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Sports Is Supposed To Be An Escape From Life's Troubles, But This Week It Was The Opposite

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

Sports can sometimes provide an escape from the world's troubles. Not this week. This week, the world couldn't escape the troubles making headlines in...

Pistorius Negligent But Not Guilty of Murder: Sadly, I'm Not Shocked

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The Pistorius decision reflects a culture-wide challenge to hold accountable abusers and others who perpetrate domestic violence.

Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

AP | By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former t...

Ray Rice and Oscar Pistorius: Sports, Domestic Violence, and the Ties That Bind

Nsenga Burton | Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

The Rice and Pistorius incidents are giving us yet another opportunity to discuss the problem of violence against women in society in general and violence against women in sports specifically and yet we continue to participate in the same ritual that ensures that these horrific incidents won't be isolated, but will remain the status quo.

Here Is What You Need To Know About The Pistorius Veridct

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is not being delivered so simply. ...

Verdict In Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports

After six months of testimony, postponements and psychiatric evaluations, there's a verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. A judge ruled tha...

Verdict In Pistorius Murder Trial Expected Today

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not be delivered so simply. Judge Thokozile Masipa w...

Pistorius Defense Alleges Police Tampering During Final Arguments

AP | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- The chief defense lawyer for Oscar Pistorius delivered final arguments in the athlete's murder trial on Friday, allegin...

Oscar Pistorius' Brother 'Badly Hurt' In Car Crash

AP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl was "badly hurt" in a road accident Friday night when his car was involved in a head-on ...

Pistorius Involved In Scuffle At South African Nightclub

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 09.14.2014 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday. Pistorius went with a...

Oscar Pistorius Defense Rests

AP | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius moved closer to a verdict on Tuesday when the defense ended its case. In early August the ju...

Pistorius Was Not Mentally Ill When He Killed Girlfriend, Psychiatrists Say

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 08.29.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to unde...

Obama to Maliki: Step Up or Step Down Before U.S. Air Power

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Shrum and Matalin agree it's the definition of insanity for the president to reinsert U.S. into centuries-long religious war when likeliest conclusion a tripartitioned Iraq back to pre-1919.

Pistorius Arrives Psychiatric Hospital

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.26.2014 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' murder trial began a new phase Monday when the Olympic athlete arrived at a state psychiatric hospital for a mo...

Wait, THAT'S Why He Hates Oscar Pistorius?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.23.2014 | Comedy

He may be on trial for murder, but that has nothing to do with why Oscar Pistorius drew the ire of Norm MacDonald. After starting an interview wit...

How Race Factors Into the Pistorius and Kutumela Murder Trials in South Africa

Sisonke Msimang | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Sisonke Msimang

It is hard for many South Africans not to draw the conclusion that in spite of racial progress, white lives have more value than black ones.

Pistorius Sent For Mental Exam As Judge Halts Murder Trial

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will undergo psychiatric evaluation after the judge ruled at his murder trial Wednesday that his state...

Prosecutor: Pistorius Should Get Psychiatric Evaluation

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday asked that the double-amputee runner be placed u...

Psychiatrist: Pistorius Has 'Anxiety Disorder'

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- A psychiatrist called by Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyers at his murder trial has testified that she believes the celeb...

Pistorius Defense Calls Expert Witness To Counter Prosecution Timeline

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius' defense team called an anesthetist to testify at the double-amputee runner's murder trial Thursday in ...

Pistorius Accused Of Making 'Sinister' Remark In Court

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.06.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday afte...

Oscar Pistorius Neighbor Heard A Man Crying 'No, Please, Please, No'

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.06.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" remark to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday duri...

Pistorius Neighbor Says Shooting Accidental

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Using witness accounts of a panicked nighttime phone call from Oscar Pistorius begging for help and his desperate plea...

New Witness At Oscar Pistorius Trial

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Using witness accounts of a panicked nighttime phone call from Oscar Pistorius begging for help and his desperate plea...

Think You Can Solve the World's Problems? Don't Bother, I've Done It For You

Tammy Bleck | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Do aliens exist? Of course they do! Does anyone out there really think that we are the only intelligent (questionable) life in the universe? Besides, how else could we explain Kim Kardashian and Gary Busey? Hello?