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All The News - 02.18.2011

Libya Internet Shut Down Amid Protests, Later Restored (UPDATE)

  |   May 25, 2011

Reports emerged late Friday that Libya appears to have shut down its Internet due to widespread protests, less than a month after Egypt did the...

84 Dead In Libya Protests In 3 Days: Human Rights Watch

  |   May 25, 2011

Disturbing new details are coming out of the Libya protests. Government security forces have killed at least 84 people in three days, Human Rights Watch...

Obama Administration Revises 'Conscience Clause' Rules: Contraception No Longer Considered Abortion

  |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- (AP) The government has replaced a Bush-era rule that became a flash point in the debate over abortions, clarifying that doctors and nurses...

Berlusconi Sex Scandal Awkward For Vatican

  |   May 25, 2011

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY -- No major Western European leader in recent years has been a more stalwart ally of...

Dead Baby Found In Bag Of Student From Oprah Winfrey's School

  |   May 25, 2011

Oprah Winfrey's school in South Africa, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, has been rocked by a tragic scandal. ABC News reports that a...

Frank McNulty Accused Of 'RINO' Behavior For Supporting A Moderate

Colorado Statesman   |  Ernest Luning   |   May 25, 2011

The eyes of the conservative movement were on a gathering of several hundred Republicans at the fairgrounds in Castle Rock on Feb. 10. And...

Somali Pirates Hijack Yacht Carrying OC Couple

AP   |   February 18, 2011

UNITED NATIONS — Somalia's U.N. Mission said Friday that pirates hijacked a yacht carrying four U.S. citizens in the Indian Ocean off the Somali coast....

Glamour Body Image Survey: 97 Percent Of Women Have Negative Body Thoughts Daily

Glamour   |  Shaun Dreisbach   |   November 17, 2011

By Shaun Dreisbach Glamour Read these words: "You are a fat, worthless pig." "You're too thin. No man is ever going to want you." "Ugly....

Women Breadwinners: Does It Matter If She Makes More Money Than He Does?

Slate   |  By Hanna Rosin   |   November 17, 2011

By Hanna Rosin Slate When my husband and I got married I was making more money than he was. We both had steady journalism jobs...

Tucson Benefit Concert: Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby, Graham Nash To Play

AP   |   February 17, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. — Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby and Graham Nash will perform in Tucson, Ariz., to benefit a charitable fund established after the...

Los Angeles River Canoers Cited For Tresspassing

AP   |   February 18, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Members of a Canadian folk-rock band have been cited for canoeing down the Los Angeles River before an approaching storm. Police Lt....

Rhymefest Could Be On Chicago's City Council: Support Swells For Rapper In 20th Ward

AP   |  SOPHIA TAREEN   |   February 18, 2011

CHICAGO — The award-winning rapper who wants to be a Chicago alderman looked down the block and counted up the boarded houses in this slice...

Officer Shot, Woman And Gunman Killed In Poughkeepsie

AP   |  MICHAEL VIRTANEN   |   February 18, 2011

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A police officer died hours after being shot in the head Friday during an exchange of gunfire that killed a man who...

Bahrain Protests: Chaos In Manama As Troops Fire On Anti-Government Demonstrators (PHOTOS)

  |   August 11, 2011

Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of Bahraini protesters, who defied a government ban in an effort to topple the Gulf nation's Western-allied monarchy. The...

Martin Bashir MSNBC Show Starts Feb. 28

  |   May 25, 2011

Martin Bashir's long-delayed MSNBC show is finally getting a start date: February 28th. The show, which will air at 3 PM, was announced back in...

The Countdown: Chico Predicts A Runoff, Rahm Returns Jimmy John's Donations

The Huffington Post   |  Jen Sabella   |   May 25, 2011

With an election just around the corner, the candidates will not be taking much time off this weekend. Campaign schedules are looking packed for Saturday,...

Man-Eating Elephant In India (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Joanna Zelman   |   May 25, 2011

After a rogue elephant killed 17 people in India, locals knew it had to be stopped. Once the animal was killed, DNA tests on the...

Lehman Brothers Deceived JPMorgan With 'Goat Poo' Assets, Lawsuit Says

  |   May 25, 2011

NEW YORK (By Caroline Humer) - Lehman Brothers and Barclays deceived JPMorgan Chase & Co with bad assets that the failed investment bank's own...

Glenn L. Allen, Firefighter Injured In Hollywood Hills House Fire, Has Died

ktla.com   |  KTLA News   |   May 25, 2011

HOLLYWOOD HILLS (KTLA) -- Fire officials say one of their own has died from injuries suffered while battle a huge fire at a home in...

US Vetoes Israel Settlement UN Resolution

AP   |  EDITH M. LEDERER   |   February 18, 2011

UNITED NATIONS — The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would have condemned "illegal" Israeli settlements and demanded an immediate halt to all...

UberTwitter Is Toast, But These Travel Twitterers Are Going Strong

  |   May 25, 2011

UberTwitter bit the dust today (along with Twidroyd) for allegedly violating the Twitter's policies and trademarks, but will return as UberSocial. Despite the shutdowns it...

Stylist To The Stars Takes On Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post   |  Julia Steers   |   May 25, 2011

Acclaimed hairstylist to the stars, Michael Angelo is internationally noted for his work amongst fashionistas and celebrities alike. These days however, Angelo is equally likely...
Sam Stein

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Wisconsin Protests Set Up Delicate Dance Between Obama And Labor

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- The ongoing protests surrounding an anti-union measure in Wisconsin has placed the president and the Democratic Party in a yet another delicate dance...
Jason Linkins

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Fox Reporter Greeted With 'Fox Lies' Chants In Madison

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Fox News anchor Chris Cotter and reporter Jeff Flock found the scene in Madison, Wisconsin a little bit inhospitable, as the gathered protesters chanted "Fox...

Are Obama's Electric Car Goals Realistic?

scientificamerican.com   |   May 25, 2011

Although waiting lists for EVs rolling off the factory floors are growing, the president's State of the Union target will be impossible without help from...

Kayakers Photograph "Bownessie," England's Loch Ness Monster?

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

Bownessie, the monster of Lake Windermere, may have finally been photographed. Click here to see the image, from the Daily Mail. Naturally, the image is...

Middle East Protests: 35 Killed In Libya Demonstrations, Say Doctors

AP/The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

CAIRO - A Libyan doctor says 35 protesters were killed in the eastern city of Benghazi during clashes Friday with security forces amid protests demanding...

Health Care Repeal Would Cost $210 Billion: CBO

  |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (By Susan Heavey) - Repealing the U.S. healthcare law enacted last year would add $210 billion to the nation's deficit over the next...

Danyella Higgins Arrested For Duct-Taping Toddler, Sending Pictures To Friend

AP   |   February 18, 2011

HESPERIA, Calif. — A California woman is under arrest after authorities say she duct-taped her 2-year-old son San Bernardino County deputies say 19-year-old Danyella Higgins...

When Cartoons meet Art

9GAG   |   May 25, 2011

When Cartoons meet Art on 9gag...

HUFFPOST HILL - Jackie Speier's Undeniable Chutzpah

  |   May 25, 2011

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Wisconsin public servants descended on their statehouse in hopes that Governor Scott Walker would retire to the Egyptian coastal resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. Tim...

The Best Oscar Dresses Of All Time (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

With the 83rd Academy Awards just around the corner, people the world over are gearing up to watch what is arguably the most fun part...

Capybara Loves Hot Spa Shower (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

The capybara is the largest living rodent in the world, but don't let that freak you out into thinking it's something creepy crawly, and not...

Gov't to fund free entry to China's art galleries, libraries

news.xinhuanet.com   |   May 25, 2011

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's government has announced it will finance public libraries, art galleries and cultural centers to allow them to open for...
Mark Blumenthal

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Wisconsin Protests: Polls Find Mixed Results On Public Employee Unions

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Mark Blumenthal   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON - With protests surging in Wisconsin over a law that President Obama described as an "assault on unions," two new surveys show very different...

