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Carmike Cinemas Pulls Sony's 'The Interview' Amid Threats

AP | Christopher Rosen | December 17, 2014 | Celebrity
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Sony Pictures Entertainment told theater owners on Tuesday that it would be supportive of their individual decisions on whether or not to show...

Jerry Brown Remains Silent On Protests Commanding San Francisco Bay Area

Lydia O'Connor | December 16, 2014 | Politics
Just hours after protesters chained themselves to Oakland Police Headquarters in one of the demonstrations that have dominated the San Francisco Bay Area since Nov. 24, California Gov. Jerry Brown insisted on having a different conversation. “I’m here to talk about climate change,” Brown repeatedly told reporters...

Los Angeles Police Will Get Body Cameras

Matt Ferner | December 16, 2014 | Politics
LOS ANGELES -- Every Los Angeles police officer will soon be equipped with a body camera, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. Garcetti said at a press conference that the department will buy 7,000 on-body cameras for Los Angeles Police Department officers to expand transparency and accountability. "The trust between a...

Heroic Whale Rescue Reveals Sad Reality Of Pollution's Impact On Animals

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | December 16, 2014 | Green
Crew members at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program are like superheroes for whales. Case in point: On Wednesday, after lifeguards caught word of a young, distressed humpback whale tangled in fishing line just off Maui, the team quickly assembled for...

12 Numbers That Show The Larger Tragedy Behind Pakistan's Devastating School Attack

Nick Wing | December 16, 2014 | World
A group of Pakistani Taliban militants infiltrated a military-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday and opened fire on students and faculty. The resulting massacre killed at least 141 people, at least 132 of whom were students, and injured more than 100 others. The attack in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber...

Compton Mayor Aja Brown Explains The Difference Between Pulling Over A Black Driver And A White Driver

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | December 16, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
One of the most casual examples of the racial inequality in our justice system is what happens to African Americans during routine traffic stops, Compton Mayor Aja Brown told HuffPost Live last week. "A black person is pulled over, the first question is not, 'Can I see your driver's license...

Top Celebrity Moments Of 2014, According To Instagram

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | December 16, 2014 | Entertainment
If it wasn't posted to Instagram, did it even happen? Not if you're a celebrity. Good thing the people who tinker around behind the scenes at Instagram came up with a list of the top celebrity moments of 2014: 1. Blue Ivy and Beyonce killed it as...

Seth Rogen & James Franco Cancel Press Appearances Following Threats Against 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | December 16, 2014 | Entertainment
After a terror threat made by hackers against anyone who plans to see "The Interview" was published, Seth Rogen and James Franco have canceled planned press appearances set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. According to a source close to Rogen, the promotional schedule will be reevaluated after Wednesday....

Stop Saying Yoga Isn't Exercise

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | December 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
Professional athletes of all stripes say that incorporating yoga into their training is a great way to stay limber, flexible and build strength in muscles that might otherwise go ignored. But a new meta-analysis published Monday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that...

'Selma' Star David Oyelowo Says A 'Sea Change' Is Brewing For Black Films In Hollywood

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | December 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Though David Oyelowo's star turn as Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma" is winning him rave reviews and awards consideration, he's one of the few black actors in such a position leading up to what could become "the whitest Oscars" in years. But Oyelowo has hope...

A Terrible Crime Is Being Committed, And It's You Not Watching This 'True Detective' Christmas Parody

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | December 16, 2014 | Comedy
Some people would love Cohle for Christmas... The first season of "True Detective" is all said and done, and the place where the Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart once stood is now an empty void. But you better watch out, you better not cry, and you...

SDSU Bars Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity From Campus After Members Egg Anti-Rape Marchers

Tyler Kingkade | December 16, 2014 | College
San Diego State University has removed fraternity Delta Sigma Phi from campus, the school announced Tuesday, after members were accused of waving sex toys and throwing eggs at anti-rape demonstrators. Citing a "consistent pattern of policy violations," including harassment of Take Back The Night marchers on Nov. 21, as well...

The Year In Kim Kardashian Selfies

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | December 16, 2014 | Entertainment
With a book of selfies hitting the shelves this spring, it's safe to say Kim Kardashian is officially the selfie queen. She's earned the title by taking Instagram very seriously and even has a set of rules she tries to post by. While she may...

Given The Gift Of A Second Chance, Dog Left To Die In Trash Heap Gets Her Groove Back

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | December 16, 2014 | Good News
She was left to die in a trash heap; neglect and suffering had left her physically and emotionally spent, her spirit diminished. But just one year later, after being rescued and taken in by a loving family, Miley the husky has experienced a wonderful transformation: She's happy, she's...

Kylie Jenner And Tyga Bring Gifts To Children's Hospital

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | December 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Kylie Jenner and Tyga spread some holiday cheer when they headed to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles bearing a wagon full of gifts Monday. Jenner joined Tyga for the LA Gear Presents Teen Impact Holiday Party. The two spent time with the patients, delivered presents and posed...

Instead Of A #Basic Gift, Give Your Bae Something More Meaningful From This List

Eleanor Goldberg | December 16, 2014 | Impact
This holiday season, you don't have to head to the mall to find the perfect present for the basic b in your life. Instead, consider swapping out a bright, shiny name-brand item on her wish list for something equally as Instagram-worthy that also brings some good to the...

The Young Women Who Are In Love And Happy -- But Never Orgasm With Their Partners

Catherine Pearson | December 16, 2014 | Women
They're young, in love, and committed to their relationships -- but some women never orgasm with their partners. Lisa, 21, met and fell in love with her husband when she was just 16 and he was 19. The Arkansas native thought...

19 Free Art Museums You Should Visit Over The Holidays

Katherine Brooks | December 16, 2014 | Arts
“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage," Lyndon B. Johnson famously proclaimed, while signing into existence the National Endowment for the Arts. "For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation." Art...

Brad Pitt Brings The Kids To 'Unbroken' Premiere While Angelina Sits Out With Chicken Pox

Stephanie Marcus | December 16, 2014 | Entertainment
With Angelina Jolie at home likely trying to resist the urge to scratch her chicken pox, Brad Pitt and several members of the Jolie-Pitt brood attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Unbroken" in the director's absence. Monday night was a formal family affair for Maddox,...

How Tim Burton Became 'A Thing' (And Lost Control Of His Public Persona)

Lauren Duca | December 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Tim Burton has lost control of his public persona. It's almost as if he has become one of his own characters. His work has always been a study of the misunderstood, the suburban and the kitsch. Now, he is a...
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