25 years. Kateri gave…

People Are Creating Fake Starbucks Coupons For People Of Color After The Philadelphia Arrests

A fake coupon offering people of color a free drink at Starbucks as an apology for the arrest of two black men has been spreading on social media. Six days ago, a Starbucks employee called the police on two black men at a store in Philadelphia, who were then arrested.…

A Home Intruder Was Arrested For Eating Cheetos Naked In A Woman’s Bathtub

Mood. Fact: Cheetos are addictive, powerful snacks. We eat them until our fingers turn orange and before we know it the whole Costco-size bag is gone and it was all a blur. Giphy And, apparently, there is nothing more satisfying than eating these crunchy, orange gifts from God while taking…

A Gunman Ambushed And Killed Two Sheriff’s Deputies In Florida

Two sheriff’s deputies in Florida were killed in an apparent ambush Thursday after a suspected gunman opened fire through the window of a local restaurant, authorities said. The two Gilchrist County deputies were sitting in the Ace China restaurant in Trenton — about 30 miles west of Gainesville — when…

Women Say A Popular Rodan + Fields Product Left Them With Swollen Crusty Eyes And Cysts

A group of customers is suing the multi-level marketing company, saying it knows its eye serum can cause serious side effects and markets it as safe anyway. A group of unhappy Rodan + Fields customers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, saying its “lash boost” serum left them…

An Air National Guard Officer Was Fired For Wearing A Dinosaur Hand Puppet While Taking A Military Oath

Two other National Guard officers were also disciplined after a video showing Sgt. Robin Brown taking an oath with a hand puppet went viral last week. A Tennessee Air National Guard officer was fired on Wednesday for wearing a dinosaur hand puppet while taking a military oath during her re-enlistment…

No One Will Face Criminal Charges In Prince’s Overdose Death

Bertrand Guay / AFP / Getty Images No one will face criminal charges for the death of legendary artist Prince, who died two years ago after taking counterfeit painkillers that contained the powerful opioid fentanyl, authorities announced Thursday. “The bottom line is we simply do not have enough evidence to…

People Think Prince Harry Posed In A “Golden Girls” Sweatshirt On Meghan Markle’s Deleted Instagram

This SURE LOOKS LIKE a photo of Prince Harry wearing a Golden Girls sweatshirt. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: They’re engaged, they’re adorable. Daniel Leal-olivas / AFP / Getty Images They’re obviously very much in love. BBC And they’re already superstars of the royal family’s official Instagram. Instagram: @kensingtonroyal I…

The Philadelphia Police Commissioner Has Apologized For His Handling Of The Starbucks Arrests

Mark Makela / Reuters Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized Thursday for his initial support of the officers who arrested two black men who were waiting for a meeting at a Starbucks. “It starts with me, and it starts with me grossly misunderstanding Starbucks policy,” Ross said, adding that he…

Dozens Of Homes Have Been Destroyed In Deadly Wildfires That Are Now Larger Than New York City

Massive wildfires in Oklahoma, fueled by the most dangerous conditions in a decade, have killed two people, destroyed dozens of homes, and charred an area larger than New York City. The Rhea Fire as seen on Tuesday. Nick Oxford / Reuters The largest of the blazes, the Rhea Fire, had…

This College Junior Was Shot Twice After Stopping An Attempted Sexual Assault

Courtesy of SUNY Cortland Kyle Richard, a junior in college, is being credited with stopping an attempted sexual assault at a Long Island house party last summer and chasing after the alleged perpetrator — who then shot at the 20-year-old kinesiology major three times, striking each of his legs. Richard,…

An Ex-Playboy Model Can Now Discuss Her Alleged Affair With Donald Trump

Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images The owner of the National Enquirer has agreed to let a former Playboy model out of a contract that had threatened large financial penalties if she talked publicly about her alleged affair with Donald Trump, her attorney confirmed. The settlement between American Media Inc. and…

The New York City Nanny Was Convicted Of Fatally Stabbing The Two Children She Took Care Of

Associated Press A New York jury has found a nanny guilty of murdering the two young children she had been caring for, rejecting her claim that she was too mentally unstable to understand what she was doing when she stabbed them to death in the bathroom of their Upper West…

Friends Have Identified One Of The Men Arrested At The Philadelphia Starbucks

Mark Makela / Reuters One of the men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks while waiting for a friend was identified by his fraternity’s members as Rashon Nelson, a 23-year-old former student at Bloomsburg University. Nelson last attended the Pennsylvania college in fall 2016 but did not graduate, a Bloomsburg University…

A Jury Just Convicted Three Men Of Plotting To Bomb Somali Refugees In Kansas After The 2016 Election

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office via AP A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and an apartment building that housed Muslim Somali refugees in Kansas the day after the 2016 presidential election. Patrick Stein, 49, Curtis Allen, 50, and Gavin Wright, 49, were…

George And Barbara Bush’s 73 Years Of Marriage Will Restore Your Faith In Love

George H. W. Bush poses with his then girlfriend Barbara and his brother Bucky in the 1940’s. AFP / Getty Images George Bush sits in the cockpit of his torpedo bomber “Barbara III,” named after his girlfriend and future wife Barbara Pierce, circa 1943. Historical / Getty Images The Bush…

What Comes After The Social Media Empires

BuzzFeed News The intense political battles over Facebook and the other giant social media companies mark the end of the empire-building phase of those companies’ history. Now they’re a mid-20th-century European power, agonizing over the inevitable loss of the colonies and trying to stomp out insurgencies. No longer finding new…

The Entire Island Of Puerto Rico Just Lost All Its Power

Houses partially destroyed by Hurricane Maria are seen at the community of Villa Hugo in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, December 9, 2017. Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters Puerto Rico is experiencing an island-wide electricity outage, the biggest blackout since Hurricane Maria hit nearly seven months ago. The Puerto Rico Electric Power…

A Train Filled With Rotting Human Poop From NYC Is Torturing The Poor Residents Of This Small Town

“It’s just pure feces. It catches you sometimes, just coming through the air.” If you’ve ever complained about your hometown (and who amongst us hasn’t?), at least you aren’t currently living in Parrish, Alabama. Residents there have been enduring a train filled with ROTTING HUMAN POOP for months. 💩 Jay…

Olympian McKayla Maroney Says Larry Nassar Sexually Abused Her “Hundreds” Of Times

Mike Coppola / Getty Images Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney said disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar abused her “hundreds” of times — and made her question if her gymnastics career was “really even worth it” — in her first public comments since his January court hearing. Nassar was found guilty on…

The CIA Director Mike Pompeo Secretly Traveled To North Korea And Met With Kim Jong Un

Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images CIA Director Mike Pompeo secretly traveled to North Korea over Easter weekend and met with the rogue nation’s leader, Kim Jong Un, in an effort to set up a meeting with President Trump, according to multiple reports published Tuesday. Asked to confirm the…