UberSocial: The New Name Of UberTwitter After Twitter Complaint

The Huffington Post   |  Craig Kanalley   |   May 25, 2011

After today's surprising news that Twitter suspended one of the most popular BlackBerry Twitter apps "UberTwitter," UberMedia's CEO says his app will be getting a...
Amanda Terkel

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Wisconsin Protests: Labor Protesters Call On Obama To Join Them In Madison

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Amanda Terkel   |   May 25, 2011

MADISON, WIS. -- President Obama has expressed more support for the protests over Gov. Scott Walker's (R) controversial budget proposal than perhaps any other national...

Speaking Two Languages May Delay Alzheimer's

AP   |  LAURAN NEERGAARD   |   February 18, 2011

WASHINGTON — Mastering a second language can pump up your brain in ways that seem to delay getting Alzheimer's disease later on, scientists said Friday....
Elise Foley

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Jackie Speier On Sharing Her Pregnancy-Termination Story: 'It Just Overwhelmed Me'

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Elise Foley   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jackie Speier listened to debate on the House floor on Thursday evening as a Republican Rep. Chris Smith read a long, detailed...

Alina Cho: Fashion Coverage Has A Place On CNN

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   May 25, 2011

When most TV news viewers think of CNN's Alina Cho, they think of her work on the network's "American Morning" or her hard-news reporting from...

Anna Sui Fall 2011: Models Actually Smile (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 25, 2011

Text by Samantha Critchell, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Picture the gaggle of Pretty Young Things heading out on a Saturday night, wearing their...
Jack Mirkinson

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Soledad O'Brien's 'Pictures Don't Lie' Looks At Civil Rights Photographer Ernest Withers' FBI Ties

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jack Mirkinson   |   May 25, 2011

The story, when it emerged last September, was a shocker: Ernest Withers, one of the most iconic and important photographers of the Civil Rights Movement,...

Kate Hudson Steps Out With Son, Big Baby Bump (PHOTOS)

Kate Hudson Babies Her Baby   |   May 25, 2011

A pregnant Kate Hudson holds her belly as she picks up her son Ryder from school in Los Angeles on Wednesday (February 16)....

Charlie Rangel May Not Run For Re-Election After All (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Rangel in 2012? Not so fast. Rep. Charlie Rangel hedged his bets on whether he would seek re-election in 2012. Earlier this week, the 80-year-old...

Generic 'Outliers'

  |   May 25, 2011

Gallup finds a generic Republican candidate ties Obama;* David Frum argues that John Thune is the closest Republicans have to a generic candidate. Jonathan Bernstein...

California Students Head Eastward

The Duke Chronicle   |   May 25, 2011

An increasing number of students are trading the Golden Coast for Bull City. Out of the 29,550 students who applied to Duke this year, 3,416...

Best Bus Driver In New York Sings Happy Birthday On The Intercom (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

NYC The Blog took a bus ride recently that turned out to be unexpected -- in a many, good ways. The broken coin box seen...

JWoww Shows Nipple, Kisses Girl (PHOTOS)

Socialite Life   |   May 25, 2011

Oh JWoww! Who knew that JWoww was so kinky? We have two exclusive photos of JWoww when she was an apparent naughty (and nipple slipping)...
Howard Fineman

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The Real Losers In A Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Howard Fineman   |   May 25, 2011

If there is a government shutdown on March 4 -- and we seem headed almost inexorably in that direction -- who will suffer the most politically?

Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, Tufts Alumna, To Head Obama Campaign In 2012?

Tufts Daily   |   May 25, 2011

Though the next election is still two years away, Jennifer O'Malley Dillon (LA '98) has been pegged to be President Barack Obama's deputy campaign manager...

CNN 'Black Thanksgiving' NBA Article Stirs Controversy

  |   May 25, 2011

CNN is stirring controversy with an article that calls the upcoming NBA All-Star Game "Black Thanksgiving." The article, by longtime NBA analyst David Aldridge, calls...
Amanda Terkel

BIO

Wisconsin Protests: Russ Feingold Rallies Protesters In Madison

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Amanda Terkel   |   May 25, 2011

MADISON, WIS. -- Russ Feingold may no longer be in elected office, but he can still excite crowds of labor protesters who have rallied at...

Roll over Tango, Beatles museum hits Argentina

Yahoo! News   |  Ã¢â‚¬â€œ   |   May 25, 2011

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) -- The world's tango capital is dancing to a new beat at Latin America's first museum devoted to the Beatles, displaying items...
Jason Linkins

BIO

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

This week, we continue to wait for all the people we've been told plan to mix it up in the GOP primary to finally decide...

Jon Gosselin Gets A Construction Job (PHOTOS)

tmz.com   |  2/18/2011 12:20 AM PST by TMZ Staff     |   May 25, 2011

Sporting a rhinestone-free safety harness and hardhat -- former reality star Jon Gosselin was laboring away at his new J.O.B. this week ... installing solar...

Lady Gaga: I Want To Be In Movies

  |   May 25, 2011

Lady Gaga: born to be a movie star? The Grammy-winning singer, fashion trailblazer, gay rights activist and recent hatchling is no stranger to the camera,...
Chris Kirkham

BIO

House Quashes Rules On Student Debt at For-Profit Colleges

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Chris Kirkham   |   May 25, 2011

A bipartisan House group voted on Friday to block the Obama administration from cracking down on career college programs that leave students with debt they...

Diane Von Furstenberg: 'I Just Want My Old Face Back' (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Diane Von Furstenberg has come out swinging against facelifts after breaking her nose in a skiing accident last month. The designer told Gatecrasher that she...

Samantha Cameron, Janice Dickinson Kick Off London Fashion Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 25, 2011

Text By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON - London Fashion Week opened Friday with the rarest of things -- a model who actually smiled on...

Royal Wedding Getting Flood Of Cable Shows

AP   |  DAVID BAUDER   |   February 18, 2011

NEW YORK — Television viewers will be able to see hours on hours of programming tied to this spring's royal wedding before Prince William and...

Fireworks Fail (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

This is why you don't shoot off fireworks in the middle of a residential area. Even if you're not well-versed in basic firework safety tips,...

Are Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson Back On?

popeater.com   |   May 25, 2011

The pair, who began dating in 2008, have had a number of very public breakups and makeups over the course of their rocky romance, one...

Denise Richards On 'The View': Charlie Sheen 'Lifestyle' Hard To Explain To Kids

Huffington Post   |  Sara Wilson   |   May 25, 2011

Denise Richards was an expert diplomat during her appearance on Thursday's episode of The View. Bombarded with questions about Charlie Sheen, her ex-husband (the two...

Highlights This Week: Swimsuits, Cezanne, King Tut

  |   May 25, 2011

Love, mummies and street art. It's been a busy and eclectic week on the Arts page: from lots of Valentine's Day love to mystifying sculpture...

"Wrinkles in the City" for LA Freewalls Project

Jetset Graffiti » JR   |   May 25, 2011

JR is in town to put together the next iteration of his trademark "Wrinkles in the City" project. Previously developed in Shanghai, Cartagena, and Spain,...

Perry Moore Found Dead: 'Narnia' Producer Dies At 39

  |   May 25, 2011

Perry Moore, the executive producer of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' trilogy, was found dead in his New York apartment, the New York Daily News is...

Dave Duerson Dead: Former Bears Star Dies At 50

The Huffington Post/AP   |   May 25, 2011

CHICAGO (AP)--Dave Duerson, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, has died. He...

This Week's HuffPost Family Dinner Download: Our Impact On The Planet

  |   May 25, 2011

In her new book, The Family Dinner, Laurie David talks about the importance of families making a ritual of sitting down to dinner together, and...

The NBA's Race Problem: Buzz Bissinger

The Daily Beast   |   May 25, 2011

The game is in trouble and I don't think there is much dispute about that. Attendance was down last year and is slightly down so...

