Cond\u00e9 Nast nearing $7M sale of W Magazine

After nine months on the sale block, Condé Nast appears to have finally found a buyer for fashion bible W Magazine. Surface Media, which publishes an avant-garde quarterly magazine and website covering design and architecture, is said to be close to finalizing a deal for around $7 million, according to a reliable source. Surface isRead moreRead more

Teen electrocuted ‘trying to impress girlfriend’ by climbing on top of train

A teenage boy exploded into flames and died after he suffered an electric shock from 27,500-volt cables when climbing up on top of a train to allegedly impress his girlfriend. Oleg Khoroshaev, 13, was reportedly taking a selfie during the stunt when he was electrocuted in Karasuk, Russia. A deeply distressing video was released ofRead moreRead more

‘Midnight Cowboy’ turns 50: Inside the making of a film classic

Decades from now, when people wonder what New York City was like in the late ’60s, all they’ll have to do is watch “Midnight Cowboy.” Released 50 years ago, on May 25, 1969, it shows the city in its gritty glory — particularly 42nd Street, the stomping ground of the film’s desperate hustler, Joe Buck,Read moreRead more

How Jimmy Pitaro silenced the screams of ‘left-wing’ ESPN

The nadir of ESPN’s failure with politics came in September 2017, when Jemele Hill, lucratively paid and newly minted co-host of a network family jewel, the 6 p.m. “SportsCenter,” responded to a Twitter troll by calling President Trump a “white supremacist.” The White House jumped in, demanding Hill be fired. It was fresh meat forRead moreRead more

Serial killer Bobby Joe Long executed in Florida

STARKE, Fla. — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was executed Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and helped in his capture. Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal injection atRead moreRead more

Disabled woman who gave birth after alleged rape may have been pregnant before

A severely disabled woman who gave birth at an Arizona health care facility — weeks before a former nurse was charged with raping her — had likely been pregnant before, according to a report citing new documents. The 29-year-old woman, who had lived at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix since 1992, delivered a baby boy onRead moreRead more

‘Killer granny’ indicted in husband’s fatal shooting

MANTORVILLE, Minn. — A grand jury in Minnesota indicted a 57-year-old woman who authorities allege fatally shot her husband before fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there. The Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lois Riess on first- and second-degree murder charges. Riess is accused of shooting her husband, 54-year-old David Riess, atRead moreRead more

NASA will send your name to Mars with the 2020 Rover

Mars 2020 is shaping up nicely. NASA recently revealed that its rover-hauling spacecraft is essentially complete and currently undergoing testing — well ahead of its July 2020 launch window — and it’s now accepting names of hopeful Mars “travelers” who want to get in on the action. No, you can’t actually go to Mars —Read moreRead more

Ford commercial reveals our surreal robot-assisted future

If you’re skeptical of or put off by the idea of self-driving cars, then there’s a good chance you won’t be a fan of Ford’s intriguing research project designed to have robots get out of self-driving cars and deliver packages right to your door. Over the past few months, Ford and Agility Robotics have beenRead moreRead more

Georgia man with ‘guilty conscience’ confesses to 2002 double murder

A “guilty conscience” compelled a man to confess to a nearly 17-year-old drug-related double murder in Georgia, sheriff officials announced Thursday. Andrew John Shadrix, 44, was arrested on two counts of malice murder on Wednesday after confessing to killing Shad Andrew English, 21, and Dennis Jeffrey Jackson, 19, whose bodies were found in the trunkRead moreRead more