NEWS BITES: Kurt Cobain Suicide Photo, Dead Phelps, Nazi Art

New Photos From Cobain Suicide Released

Police on Thursday released previously unseen images showing drug paraphernalia from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide 20 years ago.

Iran Leader: Holocaust ‘Uncertain’

Reality of Holocaust ‘uncertain,’ says Iran’s Supreme Leader. Ayatollah Ali Khameini also said that the U.S. plan for Palestine “did not work and, God willing, will not work either.”

Fred Phelps Is Dead

God Hates Fred Phelps.

B15 Bus Rider Fatally Shot When 14-Year-Old Fires ‘Wildly’

A passenger on a B15 bus was killed last night by a teenager who was apparently targeting a rival.

Are You A Gentrifier?’ Bushwick Edition

Does anyone ever want to admit that their mere presence in a place is altering the landscape of the community?

Sochi Is Deserted

Center of the world one day; haven for stray dogs the next.

Singer Anita Baker Wanted by Police

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of singer-songwriter Anita Baker in a lawsuit that alleges she failed to pay more than $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe home.

Norwegian Museum Agrees To Return Nazi-Looted Matisse

The Matisse was once looted by Hermann Goering to the family of Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg.

Hawaii Cops Want To Keep Law That Allows Sex With Hookers

Cops in Hawaii want to keep a rare state law on the books.

NEWS BITES: Giant Dragons For Game Of Thrones, Snowden’s TED Talk, Boycotting Beer

A TED Talk With Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom, appearing via tele-presence robot.

Eating Meat Isn’t Even Remotely As Bad As Smoking

A recent study proclaiming that eating meat could be as dangerous as cigarettes. The claim was entirely false.

A Trailer Of The FX Remake Of ‘Fargo’

Say it isn’t fucking so…You don’t piss on the Mona Lisa.

$3,500 Gets You A Spy-Resistant Smartphone

Prime ministers, business executives, and ordinary citizens clamor for phones that can’t be snooped on.

Sony Announces A Virtual Reality Headset Coming To Playstation 4

Virtual reality is the next innovation from PlayStation that will shape the future of games. Say good by to reality, jobs, and girlfriends.

Giant Dragon Descends On Lincoln Center For Game Of Thrones Premiere

The fourth season starts April 6th on HBO. A big premiere bash at Lincoln Center this evening will feature a big, scaly, fire-breathing friend to mark the occasion.

Massive Child-Porn Ring Busted

Officials in the US have dismantled a huge, international ring sharing child porn — one of the largest such operations ever uncovered. The website had more than 27,000 subscribers.

Catholic Group Wants Beer Boycott

Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams all pulled their sponsorship of St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York and Boston due to the organizers banning gay and lesbian groups. In response, the Catholic League President is calling on all Catholics to boycott the three companies.

Jagger ‘Struggling to Understand’

Rolling Stones singer posts tribute to his partner L’Wren Scott on his Facebook page.

NEWS BITES: Snakes, Popcorn, and Infomercial Prison

Pussy Riot To Join WITW Summit

Members of the group join the Women in the World Summit April from 3 to 5 at New York’s Lincoln Center.

Third Person Dies In SXSW Accident

More than 20 people were injured by 21 year-old rapper Rashad Owens who was fleeing the police. He is due to appear in court on April 9.

TV Infomercial Pitchman Gets 10 Years

Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for bilking consumers through ubiquitous infomercials for his book: “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.”

“One Stop Shopping” Drug Delivery Ring Busted in Brooklyn

The six defendants were allegedly caught taking orders for customers and dispatching deliverymen to specified locations, like bars or clubs, to sell cocaine, marijuana, and MDMA.

Fashion Designer L’Wren Scott, Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend, Commits Suicide

Scott’s body was found by her assistant at around 10 a.m. in a unit at 200 Eleventh Avenue.

Popcorn Time Is Hollywood’s Unstoppable Worst Nightmare

A piece of software appeared last week called Popcorn Time. It makes watching pirated movies as easy as firing up Netflix. Everything is free.

Florida Has Been Completely Overrun By Pythons, Crocodiles, and Others….

The state is being overrun by animals, insects and plants that should not be there, costing Floridians half a billion dollars each year.

Comic-Con Will Feature Geek Couture Fashion Show

Star Wars couture showed up at L.A. Fashion Week on Friday, accompanying a major fashion announcement for San Diego Comic-Con

Superman With A GoPro

The Man of Steel’s POV as he flies through the air. Corridor Digital used a drone to create a video from the Superman perspective.

NEWS BITES: Feds Smoking Weed, 303 GM Deaths, Child Marriage in Iraq

You Can Smoke Pot In Colorado Unless You’re A Federal Employee

Bureaucratic buzzkill.

GM Air Bags Blamed for 303 Deaths

Problems went ignored before General Motors announced last month that it was recalling more than 1.6 million cars worldwide.

Insurers Must Cover Gay Spouses

Legally married same-sex couples just gained a little more recognition in the eyes of the federal government.

