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Nov 18, 2013 1:54PM ET
George Zimmerman was arrested by Florida police Monday afternoon over an alleged domestic dispute.
Nov 18, 2013 11:47AM ET
Within 24 hours of his damning statement criticizing President Obama's "keep your plans" health care solution, Washington D.C.'s insurance commissioner, William P. White, was looking for a new job. His exit was swift and ugly.
Nov 18, 2013 11:35AM ET
The crack-smoking, hard drinking, drunk-driving, allegedly pill-popping, allegedly coke-snorting, allegedly hooker-cavorting Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, has dreams of one day running his great country straight into the ground.
Nov 17, 2013 7:10PM ET
The Bloomberg journalist who wrote a controversial spiked story about connections between Chinese billionaires and powerful government officials has been suspended, and will likely lose his job, for leaking the newsroom tumult story to other outlets
Nov 17, 2013 5:53PM ET
The Cheneys don't see eye-to-eye on the issue of gay marriage. After Liz Cheney reiterated her opposition on the Sunday morning talk shows, her sister and her sister's partner took the Republican hopeful to the woodshed in separate Facebook posts.
Nov 17, 2013 4:52PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where norse gods always reign for two weeks before the box office catches fire.
Nov 17, 2013 3:09PM ET
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thinks the next Republican presidential ticket should have one very important criteria: the Presidential nominee and Vice President should be former governors. So Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul can take a hike. Walker? He's still eligible.
Nov 17, 2013 1:23PM ET
After thirty long years, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer finally stepped down this year, signalling the end of an era at the tech titan. For the first time since his announcement, Ballmer opened up to the Wall Street Journal about his departure.
Nov 17, 2013 11:43AM ET
Coming off of a streak of a few very solid episodes featuring hosts with real acting chops, 'Saturday Night Live' gets stuck in neutral, though that's not really the fault of a game Lady Gaga.
Nov 17, 2013 11:01AM ET
The scandal engulfing Toronto city hall gets sadder and sadder as each day passes. As the embattled mayor, Rob Ford, fights to hold on to his last crumbs of power, the notoriously penny-pinching politician gave each member of his staff a hefty raise Friday.
Nov 16, 2013 6:35PM ET
The nine-season sitcom staple is officially getting the spin-off everyone knew was coming. And yet, shockingly, the reaction online hasn't been overwhelmingly positive.
Nov 16, 2013 5:23PM ET
The Irish rock star will make millions whenever the old guard magazine sells thanks to an investment made seven years ago that will likely reap a pretty little profit.
Nov 16, 2013 4:30PM ET
Alec Baldwin's ill-fated attempt at late night television may reach an early end. According to the actor himself, his show faces an uncertain fate after his most recent homophobic outburst.
Nov 16, 2013 2:49PM ET
GQ put Kendrick Lamar, perhaps the greatest rapper of his generation, on the cover of their 2013 Man of the Year issue. But the West Coast rapper's handlers found the accompanying profile "offensive," and "racial overtones" in the profile ruined the honor.
Nov 16, 2013 1:17PM ET
After a year spent working on a book and touring the lucrative speaking circuit, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner finally got a new job with a private-equity firm, following a long line of former government officials cashing out on Wall Street.
Nov 16, 2013 11:59AM ET
Facing heat after two customers accused Barneys of racial profiling ahead of his holiday collection's launch, Jay-Z asked the public to wait while he works on a solution. Late Friday, Hov announced the deal brokered with the upscale retailer that allows his collection to go forward.
Nov 16, 2013 10:21AM ET
Hackers associated with Anonymous launched a year-long campaign to break into multiple government agency networks and steal the personal information of over 100,000 employees, contractors and family members, according to a recently distributed memo obtained by Reuters.
Nov 13, 2013 2:05PM ET
An improvised bomb exploded early Wednesday morning in front of an Oregon district attorney's office, breaking windows and damaging the building's exterior.
Nov 13, 2013 2:03PM ET
The Wall Street Journal reports Facebook coveted Snapchat so much they offered $3 billion, in cash, for the disappearing messaging app. The Snapchat guys told Facebook to take a hike.
Nov 13, 2013 12:21PM ET
Toronto mayor Rob Ford admitted to buying illegal drugs within the last two years during an intense, heated city council meeting Wednesday that saw lawmakers deliver a petition and an official motion urging him to step aside. Plus: more alleged drugs, hookers and young women who were promised while smoking joints with the mayor!
Nov 13, 2013 10:09AM ET
The long-gestating mystery of a British spy found dead, in his own bathtub, inside a duffle bag appeared to reach its conclusion Wednesday, though it is one that won't satisfy a lot of people.
Nov 12, 2013 5:11PM ET
The Washington Post's Richard Cohen outed himself as a racist this morning to everyone who read his new column, except the editors and publisher of The Washington Post, where was a slight discrepancy from the popular conclusion.
Nov 12, 2013 1:03PM ET
Within the last 24 hours, three bold faced names departed The New York Times' storied masthead for greener pastures in the media world, continuing a strange trend that began earlier this year. Why can't the Times keep its stars?
Nov 12, 2013 11:30AM ET
New Yorkers can't let Chicagoans have nice things. After much consternation and debate, the New York skyscraper officially stole the "tallest building" title from Chicago's Willis Tower, according to a ruling released Tuesday.
Nov 11, 2013 2:26PM ET
Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky says the International Space Station was infected by malware installed through a USB stick carried on board by a Russian cosmonaut.
Nov 11, 2013 11:06AM ET
Reporters covering the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in February will not be tweeting, Instagramming, Vining, or Pinteresting the Olympics because they stand to be stripped of their access if they are caught using their iPhone or any other amateur gadgets to post photos.
Nov 11, 2013 9:47AM ET
After optimistic negotiations fell apart over the weekend, Iran announced a preliminary deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency to give "managed access" to a uranium mine and a heavy water plant, but inspectors still won't have access to Iran's most controversial nuclear plant.
Nov 10, 2013 7:05PM ET
Does Tom Cruise think being a movie star is tougher than serving in Afghanistan? No, he does not. Tom Cruise may be a vaguely delusional Scientologist who has girlfriends go through an audition process, but he's not that separated from reality.
Nov 10, 2013 5:45PM ET
Miami Dolphins' suspended lineman Richie Incognito spoke out for the first time Sunday in an interview with Fox Sports' Jay Glazer since he became the focus of an NFL harassment investigation based on accusations made by teammate Jonathan Martin.
Nov 10, 2013 4:34PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report, where we still hold out hope for Liam Hemsworth's career.