Diana Nyad Finishes Historic Cuba-to-Florida Swim

Diana Nyad Finishes Historic Cuba-to-Florida Swim

Call her brave, call her stupid... but call her a new record holder.

Diana Nyad because the first person to ever swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage today, arriving on the shore of Key West a bit before 2 p.m. EST.

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Dunkin Donuts Blackface Ad Prompts Company Apology

Dunkin Donuts Blackface Ad Prompts Company Apology

Facing pressure from multiple human rights organizations in the United States, Dunkin Donuts has apologized for an ad that ran recently in Thailand and which depicted a woman in blackface.

The spot was never intended for an American audience, but featured a woman in dark makeup promoting a new chocolate-flavored menu item, along with the tagline:

Posted in: Food
Electric Zoo Canceled Due to Drug-Related Deaths

Electric Zoo Canceled Due to Drug-Related Deaths

The third day of Electric Zoo has been canceled due to a pair of spectator deaths at the New York City music festival.

A statement from loval government cites "serious health risks" and confirms that at least four people became “critically ill” and two died in the first two days of the event, likely as a result of "the drug MDMA (ecstasy, or molly).”

Posted in: Music