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All The News - 08.23.2010

Key Federal Regulator Took Gifts From Oil Company, Misused Travel Funds, Investigation Shows

AP   |  SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN   |   August 23, 2010

SANTA FE, N.M. — An investigation has found that a former Bureau of Land Management official in New Mexico who oversaw one of the largest...

First Couple Steps Out For Dinner At Sweet Life Café On Martha's Vineyard (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

*SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS* After a few soggy days of doing little other than buying books, playing golf, and shooting hoops, President and Michelle Obama...

Bank Settlements: Judges Take A Stand, Shift Focus To Individual Responsibility

Huffington Post   |  Adam J. Rose   |   May 25, 2011

Jed Rakoff has been called many things: a maverick, a prosecutor, a hero, and acerbic. As a judge on cases involving high finance, his rulings...

Jimena Navarrete Miss Universe 2010 WINNER: Miss Mexico Takes Home The Crown (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press LAS VEGAS -- A 22-year-old Mexico woman has won the Miss Universe pageant after donning a flowing red gown and...

Stewart: FOX Failed To Mention Co-Owner Is One They Accuse Of 'Terror Funding' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   May 25, 2011

Jon Stewart continued his coverage of the 'Ground Zero Mosque' debate last night, focusing on Fox News' incongruities harder than he ever has. In a...

One Modern Home, Made to Order (PHOTOS)

Stylelist Home/The Huffingon Post   |  Phoebe Assenza   |   September 19, 2011

"We actually don't know what is 'the front' of the house. It's an ongoing argument between my husband and I. I think it's where...
Mark Blumenthal

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The Senate In Play ... Barely

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Mark Blumenthal   |   May 25, 2011

Is the Democratic Senate majority in peril? A lot of political observers have been asking that question in recent weeks, and as of today, polls...

Russell Simmons Unveils Ground Zero Street Art In Support Of 'Mosque'

Boing Boing   |  Sean Bonner   |   May 25, 2011

Earlier this morning Glen E Friedman got a call from pal Russell Simmons asking for help on a new project to send a message about...

U.S. Admits Human Rights Shortcomings In First-Ever U.N. Report

AP   |  MATTHEW LEE   |   August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has told the United Nations that America's human rights record is less than perfect but stressed that the U.S. political...

Best Tumblr Blogs: 33 Tumblrs You NEED To Follow

Huffington Post   |  Adam Clark Estes and Craig Kanalley   |   May 25, 2011

Tumblr continues to grow and new features just keep coming -- the latest being an an Android app and third-party iPad app. And now this...

Gulf Oil Spill Investigators Focus On Who Knew What, And When

AP   |   May 25, 2011

HOUSTON (AP) -- Federal investigators seeking the cause of the rig explosion that led to BP's massive Gulf oil spill focused Monday on communication and...

Drilling Moratorium Stays, Feds Tell Oil Spill Commission

AP   |   August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — The top federal offshore oil drilling regulator is telling the presidential oil spill commission that the temporary halt to deepwater drilling will remain...

California Delays $2.9 Billion Payment To Counties, Schools

AP   |   August 23, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state controller and treasurer decided Monday to delay $2.9 billion a month in payments to school districts and...

Jimmy Carter Headed To North Korea On Rescue Mission

AP   |  MATTHEW LEE   |   August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter was preparing to leave for North Korea on Tuesday to try to gain the freedom of an American imprisoned...

Study: 28% Of LA County Residents Under 64 Without Health Insurance In 2009

89.3 KPCC   |  4:01 p.m. |   |   May 25, 2011

A health policy study released today revealed that more than one-fourth of Los Angeles County residents under age 64 lived without health insurance for all...

Guess The Artist Of The Day (PHOTO)

  |   May 25, 2011

This painting, displayed large in the foyer of a Boston museum, is among the most famous works by this canonical American artist. HINTS: this painting...

Pot Dispensary Robbery Caught On Tape

KTLA   |  KTLA News   |   May 25, 2011

SANTA FE SPRINGS -- Police have released dramatic surveillance video as they search for a pair of suspects involved in a botched robbery at a...

Roy Choi & David Reiss To Open New Culver City Restaurant

la.eater.com   |  Kat Odell   |   May 25, 2011

All aboard! What happens when Roy Choi teams up with David Reiss and co (The Brig)? A spot like The Alibi Room is born, or...

Ray Bradbury's 90th Birthday: Honoring Ray Bradbury

  |  Anna Almendrala   |   May 25, 2011

Read More: LA Events, Ray Bradbury
Who: Acclaimed science fiction author and Los Angeles treasure, Ray Bradbury What: It's Ray's Birthday Week! Celebrate his 90th (yesterday) with a week-long celebration of...

HUFFPOST HILL - AUGUST 23RD, 2010

  |   May 25, 2011

Read More: Huffpost Hill
Crafting this newsletter after a week off is like coming back from vacation only to be reminded that your rathole apartment is just as disheveled...

Nancy Dolman Dead: Martin Short's Wife Dies

  |   May 25, 2011

UPDATE: Dolman died of natural causes, a coroner official told People. "[Nancy Dolman] was under the care of a private physician for a natural disease,"...
Shahien Nasiripour

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Two Top Investigators Leave Financial Crisis Commission

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Shahien Nasiripour   |   May 25, 2011

Two senior staffers have quietly left the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a panel working under a tight deadline that has been dogged by rumors of...
Sam Stein

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Obama's Smear Fighter Pens Memo For Dems Facing Smears Of Their Own

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

The chief operative behind then-candidate Barack Obama's attempt to combat the smears he faced on the campaign trail has penned a memo for Democratic candidates...

Economy Cuts Into College Athletics

AP   |  ALAN SCHER ZAGIER   |   August 23, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Count college sports among the sagging economy's latest victims. A newly released NCAA report shows that just 14 of the 120 Football...
Amanda Terkel

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Joe Miller Gains Attention As Alaska's Tea Party Insurgent

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Amanda Terkel   |   May 25, 2011

Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller has been getting increased attention in recent days, thanks to his endorsements by former governor Sarah Palin and the...

Rev. Jane Spahr Trial: Trial Set For Minister Who Performed Gay Weddings

AP   |  LISA LEFF   |   August 23, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO — A retired Presbyterian minister is facing a church trial for performing weddings of gay couples during the brief period when same-sex marriage...

Army Demands That Hassidic Rabbi Shave Beard (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

The military is demanding that Hassidic Rabbi Menachem Stern shave his beard if he wants to serve as a Chaplain in the Army, but the...

Evgeni Plushenko, Gold And Silver Medalist, Ineligible For Olympics

AP   |   August 23, 2010

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Evgeni Plushenko will need more than quadruple jumps to make it to the Sochi Olympics. The Olympic gold and silver medalist has...

Pamela Geller, Anti-Islamic Center Activist, Brings Fight Against Islam To Chicago Cabs

  |   May 25, 2011

The entire country seems to be embroiled in a heated argument over the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York--and Chicago cab drivers...

11 People Who Earn Less Money Than 'The Situation' (PHOTOS)

buzzfeed.com   |   May 25, 2011

The mass of abs and hair gel known as The Situation will earn $5 million this year. Once you're done being sick, here are 11...

China Mieville Dishes Opinions On Monsters And Being A Geek

Wired Magazine   |   May 25, 2011

In an interview with Wired senior editor Adam Rogers, Miéville gives insights on how readers should approach The City & The City, a noir detective...

Vintage Bazaar At The Congress Theater (PHOTOS)

Chicagoist   |   May 25, 2011

Yesterday's Vintage Bazaar, a self-described "modern pop-up vintage flea market" filled the floor with 60 vendors that offered vintage collectibles, furniture, clothing, house wares and...