AT&T iPhone vs. Verizon iPhone Speed Test: Which Is Faster?

  |   May 25, 2011

Verizon customers spent months waiting for Apple's iPhone to become available on "Big Red's" network, and now that it's here, they're still waiting: according to...

Greenspan On Crisis: 'Not Bad'

The Huffington Post   |  William Alden   |   May 25, 2011

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan oversaw policies that contributed to the worst economic catastrophe since the Depression. But the morning after the stock market...

Tastykakes Sliders

Slashfood   |  Felicia D'Ambrosio, Posted Feb 17th 2011 @ 1:00PM   |   May 25, 2011

When Adsum chef/owner and self-proclaimed "Philly fat kid" Matt Levin heard local Philadelphia baker Tasty Baking Company -- better known as Tastykake -- was facing...

A Week In Chef Marco Canora's Diet

Grub Street New York   |  By:   |   May 25, 2011

Chef Marco Canora -- who yesterday was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's best chef in New York City award -- calls his...

Guinea Worm: Second Disease In History To Disappear?

The Huffington Post   |  Catherine Pearson   |   May 25, 2011

For all of the mind-boggling achievements of modern medicine, only one -- one! -- disease has ever been completely eradicated: smallpox. But now guinea worm...

Behind The Scenes: How Photographers Shoot The Super Bowl (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

When you think of the Super Bowl, you think of that all-American sport, half time shows, expensive commercials, and chips and beer. But what about...

Camille Grammer On '$#*! My Dad Says': 'Real Housewives' Star Makes Scripted TV Debut (WATCH)

Huffington Post   |  Ashley Reich   |   May 25, 2011

Camille Grammer made her scripted television debut last night on the CBS show '$#*! My Dad Says,' where she guest starred as, well, herself. "My...

Joe Berrios Nepotism Continues: Lays Off 53 Workers, Keeps Family And Friends On Staff (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Even before he won the Cook County Assessor seat, Democrat Joe Berrios was taking Cook County nepotism to a whole new level. While most government...

Jennifer Aniston Selling Her Home For $42 Million

people.com   |  Sara Hammel and Pernilla Cedenheim   |   May 25, 2011

Jennifer Aniston is ready to "simplify" her life -- and is getting started by quietly putting her Beverly Hills home on sale to the tune...

'Flash Crash' Panel Calls For U.S. Market Overhaul

  |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (By Roberta Rampton and Jonathan Spicer) - U.S. regulators should stem the growing tide of anonymous stock-trading and consider charging high-frequency traders...

Jack Griffin, Ousted Time Inc. CEO, Defends Himself

AP   |   February 18, 2011

NEW YORK — The ousted leader of Time Warner Inc.'s magazine division defended his short tenure on the job Friday, saying his efforts to transform...

House Votes To Block Funds For Health Care Reform

AP   |   February 18, 2011

WASHINGTON — The House has voted to block money to implement President Barack Obama's health care law, a victory for Republicans trying to derail the...

House Votes To Block EPA From Regulating Greenhouse Gases

AP   |  The Associated Press   |   February 18, 2011

The Republican-controlled House has voted to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases that scientists say cause global warming. The 249-177 vote added...

Dina Lohan Responds To Charlie Sheen's Life Advice (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

In her appearance on "Good Morning America," Dina Lohan spoke with George Stephanopoulos about the advice that notoriously scandal-ridden Charlie Sheen gave her oft-publicized daughter....

Maria Aragon: 10-Year-Old's 'Born This Way' Cover Makes Lady Gaga Cry (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Lady Gaga's newest single "Born This Way" hatched earlier this month and has since been burning up the airwaves. Maria Aragon, the most recent in...

Conservative Christian Marriage Seminar Sparks Chick-fil-A Boycott

  |   May 25, 2011

By Diana Fishlock Religion News Service HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) Amy Goropoulos' stomach and her ethics do not agree on Chick-fil-A. She used to visit the...
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Planned Parenthood Funding Blocked In House Vote

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Elise Foley   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans voted on Friday to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood, cutting money for contraceptives, HIV tests, cancer screenings and reproductive health...

China On Alert For Milk Tainted With Leather Protein

AP   |   February 17, 2011

BEIJING — China has warned dairy producers that inspectors are on alert for fresh milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine and another toxic substance...

Colombia Drug Gangs Overtake Villages As Families Flee

GlobalPost   |  Nadja Drost   |   May 25, 2011

MONTELIBANO, Colombia -- On a November morning, several drug runners sat down at a bar in the quiet hamlet of El Palmar. They had told...

LeVar Burton On 'Community': 'Reading Rainbow' Star Freaks Out Troy (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Last night's "Community" was an interesting one for all characters involved. When Pierce feels rejected by the study group after his latest "injury," he uses...

The Salaries Behind The Scenes At The Oscars

The Huffington Post   |  Nicole Hardesty   |   May 25, 2011

On Sunday night when you're watching the Academy Awards to see who wore what, who came with who and who left a winner, what you...

Stretching Before Running Doesn't Prevent Injury

Time   |  Alice Park   |   May 25, 2011

Researchers at George Washington University and the USA Track and Field Association (USATF) report that stretching before a run does not appear to reduce injury...

Health Care Lawsuit Deadline Issued For States By Florida Judge

AP   |   February 18, 2011

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida has given the 26 states suing to stop President Barack Obama's health care overhaul until Thursday to...

'Gold Rush: Alaska' TV Miners Shouldn't Have Killed Bear, Says State

AP   |   February 18, 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In one of the first episodes of the "Gold Rush: Alaska" Discovery Channel series, miners hoping to strike gold kill a bear...

Nano Hummingbird Spy Drone Being Developed By Pentagon (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

A less advanced version of it made the news rounds in 2009, but the latest will blow you away. It has taken five years to...

How Fritz Hansen's Famed Series 7 Chair Is Made (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

First designed in 1955 by Arne-Jacobsen, the Series 7 chair has become iconic. And while the final product is sleek and simple, the creation process...

Frankie Muniz & Girlfriend Bury The Hatchet Over Gun Incident

people.com   |  Monica Rizzo   |   May 25, 2011

For a while, it looked like TV's Malcolm was in the middle of one big mess. Last week, police investigated a disturbance at the Phoenix...

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Twitter Suspends UberTwitter, Twidroy Applications: Here's Why

  |   May 25, 2011

UPDATE: See UberMedia's statement below Twitter has just suspended two third-party Twitter clients, UberTwitter and Twidroyd, for violating the company's policies and trademarks. According to...

Ricky Lee Kalichun: Best Mugshot Ever? (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

This may very well be one of the best mugshots ever. Ricky Lee Kalichun, a 45-year-old Evansville, Indiana man, was arrested last month after allegedly...

Toni Morrison Birthday Conjures Remembrance Of Her Wise Words

Los Angeles Times   |  Carolyn Kellogg   |   May 25, 2011

Today is Toni Morrison's 80th birthday. Born in Ohio, educated at Howard University and Cornell, Morrison's writing career started in earnest with her debut novel...

Auburn Fans Schedule Rally For Poisoned Toomer's Corner Trees

AP   |   February 18, 2011

AUBURN, Ala. — The man charged in the poisoning of two oak trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner has been released from jail. Lee County Sheriff's...

Oil Industry Testifies On Plan To Cut Oil Taxes In Alaska

AP   |  BECKY BOHRER   |   February 16, 2011

JUNEAU, Alaska — Oil industry leaders delivered a stinging rebuke of the production tax that became a hallmark of Gov. Sarah Palin's administration, telling a...

Friday Night Stand Up Sneak Peek: Al Jackson On Teaching Middle School (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   May 25, 2011

Comedy Central's "Friday Night Stand Up" season is in full swing, and HuffPost Comedy has your weekly sneak peek right here. Check back every week...

National Drink Wine Day: Where To Celebrate In Denver

  |   May 25, 2011

Today is "National Drink Wine Day," so here is a roundup of some great spots to celebrate. Enjoy people watching on a patio, a free...

