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NYC will pay $3.9 million to family of unarmed teen killed by cop

Bronx - The family of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed in his grandmother's bathroom by a NYPD officer in Feb. 2012, will receive $3.9 million in their wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Woman stabs boyfriend for eating Thanksgiving dinner early

Wilkes-barre - Unhappy that her boyfriend began eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender, a Pennsylvania woman allegedly grabbed a knife, chased him around the table and then stabbed him in the chest, police reported.

Subway singer arrested for singing during legal performance

New York - Most of us don't expect to be arrested while doing something that's perfectly legal, but that's what happened to a musician playing his guitar on a subway platform in New York.

Strangers move into man's house, change locks, and won't leave

Portland - Moving into a new house is never a stress-free experience, but it's even more stressful when complete strangers move in and decide to break-in the new house for you and change the locks in the process.

Real-life Cookie Monster almost asphyxiates roommate

Decatur - In a story so bizarre it's hard to believe, a 23-year-old Illinois man — Allen Hall — has been charged with attempted murder as well as assault and battery after attacking his female roommate.

Grandfather defends his grandson against boy’s homophobic mother

A man has written to his daughter, chastising her for disowning her own teenage son – his grandson – after the lad came out to her as gay.

CTV News claims police knew of Rob Ford video before news broke

The so-called Rob Ford crack video, in which the Toronto mayor is alleged to be smoking crack cocaine, was known to Toronto police weeks before the public got wind of it. CTV news said a "highly-placed source" told them police heard of it on wiretaps.

Poll: Toronto residents split on Mayor Ford crack allegations

Toronto - Within the margin of error, Torontonians are almost equally divided on whether a video exists showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack while in the company of drug dealers.

Op-Ed: Mayor Ford ‘knew where video was’, says new report

Toronto - The Toronto Mayor Ford crack video scandal took another twist with the revelation that Mayor Ford said that he knew where the video was, and giving two addresses.

Op-Ed: Did Rob Ford use crack cocaine?

It's pretty obvious, no? I mean for Rob Ford to say "I don't use crack cocaine" and that he is not addicted to it instead of "I've never used crack cocaine and am not in a video using crack cocaine" makes it obvious he is in a video using crack cocaine.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'I do not use crack cocaine'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talked to media at City Hall after a morning where his executive committee sent him a letter to address questions about an alleged video of Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

Gawker: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly caught smoking crack in video

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been filmed smoking crack cocaine within the past six months, alleges U.S. news outlet Gawker. The Toronto Star claims it has also seen the video in question.

Gawker publishes names of all 'a**h**e' gun owners in NYC

Online news outlet Gawker raised the stakes in the controversy over Journal News' publication of an interactive map listing addresses of handgun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties by publishing the data of all licensed gun owners in NYC.

Hurricane Sandy: Huffington Post, Gawker, Buzzfeed websites down

The Huffington Post news website is currently experiencing an outage due to power cuts after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Monday. Readers attempting to access the website are directed to a "status page" with a message.

Op-Ed: Fox Sports headline gaffe implies Iranian wrestler is Iraqi

HOUSTON – Fox-affiliated news networks aren't known for relentless devotion to fact-checking or research. But a gaffe on the Fox Sports website earlier today makes you question whether Fox's staff has the barest inkling of Middle Eastern geography.

Fox News flushes out 'The Fox Mole' Joe Muto on Gawker

Less than 24 hours after Gawker introduced "The Fox Mole," a column by an employee of Fox News Channel leaking inside information, Fox announced it has figured out it was Associate Producer Joe Muto and says he has been fired.

Gawker Media offloads adult content blog Fleshbot to editor

Most people think an adult website generates a lot of revenue, but Gawker Media's recent sale of the blog Fleshbot may prove them wrong.

'Cat breading' latest online sensation, gets the Colbert bump

Bread and cats don't usually go together, but now these two disparate things are joining forces to power the latest online meme: cat owners place their kitty's head through a piece of bread, take a photo and upload them to "cat breading" forums.

Hackers strike Gawker sites, user databases 'compromised'

Citing hacker activity, Gawker Media froze the publication of new content and alerted readers to reset passwords, admitting that user data had been "compromised."

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