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Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger Still A Star One Year After "Miracle On The Hudson"

AP | EVELYN NIEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SAN FRANCISCO — Capt. Sully had 15 minutes. Like most one-name, world-famous celebrities, he also had a press rep monitoring every second. There...

Brad Pitt In Motorcycle Accident

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

TMZ has learned Brad Pitt was involved in a minor motorcycle accident moments ago in Los Angeles. A witness at the scene tells us Pitt was trying to ...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks: 10 Books That Predicted The Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We posted a list of eight books that predicted the economic crisis and as usual, our readers had their own ideas about what we should have recommended...

Recent Gmail "Crash" Forces Spammers to Awkwardly Approach Potential Customers in Person

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

"If this is a trend [with Google], I don't know how I'm going to convince people that 'gorgeous sluts are waiting to meet you,'" said an anonymous spammer.

Car Crash VIDEO: Pickup Truck Runs Red Light Causing Spectacular Crash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This pickup truck doesn't even try to brake for this upcoming red light. Instead, he drives full speed ahead into the intersection with disastrous re...

Forever Four -- A Tiny Life Taken By An Elderly Driver

Casey Sherman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Casey Sherman

Drivers over the age of 85 are four times more likely to kill someone on the road than an inexperienced teenager fresh out of Driver's Ed. class.

We're Running Our World Like a Ponzi Scheme!

Matthew Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew Stein

If our world is to maintain its current rate of oil consumption, then we would need to find and develop a Saudi Arabia's worth of oil every year for the next year or two from now to eternity.

Red River Rising: How to Survive the Floods of 2009

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

Believe it or not, flooding is the #1 cause of weather-related fatalities in this country. Sure, tornadoes and hurricanes get a lot of attention, but flooding kills the most.

In Cramer We Trust?

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Papantonio

Most of the pundit misinformation occurred because investigative reporting in the news industry is dead. This new breed of financial TV pitchmen weren't paid to ask tough questions.

Barack and Slumdog

Nathan Gardels and Mike Medavoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels and Mike Medavoy

If politics in the information age is about whose story wins, then, given this reality, America's storytellers -- Hollywood -- have a starring role in defining America's presence globally.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.

The Man Who Sold Crash to the Academy

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Apparently Hollywood filmmakers aren't offering enough wish fulfillment. That's where marketers come in. They lie to us about the lie. If the film is crap, they figure out ways to get us to eat it.

The Crash of Flight 1549: Maybe the Best Metaphor for 2009 We Could Hope For

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Raymond Leon Roker

Maybe the story of this jet crash is exactly the real life fable we needed seared into our nation's consciousness. What if yesterday's "miracle" was a perfect metaphor for 2009?

The Great Depression, The New Deal, World War II and the Crash of '08

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

Let's start with what everyone can agree on. There was a Great Depression, then the New Deal, then World War II. Also, that America emerged from tha...

The Fall of a Free Market Prophet

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

The most interesting, and perhaps the most important, moment in philosophy in the last decade occurred on October 28, 2008, in a hearing of the House ...


Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart


Too Big to Fail and Too Small to Matter

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

These times provide a crash course on the corporate state: If a company like AIG is too big to fail, the government will rescue it. Mere pe...

The Legacy of TWA Flight 800

Robert Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Davey

Whether the FAA has the nerve to impose a new expense of hundreds of thousands of dollars per aircraft remains to be seen. Whether the rule is necessary is another question.

"Crash" Producer Loses Legal Fight For An Oscar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court has ruled that a producer of the movie "Crash" can't sue to get an Academy Award retroactively. Bob Ya...

'Crash' Coming to Starz As a TV Series

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Oscar-winning "Crash" is coming to TV as a drama series this year. The 13-episode, one-hour series will air on cable's Starz as ...

Passenger Jet Crashes In Thailand, 100 Feared Dead

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A passenger plane heading to one of Thailand's leading tourist destinations crashed Sunday as it tried to land in heavy rain, splitting in two as it w...