Obama's Martha's Vineyard Vacation Is Flooded With Rain

AP   |  MARK S. SMITH   |   August 23, 2010

CHILMARK, Mass. — He may be leader of the free world, but President Barack Obama isn't exempt from a summer rainstorm like the one that...

Del Seoul Bringing Korean Tacos To Lincoln Park

Chicago Magazine   |   May 25, 2011

The trend-wave of Korean tacos welcomes a new surfer: the forthcoming Del Seoul (2568 N. Clark St.; 773-248-4227), which we first heard about from a...

Nicole Krauss, James Ellroy, Tom McCarthy: The 20 Most Anticipated Books For The Fall

New York Magazine   |   May 25, 2011

Our most anticipated fiction and nonfiction of fall....

James Cameron, Former Top Drug Prosecutor, Convicted On Child Porn Charges

AP   |   August 23, 2010

PORTLAND, Maine — A federal judge has found a former Maine prosecutor guilty of more than a dozen child pornography charges. District Judge John Woodcock...

Obama Accepts Unreleased Jonathan Franzen Novel From Bookseller

New York Times   |  JULIE BOSMAN   |   May 25, 2011

Little did President Obama know that by accepting an early copy of "Freedom," the new Jonathan Franzen novel, he would set off a small panic...

France Deports Roma (Gypsies) Drawing Pope's Criticism

  |   May 25, 2011

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) In an apparent criticism of France's mass deportation of Roma (Gypsy) immigrants, Pope Benedict XVI...

Pittsburgh Pirates Making Money Despite Worst Record In Baseball

MLB FanHouse   |   May 25, 2011

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Don't feel too sorry for the cellar-dwelling Pittsburgh Pirates. Losing has been profitable....

Massachusetts Towns Give Up On Marijuana Enforcement

AP   |  LYLE MORAN   |   August 23, 2010

BOSTON — Some Massachusetts towns have given up enforcing a law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying the law is written...

Colorado Medical Marijuana: Ritter Says Pot Fees Are Helping State's Budget

AP   |  spcs   |   August 23, 2010

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter is using $9 million from medical marijuana registrations to help the state meet a $60 million fiscal emergency. The state...

Google And Verizon: How Will Recent Dealings Impact The Book Settlement?

publishersweekly.com   |   May 25, 2011

Now more than six months since the book settlement's final fairness hearing, New York Law School professor James Grimmelmann suggested that the company's retreat on...

Business Steps Up Efforts To Block Expiration Of Bush Tax Cuts For Richest Americans

Reuters   |  Kim Dixon   |   May 25, 2011

The biggest U.S. companies stepped up their lobbying on Monday to block Democrats' plans to let taxes on wealthier Americans rise at year's end, asking...

Medical Marijuana Helping Budget Deficit, Colorado Gov. Says

AP   |  spcs   |   August 23, 2010

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter is using $9 million from medical marijuana registrations to help the state meet a $60 million fiscal emergency. The state...

$18.5M Lottery Winner: 'I Wish I'd Won A Billion Dollars So I Could Keep Everyone Happy'

Chicago Sun-Times   |   May 25, 2011

Ten years after he and his wife won $64 million in the "Big Game" lottery, Alex Snelius wishes he'd won more money. The 73-year-old Palos...

Obama Administration Stem Cell Regulations Temporarily Blocked

AP   |  PETE YOST   |   August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked government rules expanding stem cell research, a blow to the Obama administration that could stall potentially...

'Green Book' Guide for Black Travelers From 1955 Remembered

New York Times   |  CELIA McGEE   |   May 25, 2011

A Harlem postal employee and civic leader named Victor H. Green conceived the guide in response to one too many accounts of humiliation or violence...

Ron Paul Breaks With Son, Rand Paul On Islamic Cultural Center Opposition (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post   |  Nick Wing   |   May 25, 2011

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) issued a harsh reprimand of detractors of the Park51 project last week, calling the outspoken and commonplace opposition of the proposed...

Digital Thieves Drain PayPal Accounts Through iTunes

TechCrunch   |   May 25, 2011

Reports are appearing this morning about a major security hole in iTunes accounts linked to PayPal. At least one group of scammers has found a...

Google Earth Pictures: The Most Mysterious Sightings Ever (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   May 25, 2011

Google Earth, which allows you to "fly anywhere" in the world to see satellite images of almost any place on Earth, has enabled us to...

15 Penn Plaza Plan Upsets Empire State Building Owner

AP   |  VERENA DOBNIK   |   August 23, 2010

NEW YORK — Look at Manhattan from afar, and the first thing you notice is the Empire State Building, spiking like a needle above the...

Multi-Unit Sales In Lakeview, North Center Up 77% Over Last Year

  |   May 25, 2011

It seems like there are more bad numbers about the housing market coming out every other day. But in one segment of the Chicago real...

Mexican Soldier: Joseph Proctor, Slain U.S. Man, Fired At Army First

AP   |  SERGIO FLORES and ALEXANDRA OLSON   |   August 23, 2010

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A Mexican soldier said that a U.S. citizen attacked an army convoy and was killed when troops shot him in self-defense outside...

How Seniors Live Now: 6 Portraits

nytimes.com   |  The NEW YORK TIMES   |   May 25, 2011

For the past few months, 10 journalism fellows at Columbia University have been delving into a subject that readers of this blog know all too...

Dan Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman, Kicked Out Of Giants' Press Box

  |   May 25, 2011

Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney was kicked out of the New York Giants' press box on Saturday night. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explained...

Ground Zero Greek Orthodox Church: St Nicholas Waits For New Life

  |   May 25, 2011

By NICOLE NEROULIAS Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) Buried by falling rubble from the World Trade Center towers after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, all...

Chuck Hagel, Former GOP Senator, Backs Joe Sestak For Senate

AP   |  PETER JACKSON   |   August 23, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican who has broken ranks in the past with the GOP, gave Democrat Joe Sestak his...

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs CEO, Wins Secret Hamptons Charity Swim Race

The New York Observer   |  Max Abelson   |   May 25, 2011

This weekend, in a very exciting but non-publicized match at the Southampton Bath & Tennis Club, which is exactly the kind of club it sounds...

Chris Simms' Misses Court Date For Marijuana Case

AP   |  JENNIFER PELTZ   |   August 23, 2010

NEW YORK — Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Chris Simms needs to add a new date to his 2010 season: an October trial in his New...

Julian Assange: Rape Allegations Part Of 'Smear Campaign'

  |   May 25, 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has slammed Swedish authorities who issued a now-revoked warrant for his arrest Friday on charges of rape and molestation. In a...

Raymond R. Sawyer, Convicted Felon Who Died In AZ Prison, Will Get Plot At Military Prison

AP   |  DAN ELLIOTT   |   August 23, 2010

DENVER — Some military veterans are angry that a World War II soldier who died in prison after pleading guilty to killing his wife is...

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Praised By Woody Allen

AP   |   August 21, 2010

ROME — Woody Allen says in an interview that France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, was very professional on the set of his movie "Midnight in...

Melissa Thompson SMASHES World Texting Record With Samsung Galaxy S

Yahoo! News UK   |   May 25, 2011

Nimble-fingered Melissa Thompson, from Salford, Greater Manchester, made swift work of the challenge in hand. She texted "the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and...

Emergency Room Doctors TEXT Patients Their Wait Time

AP   |  LAURAN NEERGAARD   |   August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising how long the dreaded...

Stephens College Weight Loss Challenge: Donor Promises Extra Cash -- If Staff Loses Extra Pounds

The Chronicle of Higher Education   |  Tom Bartlett   |   May 25, 2011

A Stephens College alumna has promised to give her alma mater $1-million, with one weighty condition: Employees of the women's college in Columbia, Mo., must...