U.S. Lets BP Drill in Gulf Again

Drill, baby, drill!

Iraq May Legalize Child-Marriage

A contentious draft law being considered in Iraq could open the door to girls as young as nine getting married and would require wives to submit to sex on their husband’s whim.

NEWS BITES: NYC Building Explodes, Death Row Do Over, Gitmo Tortures On

Building Explodes in NYC

A building has collapsed in Manhattan and initial report say at least four people are injured after a report of an explosion that knocked people to the ground, rattled nearby buildings and shattered windows in the area.

Death Row Inmate Walks Free

Whoops, we made a mistake.

Gitmo Prisoner: I Was Tortured

How surprising. 

Israel Passes Orthodox Draft Law

Israel’s Knesset on Wednesday passed by 67-1 a bill to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the army.

$600K Missing at Joel Osteen Church

$200,000 in cash and twice that amount in checks and written credit card information were taken from a safe at the Lakewood Church led by televangelist Pastor Joel Osteen.

NEWS BITES: Zimmerman Autographs Guns, Snowden Speaks At SXSW, Frat Hazing Bans

BlackBook Mentioned in the Daily Mail

Want to try an eye jewelry implant? BlackBook was sourced as the authority on this matter!

George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At Gun Show

Why not? This teen-killer is one of gun culture’s most famous sons.

Sbarro Pizza Files for Bankruptcy

I guess the chain never recovered from Donald Trump eating their pizza with a knife while dining with Sarah Palin.

300 Immigrants on Hunger Strike in Tacoma

About 3o0 detainees were on a hunger strike for better conditions at an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington. 

Snowden to Speak at SXSW

This is like having a security leaker Beatles; Edward Snowden will speak at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival in a panel with Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union, and his legal adviser, the ACLU’s Ben Wizner. (Though his appearance won’t be in-person.)

Fraternity Bans Hazing

Now all they have to do is ban date rape.

NEWS BITES: Pussy Riot Attacked With Garbage, Canine Tattoos, Vine Isn’t Into Sex

Turkey May Ban Facebook & YouTube

Turkey’s president on Friday ruled out any ban on Facebook and YouTube after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said the sites could be shut to stop his foes anonymously posting audio recordings purportedly exposing corruption in his inner circle.

Vine Bans All Sexually Explicit Content

Vine has previously taken steps to hide pornographic and sexually explicit videos shared by its users, but today it’s outright banning the content. The company has updated both its rules and terms of service to prohibit sexually explicit material.

You’ve Never Seen Videogames Played Like This Before

Part DJing/part video gaming. Watch an artist use a synthesizer to play both music and Mario Brothers.

Brooklyn Tattoo Parlor Fires Artist Who Inked His Dog

Lesson learned: don’t tattoo dogs.

Pussy Riot Pelted With Garbage

Two members of Pussy Riot were attacked by a group of men who poured garbage and bright green paint over them and shouted obscenities at them at a McDonald’s.

NEWS BITES: Bacon Wake Up Call, Upskirt Photos, And A Getty Images Free For All

iPhone Can Wake You Up To The Smell of Bacon

Oscar Mayer introduced a gadget called Wake Up and Smell the Bacon, which, indeed, plugs into your iPhone and acts as an alarm clock that emits a bacon scent and the sound of bacon sizzling in a pan. Beats the normal way I wake up– cold with self-doubt.

Russia Today Anchor Quits On-Air Over Putin Whitewashing

Awesome!

Court: Upskirt Photos Legal in MA

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not nude or partially nude. Big Brother is watching you – and looking up your skirt!

Bitcoin Creator Unmasked

I originally thought the creator of the Bitcoin was Keyser Soze. I was wrong. It’s actually this man. 

CIA: We Didn’t Spy on the Senate

The Obama presidency has done so much spying — it would make Richard Nixon blush like a schoolgirl.

Getty Frees 35 Million Images

Now websites can legally uses these photos – rather than illegally use these images and call it “curating.”

NEWS BITES: Sexy Jesus Is Here, Facebook’s Drones, and Sarah Palin On Obama In Mom Jeans

Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Factory

Facebook is in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace for $60 million to build 11,000 unmanned aerial vehicles to provide blanket Internet coverage to parts of the world without access. NSA takes note…

Hollywood Brings Us Sexy Jesus

The kind of Jesus that makes worshippers want to get down and pray!

GOPer Worried Gays Could Fake Hate Crimes

Iowa congressman beliefs on veto Arizona bill? He thinks it’s possible that gays could “set up a case” against businesses that don’t want to serve them. The Republican added that gays are trying to get “special rights for self-professed behavior”.

Scientists Resurrect Ancient Virus

A group of French and Russian researchers have resurrected a 30,000-year-old virus pulled from Siberian permafrost. Sci-fi movie to follow…

Sarah Palin Says Stupid Shit

Oh, Sarah, we missed you and inane things that come out of your head-hole! On foreign policy: Obama wears “mom jeans” while Putin “wrestles bears.”