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All The News - 06.01.2011

Piper Palin Blocks Reporter From Sarah Palin On Bus Tour (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

A reporter seemed to get too close to Sarah Palin for her daughter's liking during a stop in Philadelphia on the former Alaska governor's bus...

Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan Says He Will Consider Resigning

AP   |  ERIC TALMADGE   |   August 1, 2011

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan, facing a no-confidence vote in parliament, said Thursday he will consider resigning once Japan's efforts to recover from...

Alibaba's Jack Ma Offers Yahoo Some Advice: Break Up

  |   August 1, 2011

By Alexei Oreskovic and Sarah McBride PALOS VERDES, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba founder Jack Ma didn't shed new light on his negotiations with...

Stanley Cup Finals 2011: Vancouver Canucks Beat Boston Bruins 1-0 In Game 1 (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post   |  By GREG BEACHAM   |   August 1, 2011

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Raffi Torres ended an ugly Stanley Cup finals opener with a dramatic flash of beauty for the Vancouver Canucks. Torres...

Anthony Weiner Addresses Twitter Photo Controversy (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) sought to do damage control on Wednesday in the wake of an inappropriate picture being sent from his Twitter account. Reuters...

Dennis Kucinich Libya Withdrawal Resolution Vote Scrapped By House

  |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday called off a vote on a proposal directing President Barack Obama to remove U.S. armed forces...

John Boehner: Medicare Not Defining Issue In New York Special Election

Roll Call   |   August 1, 2011

Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday downplayed the significance of the Medicare debate in a recent New York special election, saying that it played a minor...

Robert Gates: Obama's National Security Shakeup At Least A Year In The Making

AP   |  By ROBERT BURNS   |   August 1, 2011

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY PLANE OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the reshaping of much of President Barack Obama's national...

Drug War Has Failed And Governments Should Explore Legalizing Marijuana, Says Report

AP   |  By JONATHAN M. KATZ   |   August 1, 2011

NEW YORK -- The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalizing marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a commission that...

Homeland Security Bill: House Republicans Break With Leaders, Vote With Dems On Firefighter Grants

Politico   |  David Rogers   |   August 1, 2011

Breaking with their leadership, 147 House Republicans joined Democrats to restore $320 million for firefighter grants Wednesday evening even as Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter...

Italy Unfreezes $33 Million In Vatican Funds

  |   August 1, 2011

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Prosecutors in Rome on Wednesday (June 1) released $33 million (23 million euros) in Vatican...

Gingrich Woos Skeptical Evangelical Voters

  |   August 1, 2011

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) As evangelicals and other social conservatives gather here this weekend (June 3-4) to take the measure...

iPhone App Will Help You Lobby

Roll Call   |  May 26, 2011   |   August 1, 2011

The rock-musician-turned-activist Bono wants you to know: You, too, can be a lobbyist, and all you need is an iPhone....

Obama, Democrats Set $60 Million Fundraising Goal For June

AP   |  By KEN THOMAS   |   June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's key fundraisers are being asked to raise $60 million for the president's re-election campaign and the Democratic Party by the...

Are Magnet Schools Perpetuating Segregation?

  |   August 1, 2011

The debate over segregation continues at one of the nation's top schools after the principal received the following message: integrate or lose funding. According to...

Windows 8 Reviews: Is Microsoft's Tablet Strategy On Track?

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   August 1, 2011

Microsoft has taken the wraps off of Windows 8 to offer a peek at the operating system many say is one finally optimized for tablets...

Yemen Street Battles Leave At Least 41 Dead

AP   |  AHMED AL-HAJ and BEN HUBBARD   |   June 1, 2011

SANAA, Yemen — Street battles between Yemeni government forces and armed tribesmen killed dozens of people Wednesday in this country teetering on the brink of...

E. Coli Outbreak: Smoking Gun Difficult To Track Down

AP   |  DAVID RISING and MIKE STOBBE   |   June 1, 2011

BERLIN — European health officials tracking one of the worst E. coli outbreaks on record might never know where it came from. It's a sad...

Gayngs Plays First Fridays, Loves LA Food

  |  Katie Bain   |   August 1, 2011

Gayngs sidled into our musical consciousness last year on the 69 BPM power of their debut "Relayted". This 23-member Midwest collective is made up of...

Martha Rivera Alanis, Mexican Teacher, Praised For Protecting Students During Drug War Fight

AP   |  By PORFIRIO IBARRA   |   August 1, 2011

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A kindergarten teacher in northern Mexico was honored Monday for her courage after a video showed her calmly instructing children to...

Billy Bob Thornton's Estranged Daughter Found Guilty Of Aggravated Manslaughter

AP   |   June 1, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a child in Orlando. Prosecutors say...

David Vitter Lifts Hold On Obama Nominee Dan Ashe Over Deepwater Drilling In Gulf

AP   |   August 1, 2011

NEW ORLEANS (AP/The Huffington Post) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he will release his hold on Dan Ashe, the president's nominee to head the...