Anna Bullus Recycles Chewing Gum Into Rubber That Could Replace Plastic

treehugger.com   |   May 25, 2011

Designer Anna Bullus read the statistics of the gum problem in London -- that the government spends £150 million annually to clean up gum, over...

Egg Recall: The 5 Best Books To Read After Learning About The Bad Eggs

csmonitor.com   |   May 25, 2011

There's no real silver lining to an issue as potentially deadly as salmonella poisoning, but it never hurts to get people thinking and reading about...

A Brief History Of Flight Attendants

AOL Travel News   |   May 25, 2011

From sexy stewardesses to former NYPD officers, AOL Travel charts how cabin crews have changed over the decades. It's a stunning evolution for a profession...

Is This The World's Worst Driver? Or The World's GREATEST Driver? (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Woah. This clip is only 10 seconds long but it is an INTENSE 10 seconds. A small SUV goes barreling through an intersection at full...

Washington Times Near Closure: DCRTV

  |   May 25, 2011

Conservative newspaper The Washington Times is perilously close to shutting down, the website DCRTV reports. A source told the site that at familial strife is...

'I Didn't Tell My Daughter She Was Dying Of Brain Cancer' (LISTEN)

BBC News   |   May 25, 2011

Ellie Othick-Bowmaker developed a brain tumour in 2007. Her parents and her step-parents decided not to tell Ellie that the cancer was terminal....

Dr. Katherine Foster Creates Dental Program For Underprivileged Children

  |   May 25, 2011

Pediatrician Dr. Katherine Foster is giving children the dental care they desperately need at the Pediatric Dental Initiative in Santa Rosa, Calif. Foster helped found...

Fat Uncle Sam, Mama Grizzlies, And Drowning Children: 7 WEIRD Political Campaign Ads (VIDEO)

Urlesque   |   May 25, 2011

Thanks to YouTube, we live in an age in which we are barraged with political diatribes from both the left and the right. And, hey,...

Crystal Renn Dances In Bodysuit (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Dossier Journal posted an amazing video of Chanel's newest model and HuffPost Style favorite Crystal Renn bumping and grinding in a bodysuit. The footage was...

Sarah Palin's Support For Murkowski-Foe Joe Miller Doesn't Entail Home State Appearances (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post   |  Elyse Siegel   |   May 25, 2011

Despite Sarah Palin's decision to wade into Sen. Lisa Murkowski's primary election fight by endorsing conservative challenger Joe Miller, the ex-Alaska Governor hasn't taken to...

Van Gogh Painting Robbery: Egypt's Deputy Cultural Minister Detained Over Theft

AP   |  MAGGIE MICHAEL   |   August 23, 2010

CAIRO — Egypt's top prosecutor on Monday ordered the detention of the deputy culture minister for four days in connection with the theft of a...
Jason Linkins

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Glenn Beck Rally Attendees Warned Of Dangers Of DC Metro

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

If there's one essential piece of information Glenn Beck's Washington, DC rally attendees really need to know, it is this: Do not stand to the left on the escalators unless you enjoy being mocked and abused.

EPA Smog Rules Delayed

Mother Jones   |  Suzy Khimm   |   May 25, 2011

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency quietly delayed the release of final rules on ground-level ozone pollution standards, better known as smog. One clean-air group...

Devon James, Alleged Mistress Of Tiger Woods, Checks Into Rehab

  |   May 25, 2011

Devon James, one of Tiger Woods' mistresses, checked into rehab on Sunday, according to Radaronline.com. The report says James suffered from an emotional breakdown and...

Barry Levine, National Enquirer Editor: 'I Dream Of' A DC Bureau

New York Magazine   |  Chris Wilson   |   May 25, 2011

Levine, 51, takes his work seriously. He was on Colbert last week and appears on The View and on Huckabee, and even spoke at the...

FDA Calls For More Authority Over Recalls, Says Avoid Runny Egg Yolks In Meantime

AP   |  MARY CLARE JALONICK   |   August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — Food and Drug Administration officials said Monday that there is no evidence a massive outbreak of salmonella in eggs has spread beyond two...

No Gay Couples Make It To 'Today' Wedding Contest

  |   May 25, 2011

The "Today" show decided last month to allow gay couples to apply to participate in its annual wedding contest. But now, the NBC program has...

Florida Primary Election: Wealthy Candidates Could Topple Establishment-Backed Competitors

The Huffington Post   |  Elyse Siegel   |   May 25, 2011

The primary election fights unfolding in Florida have produced no shortage of fiery attacks and extremely pricey campaigns. While the race for the state's Republican...

YOU Voted: The Most Inspiring HEALTH 'Breakthrough' Story Of The Week! (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

We asked YOU to participate by sharing the strategies you learned from prevailing through a health crisis. You shared YOUR health 'Breakthrough' experience and VOTED...

15 Net Neutrality Facts You NEED TO KNOW (INFOGRAPHIC)

Huffington Post   |  Bianca Bosker and Catharine Smith   |   May 25, 2011

Editor's Note: Due to editorial consideration, the infographic and accompanying text have been removed from this post....

Lynne Cheney Group Gives UC Berkeley, Yale an 'F' In Education

  |   May 25, 2011

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Erica Perez Just as the vaunted U.S. News and World Report rated UC Berkeley as the nation's...
Sam Stein

BIO

Steele Already Targeted For Blame Should GOP Stumble In 2010

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

News that the Republican National Committee had just over $5 million cash on hand for the stretch run of the 2010 elections has sparked operatives...

Miley Cyrus' New Movie 'LOL': Virginity Loss, Pot Smoking, Lesbian Kisses

  |   May 25, 2011

Miley Cyrus gets sexual, drugged out and even flashes her Brazilian wax at onscreen mom Demi Moore in her new movie 'LOL: Laughing Out Loud.'...

Canine Lifeguards Doggie Paddle To The Rescue

AP   |  FRANCESCO MANETTI   |   August 23, 2010

CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy — They leap from helicopters or speeding boats, bringing aid to swimmers who get into trouble off Italy's popular beaches. For these canine...

LIRR Problems: Long Island Railroad Trains Out Of Service

AP   |  COLLEEN LONG   |   August 23, 2010

NEW YORK — A fire in a Long Island Rail Road switching station knocked out train service for more than four hours Monday, leaving passengers...

Tiger Woods Divorce FINAL: Split From Elin Legal, Done (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post/AP   |   May 25, 2011

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Woods have officially divorced. People reports both Tiger and Elin were present as the divorce agreement was finalized at Bay...

Mike Orakpo, Colorado State Linebacker, Looks To Break Free From Brother's Shadow

AP   |  PAT GRAHAM   |   August 23, 2010

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State freshman linebacker Mike Orakpo wants to be just like his famous older brother. And, yet, nothing like him....

Asian Park Battle: Michigan Attorney Calls Great Lakes Waterways A 'Carp Highway'

AP   |  CARLA K. JOHNSON   |   August 23, 2010

CHICAGO — Five states are asking a federal judge in Chicago to take emergency action to close two shipping locks and install barriers to prevent...

Ken Buck Will Refund Two Months Of Salary During Election

Greeley Tribune   |  Sharon Dunn   |   May 25, 2011

Weld District Attorney Ken Buck will return his salary to the county for the next two months while he campaigns for the U.S. Senate. In...

Juli Inkster DISQUALIFIED After Using Weighted 'Doughnut'

FanHouse   |   May 25, 2011

A fan watching the LPGA's Safeway Classic on television Saturday helped to deny Juli Inkster a chance to become the oldest player in the history...

Harold Dow Died Of Asthma Behind The Wheel, Family Believes

TIME   |   May 25, 2011

But late last night, Dow's family released a statement linking his death to an asthma attack behind the wheel. The CBS News report reveals that,...
Jason Linkins

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Former Gulf Fishermen-Turned-Clean-Up Contractors Enthuse: 'Thank God For BP'

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Seems like only months ago that BP was the name on every acid-tipped tongue for the way the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had completely decimated...

