Category: OMG

Russia detained an American for espionage. Here’s what we know.

Russian authorities detained an American citizen in Moscow last week on allegations of espionage, a curious move that could worsen already tense relations between the US and Russia. Paul Whelan, a 48-year-old former Marine, was

What really went on behind closed doors at a Victorian-era asylum

In many Victorian-era asylums, work was considered a valuable part of therapy. It gave patients a purpose and helped keep them out of trouble. When it came time to assign jobs, it was done on

Free Dining Is Back At Walt Disney World For 2019, And It’s Early: Here Are The Full Discount Details

2019 was already shaping up to be a huge year at Walt Disney World with so many new things coming, but they’re even bringing back something old too. Making matters even better is that they’re

Climate and energy news in 2018 actually wasn’t all bad

You might have thought the news about climate change in 2018 was all bad. And indeed, global greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high this year. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report on

Stranger Things 3 premieres July 4, 2019. Watch the latest teaser now.

Netflix rang in the new year with a special announcement: Stranger Things season three finally has a premiere date. In a new teaser trailer released at 12:01 am Eastern on New Year’s Day, the streaming

What really happens to immigrants at the U.S. border

Immigration is an incredibly hot-button issue. In 2018, it hit the headlines in a big way, but mostly not in a new way. Struggles over immigration have been going on for decades. Here’s what really happens to immigrants when they reach the U.S. border.

Mar-A-Lago Members Happy Trump Will Be Gone New Year’s Eve: ‘It’s A More Pleasant Club When Trump Isn’t Here’

Donald Trump will not be at his Mar-a-Lago resort for New Year’s Eve this year, but many members of the exclusive club don’t seem to mind the president’s absence. Trump announced this week that he

Saudi Arabia is reportedly outsourcing its war in Yemen to child soldiers

Saudi Arabia is reportedly outsourcing its war in Yemen to be fought by child soldiers from Sudan. According to a bombshell investigation from the New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick, the Saudis are dipping into their

Trump is using the deaths of two migrant children to push for his border wall

President Donald Trump is now blaming Democrats for the deaths of two migrant children who died in federal custody earlier this month. In his first public comment on the two tragedies Saturday, Trump tied the

The EPA wants to make it harder to limit toxic chemicals from power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed yet another weakening of an Obama-era regulation on Friday, this time targeting toxic chemicals from oil and coal-fired power plants. The regulation in question, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Elon Musk’s tragic real-life story

There’s no question that Elon Musk promises much, works hard, and sets his ambitions sky high. According to the Guardian, his tendency to set ambitious goals is not always a good thing because meeting those

What happened to Osama bin Laden’s family after 9/11

The bin Laden family has been called the Kennedys of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, although their stock certainly took a hit after Osama bin Laden masterminded the attacks of 9/11. But Osama bin Laden had plenty of wives and children, and not all agreed with him. Here’s what happened to bin Laden’s family.

‘Vanderpump Rules’s Peter Madrigal Opens Up About His Drama-Filled Past Romance With Stassi Schroeder

Peter Madrigal dated Stassi Schroeder before Vanderpump Rules began and during a new podcast interview, the SUR Restaurant manager opened up about their short-lived romance. While chatting with the hosts of Buttered Pop, via Reality

A California city plans to shred years of police records before a new law makes them public

Officials in Inglewood, California, are planning to destroy dozens of police records days before a new statewide police transparency law is set to take effect — a decision which has alarmed civil rights groups and

Sandra Bullock is the best part of Bird Box, Netflix’s new post-apocalyptic thriller

Every week, new original films debut on Netflix and other streaming services, often to much less fanfare than their big-screen counterparts. Cinemastream is Vox’s series highlighting the most notable of these premieres, in an ongoing

7-Year-Old Collman Lloyd Still Believes In Santa Claus Even After Being Publicly Questioned By Donald Trump

For 7-year-old Collman Lloyd, belief in Santa Claus is anything but marginal. The South Carolina girl was thrown into the national spotlight on Christmas Eve when she was surprised with a phone conversation with President

What the holidays are like for a recovering alcoholic like me

’Twas the night before Christmas, and I really, really wanted a freakin’ drink. During Christmas dinners past, between courses, you could always find me ducking into my room to hide. I felt incredibly uncomfortable at

The sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey span decades. Here’s what we know.

After allegations made by more than 30 different individuals against Kevin Spacey, the two-time Oscar winner now faces a felony sexual assault charge. As sexual harassment and assault allegations against a number of powerful men