On one hand, stealing from people is wrong (Sanchez presumably added the amount of the tolls he wasn’t actually paying to his passengers’ fares) and we as a society need things like tolls so we can maintain our infrastructure, which is crucial to our Competitiveness in a Global Economy. On the other hand, tailgating through a toll booth 3,000 times without once hitting the gate sounds like some nifty drivin’.Criminal Cab Driver Mastermind (Allegedly) Evaded 3,000 Tolls, Slate
Michigan’s proposed solution to the virtual ghost town that is Detroit? The governor wants to give visas to 50,000 highly skilled immigrants who would move to the city and make it more awesome, or something like that.
Is there a possible carcinogen in most sodas? It’s not clear whether 4-methylimidazole (often found in the caramel coloring used in many sodas) is unsafe, but the FDA is double-checking.
The Metro-North train system in NYC had some sort of weird-ass computer problem, leading to a major delay that left people stranded for hours.
Hate revenge porn king Hunter Moore? Good news—he was just arrested on federal hacking charges.
Meet the person who will give the GOP response to Obama’s State of the Union address.
New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio took the helm of the city today, calling for an end to the inequality that has defined the city in recent years. (See: Stop-and-frisk.) “And so today, we commit to a new progressive direction in New York,” he said in his first speech as mayor. “And that same progressive impulse has written our city’s history. It’s in our DNA.”
“My wife and I forgive Karl Pierson for what he did. We would ask all of you here and all of you watching to forgive Karl Pierson. He didn’t know what he was doing.” That’s the father of slain high schooler Claire Davis, forgiving the teen who killed her in an attempted mass shooting.
In a heartwarming, family-friendly statement to the people of North Korea on New Year’s Day, Kim Jong-Un described the execution of his uncle as the cleansing of “filth.” Maaaan.
Good news for llama ass-whippers: Winamp isn’t dead after all. It just got sold.
In a well-researched piece that is very much worth your time, The New York Times dips deep into the Benghazi well. TL;DR version: They “turned up no evidence that al-Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault,” but found that an anti-Muslim video did in fact inflame emotions.
New York City’s new mayor will get the presidential treatment, with Bill Clinton doing the swearing in of Bill de Blasio on January 1.
One in five new laptop sales is a Chromebook, according to one sales metric. (Three-word review: They’re good machines.)
This guy owns over 11,000 video games, and I’m sure he’s played all of them.