Anna Wintour Talks First Vogue Cover, Sunglasses & Bloggers

  |   May 25, 2011

Opening Ceremony's Humberto Leon recently chatted with Anna Wintour, drilling her on Vogue vs. bloggers. Wintour said that, "like any evolution in the industry, [fashion...

Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington To Pen Memoir: Will It Be The Next 'Devil Wears Prada'?

wwd.com   |   May 25, 2011

Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue and breakout star of last year's documentary "The September Issue," is working on a memoir, WWD has learned....

Nice eBook: Can I Touch It? eReaders Turn Bookworms Into Social Butterflies

New York Times   |  AUSTIN CONSIDINE   |   May 25, 2011

"People approach me and ask to see it, to touch it, how much I like it," he said. "That rarely happens with dead-tree books."...

Watchdogs: Rescind Fox News' Front-Row Seat At White House

The Washington Post   |  Greg Sargent   |   May 25, 2011

Media Matters, which has raised the torturing of Fox News to a high art, has come up with a new one: The group is trying...

Katy Perry In Adorable Childhood Glamour Shot (PHOTO)

  |   May 25, 2011

From the looks of this childhood Glamour Shot, Katy Perry's love of the spotlight goes way back. "grandma brought this one outta the closet today!...

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Exchange Profanities Over Sex Tape

  |   May 25, 2011

Spencer Pratt, who recently approached Vivid Entertainment to sell his sex tape with Heidi Montag, is drumming up publicity for the tape over Twitter. "Promises...

Wynton Marsalis Plays Accompaniment For Silent Film 'Louis' At Symphony Center

  |   May 25, 2011

While Chicago native Dan Pritzker was working on a film about pioneering jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden, he took his mother to see Charlie Chaplin's "City...

Cheryl Hines SPLIT: 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Star Divorces Paul Young

popeater.com   |   May 25, 2011

After seven years of marriage, Cheryl Hines and her husband, producer/manager Paul Young, have split, ET reports. The two filed for divorce on July 20....

Taylor Momsen Talks 'F**king Messed Up' Inspiration Behind Her Songs

  |   May 25, 2011

Taylor Momsen is featured in 'Interview' magazine talking about her band 'The Pretty Reckless' and transitioning from 'Gossip Girl' actress to musician. Taylor, 17, has...

Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Guantánamo: What Gitmo Detainees Are Reading

TIME   |   May 25, 2011

There's not a lot to look forward to if you're one of the 176 prisoners held in the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay --...

Hospitals Struggle To Care For Children Affected By Pakistan Floods

  |   May 25, 2011

With millions left homeless and without food and water, Pakistan is struggling to recover from devastating floods that have destroyed dozens of villages. The country's...

Ibiza Forest Fire Forces Hundreds Of Tourists To Flee

Telegraph   |  Published: 5:08PM BST 23 Aug 2010   |   May 25, 2011

Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from a popular beach in Ibiza as every firefighter on the Spanish resort island was mobilised to tackle a nearby...
Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 13: Should I Find A Partner?

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Rod Kurtz   |   October 13, 2011

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz helps a seasonal business diversify and advises a disgruntled employee. Plus, Barry impostors!...

'Bag Monster' Tours Country To Raise Awareness Of Plastic Bag Pollution (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

The nefarious alter ego of Andy Keller, founder of reusable bag company ChicoBag, Bag Monster is a character born of 500 plastic bags stitched together...

The Atlantic: Are New York Times Book Reviewers Biased Toward Writers Who Are "White And Male And Live In Brooklyn"?

The Atlantic   |   May 25, 2011

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, two writers whose work is often referred to as "chick lit," have been tweeting and commenting in the press about...

Disney Hijab Controversy: Muslim Hostess Calls Disney's Replacement Hijab "Offensive"

KTLA   |  KTLA News   |   May 25, 2011

ANAHEIM -- (KTLA) A Muslim woman who is fighting for the right to wear her hijab to work says Disney's replacement headress is "offensive." Imane...

Rapper Serengeti's New Music Video Big On Chicago Stereotypes (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Oh, Chicago stereotypes. Da Bears, da mustaches, da accents, da hotdogs. A new video from Chicago rapper Serengeti has it all. Serengeti (or David Cohn)...

Thomas Hoenig: 'Too Big To Fail' Threatens Small Banks

  |   May 25, 2011

America's "Too Big To Fail" banking institutions threaten the viability of community banks, a top Federal Reserve official said Monday. In prepared remarks in front...

Book Review Roundup: Discovering Pluto, Finding Happiness, Dealing With Suffering

  |   May 25, 2011

In case you missed them, here are this weekend's book review highlights: "Percival's Planet" by Michael Byers "'Watch out for oddballs,' one character warns another...

Literary Social Networking: The Perils

themillions.com   |   May 25, 2011

Last night, disturbed by anxieties only tangentially related to Goodreads, I had trouble falling asleep again, and eventually got up at three-thirty, ate a bowl...

CU Students Gamble With Good Grades--Literally

Boulder Daily Camera   |  Brittany Anas   |   May 25, 2011

Parents have long rewarded their kids by paying them cash for each A they bring home on their report cards. But now a Web site...

Buddhist Sex Abuse: Scandal Has U.S. Buddhists Looking Within

nytimes.com   |  Mark Oppenheimer   |   May 25, 2011

By Mark Oppenheimer The New York Times For much of that time, there have been rumors about the married abbot's sexual liaisons, with his students...

Chelsea Clinton To Host Bike Ride For Haiti Charity

  |   May 25, 2011

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush joined forces to establish the Clinton Bush Haiti...

Wells Fargo Mortgage Essay Questions Violate Fair Housing Act

nytimes.com   |  TARA SIEGEL BERNARD   |   May 25, 2011

When Linda Falcão applied for a mortgage from Wells Fargo, she didn't realize she would be required to write the type of essay that's more...

Alesaundra Tafoya, 3-Year-Old, Saves Dad After Collapse

  |   May 25, 2011

Swift action by 3-year-old Alesaundra Tafoya potentially saved the life of her dad Frank Tafoya on Friday outside Stockton, California. The little girl walked to...

Seth Godin, Bestselling Author, Will No Longer Publish Traditional Books

sethgodin.typepad.com   |  Seth Godin   |   May 25, 2011

The thing is--now I know who my readers are. Adding layers or faux scarcity doesn't help me or you. As the medium changes, publishers are...

'The Situation' Worth $5 Million A Year: His Most Ridiculous Endorsements (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

UPDATE: A separate report claims The Situation is going to be a contestant on 'Dancing with the Stars' next season. PREVIOUSLY: 'The Situation' is set...

ACLU Asks Supreme Court To Hear Virginia College Newspaper Alcohol Ad Ban Case

AP   |   August 23, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. — The ACLU of Virginia is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that bans alcohol advertising in...

J.R. Smith Reportedly Being Shopped By Nuggets

  |   May 25, 2011

NBA Fanhouse reports that the Denver Nuggets are actively seeking a trade of mercurial shooting guard J.R. Smith. According to Fanhouse's Chris Tomasson, many in...

Elizabeth Hurley: My Breasts Are Natural

  |   May 25, 2011

Elizabeth Hurley wants her fans to know her breasts have not gone under the knife. "I read that I've just had breast implants-happy to report...

Woman Will Donate $1 Million If College Staff Loses 250 Pounds

  |   May 25, 2011

A health-conscious woman from Oregon will donate $1 million to Stephens College on one condition -- employees of the womens college lose a total of...

