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Top 10 Scariest Things About Income Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Even though many people feel taxes are scarier than speaking in public, for the majority of people, tax-time is the single largest cash windfall of the year. More than 75 percent of all taxpayers get an average tax refund of $3,000 -- nothing scary about that.

Mississippi Authorities Searching For 4 Missing Girls

Associated Press | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities are searching for four girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreati...

Mine! Mine! Mine! Keeping Your Business Monies Straight

Mark Steber | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.

From Freedom Summer to Freedom Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I moved to Mississippi at an extraordinary moment -- just in time to witness firsthand and assist the unfolding of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

Jay Leno Shows His Union Solidarity

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Last night, when he didn't have to do so, he demonstrated which side he is on.

The Top 10 Marijuana Developments in 2013

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Public support for making marijuana legal reached a record high in 2013. A Pew Research Center poll released in April showed 52 percent support, and a Gallup poll in October showed 58 percent support. It's now safe to say most Americans are fed up with marijuana prohibition.

Fla. Grandma Allegedly Paid Cop To Kill Daughter-In-Law

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 70-year-old Florida woman was arrested after soliciting an undercover detective to kill her daughter-i...

GOP Candidate Walks Back Yoga-Satanism Connection

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

E.W. Jackson, Virginia's Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, clarified Wednesday that he did not believe yoga leads to Satanism, after excerpt...

Ben Adler, Rockabilly Hall of Fame Member, Lives a Country Song

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Jerry Nelson

It's a cliche to say that sometimes life is like a country song, but there still is some truth in it. Following the career 'upswing', Adler's home burned down. Recovering from that setback, he put together a new band called Cross Country -- only to be stopped by a heart attack.

Jermaine Jackson Speaks About Musical Theater Debut

Charles Thomson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
Charles Thomson

Probably somewhere near the top of your list of 'things you didn't expect to see in 2013' was Jermaine Jackson staging a touring one-man comedy musical in French. Nonetheless, this week the Jackson Five star launched his touring production, 'You Are Not Alone: The Musical', in Bordeaux.

Bird Smacks Boy Riding Roller Coaster In The Face

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | Weird News

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) -- A boy is recovering after he was hit in the face by a bird while riding a roller coaster at an amusement park in New Jersey. ...

A Face-Melting IPO

AP | BREE FOWLER | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — An instrumental piece of rock and roll history is going public. Fender Musical Instruments Corp., the maker of legendary guitars str...

Coast-To-Coast By Greyhound Bus

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Why would you ride on Greyhound instead of driving -- or grabbing a train or plane?

Will The Help's Oscar Revive Interest in The Long Walk Home?

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Peter Dreier

In contrast to The Help, The Long Walk Home shows African-American maids as active participants in the civil rights struggle -- and remains a much more uplifting and hard-hitting movie about the plight and pluck of black domestic servants confronting racism.

HuffPost Guides: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

The Huffington Post | Sara Ipatenco | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Massachusetts is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Pos...

HuffPost Guides: Snow King Resort

The Huffington Post | Sara Ipatenco | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Snow King Resort in Wyoming is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers ou...

HuffPost Guides: Black Mountain Resort

The Huffington Post | Sue Hargis Spigel | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Black Mountain Resort in New Hampshire is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Trave...

Amusement Parks In New Jersey: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Holly Quinn | Posted 12.07.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in New Jersey draw visitors from all over the Mid-Atlantic, especially New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Whether it's a major theme...

Family Of Man Killed In Alleged Mississippi Hate Crime Files Suit

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 11.06.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. (Associated Press) -- The family of a black man who authorities say was run over by a white teenager in a truck is suing over the alleg...

Mississippi Teen Charged With Capital Murder In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 10.20.2011 | Crime

A white Mississippi teen accused in the fatal hit-and run of a black man could face the death penalty if convicted on capital murder charges in the ca...

FBI Investigates Fatal Rundown Of Black Man In Mississippi

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

(AP) -- The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who Mississippi authorities say was intentionally run down by a ...

Internet War Of Words Over Alleged Hate Crime Killing In Mississippi

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 10.14.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- Authorities call it a hate crime by two white teens against a middle-aged black man, "murder by physically assaulting and purposeful...

Baboon On The Run In New Jersey

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

JACKSON, N.J. — A baboon is on the loose in New Jersey. Police say they received two calls Thursday afternoon from people who saw the monkey, a...

Beyond Imagination: FIGMENT Unites Local Artists for Community Impact

Laura Cococcia | Posted 07.22.2011 | New York
Laura Cococcia

What do you get when you combine art and imagination and use its power to cultivate community and impact society?

Jackson Killed Self, Defense Will Claim

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The defense for the doctor facing trial for involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death will suggest the singer actually k...