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U.S. Official Says Search for Flight 370 May Take Years


After scanning the ocean floor for two weeks, on Friday the Bluefin-21 submarine is expected to finish searching the 6.2 square mile area that was considered the most likely resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Watch John Boehner ‘Theatrically Mock’ Fellow Republicans on Immigration Reform


For months John Boehner has been saying that Congress needs to work with the White House to reform immigration laws, but when asked why that isn't happening, he suggests it's mainly President Obama's fault.

Girls Pretending South Brooklyn Is Iowa


Ditmas Park, to New Yorkers like Hannah Horvath, might as well be Iowa. HBO's Girls is reportedly using the south Brooklyn neighborhood to represent the Midwest, where Hannah will supposedly spend at least some of season four after getting accepted to the vaunted Iowa Writers' Workshop, which was not so ...

Elmo Puppeteer Cleared of Sexual Abuse Charges


The U.S. Court of Appeals has thrown out three pending cases, upholding a New York judge's ruling from last summer, against 53-year-old Kevin Clash, who played Elmo on Sesame Street for 28 years before the allegations surfaced from multiple men who said they were underage when they first met the ...

Way Too Many Dead Cats Found Hanging From Trees in Westchester


The ideal number of dead cats to find under any circumstances is obviously zero. Unfortunately, police say that they are now investigating how "20 to 30 cats ...

Drunk NYPD Officer Accidentally Shot His Partner


On Wednesday night, 57-year-old detective Jay Poggi and his partner, both of the 75th Precinct, headed out to Far Rockaway to conduct a robbery investigation.

Notorious KKK Leader Frazier Glenn Miller Was Once Caught Doing ‘Rather Salacious’ Things With a Black Male Prostitute


Frazier Glenn Miller, the former Ku Klux Klan "grand dragon" and proud anti-Semite accused of killing three people outside Kansas Jewish centers earlier this month, was not always so strict about his discrimination, at least in private.

Baby Gorillas Now Doing Cute Things at the Bronx Zoo


The Bronx Zoo is now home to not one, but two tiny western lowland gorillas — the first to be born in the zoo since 2006.

MTA Driver Used Bus to Pick Up $3 Million Worth of Heroin


Earlier this month, eight-year MTA veteran Francis Abankwa pulled his Bx2 bus up to a regular stop on the Bronx's Grand Concourse so that Boubacar Traore — a smuggler who had arranged to give him a suitcase full of drugs from Ghana — could board, the Daily News reports.

Vice Reporter Simon Ostrovsky Freed in Ukraine: ‘They Were Looking for Me’


The Vice News journalist detained by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine since late on Monday was released on Thursday, the company confirmed after reports and photos surfaced on Twitter.

Cliven Bundy’s Racist Rant Captured on Video, Obliterating Claim He Was Misquoted, Not Racist


Like everyone else to ever be quoted saying something untoward, Nevada rancher and new conservative folk hero Cliven Bundy, who just happens to be a huge racist, said this morning that his comments about black Americans being better off as slaves, as published in the New York Times today, were ...

Frank Rich on the National Circus: How the New Gay-Marriage History Book Forgets the History of Gay Marriage


Every week, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich talks with contributor Eric Benson about the biggest stories in politics and culture.

Ranking John Sterling’s New Catchphrases From Least to Most Insane


A new baseball season means lots of new bizarre home-run calls from Yankees announcer and catchphrase enthusiast John Sterling, who personalizes them for each member of the team.

William Cohan on the Duke Lacrosse Scandal, How the School Is Like Goldman Sachs, and the Campus Rape Epidemic


Everyone knows some version of the story: In 2006, three white players from Duke’s lacrosse team were accused of raping a black woman hired to strip at a private party off-campus.

Missing Famous Parrot Found Safe in Canarsie


About 48 hours after flying away during a routine visit to a park, Truman the parrot has been found, his happy-sounding owner announced on Facebook.

The Red Sox Manager Would Like Michael Pineda to Cheat More Discreetly


Two weeks ago, television cameras showed a sticky substance on the right hand of Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda during an impressive start at Yankee Stadium against the Red Sox.

Columbia Student Paper Hears This Internet Journalism Stuff Is Going to Be Big


The kids at the Daily Spectator have decided that digital-first is the way of the future and will move to a once-a-week paper copy while maintaining a daily website, becoming the first Ivy to ditch print, Capital New York reports.

George Clooney, Allegedly Drunk on Tequila, Valiantly Defended Obama After Steve Wynn Called Him an Asshole


Hotel magnate Steve Wynn and professional handsome person George Clooney got into an argument at dinner recently over something the actor claims “had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character.” It also had to do with politics.

Three Americans Killed by Hospital Guard in Afghanistan


Three Americans were shot and killed by an Afghan security guard at a hospital in Kabul on Thursday morning.

The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation


Wired's cover story this month is about the rise of the "sharing economy" — a Silicon Valley–invented term used to describe the basket of start-ups (Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, et al.) that allow users to rent their labor and belongings to strangers.


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