Song From 'The Social Network' Trailer Makes EVERYTHING Dramatic (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

The dramatic trailer for "The Social Network" has already seen its fair share of parodies, but Urlesque brings up a good point with the video...

Brad Pitt: I Would Consider Death Penalty For BP

  |   May 25, 2011

Brad Pitt has harsh words for BP in Spike Lee's new documentary about New Orleans. 'If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise' is...

Ron Burkle And Len Riggio: The Only People Who Want To Own A Failing Mega-Bookstore?

New York Magazine   |  Andrew Rice   |   May 25, 2011

Riggio was trying to say that, whatever becomes of books as physical objects in this new age of digital distribution, he is certain people will...

Jennifer Aniston Coming To 'Cougar Town'

AP   |   August 23, 2010

NEW YORK — Jennifer Aniston will pay a visit to old "friend" Courteney Cox on the season debut of ABC's "Cougar Town" next month. ABC...

Venice Topless Protest: Topless Protestors Gather At Venice Beach

  |  Anna Almendrala   |   May 25, 2011

Lest anyone think these pictures are common smut, let us assure you that the protesters were fighting for a noble cause. Last week, we wrote...
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Mark Halperin Worries That Social Security Rhetoric May Affect Bipartisanship, America's Most Precious Commodity

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

As you know, everyone inside the Beltway has sized up America's economic problems and has decided to get hysterical about the debt. Not the debt...

Meg Whitman Campaign Paying Post-High School Intern $2,750 Per Month

IvyGate   |  By Constance Boozer | August 21, 2010 at 4:00 Am   |   May 25, 2011

Ladies and Gentleman, meet Brandon P. Watson, nephew of Chevron's CEO John S. Watson. While sporting his gelled hair at parties in Atherton, Woodside, or...

John Le Carré: James Bond Was A Neo-Fascist Gangster

Telegraph   |  Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor   |   May 25, 2011

"I dislike Bond. I'm not sure that Bond is a spy. I think that it's a great mistake if one's talking about espionage literature to...

'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

AP   |  THOMAS WATKINS   |   August 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES — The backyard mechanic accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering 10 women and trying to...

'Lil' TMZ Playset' Entertains Your Kids, Ruins Your Life (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Hey kids! If you like watching "TMZ" on television and scanning the website when your parents aren't looking, you'll LOVE the Lil' TMZ Playset! From...

NIH Finds Stress May Delay Women Getting Pregnant

National Institutes of Health (NIH)   |   May 25, 2011

A study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Oxford supports the widespread belief that stress may reduce a woman's...

Gulf of Mexico's Fish Beachings May Be Increasing Because Of BP Oil Spill

Bloomberg   |  Leslie Patton   |   May 25, 2011

BP Plc's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be exacerbating a natural phenomenon that causes fish, crabs, eels and shrimp to swarm the...

2010 Elections: GOP Poised To Make Huge Gains In State Houses

Politics Daily   |  Lou Cannon   |   May 25, 2011

It is a recurrent conceit of Democrats and Republicans alike that a great political realignment that will produce a lasting majority lurks just around the...
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Struggling States Eye Federal School Funds For Use Outside Classroom

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Lucia Graves   |   May 25, 2011

Crippled by budget deficits, states officials have been eying money in the $26 billion federal jobs bill that's intended for schools. State leaders in California...

Albino Girl, 11, Beheaded In Swaziland Witchcraft Ritual

news.ninemsn.com.au   |   May 25, 2011

An albino girl from Swaziland has been shot dead and then beheaded for the sake of witchcraft, according to reports....

Predictive Policing: LAPD Aims To Stop Crimes Before They Happen

latimes.com   |  Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times   |   May 25, 2011

The future of crime fighting begins with a story about strawberry Pop-Tarts, bad weather and Wal-Mart. With a hurricane bearing down on the Florida coast...

Disney Insider Trading Case: Defendants Plead Guilty

AP   |  COLLEEN LONG   |   August 23, 2010

NEW YORK — A man charged with selling secrets about finances at Walt Disney Co. pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to wire fraud charges...

Abraham Mendoza Dead: Bard Student Dies In NY Cliff Fall

chicagotribune.com   |  Associated Press   |   May 25, 2011

HUNTER, N.Y. -- Authorities have released the name of the 19-year-old college student from Illinois who died in a fall from a cliff while hiking...

Marc Jacobs Dishes On Painful Hair Transplant: 'I Couldn't Put My Head Back'

  |   May 25, 2011

Marc Jacobs recently talked to Details magazine about his personal grooming habits and he dished on his hair transplant. Back in May, he told the...

5 Healthy Snacks For People With (Or Without) Diabetes

  |   May 25, 2011

Yes, you can snack if you have diabetes When your stomach starts to rumble, you need a snack that can curb your hunger without...

'Rap Map' Plots Famous Locales Referenced In Hip-Hop Lyrics

  |   May 25, 2011

Nas has repeatedly made it clear that he's, "comin' out of Queensbridge," but have you ever wondered exactly where and what Queensbridge is? The answer...

Anne Frank's Tree Knocked Down

AP   |  TOBY STERLING   |   August 23, 2010

AMSTERDAM — The monumental chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis was toppled by wind and heavy rain...

Amusement Park Worker Charles A. Carnell Hit Himself After Girl Fell 100 Feet

AP   |  TODD RICHMOND   |   August 23, 2010

LAKE DELTON, Wis. — Amusement park manager Chuck Carnell fancied himself a star after he appeared on a national television program featuring one of the...

Sunset Junction: 30th Anniversary Sunset Junction Festival

  |  Anna Almendrala   |   May 25, 2011

Sunset Junction celebrated its 30th anniversary with last weekend's street festival. Tens of thousands hoofed it to Sunset Boulevard (parking was scarce, so people were...

Dick Armey Warns Republicans On Tea Party Power: 'We'll Replace You' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Elyse Siegel   |   May 25, 2011

In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" over the weekend, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey issued a warning that Republicans risk being targeted...

Bill Clinton Turns 64 With Big Hamptons Bash, Paul McCartney Serenade

  |   May 25, 2011

Update: Check out a great picture of Bill and Hillary dancing at Styleite. --- Bill Clinton celebrated his 64th birthday in the Hamptons this weekend,...

Feeding Hungry Children During The Summer: An Electronic Benefits Card?

AOL News   |  Judy Pasternak   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (Aug. 23) -- Acknowledging that the hunger faced by millions of American students during the summertime is "a catastrophe," the top nutrition official at...

California Heat Wave: Record-Setting Hot Temperatures Expected to Hit Southern California

KTLA   |  KTLA News   |   May 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- A heat wave is set to hit Southern California this week with possible record-setting temperatures in some areas. The National Weather Service...

Cindy Crawford Poses In Lingerie Surrounded By Apples For Russian Department Store TSUM (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Cindy Crawford is back in front of cameras wearing Dolce & Gabbana, Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney and Giorgio Armani in ads for Moscow department store...

New UBS Ad Campaign: 'We Will Not Rest'

nytimes.com   |  Julia Werdigier   |   May 25, 2011

UBS, the Swiss bank, is relying on the former astronaut Neil Armstrong, star architect Zaha Hadid and fast cars to help it win back customers....

City Considers Ending Police Entrance Exam, As Hiring List Runs Low

  |   May 25, 2011

After a wave of summer violence resulted in dozens of murders across Chicago, including three police officers shot dead in two months, Mayor Richard Daley...

Cristobal Huet, Chicago Blackhawks Goalie, Loaned To Swiss-A Team

  |   May 25, 2011

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Cristobal Huet will be joining Switzerland National League A team Fribourg-Gottéron, according to a report from a Swiss news site called 20...
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Real Estate Boom-Time Won't Be Returning Anytime Soon

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Hey, kids! Were you hoping that one day, buying a house would once again yield the astounding level of wealth-by-appreciation that powered the housing boom...

