Oregon Voters Will Decide on Pot Legalization This November

A ballot initiative that would make recreational cannabis use lawful in Oregon has earned enough signatures to secure a place on the state's November ballot, meaning voters will soon decide whether to make Oregon the country's third state with legalized weed. » 7/23/14 11:07am Yesterday 11:07am

NYPD Chokehold Cop Had Two Previous Civil Suits Filed Against Him

Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who can be seen wrapping his arm around Eric Garner's neck before the Staten Island man's death in a video that went viral last week, has been the target of two previous civil rights lawsuits, the Staten Island Advance reports. » 7/23/14 8:25am Yesterday 8:25am

Comcast Exec on Torturous Customer Call: "We Fell Short"

Listening to the customer call heard around the world, it's hard not to sympathize with both parties. Ryan Block, the caller, just wanted to disconnect his cable service, but the nameless Comcast rep on the other end was only doing what he was trained to do: break customers down, bit by bit, until they crawl back into… » 7/22/14 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm

Seattle's First Legal Weed Is Going in a Museum

Deb Greene waited in line for hours to become Seattle's first legal recreational weed customer, buying OG Kush from Cannabis City when it opened July 8. Unlike her counterpart in Spokane, she didn't immediately go home and get totally ripped, but saved the bud for posterity. » 7/22/14 2:18pm Tuesday 2:18pm

McDonald's, KFC Apologize for Selling Expired Garbage Meat

After a TV report alleging that a Chinese food supplier used meat that had fallen onto the factory floor and mixed expired goods in with the new stuff, McDonald's and fast-food conglomerate Yum Brands have vowed to cease ties with the company. Now, they promise, all the steaming trash they serve you will be totally… » 7/21/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

NYC Approves Apartment Building With Separate Entrance for Poor People

It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City's income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing. » 7/21/14 2:03pm Monday 2:03pm