Today's Five Best Columns
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A 16-year-old boy managed to evade death and score a great deal on airfare after stowing away in the wheel well of an airliner on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from San Jose to Maui.
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According to partial election results released on Sunday, Abdullah Abdullah currently leads the race to become the next president of Afghanistan, but a runoff is likely.
3 Hrs Ago
Following the deadly avalanche that killed at least 13 people, the Discovery Channel has realized that a live jump off the summit of Mount Everest is just a bad, bad plan and has cancelled the special.
4 Hrs Ago
Colorado, a.k.a. the first state in our great nation to legalize recreational marijuana sale and use, marked the unofficial weed holiday of 4/20 this weekend with much celebration and weed smokery.
6 Hrs Ago
General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Trix and, weirdly, the deep sea submarine that explored the Titanic, can no longer use your online activity to prevent you from suing it.
8 Hrs Ago
At least one person was killed and three were injured in a shootout between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in an eastern Ukrainian town. It was the first reported violence since Thursday's joint agreement between Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and the EU.
Apr 20, 2014 4:39PM ET
In the lead-up to the first Boston Marathon since last year's deadly attack, much has been said about the symbolic importance of this year's big run. A few participants in the upcoming marathon share why Boston is such an iconic and difficult course for runners.
Apr 20, 2014 1:20PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where Captain America 2 once again fended off Rio 2. A depressed Johnny Depp is going to need some chocolat(e).
Apr 20, 2014 11:28AM ET
Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who was twice wrongly convicted of triple murder and later became the subject of a famous Bob Dylan song and Denzel Washington biopic, died this morning at 76.
Apr 20, 2014 9:57AM ET
From giving people unexpected lifts to using a 30-year-old Renault for his personal travels, Pope Francis' relationship with the Popemobile has become an emblem of his papacy.
Apr 19, 2014 8:20PM ET
In the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff loss to their in-state rivals earlier today, star power forward Blake Griffin may or may not have gotten revenge on a rowdy opposing fan in the front row by tossing a cup of water over his head.
Apr 19, 2014 6:34PM ET
Construction on Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower, which will be one whopping, expensive kilometer tall, is set to commence next week.
Apr 19, 2014 4:21PM ET
Yesterday's release of some 7,500 pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House offered a mix of revelations about the first battle for healthcare, Hillary Clinton's public image, and the Lewinsky Affair.
Apr 19, 2014 1:10PM ET
As the death toll rose to 46, the fallout from this week's South Korean ferry accident continued today with the arrest of the ferry's captain and two crew members.
Apr 19, 2014 11:41AM ET
An Apple maps image of a mystery figure in the waters of the Scottish Highlands has given Nessie enthusiasts hope that the elusive beast has been located...again.
Apr 19, 2014 9:46AM ET
American efforts to reassure rattled NATO members in Eastern Europe seem (kind of) underway with the forthcoming announcement of military drills in Poland and Estonia.
Apr 19, 2014 8:00AM ET
Only on Hannibal could you read the plot description “Will investigates the case of a woman’s body found inside a horse” and think “Oh, sounds like the show is going back to normal.”
Apr 18, 2014 6:03PM ET
During a live debate with Harry Reid on Friday, Nevada's Republican Sen. Dean Heller was asked which part of Obamacare he would repeal now that the law has enrolled 8 million people. "No one talks about tort reform," he said on News 3's What's Your Point? There's a reason for that.
Apr 18, 2014 5:30PM ET
Paper, Facebook's highly-lauded but little-used app, got a small update on Friday that allows it to stand on its own, totally separate from the main Facebook app. The "Great Unbundling" of the social media giant is well underway.
Apr 18, 2014 5:20PM ET
Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones will open on yet another re-ordering of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The fragile alliance between Houses Tyrell and Lannister that propped up the reign of King Joffrey has been…tested, shall we say, by the events of his wedding to Margaery Tyrell.
Apr 18, 2014 4:20PM ET
Today is a momentous, important day in history, in case you are unaware. One Direction released the video for "You and I," their fourth single off Midnight Memories, and the lads are clearly starting to show their age.
Apr 18, 2014 4:14PM ET
Republican Rep. Vance McAllister, who found himself embroiled in an infidelity scandal just months into his freshman term, has just $8,425 in cash on hand for his campaign
Apr 18, 2014 3:45PM ET
Since Mad Men's s premiere last weekend, certain fans and writers have been theorizing about the show's possible connections to the Manson murders. Should this postulating be embraced or dismissed?
Apr 18, 2014 2:19PM ET
Haven't been keeping up with pro hoops this year? Let's run down each of the playoff matchups and some of the big storylines going into Saturday's games.
Apr 18, 2014 2:02PM ET
Two movies opening this weekend ask the big question: what happens to a person when they die? One of those says they go to Heaven, the other says they become a power-hungry supercomputer. Whichever of those sounds better probably says a lot about you as a human being.
Apr 18, 2014 1:56PM ET
The Connecticut State Senate will consider a bill barring the "knockout game" that passed the state's Assembly partly on the strength of its sponsors' rationale: he has no idea how many such attacks there have been, but there has been "one too many."
Apr 18, 2014 1:54PM ET
There's a controversial debate within the medical community over whether doctors should consider the cost of a treatment as well as its effectiveness.
Apr 18, 2014 1:39PM ET
The psychologist who wrote the CIA's post-9/11 torture program wants to tell his story to the world, if only non-disclosure agreements with the U.S. government wasn't holding him back.
Apr 18, 2014 1:04PM ET
The new trailer for HBO's The Normal Heart, an adaptation by Larry Kramer of his groundbreaking 1985 play, begins on a happy note, at a beach party. That doesn't last long.
Apr 18, 2014 12:48PM ET
The NBA playoffs begin on Saturday, with 16 teams all vying for that coveted championship trophy. And what better way to decide the best team than by looking at their greatest, most exciting, ridiculous GIFs of the season.