Thomas Scala Allegedly Beat His Wife To Death Over TV Channels

  |   May 25, 2011

When his wife wouldn't pay for extra cable channels, Thomas Scala flew into a rage. Police said Blanche Scala of Staten Island died of a...

Data Suggests Bahrain Internet Use Being Restricted (CHART)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   May 25, 2011

As thousands of anti-government protesters take to the streets in Bahrain, it is believed that authorities there may have restricted the country's Internet traffic. According...

Nick Gruber To Playgirl: 'Go F**k Yourself'

  |   May 25, 2011

It's been pretty quiet on the Calvin Klein/Nick Gruber front since the 68-year-old designer threw a birthday bash for the 21-year-old model...but Michael Musto of...

UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin Defends Talks With State

Daily Cardinal   |   May 25, 2011

After being accused of misleading students regarding the proposed split from the UW System, UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin held a press conference Thursday in hopes...

Adoptable Pets in Boulder and Denver (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

A new crop of adoptable pets have arrived. Last week, two of the featured dogs from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley were adopted. Check...

Malik Juweid, University Of Iowa Professor, May Get Fired For "Prejudiced" E-mails

  |   May 25, 2011

University of Iowa professor Malik Juweid faces losing his tenure after sending at least 27 e-mails this year subjecting colleagues to "personal vilification and verbal...

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird Relationship to Become Subject of Broadway Play

Bloomberg   |  Mason Levinson and Philip Boroff   |   May 25, 2011

A play about the relationship between basketball Hall of Fame members Magic Johnson and Larry Bird is being created for Broadway. "Magic/Bird" is being developed...

John Kerry Urges Cape Wind Financing Plan Approval

AP   |  STEVE LeBLANC   |   February 17, 2011

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is urging federal officials to approve a key portion of Cape Wind's financing plan. Kerry and all...

Estibalis Chavez, Mexican Teen, Hunger Striking For Royal Wedding Invite

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

Some people will really do anything to get an invite to the upcoming royal wedding. Estibalis Chavez, a 19-year-old Mexican girl, has taken to the...

Introducing SushiOs Cereal From Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Looking for a breakfast that's quick, filling and has plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids? Then SushiOs are for you. Especially if your taste buds have...

Nancy Pelosi Aide: Government Shutdown More Likely Than Not: Report

  |   May 25, 2011

Jerry Hartz, a top aide to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, predicted a government shutdown is more likely than not to arise from the escalating...

Mississippi Divorce: House Votes No On Bill

  |   May 25, 2011

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House has defeated a bill that would have given a spouse grounds for divorce if they have been away...

Shawnee Mission, Kan., Parents Sue To Raise School Taxes

AP   |  HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH   |   February 17, 2011

MISSION, Kan. — Parents in a suburban Kansas City school district where some homes cost $1 million or more have done as much as they...

Economist: Businessmen Have Much To Learn From Artists

The Economist   |   May 25, 2011

ARTISTS routinely deride businesspeople as money-obsessed bores. Or worse. Every time Hollywood depicts an industry, it depicts a conspiracy of knaves. Think of "Wall Street"...

Drink Wine Day With California's Finest

The Huffington Post   |  Lindsay Flans   |   May 25, 2011

Au revoir French vino, hello California wine! Just in time for National Drink Wine Day, Randy Clement, co-owner of Silverlake Wine, gives his picks of...

2012 Federal Budget Funding Changes Could Hit Aid, Art Charities Hardest

  |   May 25, 2011

The new budget promises to decrease spending by at least $1 trillion over the next decade, however it may come at a high price --...

Middle East Protests: Facts About Bahrain (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Witnesses say Bahrain security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters as the violence in Manama continues as part of a bold attempt to copy...

Carmelo Anthony Trade To New Jersey Nets Reportedly Approved By Both Teams; Melo Still Must Agree

  |   May 25, 2011

According to reports on Friday, the Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets have tentatively agreed to a deal involving Carmelo Anthony. At this point, the...

Beyonce's Dad Could Be Your Professor

bet.com   |   May 25, 2011

Mathew Knowles helped turn Beyoncé into a superstar, and he could help you learn how to do it too!...

Murder Mystery Wants To Dress Up Like Mrs Doubtfire, But Is Afraid

The Huffington Post   |  Jonah Green   |   May 25, 2011

New York's Murder Mystery is a cute indie pop group from NYC, and is comprised of singer Jeremy Coleman, drummer and sister Laura Coleman, guitarist...

Paul Friedman, CBS News Executive, Out

AP   |   February 18, 2011

NEW YORK — Veteran news executive Paul Friedman is leaving CBS News as part of the division's management shake-up. The 66-year-old Friedman is the division's...

Man Claims Comic Sam Kinison Fathered Ex's Child

AP   |  ANTHONY McCARTNEY   |   February 17, 2011

LOS ANGELES — A longtime friend of Sam Kinison said Thursday that he recently obtained DNA testing that shows the late comedian fathered a daughter...

Pete Wentz Divorce: Takes Off Wedding Ring (PHOTO)

tmz.com   |  2/18/2011 8:00 AM PST by Johnny Lopez   |   May 25, 2011

Pete Wentz flew to Japan for some event on Friday ... but left his wedding ring at home....

Introducing mmjDailyDeals.com, A Groupon-Style Medical Marijuana Site

The Huffington Post   |  Matt Sledge   |   May 25, 2011

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--every day. Want to...

Woman Gives Birth In The Lincoln Tunnel

  |   May 25, 2011

Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey. From City Room: "At 8:35 this morning, during rush hour on the Lincoln...

Cozy, Wintry Meat Braises

  |   May 25, 2011

Our friends at Food52.com, whose weekly recipe contests we feature on HuffPost Food, bring us this collection of recipes for deliciously satisfying meat braises to...

Two Authors' Guild Members Argue For Stronger Copyright Law

volokh.com   |  David Post   |   May 25, 2011

Over at the New York Times, yesterday, Scott Turow and James Shapiro, both of the Authors' Guild, penned a short piece in defense of stronger...

Chicago Weekend Events 2/18-2/20: Flamenco, Jazz, Books And More

The Huffington Post   |  Will Guzzardi   |   May 25, 2011

Well, it's a beautiful Friday afternoon, and it's hard not to get excited about the weekend. It's an exciting one around the city -- great...

No-Pants Subway Ride Taiwan: Panty Riders Invade! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

No-pants riders hit Taiwan this week. Though it might be more accurate to say panty riders for the lack of photos or videos of boxer...

Complex Migraine? Stroke? Taking A Closer Look

  |   May 25, 2011

Video of CBS Los Angeles TV reporter Serene Branson went viral this week when the young journalist began speaking gibberish on-air, leading to concern that...

Meet Gabourey Sidibe's Boyfriend (PHOTO)

Hello Beautiful   |   May 25, 2011

Gabourey Sidibe was seen over the weekend at the Nets vs. Bucks game in New Jersey with her boyfriend. Who is Gabby's boyfriend you ask?...

Rev. Al Sharpton Supports Kelley Williams-Bolar In Ohio School Choice Case

AP   |  MEGHAN BARR   |   February 17, 2011

AKRON, Ohio — A woman convicted of a felony for using her father's address to enroll her children in a neighboring school district should be...

Jeff Bingaman Retirement Announcement Expected Today [UPDATED]

  |   May 25, 2011

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is expected to announce today that he will not run for reelection in 2012, Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post reports....

John Boehner D.C. Budget Proposal Draws Protest At His House (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

DC Vote, a group dedicated to getting full voting rights for the residents of the District of Columbia, held a small demonstration at the residence...

Michele Bachmann: 2012 Decision Will Depend On 'Inner Assurance,' Prayer (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Elyse Siegel   |   May 25, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network published online on Friday that "inner assurance" will ultimately determine whether she...

