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Surprise! Kayaker Finds Himself Paddling Beside A Massive Black Bear

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.19.2016 | Weird News

It wasn’t Nessie, but it sure was a beast. This giant black bear gave one curious kayaker a fright when he saw it swimming in a New York lake ― at...

Don't Put Away Your Flag: Pride Events After June Keep The Celebration Going All Year

Jim Werner | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

We're bruised, but now, we're stronger. Let's prove it at these post-June Pride events.

State's Bias Against Foreign Medical Schools Worsening New York's Doctors Shortage

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.24.2016 | New York
Paul Alexander

The current doctors shortage in the United States is so dire a recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges suggests that within te...

12-Year-Olds Form Supportive Bond While Battling Cancer Together

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.01.2016 | Good News

The bond between these kids is helping them through the toughest of times. Stella Usiak and Lucas Lowe, both 12, met during their battles with acute ...

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

How New Overtime Law Affects Nonprofits

Stuart J. Mitchell | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Stuart J. Mitchell

A letter in support of the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule, from the perspective of one nonprofit.

Spirit of Eddie Anderson Lives on in LA -- Played Role of Jack Benny's Sidekick Rochester

Kate Kelly | Posted 02.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Kate Kelly

Anderson's son, Eddie Anderson Jr., took responsibility for creating a foundation and gaining the needed approvals for the rehabilitation center his father envisioned. In 1989, the mansion opened its doors to fulfill that purpose, but Eddie Anderson Jr. had bigger plans to honor the memory of his dad.

Why Be Credible When You Can Be Incredible?
06 Parade

Daniel Armbruster | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
Daniel Armbruster

Before I try to explain this song in written-form, watch the "pink elephants" scene from Dumbo. Turn off the sound on the video and press play on "Parade".

Why Be Credible When You Can Be Incredible?
04 Destruction

Daniel Armbruster | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment
Daniel Armbruster

There is a long standing debate as to whether or not humor belongs in art. I believe it's an important part of what makes us human, and in an effort to document the past several years of my life on this record, it's inclusion was a must.

Where the Jobs Are

MoneyTips | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
MoneyTips

The employment picture in the U.S. has been brightening, but the improvement has not been evenly dispersed across the nation. Whether you have just graduated from college and are now looking for your first full-time job or you are looking for a job/career change, you're interested in finding areas with the greatest job opportunities.

Black Teen's Response To Violence In His Community: 'What's The Limit?'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices

A video of a New York teen asking his community to get off the streets and get an education has gone viral since it was posted Thursday morning. Viol...

Is New York's Education Department Making the State's Doctors Shortage Worse?

Paul Alexander | Posted 08.03.2015 | New York
Paul Alexander

Recently, the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the state agency responsible for regulating medical schools, adopted a policy prohibiting h...

Dozens Of Bikes Stolen From Local Program, Community Donates Hundreds Of Replacements

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.09.2015 | Good News

When the wheels came off for a neighborhood bike program, the community rallied to keep it cruising. After dozens of bicycles were stolen late last...

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Police Recover Body Of ESPN Writer's Missing Son

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.21.2015 | Crime

The Rochester Police Department has confirmed that a body found Friday in Lake Ontario is Max Maisel, the son of ESPN writer Ivan Maisel. Max Maisel d...

David Lohr

ESPN Writer Anxious For Answers In Son's Mysterious Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.28.2015 | Crime

Ivan Maisel, a senior writer for ESPN.com, is clinging to the hope that his missing 21-year-old son Max will be found safe. "We're scared and we're...

Coolest Snow Day Announcement Ever

Caurie Putnam | Posted 04.05.2015 | Good News
Caurie Putnam

Webster school's superintendent Carmen Gumina, who won the Disney Teacher Award for High School Sciences in 1999, had fun sharing the news of a snow day with his 9,000 students via a video of himself trail running in the snow.

Is He a Good Father, Katie?

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

My cinematic crème de la crème takes many forms. It may be one line of dialogue all on its own, or an entire scene's worth. It might be a look or a gesture from one character to another, or to no one in particular. It might be as simple as the quality of light the director captured at a window in early morning.

Best Use Ever For Your 'I Voted Today' Sticker

Caurie Putnam | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

McPike regularly brings flowers to Anthony's headstone after she votes. Others bring their "I Voted Today" stickers and place them on the headstone as a symbol of respect and gratitude.

How One Town Hopes To Mend Police Relationship With The Community

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

The city of Rochester, New York will kick off a program on Saturday aimed at improving relations between community members and law enforcement -- and ...

We Must Relentlessly Fight For Education Reform

Jean-Claude Brizard | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Brizard

Over my 28 years living inside urban school systems, I have come to understand and believe that there are two things that we must do and/or keep in mind: respect the complexity of this challenge and relentlessly execute against clear goals.

Foster Mom Recalls Oregon Woman Found In Suitcase

Associated Press | M.L. JOHNSON and GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

An Oregon teenager identified Monday as one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases in Wisconsin had a hard time after giving up her son to ...

Second Woman Found In Suitcase Is Identified

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

Authorities have identified Jenny Gamez as the second woman found dead in a suitcase left on the side of a rural Wisconsin roadway. According to th...

David Lohr

Did Police Do All They Could In Wisconsin Suitcase Bodies Case?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

The arrest of a former police officer this week after the discovery of two women's bodies stuffed into suitcases and dumped in Wisconsin has raised qu...

Vacant Walmart May House Children of Illegal Immigrants

Caurie Putnam | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Caurie Putnam

In a stunning news release from Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today, it was revealed a vacant Walmart in an upstate New York suburb is being considered by the federal government to house children of illegal immigrants.