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Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

It was seven years ago when I identified Fulmoth Kearney of Moneygall, Ireland as the most recent immigrant on the maternal side of Barack Obama's family tree. Inheriting land in Ohio from a brother, Fulmoth's father, Joseph, left Ireland for the United States in 1849.

Fulmoth Kearney, President Obama's Irish Immigrant Ancestor, Gets a Tombstone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2007, I researched then-candidate Barack Obama's roots and identified one of his third great-grandparents, Fulmoth Kearney of Ireland, as the most recent immigrant on his mother's side of the family.

How Fear Of Death Could Make You Splurge

The New York Times | Anna North | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

If you’re trying to sell something, consider putting a tombstone in your ad. It might seem macabre, but a new study suggests that thinking about dea...

Tiny Iowa County Takes on the King of Online Defamation

Bennet Kelley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

In Gunfight at the OK Corral, a U.S. Marshal from the prairie is called to Arizona to help his brother stand his ground against a band of cattle thiev...

Would Dan Rutherford Like Any Popcorn with That?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford may be running last in the GOP gubernatorial primary race, according to the latest polls, but at least he's still running -- both in the race and on his treadmill.

Woman Turns Up Alive 13 Days After Funeral

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.23.2013 | Weird News

While just about every culture and religion has a time-honored way of commemorating the dead, what's the protocol for welcoming the buried back to lif...

'I Already Know The Date When I'm Going To Die'

Al DeLuise | Posted 10.06.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

We are all going to die, that is something no one can avoid. One of the things that make death so intimidating is that we never know when it is going to happen. Even though I am just afraid of death as everyone else, I do have one distinct advantage: I already know the date when I am going to die.

Mike Ryan

Bill Paxton Clears Up Some Internet Rumors

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment

Bill Paxton ate a Caesar salad for lunch on Monday. I don't know why in the world you'd want to know that, but I often read what an actor orders durin...

Inside Shady Dell, Arizona's Colorful Trailer Park Hotel (PHOTOS)

Tom Rhodes | Posted 11.30.2012 | Travel
Tom Rhodes

The old fixtures sparkled as it probably did before it was purchased and was show room tight.

Astoria Characters: The Caretaker of God's Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The weeds, the vines, they are the only things alive in this half-acre tombstone. James Sheehan has been trying to kill them off for decades, but they keep coming back.

Stolen Tombstones Found During Meth Raid

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Weird News

LOMA LINDA, Calif. — Authorities said Wednesday that narcotics investigators raiding a Southern California home during a methamphetamine bust fo...

Tracing Barack Obama's Roots to Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Several years ago, when I traced Barack Obama's roots to Moneygall in County Offaly, Ireland, I never imagined that he would visit his ancestral hometown as President, but on May 23rd, that's exactly what he's going to do.

Senator John McCain's Born Identity

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Whether most journalists have been willing to see it or not, John McCain is not a statesman, nor has he ever been. He's a petulant bomb thrower. He's Simon Cowell in a suit.

Russian Bears Eating Corpses

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A scorchingly hot summer has left Russia's vast population of bears without their traditional sources of food, leading the animals to dig up human cor...

Kraft Slices Pizza Division, Sweetens Cadbury Bid

AP | JANE WARDELL and ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Kraft Foods Inc.'s hostile bid for Cadbury PLC grew more contentious Tuesday as Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sternly warned agai...

Digital Tombstone: Your Life on Twitter

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Irwin Kula

Twitter invites us to think about the relationship between significance and triviality, between brevity and profundity.