White House Aims To Revamp 'No Child Left Behind' By Summer

AP   |  JULIE PACE   |   February 17, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration set a goal Thursday of revamping the federal No Child Left Behind education law before students start the next school...
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And Now, Here's Some Speculation That Rick Scott Might Run For The White House

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Right now, we're in an extended period where the people who everyone presumes to be running for president in 2012 are delaying their official entry...

California Storm: Flash Flood Warning In Effect As Up To 6 Inches Of Rain Expected

ktla.com   |  KTLA News   |   May 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A flash flood warning is in effect for Southern California mountain areas, as the region braces for heavy rain. Areas recently...

Bob Sanders Cut: Colts Release 2007 Defensive Player Of The Year

AP   |  MICHAEL MAROT   |   February 18, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Bob Sanders couldn't stay healthy and the Indianapolis Colts couldn't afford to keep investing in the oft-injured safety. Team owner Jim Irsay released...

Justin Bieber On 'CSI': Shot, Killed

  |   May 25, 2011

At least his hair looked good as it happened. Justin Bieber finished off his multi-episode run on "CSI" with a bang, getting shot and killed...

Allan Metcalf Discusses How 'OK' Took Over The World

BBC News   |  Allan Metcalf   |   May 25, 2011

It crops up in our speech dozens of times every day, although it apparently means little. So how did the word "OK" conquer the world,...

2 Dogs Kill Woman In South Carolina

AP   |  MEG KINNARD   |   February 18, 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sirlinda Hayes was working in her garden as she did every day, tending turnips and collard greens on a small plot outside...

Nick Kroll & Matt Besser Play Wacky Morning DJs On 'Parks & Recreation' (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

On this weeks' episode of "Parks & Recreation," Leslie, Ben and Tom go on a "media blitz" to promote the fast-approaching Harvest Festival in Pawnee....

Horse Semen Shots At New Zealand Food Festival

AFP   |   May 25, 2011

WELLINGTON - Long renowned for pioneering extreme sports such as bungee-jumping and heli-skiing, New Zealanders are now pushing culinary boundaries by serving up shots of...

Apple Subscription Plan May Be Under Antitrust Scrutiny: Will Anything Come Of It?

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   May 25, 2011

According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. antitrust enforcers at the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have begun to examine the details of...

Republicans Challenging Unions In State Capitols

AP   |  DAVID A. LIEB and SAM HANANEL   |   February 18, 2011

Republicans who swept into power in state capitols this year with promises to cut spending and bolster the business climate now are beginning to usher...

Bachelor's Michelle Money Talks Dating In Utah

people.com   |  Carrie Bell   |   May 25, 2011

As long as there have been reality shows, there have been misunderstood villains who blame editing for their bad image. Michelle Money, 30, a Salt...

Expectations, Feelings, Past Experiences Can Change How Well Medicines Work

  |  Kate Kelland   |   May 25, 2011

People who don't believe their pain medicine will work can actually reduce or even cancel out the effectiveness of the drug, and images of...

John Deasy Announces Formation of 'Robin Hood West'

AP   |  CHRISTINA HOAG   |   February 17, 2011

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The incoming superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District said Thursday he is forming a new foundation to attract philanthropic...
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Random Anonymous People With Unidentified Blogs Are Apparently Allowed To Be Sources For The New York Times

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

This piece is very typical of political writing: there's an argument, that argument is easily resolved by the simple assertion of objective fact, but let's focus on the argument instead of the resolution because all the arguing is so exciting!

Claude Terrell Arrested: Former Rams Guard Charged With Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

AP   |   February 18, 2011

GALVESTON, Texas — Former St. Louis Rams guard Claude Terrell (teh-REHL') has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and burglary charges in connection...

"The Student Poverty Song" Goes Viral

  |   May 25, 2011

Joining the ranks of students rallying against debt are members of the Dalhousie University student union, whose video on student debt in Nova Scotia went...

Wisconsin Protests Have State GOP Sending State Troopers After Democrat

AP   |   February 18, 2011

MADISON, Wis. — Republicans in the Wisconsin state Senate have asked the governor to send state troopers after Democratic leader Mark Miller. Senate Democrats are...

Your Weekend To-Do List

  |   May 25, 2011

Angelenos looking for fun ways to explore the arts can check out this weekend's events list for dance performances and fundraisers, architecture tours, and art...

Vinita Nair, ABC World News Now Anchor, Calls It Quits (VIDEOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

ABC World News Now co-anchor Vinita Nair called it quits this morning. Nair, who has co-hosted the somewhat unusual news show since 2008, has been...

Giordano's Pizza, Famous Chicago Deep-Dish Chain, Files For Bankruptcy

  |   May 25, 2011

Giordano's, one of the most popular places for stuffed pizza in Chicago, announced this week that it is has filing for bankruptcy protection. Crain's Chicago...

New York Times Reporters Fired On In Bahrain

nytimes.com   |  ROBERT MACKEY   |   May 25, 2011

My colleague Michael Slackman reports that he and a video producer for The Times, Sean Patrick Farrell, were just shot at from a helicopter over...

Mark Wattier, Murray State Prof, Resigns After Insulting Black Student Arlene Johnson

  |   May 25, 2011

A Murray State University professor has resigned after allegedly making racial remarks to a black student. Mark Wattier, a political science professor, told freshman Arlene...

Bloomberg Looks To Change Immigration Reform To Help Fashion Industry

  |   May 25, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg insists America's immigration policy hurts New York's Fashion Week. The mayor was joined by nearly a dozen fashion industry mainstays, including Diane von...

USC Hospital Kidney Program Shut Down After Patient Gets Wrong Transplant

AP   |   February 17, 2011

LOS ANGELES — USC University Hospital voluntarily and temporarily shut down its kidney transplant program last month after the wrong kidney was transplanted into a...

6 Beach Vacation Spots In The Pacific Northwest

AOL Travel News   |   May 25, 2011

Hitting the sandy shores of the Pacific Northwest is unlike a usual day at the beach elsewhere. Think rugged coastlines, moody weather, typically cooler temperatures,...

Borders Bankruptcy Will Have A Greater Impact Than Predicted

nydailynews.com   |  By Alexander Nazaryan   |   May 25, 2011

Borders is bankrupt, and you shouldn't gloat about it, even if you hate chain bookstores. In fact, if you are a writer, an editor or...

Cassy Herkelman Loses: Female High School Wrestler Falls In Quarterfinals

AP   |  LUKE MEREDITH   |   February 18, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa — Cassy Herkelman would have rather wrestled Joel Northrup than to become by default the first girl to ever win a match...

Australia's 'Today Show' Collapses Into Sexual Innuendo During Discussion Of 'Long, Stabby Thing' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Nicholas Graham   |   May 25, 2011

Something is definitely in the water in Australia. First there was "Ten News at Five" anchor Belinda Heggens' low-blow sexual smackdown of co-host Mark Aiston....

City Penalizes Principals Who Save Money For The Following Year

  |   May 25, 2011

With big cuts in education funding expected next year, many principals have tucked away rainy day funds. Under a new city policy, principals who save...

UC Davis Removes Web Wording That Upset Christians

AP   |   February 17, 2011

DAVIS, Calif. — The University of California at Davis has eliminated from its website a definition of religious discrimination that offended more than two dozen...

Sarah Palin's Leopard-Print Heels: Hit Or Miss? (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 25, 2011

We wouldn't have pegged Business Insider to be a fashion-savvy bunch but, boy, did they nab a style hot shot on Thursday. Sarah Palin stopped...

Wisconsin Protests: Tens Of Thousands Turn Out In Madison Against Anti-Union Proposal

  |   May 25, 2011

Protests in Wisconsin continue to surge Friday, even as reports from Thursday evening claimed as many as 25,000 demonstrators had taken to the state's capitol...

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Gains Some House GOP Support In

Colorado Statesman   |  Ernest Luning   |   May 25, 2011

State Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, on Monday introduced a bill to establish civil unions in Colorado, creating a state-sanctioned relationship for same-sex couples. And because...