China's 'Michelin Baby' Weighs In At 44 Pounds (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

A 10-month-old boy in China has been nicknamed the "Michelin Baby" after swiftly ballooning in weight. Though Lei Lei was born at a normal 7...

South Dakota's 'Battle Of The Babes': The Democrat 'Mama Grizzly' vs. 'The Next Sarah Palin'

The Washington Post   |  Philip Rucker   |   May 25, 2011

The "Battle of the Babes," as some political watchers in the state are calling it, will decide more than just who holds South Dakota's at-large...

Bear Baying: Humane Society Tackles Dogs Attacking Bears

AP   |  MEG KINNARD   |   August 23, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A declawed, defanged bear is chained to a stake as hunting dogs bark and snap, trying to force the bear to stand...

Max Weinberg Flips Runyon Canyon Home

  |  Anna Almendrala   |   May 25, 2011

Via RealEstalker: Max Weinberg, drummer of the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and both of Conan O' Brien's Late Night and Tonight Show...

Romania, Bulgaria Have EU's Sickest Health Systems

AP   |  ALINA WOLFE MURRAY   |   August 23, 2010

BUCHAREST, Romania — No sutures and other basics; a dire shortage of staff; catastrophic hygiene; then this – a hospital blaze that killed five premature...

Clever Dad Punishes Daughter With 'Free Babysitting' Advertisement (PHOTO, VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Print media may be suffering economically, but for one Texas father it's providing a valuable service: discipline. When Robert Rausch's 16-year-old daughter Kirstin violated her...

Jupiter PELTED By Rogue Meteor (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   May 25, 2011

A Japanese amateur astronomer has captured footage of a fire ball ripping through Jupiter's atmosphere. At 3:22 AM Saturday, Masayuki Tachikawa was observing the massive...

Can You Change Your Personality? (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

It's an age-old question: can we change the personalities we're born with? Now, a new study from the University of California Riverside is weighing in...

Angkor Wat, Cambodia: Destination Of The Day (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Angkor Wat lies just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The temple site was built by Suryavarman II and represents Khmer architecture, which was primarily religious...

Chris Simms Trial Date Set For Backup Quarterback

AP   |  JENNIFER PELTZ   |   August 23, 2010

NEW YORK — Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Chris Simms needs to add a new date to his 2010 season: an October trial in his New...

Quinn Ojinnaka Patriots Bound: Guard Traded By Falcons

AP   |   August 23, 2010

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons traded guard Quinn Ojinnaka to the New England Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick on Monday. Ojinnaka is...

Porn Sales Provide Insight Into Iraq's Politics

AP   |  TAREK EL-TABLAWY   |   August 23, 2010

BAGHDAD — The nude women on the DVD cover in a Baghdad street stall say it all: Change, whether you like it or not, is...

Tony Blair Calls George Bush's Iraq Plan 'Visionary': What Other Shocking Comments Will Be Found In New Book?

Mail Online   |   May 25, 2011

The autobiography will praise the former U.S. president, with whom Mr Blair launched the controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003, as 'highly intelligent' and 'visionary'....

Tim Hay Dead: Texas Driver Dies At Iowa Raceway

AP   |   August 23, 2010

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — A drag racer has died of injuries from a crash at Eddyville Raceway Park in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Track co-owner Scott Gardner says...

Broad Museum: Final Vote On Billionaire's Plan Expected Today

AP   |  JACOB ADELMAN   |   August 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES — Billionaire Eli Broad said Monday he had chosen an expanding downtown cultural district for a new museum to showcase his collection of...

Tropical Storm Danielle 2010 Strengthening In Atlantic (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Newly-formed Tropical Storm Danielle will likely reach hurricane status in the next 24 hours, according to an advisory from the U.S. National Hurricane Center this...

Two Men Arrested For Growing Pot In County Forest Preserve

  |   May 25, 2011

If you were driving through Orland Park on Friday night, you might have smelled a distinctly acrid odor in the air. That would have been...

Howard Dean: Obama Advisers 'Have Really Misjudged' Political Climate (VIDEO)

The Huffingotn Post   |  Elyse Siegel   |   May 25, 2011

In an appearance on CNN's State of the Union over the weekend, former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean took a shot at the Obama...

World's Largest Urban Forest Was Planted by Hand

treehugger.com   |   May 25, 2011

From the top of Rio de Janeiro's towering mountain of Corcovado, at the feet of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, the high rise urban...

Amaya Souichirou Stands On The Wall To Make INCREDIBLE Catch (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Nobody thought Masato Akamatsu's wall-climbing catch to rob a home run could be topped. But Amaya Souichirou did just that on Sunday in a game...
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Cordoba Initiative Opponents Aid Radical Extremists

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

If there was one frail, painfully naive hope I harbored when I left for vacation over a week ago, it was for all this national...
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RNC Committeewoman Kim Lehman Claims Obama Told Muslims That He Was A Muslim

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

The Republican ranks have, by and large, cautiously avoided weighing in on recent poll numbers showing that a healthy portion of the American public believes...

San Diego Chargers SLAM Antonio Cromartie

  |   May 25, 2011

Shortly after New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie struggled to name all eight of his children last week on "Hard Knocks," members of his former...

Wanda Sykes & Her Wife Alex: Creative Emmys Date Night (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Wanda Sykes stepped out with her wife, Alex, at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday in LA. Alex gave birth to the couple's twins last...

Grand Junction Ambulance Joy Ride Ends In Arrest

Grand Junction Sentinel   |  Emily Anderson   |   May 25, 2011

An ambulance ride to St. Mary's Hospital was delayed 30 to 40 minutes for one patient Thursday night as Grand Junction police searched for the...

'Medal Of Honor' Video Game Allows Taliban Role Play

AP   |   August 22, 2010

LONDON — A video game that allows players to adopt the role of the Taliban is a "tasteless product," Britain's defense secretary said Sunday, calling...

Bride Gets Pulled Over For DUI On Wedding Day

AP   |   August 22, 2010

Read More: Bride DUI, Marriage
BELLEVUE, Wash. — A 31-year-old bride-to-be heading home from her bachelorette party was arrested for drunk driving hours before she was to get married. Washington...

Alligator Spotted In Chicago River, Second Sighting In One Month

Chicago Tribune   |   May 25, 2011

For years Sararose Krenger and her family joked that alligators lived near their Ravenswood Gardens' home along the Chicago River....

Seoul Hosts UNDERWATER Fashion Show (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Seoul, South Korea hosted an underwater fashion show on Sunday showcasing the "hanbok," a traditional Korean dress. Check out some stunning pics of the garments...

Acropolis Open For Tuesday's Full Moon After Pay Dispute Resolved

AP   |   August 23, 2010

ATHENS, Greece — Greek officials say the Acropolis in Athens will open on the night of the August full moon Tuesday after a pay dispute...

Anti-Islamic Center Protesters Harass Random African-American Man (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

This guy will probably think twice before walking through another anti-mosque rally. On Sunday opponents of a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero accosted a...

A Stroke In Your 20's? Elizabeth Gates' Headache Wasn't A Headache

The Daily Beast   |  Elizabeth Gates   |   May 25, 2011

On May 1, I suffered a stroke. Overnight I lost my ability to speak, write, and read. I'm not overweight and I don't have high...

Mark Zuckerberg UNBLOCKABLE On Facebook

TechCrunch   |   May 25, 2011

The title of this post kind of says it all. As pointed out by blockzuck.com, you can block anyone on Facebook except CEO Mark Zuckerberg....

Jerry Stermer Resigns: Gov. Quinn's Chief Of Staff Steps Down Amid Ethics Probe

  |   May 25, 2011

With 23 percent approval ratings, a crippling state deficit and a 9-point lag in the race for governor, Pat Quinn has had a rough few...

