Laura Shin

VIDEO: The Onion parodies NYPD with 'Stop-and-Kiss' video

In response to New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk program, The Onion has released a news report about a more offensive practice: stop-and-kiss."They pushed me against the wall and started nibbling on my ear," says one man. "It's humiliating."Police officers are stopping people every day,...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:06 PM

College freshman commits suicide after being cyberbullied over porn video

Alyssa Funke tweeted about her "porn star" status right before she killed herself.Credit: TwitterThe family of a 19-year-old college student who committed suicide last month says cyberbullying played a significant role in the girl's decision to end her life.Alyssa Funke, a straight-A student at...

Friday, May 23, 2014, 1:16 PM

California woman found 10 years after kidnapping

Credit: Santa Ana Police via ReutersA California woman who was kidnapped and held captive by her abductor for 10 years is finally free.The 25-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was kidnapped by her mother's boyfriend when she was 15 years old, according to the Santa Ana Police...

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:57 PM

'300 Sandwiches' blogger gets engaged at Sandwich No. 257

Eric Schulte proposed to Stephanie Smith in Barbados as the blogger and Page Six senior reporter prepared to cook Sandwich No. 257. (Credit: 300sandwiches.com)It only took 257 sandwiches for a Page Six senior reporter to prove to her boyfriend that she is "wife material."It all began in June 2012...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1:13 PM

Governors Island kicks off 2014 season with opening of new park

Governors Island will reopen on Saturday with 30 new acres of park. Credit: Trust for Governors IslandOn the morning of June 9, 2013, city officials blew up a vacant apartment building that once housed Coast Guard families on Governors Island. The debris from Building 877 was used to help create...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1:50 AM

Woman, 64, dies as dentist extracts 20 teeth

(File photo)Credit: Getty ImagesA Connecticut dentist has had his license suspended after a 64-year-old woman died in February as he tried to pull 20 teeth from her in a single visit.Dr. Rashmi Patel, who has a history of malpractice, planned to extract 20 teeth from Judith Gan on Feb. 17, The...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 1:03 PM

Tennessee city cracks down on saggy pants

Residents of a Tennessee city may soon have to pull their pants up.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the City Council of Pikeville, Tenn. has approved an ordinance that penalizes anyone who is guilty of public indecency, which includes wearing sagging pants.According to the law, anyone...

Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:55 PM

Passenger describes near collision on United Airlines flight

Credit: Getty ImagesA San Francisco-based writer who flew from Hawaii to California last month says he and hundreds of other passengers almost died when their flight nearly collided with another passenger jet over the Pacific Ocean.Kevin Townsend, in an essay on Medium, described the moment his...

Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:38 PM

Anonymous couple pays $500 tab for autistic students at N.J. restaurant

An anonymous couple paid a $485 tab for a group of autistic students and their teachers at Jose Tejas Restaurant in Woodbridge, New Jersey, May 6. (Credit: Google Maps)Twenty-five autistic students and their teachers were left speechless when an anonymous couple paid for their meals at a Tex-Mex...

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 1:05 PM

Iowa couple claims they found marijuana in McDonald's burger

A pregnant Iowa woman said she found marijuana inside a McDonald's McDouble last month. Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty ImagesAn Iowa couple claims that a McDonald's burger they purchased last month came with a serving of marijuana on it.Cory Long, 31, and Brittany Songer, 23, say they found...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 1:12 PM

Author of new book claims his dad was Zodiac Killer

This sketch of the Zodiac Killer is based on witness testimonies. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsA Louisiana man who set out in search of his biological father more than 10 years ago discovered a horrifying truth: His dad was the notorious Zodiac Killer.Gary L. Stewart claims in his new book that his...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 1:01 PM

Author of fake Holocaust memoir fined $22.5 million

It's an electric read about one of history's most tragic times. If only Misha Defonseca's Holocaust survival memoir had been labeled "fiction."Credit: HERWIG VERGULT, AFP, Getty ImagesA Massachusetts woman who penned a fabricated story about how she survived the Holocaust has been ordered by a...

Monday, May 12, 2014, 1:12 PM

Human foot in sneaker found along Seattle waterfront

The shoe is a New Balance athletic sneaker, men's size 10.5, white with blue trim.Credit: King County Medical ExaminerAuthorities in Seattle are seeking clues after a human foot inside a sneaker washed ashore along the city's waterfront earlier this week.Volunteers who were cleaning up Centennial...

Friday, May 9, 2014, 1:16 PM

Maryland student arrested for mailing feces to vice principal

Credit: ReutersA high school senior in Berlin, Md. has been charged after he allegedly mailed three packages containing animal feces to his school's vice principal.The student, whose name has not been released, sent the packages to Vice Principal Mark Flynn at Stephen Decatur High School, The...

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 12:49 PM

Rabbi's new book says lust is key to successful marriage

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and his wife, Debbie Boteach . Credit: Taylor Hill/WireImage"Love is not the answer."That's the message that one New Jersey rabbi has for anyone seeking marriage advice.Shmuley Boteach, an Orthodox rabbi, author and former congressional candidate, says lust is more important...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1:05 PM

British woman busted for having sex on Las Vegas flight

The Mile-High Club has international appeal. Credit: Getty ImagesA British woman was caught having sex in an airplane bathroom on a flight to Las Vegas last week and had to be handcuffed to her seat after she lost her temper with crew members, according to a published report.The woman, who is in...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 12:59 PM

Anti-gay marriage North Carolina GOP candidate outed as former drag queen

Credit: Facebook/swilesjrAn anti-gay marriage Republican candidate for state senate in North Carolina is defending himself after reports that he once worked as a drag queen at a gay nightclub.Steve Wiles began working as a female impersonator known as Miss Mona Sinclair at Club Odyssey in the...

Monday, May 5, 2014, 1:22 PM

Minnesota teen arrested in school massacre plot

Credit: Wikimedia CommonsPolice have arrested a Minnesota teen after he allegedly plotted to murder his family before bombing his school and shooting any survivors.John David LaDue, of Waseca, was charged Thursday with four felony counts of first-degree attempted murder, six felony counts of...

Friday, May 2, 2014, 1:47 PM

Teen accepted to all eight Ivy League schools chooses Yale

Kwasi Enin, a high school senior, smiles after announcing he will attend Yale University during a press conference at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, New York April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonA New York teen who was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools will attend Yale...

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:52 PM

Drunk passenger causes hijack scare on Virgin Australia flight to Bali

Indonesian police arrest Matt Christopher, a passenger of Virgin Australia airplane, at Denpasar airport in the resort island of Bali April 25, 2014. REUTERS/StringerA drunk passenger who tried to break into the cockpit and caused a hijack scare aboard a flight from Australia to Indonesia was...

Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:55 PM