2012 Could Emerge The Year Of Billion-Dollar Campaigns

NPR   |  Peter Overby   |   May 25, 2011

The 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be a multibillion-dollar contest. President Obama's re-election committee is expected to raise at least $1 billion, and...

Chicago Restaurant Week 2011: Ten Great Deals (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Chicago's Restaurant Week starts today, and while you look over the massive list of participating restaurants, it's easy to become overwhelmed. Restaurant Week has something...

Watch The Top 9 YouTube Videos Of The Week

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   May 25, 2011

If you're looking to see the most popular YouTube videos of the week, look no further. Once again, we're bringing you the week's most-watched videos,...

House Debates Blocking Funds For Health Care Law

AP   |  DAVID ESPO   |   February 18, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted to shield greenhouse-gas polluters and privately owned colleges from federal regulators on Friday, strengthening the pro-business emphasis of legislation...

Slam Dunk Contest 2011 Odds: Who Will Win? (VIDEOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

The 2011 NBA All-Star break is finally here and it's time to vote on who you think will win the slam dunk contest. Blake Griffin,...

Saskia De Brauw Stars On Carine Roitfeld's Last French Vogue Cover (PHOTO)

  |   May 25, 2011

From our amis at French Vogue comes Carine Roitfeld's last cover for the March edition of the glossy. It features Dutch model Saskia de Brauw,...

Knife In Man's Head Removed After 4 Years

AP   |  GILLIAN WONG   |   February 18, 2011

BEIJING — Surgeons in southern China successfully removed a rusty, 4-inch (10-centimeter) knife from the skull of a man who said it had been stuck...

Paris Hilton's Birthday Party Crashed, Cake Stolen

  |   May 25, 2011

Well, this was a less than sweet birthday gift. Paris Hilton held a blowout birthday party on Wednesday night, and she had a few uninvited...

Chinese Man Lives With Knife In Head For 4 Years (VIDEO)

AP   |  By GILLIAN WONG   |   May 25, 2011

BEIJING (AP) -- Surgeons in southern China successfully removed a rusty, 4-inch (10-centimeter) knife from the skull of a man who said it had been...
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Texas Dems To Fleeing Wisconsin Lawmakers: 'Call Your Spouses For Conjugal Visits'

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- As a group of Wisconsin Democrats camp outside their state in hopes of stalling an anti-public union bill, veterans of such high-stake showdowns...

K Street Holding Cards On 2012 Primary

The Hill   |  Kevin Bogardus   |   May 25, 2011

Many K Street insiders are close to several of the likely presidential contenders and are waiting to see who will officially jump into the race...

Teen Angst Reads: Books That Rocked Your World At 16

flavorwire.com   |  Nina MacLaughlin   |   May 25, 2011

We all have a few: the books we read when we were young that altered everything. These were the world-changers, the reality-definers, the stories you...

Mila Kunis In Oz? Actress Rumored For 'Oz, The Great And Powerful'

  |   May 25, 2011

Ding dong, Mila Kunis is dead? Sources tell NY Magazine's Vulture blog that the "Black Swan" star is set to join the hot prequel to...

Fang Binxing, Father of China's 'Great Firewall,' Admits To Skirting The Censorship He Built

Los Angeles Times   |   May 25, 2011

The man known as the father of China's so-called Great Firewall is defending his invention, which blocks out hundreds of thousands of foreign websites, and...

Stewart Brand: Nuclear Power Could Save The World

Inhabitat   |   May 25, 2011

Stewart Brand is an author, environmentalist, and above all, best known for his work as the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog. [...] Recently, our very...

Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg Flank Obama At Tech Titan Dinner (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Via the White House Flickr photostream come photos of President Obama's buzzed-about dinner with tech leaders Thursday evening. The guest list (see below) included tech...

Senegal Man Sets Himself On Fire Near Presidential Palace

AP   |  RUKMINI CALLIMACHI   |   February 18, 2011

DAKAR, Senegal — A man who set himself on fire in front of the presidential palace in Senegal on Friday died from his wounds hours...

Sustainable Eco-Fashion From New York Fashion Week 2011 (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

From Ecouterre: While the forecast remained frigid, the Big Apple seemed to warm up just a bit with all the buzz and energy surrounding New...
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While Congress Debates EPA, CO2 Keeps Rising

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Marcus Baram   |   May 25, 2011

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday...

'Threat Level Midnight': Michael Scott's Screenplay Comes to Life On 'The Office' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   May 25, 2011

Last night's episode of "The Office" was one of the most memorable ones to date. We finally get to see the screenplay Michael Scott has...

Inside Eunice Johnson's Fabulous Closet (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Linda Johnson Rice, daughter of the late Eunice Johnson, gave CBS News a look inside the Ebony Fashion Fair creator and cosmetics entrepreneur's closet. Linda...

Ofrenda: Up to 43% Off Brunch or Two-Course Dinner for Two

  |   May 25, 2011

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Elizabeth Warren Names Major CFPB Regulator

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Zach Carter   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, House Republicans cemented plans to slash the budget for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, setting up a major fight with...

John Kasich Apologizes To Police Officer He Called 'Idiot'

Politics Daily   |  Christopher Weber   |   May 25, 2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich apologized Thursday to the police officer he called an "idiot" during a speech last month....

Why Obama's Walking Fine Line On GOP Slash-And-Burn Budget Plans

Mother Jones   |  David Corn   |   May 25, 2011

Clearly, the president -- as would be expected -- opposes the GOP cuts. But the White House is not at this point picking a fight...

Doug Bruce Charity's Tax Returns Show Years Of Omissions

Colorado Springs Gazette   |  JOHN SCHROYER   |   May 25, 2011

Douglas Bruce, a candidate for the Colorado Springs City Council, has spent more than 20 years in Colorado politics as an activist, a candidate...

Ann Coulter Returns To MSNBC (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Ann Coulter returned to MSNBC Thursday night for a discussion about Chris Christie with "Last Word" host Lawrence O'Donnell. Coulter, who was fired twice from...
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Foreclosure Hero: Man Pesters Executives, Saves Friend's House

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Laura Bassett   |   May 25, 2011

Lee Castillo, 34, is an IT systems engineer with zero experience in the mortgage industry.  But when he found out that his friend had been...

For Candidates, The 15th Ward's Ills Are Daunting

Chicago News Cooperative   |  MICK DUMKE   |   May 25, 2011

In the eyes of Lisa Thomas, the needs of the 15th Ward are so extensive it is difficult to list them all. Things have been...

Jared Lee Loughner Records To Be Considered For Release By Judge

AP   |  JULIE WATSON   |   February 18, 2011

SAN DIEGO — News organizations failed to persuade a federal judge Friday to release a second mug shot and search warrant records involving the suspect...

Paris Hilton's Awkward Port Authority Appearance

  |   May 25, 2011

City Room reports that Paris Hilton was slated to appear at a charitable event at the Port Authority for the United Service Organizations, a nonprofit...
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Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier Talks About Her Terminated Pregnancy [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Ryan Grim   |   May 25, 2011

Updated below... WASHINGTON -- Before Rep. Jackie Speier took the House floor late on Thursday night, New Jersey Republican Chris Smith used his time to...

Haley Barbour: EPA Is Over-Regulating Coal

AP   |  ROGER ALFORD   |   February 17, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. — On a visit to coal country, potential Republican presidential candidate Haley Barbour says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is over-regulating coal. The...

Toddler Taekwondo Is The Cutest Thing Ever (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

This is one of those videos that really needs no introduction. It's an adorable Taekwondo match between two tiny baby people! Now, before you get...

Allen Stanford Sues Feds For $7.2 Billion

AP   |  JUAN A. LOZANO   |   February 17, 2011

HOUSTON — Jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has filed a lawsuit accusing prosecutors and federal agents of depriving him of his constitutional rights by...