Smarter Food: One Chicken's Plea

  |   May 25, 2011

While the locavore debate rages on, we think this chicken has some pretty legitimate concerns about the time and energy spent transporting food across the...

Kendrick Meek Leads In Three New Polls in Florida Democratic Senate Primary

Huffingtonpost.com   |  Emily Swanson   |   May 25, 2011

A new poll released on Monday by Quinnipiac University shows Kendrick Meek with a 10 point lead in tomorrow's Democratic primary for a Florida U.S....

How Far $1 Million Goes In America's Real Estate Markets: Trulia (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Home buyers with $1 million to spend: are you location-blind? If so, here's a collection of million-dollar properties in cities around the country. We've already...

GOP's Fund-Raising Handicap Raises Election Concerns

The Wall Street Journal   |  Thomas Catan   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON--The Republican National Committee's $5.3 million war chest for the final stretch of the midterm election campaign--which is half the amount of its Democratic counterpart--is...

Ron Perea, John Hickenlooper Under Fire After Third Alleged Police Brutality Case In A Week

  |   May 25, 2011

UPDATE: Denver Manager of Public Safety Ron Perea announced Monday that he will resign his post effective at the end of August. Perea had been...

Fort Collins Riot Arrests: Police Reviewing Video To Determine Whether Arrests Are Appropriate (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

A a crowd of 400 became unruly Sunday night in the Bohemian Nights area of the NewWestFest in Fort Collins, triggering a response by the...

Gunnison Energy Corp. Facing Federal Antitrust Investigation

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel   |  Gary Harmon   |   May 25, 2011

Although U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., said he will wait for the next Congress to move a bill on a western Colorado land trade, there's...

4 Decapitated Bodies Hung From Bridge In Mexico

AP   |  OSWALD ALONSO   |   August 22, 2010

CUERNAVACA, Mexico — The decapitated bodies of four men were hung from a bridge Sunday in this central Mexican city besieged by fighting between two...
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Glenn Beck, Imam Rauf Both Denounced Radical Islam In 2006 (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

The campaign to defend the controversial Islamic cultural center in downtown Manhattan continued on Monday even as the imam behind the project remained virtually silent...

UN Carbon Trading Scheme: $2.7 Billion Market Could Be 'Biggest Environmental Scandal In History'

AP   |  JOHN HEILPRIN   |   August 21, 2010

UNITED NATIONS — An obscure U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could...

Mike Shanahan: Haynesworth Won't Play If He Doesn't Practice

NFL FanHouse   |   May 25, 2011

ASHBURN, Va. -- Albert Haynesworth had his say on Saturday night after the Washington Redskins 23-3 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, informing all that...

Gulf Oil Spill Victims May Be Able To Sue BP Partners: Feinberg

Bloomberg   |   Jim Snyder   |   May 25, 2011

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Kenneth Feinberg, who today will start drawing from a $20 billion escrow fund for Gulf oil spill victims, hasn't decided whether...

Some 200 Women Gang-Raped Over 4 Days Near Congo U.N. Base

AP   |  MICHELLE FAUL   |   August 23, 2010

JOHANNESBURG — Rwandan and Congolese rebels gang-raped nearly 200 women and some baby boys over four days within miles of a U.N. peacekeepers' base in...

Pee-Wee Herman Bonds With Bikers At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Last week Pee-wee Herman did a segment on Leno from the 70th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, and this week Funny Or Die...

Michelle Obama, Laura Bush Plan Joint 9/11 Anniversary Event

AP   |  MARK S. SMITH   |   August 23, 2010

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — Michelle Obama will join former first lady Laura Bush in ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of the United Flight 93 crash...

10 Strangest Lodgings To Stay In Around The World (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

The world is certainly full of weird places, so why not weird accommodations? So if cave dwellings and wigwams pique your interest, than look no...

Iran To Mass Produce Navy Assault Boats

AP   |   August 23, 2010

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's military has opened production lines for two new types of assault boats, state television reported Monday. The announcement came a day...

Jaguars Studied With Motion-Sensing Cameras In Venezuela

AP   |  IAN JAMES   |   August 22, 2010

GUATOPO NATIONAL PARK, Venezuela — The search begins where a dirt road ends, in a forest festooned with vines and filled with the chatter of...

Darrell Issa: Tea Party 'Not Angry Enough'

  |   May 25, 2011

(AP) - Tea party activists who have protested government spending and pushed for the GOP to nominate more conservative candidates this year aren't outraged enough...

George Soros Buys Stake In Bombay Stock Exchange

AP   |  By The Associated Press   |   August 20, 2010

THE DEAL: Billionaire George Soros' Quantum hedge fund has purchased Dubai Financial Group's 4 percent stake in the Bombay Stock Exchange. The deal values Asia's...

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Motorist After Chase, Three Officers Injured In Crash

  |   May 25, 2011

A motorist was shot and killed by police early Monday after allegedly using his vehicle "as a weapon" and injuring three Chicago Police officers on...

Lockerbie Victims' Relatives Marry: Sonia Stratis, Chris Tedeschi Wed In NJ

AP   |   August 22, 2010

MONTVALE, N.J. — Hundreds gathered in New Jersey to share a special day for a couple united by the tragedy of a terrorist bombing. Sonia...

JellyNYC Williamsburg Concerts Saved

nytimes.com   |  BEN SISARIO   |   May 25, 2011

ive days after abruptly canceling the last installment of the Pool Parties concert series at East River State Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, because the promoter...

Maraya Cigar Shop To Replace Guss' Pickles

A Lower East Side Chronicle   |   May 25, 2011

Those rumors about Mother-in-Law's Kimchi assuming control of the old Guss' Pickles HQ can now be put to sleep for the duration. Six months after...

John McCain Campaign Spokesman: 'J.D. Hayworth Is Deader Than Elvis'

AP   |  JONATHAN J. COOPER   |   August 23, 2010

GILBERT, Ariz. — The cast of "Survivor" has nothing on Sen. John McCain. Once labeled a vulnerable incumbent, the four-term Arizona Republican is the clear...

Archbishop Timothy Dolan Speaks Out Against Bias Attacks

AP   |   August 22, 2010

NEW YORK — Archbishop Timothy Dolan told parishioners during Mass on Sunday that he was saddened by a spate of suspected anti-Hispanic attacks on Staten...

Ugandan Woman's Future Uncertain, Despite Winning Asylum

Chicago Sun-Times   |   May 25, 2011

In a Catholic church in Uptown, Regina Othola prays. She prays for courage. She prays for hope. And sometimes, Othola, 30, prays to forget....

Glenn Beck PRAISED 'Good Muslim' Imam Rauf In 2006 (VIDEO)

Media Matters for America   |   May 25, 2011

...Rauf is widely viewed as a moderate and has often denounced the extremists who carry out violent attacks in the name of Islam... But Beck...

Taiji, Japan Mayor Defends Dolphin Hunts: 'We Are Not Going To Change Our Plans'

AP   |  JAY ALABASTER   |   August 22, 2010

TAIJI, Japan — As children in inner tubes bob on the calm waters of this small ocean cove, a 550-pound (250-kilogram) dolphin zips through the...

'Seinfeld''s Jerry Stiller Visits 'Costanza House' In Astoria (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Jerry Stiller took a journey to his "Seinfeld" roots when he recently visited the Queens' home used for the exterior shots of the Costanza house....

World Cup Increased South African Tourism By Half, Officials Report

AP   |   August 23, 2010

JOHANNESBURG — The South African government says that the country's hotel industry saw a World Cup increase in business of more than 50 percent. The...

