Connor Simpson

Connor Simpson

Connor Simpson is a former staff writer for The Wire. His work has appeared in Business Insider and City Lab.

How the Police Describe the Rob Ford Crack Video

The Toronto mayor's never-ending saga.

Seattle News Helicopter Crashes Near the Space Needle, Killing 2

The KOMO copter hit two cars and set off a series of explosions

The Polar Vortex Returns Next Week

And it could be even worse than last time.

1.3 Million Americans Lost Unemployment Benefits This Weekend

Experts expect job growth to suffer and stunted economic growth.

A Rob Ford Aide Believed a Man Was Killed Over the Crack Video

Newly released documents also allege that the Mayor used heroin.

Toronto Loves Its Cracked Mayor

You'd think a video showing Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine would put his approval rating in the basement. Not in Canada!

India Escaped Cyclone Phailin With Minimal Loss of Life

A weakened storm and the country's massive preparation efforts are being credited for the low number of casualties.

Rob Ford Screams 'Subways!' Instead of Talking About Drugs

A reporter compared his outburst to a cackle from the Joker.

Suspicious Train Crash Injures Dozens in Chicago

A head-on collision between two trains — one of them out-of-service — sent dozens of people to area hospitals.

The Potential Nuclear Fallout in North Carolina, Mapped

In 1961, a powerful bomb nearly went off in Goldsboro. Its devastating effects would have been felt all the way up in New York City.

There's a Clown Terrorizing a British Town

The poor residents of Northampton, England, are living in a nightmare scenario straight out of a Stephen King novel right now.

Anti-'Stand Your Ground' Ad Recreates Trayvon Martin's Death

A highly controversial new video from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

Anthony Weiner Fails to Answer the Only Important Interview Question

He sure was non-committal when answering questions about his current sexy messaging habits with the New York Daily News.

Weiner's New Sexts Were Too Much for His Campaign Manager

You can't blame Danny Kedem, a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign veteran, for not going down with the ship.

Spitzer and Weiner Lead in New Poll

A little disgrace never hurt anyone, especially in New York City, where the scandal-plagued comeback kids are beating their straitlaced opponents.

New York Takes Aim at Terrorism With Odorless Gas Release in Subway

There was more gas than usual on the New York City subway system Tuesday morning, if that's even possible.

The Rob Ford Crack Cocaine Video Is Out of Reach ... For Now

According to Gawker, the sellers are "running scared."

Just 15 Percent of L.A. Voters Turned Out to Elect a New Mayor

Low voter turnout is something of a trend in America's second largest city.