Bernanke: Regulators Can Handle 'Too Big To Fail' Banks

The Huffington Post   |  Yepoka Yeebo   |   May 25, 2011

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday that regulators could now handle the collapse of a "too big to fail" bank. The next day, presenting...

'Carbon Nation': Exclusive Preview Featuring Van Jones (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Joanna Zelman   |   May 25, 2011

Environmental documentaries are beginning to flood theaters, but viewers frequently walk away with one question on their minds - what is the solution? Enter "Carbon...

Gabriel Aubry Takes Nahla To The Zoo (PHOTO)

popsugar.com   |   May 25, 2011

Gabriel Aubry took little Nahla out for a fun day at the zoo in LA yesterday. Gabriel's been in the middle of a heated custody...

US-Obama Approval: 43% Approve, 49% Disapprove (YouGov 2/12-15)

  |   May 25, 2011

YouGov / Economist 2/12-15/11; 1,000 adults Mode: Internet YouGov release National Obama Job Approval 43% Approve, 49% Disapprove (chart) Congressional Job Approval 14% Approve, 54%...

Alex Rodriguez And Robin Williams Heading To The Rushmore Building

  |   May 25, 2011

The Rushmore building on the Upper West Side got a heaping spoonful of star power this week. First it was reported that actor Robin Williams...

Mark Buehrle Defends Michael Vick Comments: 'I Said It. I Meant It.'

AP   |  RICK GANO   |   February 17, 2011

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle isn't backing off his critical comment about Michael Vick. Buehrle recently told MLB.com that he sometimes...

Irish Man Forced To Eat Ear During Brutal Gang Attack

  |   May 25, 2011

A homeless Irish man was forced to eat part of his ear after it was cut off as part of a brutal gang attack, the...

Chinese New Year: Year Of The Rabbit Celebrations Conclude With Lantern Festival (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Cites across commemorated the last day of the Lunar New Year celebrations in spectacular style with bright colorful lanterns. Also known as Yuanxiao Festival or...

Oil Spill Containment System Unveiled By Oil Companies

AP   |  CHRIS KAHN   |   February 17, 2011

NEW YORK — A group of oil companies led by Exxon said Thursday it has built a system that can stop an undersea oil spill...

Thousands Call For Death Of Iran Opposition Leaders

AP   |  NASSER KARIMI   |   February 18, 2011

TEHRAN, Iran — Thousands of Iranian government supporters called for the execution of opposition leaders at a prayer service Friday in response to anti-government demonstrations...

Royal Wedding Invitations Hit The Mail, Prince Harry's Speech Debated (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Miss any Royal Wedding news lately? CBS News has you covered. Along with rehashing a bunch of stuff we already know -- Chelsy Davy might...

Christian Slater Talks Addiction, Jail In 'Details' Magazine

  |   May 25, 2011

Afraid of one day going to jail? No worries! Christian Slater says it ain't that bad. Slater, the star of films such as "Heathers," "True...

Sharks Swarm In Thousands Off Florida Coast (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Joanna Zelman   |   May 25, 2011

As if one shark isn't intimidating enough, thousands of sharks were spotted swarming just 50 yards off the coast of Boca Raton, Florida this week....

Sarah Palin Sees Iowa GOP Activists Not Crazy About Her

The Washington Post   |  Dan Balz   |   May 25, 2011

A group of Republican activists was sorting out the field of prospective 2012 presidential candidates on a cold night here recently when talk turned to...

Caroline Wozniacki Reclaims No. 1 Ranking After Dubai Win

AP   |  MICHAEL CASEY   |   February 18, 2011

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Caroline Wozniacki regained the No. 1 ranking after beating Shahar Peer of Israel to reach the semifinals of the Dubai...

Will NYSE's Merger Help Prevent Another 'Flash Crash'?

  |   May 25, 2011

NEW YORK (By Jonathan Spicer) - The merger frenzy among the world's top exchanges could cast the U.S.-centric "flash crash" debate in a global...

Racial Flaps Dog Alabama Despite Progress

AP   |  JAY REEVES   |   February 18, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Months after the University of Alabama dedicated a plaza and clock tower to its earliest black students, the school has been swamped...

Burglar Asks Cops For A Ride Home

Skokie Patch   |   May 25, 2011

After allegedly breaking into a car and stealing several items, Tilynn L. Tate thought it would be a good idea to ask police for a...

Next iPhone Will Be Cheaper, Not Smaller (RUMOR)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   May 25, 2011

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote that Apple was prepping a smaller version of the iPhone release, but a new rumor casts doubt on the...

Illinois Pension Contribution Plan 'Incredibly Dangerous'

The Huffington Post   |  William Alden   |   May 25, 2011

As state and local governments face daunting pension shortfalls, some pension systems are taking controversial steps to stay solvent. As lawmakers in Wisconsin attempt to...
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Nation Building: Roads, Laws, Cops, Jobs And The Challenges Of The Afghan Surge

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jeff Muskus   |   May 25, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- "Take a look at this," Tom Symalla says, reaching down to yank at a piece of gravel poking out from the surface...

Alex Rodriguez New Home: Yankees Star Reportedly Buys $6 Million Apartment

  |   May 25, 2011

The New York Post reported on Friday that New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is leaving his "$30,000-a-month rental" and moving into a $6 million...

Ann Pettway Indicted In Carlina White Baby-Snatching Case

AP   |   February 17, 2011

NEW YORK — A North Carolina woman accused of snatching a newborn from a New York hospital more than two decades ago has been indicted...

Miles Garber, Model, Talks Bagels & Crotch Harnesses, Goes To A Punk Show (VIDEO)

The Cut   |  James Lim, Dorsey Shaw, and Beth Stebner   |   May 25, 2011

This season, we armed native New Yorker Miles Garber, who could not be cuter, with a FlipVideo camcorder and set him loose. He warmed...

Warren Buffett's Investing Secret? Great Companies Don't Require Good Management

Bloomberg   |  Andrew Frye and Dakin Campbell   |   May 25, 2011

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said he rates businesses on their ability to raise prices and sometimes doesn't even...

'The Qu'osby Show': Aasif Mandvi Makes Muslim 'Cosby Show' Pilot On 'Daily Show' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   May 25, 2011

UPDATE: Scroll down for the full pilot! Could a lovable Muslim sit-com family change America's perception of Muslims? Perhaps, but probably not the one you're...

Haley Barbour Appears To Have A Confederate Problem

AP   |  EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS   |   February 17, 2011

JACKSON, Miss. — Does Haley Barbour have a Confederate problem? It's a question hounding Mississippi's Republican governor as he gears up for a possible 2012...

Industries Where Women Still Earn Less Than Men (CHART)

The Huffington Post   |  Lila Shapiro   |   May 25, 2011

The great recession may have left more American men unemployed then women, sparking cries of a "Mancession", but in 2009, women's median weekly wage was...

The Most Stunning & Challenging Treks In The World (PHOTOS)

  |   September 20, 2011

Here at HuffPost Travel we believe firmly in the power of the outdoors (perhaps, in part, because we're city dwellers). Hiking is a favorite pastime...

10 Rules For A Healthy Heart

Health   |  Lynne Peeples   |   May 25, 2011

Heart disease causes over 600,000 deaths every year in the U.S., with another 27 million Americans living with it every day. Fortunately, some simple...

Larry King: Piers Morgan 'May Have Been Oversold'

  |   May 25, 2011

Larry King told a BBC radio show on Thursday that his successor, Piers Morgan, "may have been oversold" by CNN as a new, edgy type...

This Week In Unnecessary Censorship (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

TGITWIUCD! Thank God It's This Week In Unnecessary Censorship Day! Once again, Jimmy and his staff have taken the time to show us what nightly...

Sorority Brawl At University Of Michigan

  |   May 25, 2011

A Greek charity event at the University of Michigan called Winterfest got a bit heated as a friendly broomball competition between Alpha Phi and Delta...