Sex Stores Booming Despite Recession

nydailynews.com   |  By Joe Jackson   |   May 25, 2011

The Dow may be down, but the sex toy industry is heating up online and in store. From Web behemoth Amazon to Brooklyn boutique store...

UFOs 'On The Record': Generals, Pilots And Government Officials Talk About What They Know (PHOTOS)

  |   August 18, 2011

The subject of UFOs -- of intense interest to the general public -- is no longer something that reputable journalists will feel they need to...

Credit Card Rates Are RISING In Response To New Laws

Huffington Post   |  Sara Yin   |   May 25, 2011

In the third and final phase of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit CARD) which went into effect yesterday, issuers...

Ground For Ground: One Man's Mission To Compost Coffee Grounds

Mother Nature Network   |   May 25, 2011

Shane Genziuk of Victoria, Australia thinks we could be doing something better with all those grounds, so he started a local initiative called 'Ground for...

American Flight Diverted Due To Turbulence

AP   |   August 22, 2010

BOSTON — An American Airlines flight from New York to Brussels has been diverted to Boston after experiencing severe turbulence due to thunderstorms in the...

AIG Repaying Nearly $4 Billion In Federal Loans

AP   |  MARK JEWELL   |   August 23, 2010

In its single biggest repayment of bailout loans so far, American International Group Inc. said Monday it is paying back nearly $4 billion in taxpayer...

Douglas Alward, Attempted Murder Convict, Escapes From A Maximum Security Prison In Sterling

AP   |   August 23, 2010

STERLING, Colo. — Authorities Monday were searching for an inmate convicted of attempted murder and other crimes who escaped from a maximum security prison in...

Today's Front Pages: August 23

  |   May 25, 2011

News you can use....

Manila Hostages: Rolando Mendoza, Ex-Cop, Held Tourists On Bus (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

(AP) (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO, PHOTOS OF MANILA HOSTAGE SITUATION) MANILA, Philippines - A 12-hour hostage stand-off on a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed...

Washington Monthly College Rankings: Which Schools Came Out On Top?

  |   May 25, 2011

Washington Monthly seeks to provide an alternative to the barrage of fairly homogeneous college rankings that are released every August. To do so, their methodology...

Anthony Smith, 84-Year-Old Adventurer, Prepares To Cross Atlantic

Telegraph   |  Michael Howie   |   May 25, 2011

Anthony Smith, an 84-year-old adventurer who walks with a stick, is preparing to cross the Atlantic with his three crew on a raft made of...

Karen Kalmek: Why 'Green Home Chicago' Uses Locally-Sourced Recycled Materials To Produce Quality Furniture (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

In this video, CNN talks with Karen Kalmek, owner of Green Home Chicago, about making eco-friendly furniture that is also elegant and aesthetically appealing. "I'm...

Paul Krugman: Bush Tax Cut Debate Is Proof Of Our 'Dysfunctional And Corrupt Political Culture'

nytimes.com   |  PAUL KRUGMAN   |   May 25, 2011

What's at stake here? According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, making all of the Bush tax cuts permanent, as opposed to following the Obama...

Sewer Alligator? Gator Found Under NYC Car, Possibly Came From Street Gutter

AP   |   August 23, 2010

NEW YORK — A 2-foot-long alligator has been spotted under a car in New York City. Animal Care and Control experts removed the critter from...

13 Record-Breaking Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |  Barbara Fenig   |   May 25, 2011

We here at HuffPost Green love animals. For proof, check out our Animals big news page. Naturally, our curiosity led us to look into thirteen...

Princess Mary Wows In Strapless Jumpsuit (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Princess Mary of Denmark paid a visit to her home country Australia and attended her friend Amber Petty's 40th birthday party on Saturday night...and wowed...

American Plane Diverted By Turbulence

msn.com   |   May 25, 2011

BOSTON -- An American Airlines flight from New York to Brussels has been diverted to Boston after experiencing severe turbulence due to thunderstorms in the...

Charles Koch & David Koch, Billionaire Brothers, Bankroll Tea Party

New Yorker   |   May 25, 2011

The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much less oversight of...

Christina Hendricks' Black Gown: Hit Or Miss? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 25, 2011

We spotted one of our favorite ladies at this weekend's Creative Arts Emmys: Christina Hendricks! She wore a black, tiered, Christian Siriano gown with a...

Conan O'Brien's Writers Face Pay Cut

New York Post   |   May 25, 2011

Even though he made sure his writers were well taken care of last January when he ceded the "Tonight" show to Jay Leno, they're grumbling...

Out & About This Weekend: Jon Hamm, Kim Kardashian & More (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 25, 2011

Most of the people who were out and about this weekend stopped by the 2010 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in L.A....

Beyonce & Jay-Z's Portofino Vacation

Socialite Life   |   May 25, 2011

Beyonce Knowles tried to maneuver the streets of Portofino, Italy earlier today while wearing towering heels. Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z shared some quality...

Bill O'Reilly Blasts Kim Kardashian For Justin Bieber Pics (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Bill O'Reilly caused quite a stir when he attacked Jennifer Aniston over her claims about single motherhood, and now he has a new celebrity target:...

Harvard Professor Found Responsible For Scientific Misconduct

AP/Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard University says a faculty committee investigating the work of a psychology professor has found him "solely responsible" for eight instances of...

'Grey's Anatomy' Promises Alex/Izzie Closure

ew.com   |   May 25, 2011

Few can forget the moment in last May's killer Grey's Anatomy finale when Alex--fighting for his life after being shot in the chest by that...

Leo Burt Bombing: 40 Years Later, University Of Wisconsin Bomber Is A 'Ghost'

AP   |  RYAN J. FOLEY   |   August 23, 2010

MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin student Leo Burt approached his former journalism instructor at the student union one day in August 1970. The intense...

Fantasia: Overdose No Accident, 'I Wanted Out'

people.com   |  Carlos Greer   |   May 25, 2011

Two weeks after being hospitalized for overdosing on aspirin and a sleep aid, singer Fantasia Barrino says it was no accident. She wanted to die....

Glenn Beck: Rick Sanchez 'The Dumbest Man EVER On Television' (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Glenn Beck went after Rick Sanchez last week, calling the CNN anchor "the dumbest man ever on television." Beck's comments were apparently in response to...

Jay Leno Gulf Coast Show Raises $100K For Recovery

AP   |   August 22, 2010

BILOXI, Miss. — Jay Leno brought comedy and cash to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to help the area recover from the BP oil spill. More...

Republicans Hot, Cold On Constitution

AP   |  BEN EVANS   |   August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia won his seat in Congress campaigning as a strict defender of the Constitution. He carries a copy...

Pakistanis Say Taliban Was Seized To Hurt Peace Effort

New York Times   |   May 25, 2011

When American and Pakistani agents captured Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's operational commander, in the chaotic port city of Karachi last January, both countries hailed...

In Alaska, Names Not On Ballot Play Roles

New York Times   |   May 25, 2011

Ted Stevens and Sarah Palin will not be on the ballot in Tuesday's Alaska primary, but they may loom large in voters' minds nonetheless. In...

China Traffic Jam Enters 9th Day, Spans Over 60 Miles

  |   May 25, 2011

And you thought your commute was bad. A 62-mile-long traffic jam on a highway leading to Beijing has now entered its ninth day, with no...

GOP's Fundraising Handicap Raises Election Concerns

Wall Street Journal   |   May 25, 2011

The Republican National Committee's $5.3 million war chest for the final stretch of the midterm election campaign--which is half the amount of its Democratic counterpart--is...

California GOP Hopes Statewide Slate Lifts Others, Too

AP   |  JULIET WILLIAMS   |   August 22, 2010

SAN DIEGO — For the first time in memory, California Republicans have a diverse statewide slate of candidates to field this fall, a lineup their...
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