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Ryan Grenoble
Ryan Grenoble is a news editor on the Trends team at The Huffington Post -- one of few who have the good fortune to work from the site's Denver office.

Entries by Ryan Grenoble

McDonald's, Coca-Cola Think Sepp Blatter Should Resign; Sepp Blatter Does Not

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 3:48 PM

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lost the support of a key constituency: two massive corporate sponsors.

On Friday, both McDonald's and Coca-Cola -- two of the international soccer federation's biggest financial backers -- called for Blatter to resign, amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of...

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Alleged Oregon Shooter Was A Shy Recluse

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 10:24 AM

The man allegedly responsible for a deadly shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, was a socially reclusive 26-year-old who seemed to prefer the Internet to in-person interaction.

In an Internet dating profile registered to his email address, the suspected shooter self-identified as a teetotalling "conservative, republican" who at...

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Oregon College Shooter Identified As Chris Harper Mercer

(29) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 5:12 PM

Law enforcement officials have identified Chris Harper Mercer as the person responsible for the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, according to multiple news reports.

He was armed with four weapons -- three handguns and one assault weapon, according to NBC News' Pete Williams. Mercer,...

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Bill Simmons Accuses ESPN Of Being An NFL Mouthpiece

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 10:00 AM

To hear Bill Simmons tell it, what we really learned from Deflategate had nothing to do with Tom Brady's balls and everything to do with ESPN shilling for the NFL.

Simmons -- who used to work for ESPN as editor-in-chief of Grantland before he was controversially fired -- used...

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Richard Branson Joins The Pope In Call To Halt Glossip Execution

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 11:52 AM

Pope Francis and Richard Branson agree: Oklahoma has no business killing Richard Glossip.

In an open...

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Chicago Starts The Week With 14 Shot In 15 Hours

(9) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 4:12 PM

Chicago's bloody weekend spilled into the workweek, as 14 people were shot in the city over a 15-hour...

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세상에서 가장 귀여운 공룡 '아바'를 만나보세요(영상)

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 3:11 PM

"귀엽다"는 말은 공룡을 설명할 때 좀처럼 등장하지 않는 단어이긴 하지만, 이 공룡은 정말 귀엽다.

콜로라도 우들랜드에 있는

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Man Jailed For Unpaid Traffic Ticket Suffers 'Excruciating' Death In Cell: Lawsuit

(46) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 2:43 PM

The family of David Stojcevski, a 32-year-old...

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Former Volkswagen CEO Could Get A $67 Million Golden Parachute

(3) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 11:35 AM

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn could receive a golden parachute worth as much as 60 million euros (approximately...

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Excited Boston Man Struggles To Comprehend Unfamiliar Fish

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Jesus, it's a f****n' big sea turtle.

No, it's a baby f*****n' whaeel, man! Holy s**t!

Whatever it is, Jay, it looks hurt. It looks hurt, Jay! Jay, that thing is hurt, bro!

Boston-area residents Michael Bergin and Jason "Jay" Foster encountered this foreign-looking animal in the Boston Harbor last week, and

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​Revenue From Colorado Marijuana Tax Expected To Double In 2015

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 3:00 PM

DENVER -- It's heady times in the Mile High City, and that's just at the state budget office.

Colorado is on track to more than double the state's marijuana tax revenues this year, showing up the $44 million collected in 2014 with a projected 2015 windfall of...

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Bizarre Rumor About David Cameron And A Pig Hogs UK Media Spotlight

(2) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 10:13 AM

Oh, for those heady days of youth?

An unauthorized biography of British Prime Minister David Cameron, titled Call Me Dave, being published in installments on the Daily Mail website, has made a startling claim about Cameron's initiation into a prestigious Oxford University drinking club, known as the Piers Gaveston Society. Cameron, the allegation goes, inserted "a private part of his anatomy" into the mouth of a dead pig, which was itself resting in the lap of another Piers Gaveston member.

Authors Lord Michael Ashcroft and Isabel Oakeshott attribute the lurid tale to an unidentified British member of parliament, who claimed -- on multiple occasions -- to have seen a photo of young Cameron... er, hamming it up.

The Internet squealed in delight after the story broke, buoyed by the hashtags #baeofpigs and #hameron, which trended Monday morning.

The Independent notes Cameron did indeed attend Oxford from 1985 through 1988, and Piers Gaveston does have a reputation for "sexual excess" including a yearly summer ball, which the paper characterizes as "a well-organized orgy."

According to The Guardian, the club's motto is, “Fane non memini ne audisse unum alterum ita dilixisse,” which translates to, "Truly, none remember hearing of a man enjoying another so much."

Of course, the story deserves a healthy bit of skepticism.

Despite its apparently reputable -- though anonymous -- source, the BBC was unable to verify if Cameron was even a member of Piers Gaveston. It's also well known that Ashcroft has "beef" with the prime minister, after he failed to offer Ashcroft a prestigious government job.

Oakeshott, a journalist and co-author of the book, denies the tale is an attempt to smear Cameron, telling the BBC, "If this was just a revenge job, Lord Ashcroft and I could have published it before the election."

Downing Street has refused to comment on the allegations, but judging from British Chancellor George Osborne’s awkward pause and smile when asked to comment Monday morning during a trip to China, at least one person in parliament finds it amusing.

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'Cute' Dinosaur Found In Montana May Be A New Species

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 2:03 PM

"Ferocious"? Sure. "Man-eating"? In some cases, it's not hard to imagine. But "cute"? That's not a word that...

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명왕성의 경이로운 일몰을 보라(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 10:22 PM

명왕성은 계속해서 과학자와 우리를 숙연하게 만든다.

지난 7월 14일, 나사의 뉴 호라이즌스 탐사선이 15분 간 명왕성에 근접한 뒤 찍은 사진들이 새롭게 공개되고 있다.


이번 사진은 명왕성의 바위투성이 지면 위로 내려앉는 일몰이다. 뉴 호라이즌스 탐사선의 지휘를 맡고 있는 윌 그런디는...

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Just Another Majestic Mountain Sunset On Pluto

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 5:12 PM

Pluto continues to astound both scientists and laypeople. 

On July 14 -- 15 minutes after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto, after traveling nearly a decade and covering 3 billion miles to be there -- the probe captured this stunning backlit panorama:

In addition to...

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Florida Judge Scraps Policy Of Arresting People Who Fail To Pay Court Fines

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 12:45 PM

Some residents of central Florida may feel a little less stressed these days, and they can thank the state's 9th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Frederick Lauten, who announced plans this week to wipe from the record 21,000 arrest orders issued for people who have failed to appear in collections court.

Lauten came...

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Elton John Duped By Pranksters Pretending To Be Vladimir Putin

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 4:08 PM

Sir Elton John is no longer feeling the love, after pranksters admitted tricking him into believing

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5 Tech Companies With Fewer Workers Than HP Just Laid Off

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 5:47 PM

Hewlett-Packard announced plans Tuesday to lay off up to 30,000 workers as part of a broader restructuring and cost-saving effort ahead of its planned divide into two separate companies later this year.

The layoffs -- in addition to the 54,000 that already took place -- are the 

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Vladimir Putin Swears He Didn't Call Elton John

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 2:24 PM

"I can responsibly say that Vladimir Putin has not spoken to Sir Elton John.”

A spokesman for the...

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Gunman Kills Professor At Delta State University

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 1:47 PM

UPDATE: 9/15, 10:40 a.m. --  Alleged gunman Shannon Lamb was found dead late Monday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Read more on the pursuit here

A shooter at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, has killed a professor and triggered a campuswide lockdown,

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