From Mortgage Broker To Homeless: One Woman's Housing Bust Saga

Washington Post   |  Annie Gowen   |   May 25, 2011

Before the real estate bust, Rob Paxton and Susan Schneider might have met at a networking event or through their home-buyer clients. Instead, they first...

'The King Of Limbs': Radiohead Album Download Offered Early

  |   May 25, 2011

Surprise! Radiohead, who announced earlier this week that they'd release their new album, "The King of Limbs" for digital download on Saturday, got things started...

Steve Sullivan Hit In Face With Puck: Predators Forward Taken To Hospital

AP   |  TERESA M. WALKER   |   February 17, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Predators forward Steve Sullivan has been taken to a hospital for tests after he was hit in the face by a puck...

Presidents Day 2011: The Funniest Someecards (PICTURES)

  |   May 25, 2011

To some Americans, Presidents Day is just another Monday where the mail doesn't get delivered. These citizens are missing out on a holiday that has...

Yemen Protests: 'Friday of Rage' Marked By Clashes As Protests Spread (LIVE UPDATES)

AP   |  AHMED AL-HAJ   |   May 25, 2011

SANAA, Yemen -- Riot police fired shots in the air and used tear gas against thousands of government opponents who also clashed with supporters of...

MSU Study Identifies Factors That Can Lead To Dropping Out Of College

  |   May 25, 2011

According to a new report, certain critical factors -- like becoming depressed and losing financial aid -- strongly influence whether or not students complete college....

L.A.M.B. Fall 2011: Gwen Stefani, Kingston & Final Model Fall Close Out New York Fashion Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 25, 2011

Text by Samantha Critchell, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Gwen Stefani has cleaned up the LAMB look for fall, creating one heck of a...

SEC Probing Mutual Funds' Muni Bond Pricing

  |   May 25, 2011

U.S. securities regulators are probing whether some mutual funds have overstated the value of thinly traded risky municipal bonds at a time when investors...

Best Classes And Activities In New York City

  |   May 25, 2011

New York is a city full of experts. Many of these experts teach classes, from the useful to the arcane, all trades and skills are...

Arkansas' Finest Take It Off (Kind Of) For Katy Perry

  |   May 25, 2011

During a recent snowpocalypse, a cadre of University of Arkansas students put their free time to good use -- by filming a lipdub to Katy...

How Lindsay Lohan Could Go To Jail Without A Trial

tmz.com   |  2/18/2011 12:55 AM PST by TMZ Staff     |   May 25, 2011

After doing some investigating, we discovered the D.A. could drop the felony grand theft case completely. But that wouldn't end Lindsay's legal woes -- not...

Joe Frazier Dies: Former Mets Manager Dead At 88

AP   |  The Associated Press   |   February 17, 2011

Former New York Mets manager Joe Frazier, who led the team for just one full season before it went into a sharp decline, has died....

A Visit To A Sicilian Food Market (VIDEO)

  |   November 30, 2011

A correspondent for The Guardian newspaper named Benji Lanyado appears to travel the world on assignment (lucky man!). Lanyado follows a local hotel owner named...

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan CEO, Gets $17 Million Pay Day

AP   |   February 17, 2011

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has granted Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon stock and options worth $17 million, just a month after one...

US Issues Travel Warning For Mexico

AP   |   February 18, 2011

MEXICO CITY — The U.S. government has barred its employees from traveling to the Mexican state where two U.S. federal agents were shot this week....

'Lotus Flower': Thom Yorke Dances In New Radiohead Video (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Don't put it past dedicated Radiohead fans to learn this dance. Lead singer Thom Yorke dances -- spasms! -- in the video for their new...

Uganda Elections: President Yoweri Museveni Predicted To Win 'Flawed' Polls After 25 Years In Power

AP   |  MAX DELANY   |   February 17, 2011

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda's long-serving president says he will not become the latest African leader to be unseated by popular unrest, and elections on Friday...

Glenn Beck: Some Muslims Want To Bring About The Antichrist (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Jack Mirkinson   |   May 25, 2011

Glenn Beck theorized that some Muslims are trying to bring about the equivalent of the Antichrist on his Thursday show. Beck claimed that he was...

Colin Powell Slams U.S. Officials Over Handling Of Iraq Defector's False Claims

  |   May 25, 2011

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell slammed U.S. intelligence officials over their handling of "Curveball," the notorious Iraqi defector who admitted his claims on weapons...

Ralph Lauren Fall 2011: Art Deco Meets Chinoiserie, Lauren Bush Watches (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Text by Samantha Critchell, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - The Ralph Lauren runway was a departure from what New York Fashion Week had seen...

Britney Spears 'Hold It Against Me' Video Debuts (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Britney Spears debuted the music video for her new song "Hold It Against Me" on Thursday night, and it has something for everyone -- especially...

'Bachelor' Aaron Buerge Files For Bankruptcy

people.com   |  Jeffrey Truesdell   |   May 25, 2011

Season 2 Bachelor Aaron Buerge, who proposed with a rose only to cut off the engagement and find true love in his hometown of Springfield,...

Alex Nagorny Under Investigation In Germany For Nazi Killings

AP   |  DAVID RISING   |   February 18, 2011

BERLIN — A German prosecutor has opened a murder investigation against a key witness in John Demjanjuk's trial on allegations the man may have been...

How '5 Browns' Dad Struck A Plea Deal In Sodomizing, Abusing Daughters

people.com   |  Sara Hammel   |   May 25, 2011

Even the perpetrator's own lawyer admits his acts were "reprehensible" and "deplorable." So what led Keith Scott Brown to make surprise guilty pleas in a...

Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, To Join Obama's Jobs Council

AP   |  DARLENE SUPERVILLE   |   February 18, 2011

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Pushing his jobs agenda, President Barack Obama made the case Friday that companies can make money and build up the country at...

Colbert Report, Huffington Post Rip Hole In The Blog-Time Continuum (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

A couple nights ago, Stephen Colbert created The Colbuffington Re-Post. We posted the video of his announcement from the "Colbert Report," but now Stephen thinks...

Serene Branson Speaks About Speech Problem At Grammys (VIDEO)

AP   |   May 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) -- A TV reporter who lapsed into gibberish during a live shot outside the Grammys said she was terrified when it...

Obama Talks Jobs With Jobs, Other Tech Leaders

AP   |  DARLENE SUPERVILLE   |   February 18, 2011

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Pushing his jobs agenda, President Barack Obama made the case Friday that companies can make money and build up the country at...

Bahrain Protesters Call For Toppling Of Monarchy

AP   |  HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and BARBARA SURK   |   February 18, 2011

MANAMA, Bahrain — Security forces opened fire Friday on Bahraini protesters for a second straight day, wounding at least 50 people as thousands defied the...

Egypt Celebrations: Egyptians Mass In Cairo To Mark Mubarak Fall

AP   |  BEN HUBBARD   |   February 18, 2011

CAIRO — Egyptians thronged again to Tahrir Square on Friday, one week after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, in a sun-splashed victory celebration of dancing,...

Army Trains For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

AP   |  PAULINE JELINEK and LOLITA C. BALDOR   |   February 17, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Army's top general kicked off the service's training program Thursday on the new law allowing gays to serve openly in the military,...

5 People Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Thornton

AP   |   February 18, 2011

THORNTON, Colo. — Police in suburban Denver were investigating Friday why an SUV careened through rush-hour traffic, triggering a crash that killed a family of...

Mikhail Prokhorov Hasn't Changed His Mind On Melo Trade

AP/Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

UPDATE: Despite a spokesman's claims that New Jersey Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov has not changed his mind since putting an end to trade talks with...

'Huffbert Nation': HuffPost's Answer To 'The Colbuffington Re-Post'

The Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   May 25, 2011

Those of you who tuned into "The Colbert Report" the past two nights (or watched the clip on HuffPost) must have seen Stephen Colbert's version...

House Republicans Move To Block FCC Internet Regulations

AP   |  JOELLE TESSLER   |   February 18, 2011

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday moved to block the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing new rules that prohibit broadband providers from interfering with Internet...
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