National Running Day 2011: Who Is The Average American Runner? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post   |  Chris Spurlock   |   August 1, 2011

June 1 is National Running Day. To celebrate, we've published lists of the Top 10 Ways to Celebrate and the Top 10 Tips for Beginner...

Massachusetts Tornado Video: Springfield Twister Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post   |  Timothy Stenovec   |   August 1, 2011

This post has been updated. A work trip for two men on Wednesday afternoon didn't go as planned when the tornado in Springfield, Massachusetts crossed...

San Diego Murder-Suicide: Police Investigating Link Between Family's Murder And Man's Deadly Plunge

AP   |  By JULIE WATSON   |   June 1, 2011

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- The discovery of a man's body under a freeway bridge near San Diego Wednesday led police to a home where they...

WikiLeaks Haiti: The PetroCaribe Files

The Nation   |  Dan Coughlin and Kim Ives   |   August 1, 2011

When René Préval took the oath of Haiti's presidential office in a ceremony at Haiti's National Palace on May 14, 2006, he was anxious to...

Microsoft Demos Windows 8: See The Features (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   August 1, 2011

Microsoft's Windows 8 will look dramatically different from the Windows operating systems that preceded it. Steven Sinofsky, president of Windows and Windows Live, sat down...
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Keystone Pipeline: Democrats Seek Halt To Permitting Process

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Tom Zeller Jr.   |   August 1, 2011

Nearly three-dozen Democratic members of Congress appealed to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson this week to halt all...

Amy Adams Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's New Film

  |   August 1, 2011

Amy Adams, has signed on to Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled film project that tells a veiled, cautionary tale about the beginning of Scientology. Deadline reports...

Deer Walks Into A Bank (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Craig Kanalley   |   August 1, 2011

A deer walked into a bank today in Roanoke, Virginia, spooking those inside and leading to a crowd outside. Security guard Pete Peterson sprang into...

LA's Food Bloggers Pick The Best Burgers in Los Angeles

  |  Lien Ta   |   August 1, 2011

Tis the season for grilling -- and eating burgers you don't have to grill yourself. The fat sandwich -- meat, bun, extras up to you...

Circus Elephant Helps Clean Up Joplin Tornado Damage

  |   November 16, 2011

RIM's PlayBook 2 Features Could Include 10-Inch Screen, White Exterior

ZDNet   |   August 1, 2011

High up on the lengthy list of complaints about RIM's ill-fated BlackBerry Playbook is the device's relatively paltry size. That the PlayBook's 7-inch screen size...

9 Politicians Eating Pizza (PHOTOS)

  |   August 1, 2011

When Donald Trump and Sarah Palin met up to eat pizza in Times Square (with a knife and fork... Really, guys?), we had a sudden...

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Can't Quite Define Twitter

The Huffington Post   |  Bianca Bosker   |   August 1, 2011

Even Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey can't quite explain what Twitter is--but he says it doesn't matter. "I don't have an answer and I don't think...

Canada's Personal Debt Rises

  |   August 1, 2011

CBC -- Canadians rang up five per cent more in personal debt in the first three months of 2011 compared with 2010, according to a...
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Obama Administration Seeks To Address Homeless Crisis Among Gay Teens

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Cherkis   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Jonathan had spent nearly a decade in Louisiana's child welfare system. The safest places, the gay teen discovered, were the moldy homes he...
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Iodine Deficiency Could Spell Big Problem For UK

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Catherine Pearson   |   August 1, 2011

A startling new study suggests that iodine deficiency, the most common cause of brain damage worldwide, could be rampant in the UK even though it...

Charlie Sheen And Brooke Mueller Reach Joint Custody Deal

tmz.com   |  19 Minutes Ago by TMZ Staff     |   August 1, 2011

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller have hashed out a joint custody agreement ... lawyers for the former couple told an L.A. judge today....

Roger Federer Fan Falls Over, Gets Hug From Tennis Star (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Shortly after Roger Federer dominated Gael Monfils in the French Open quarterfinals, he decided to take some pictures with the fans. One fan in particular,...

Westfield Tornado: 2nd Confirmed Twister In Massachusetts

  |   August 1, 2011

Less than two hours after a tornado touched down in Springfield, The Weather Channel (TWC) has confirmed a second tornado in nearby Westfield, Massachusetts. It...

Rene Hector Zepeda Pleads Not-Guilty To Foreclosure Break-In

Newport Beach, CA Patch   |  8:17am   |   August 1, 2011

A 72-year-old man and his attorney, who has been declared ineligible to practice law, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in connection with breaking into the man's...

Password Sharing Crackdown: Web Entertainment Theft Bill Passes In Tennessee

AP   |  SHEILA BURKE and LUCAS L. JOHNSON II   |   June 1, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login...

Stocks Fall Roughly 2 Percent Amid Fears That Recovery Is Slowing

The Huffington Post   |  James Sunshine   |   August 1, 2011

Boom goes the recovery. On Wednesday, U.S. stocks tumbled roughly two percent, bringing the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by 2.2 percent, or nearly 280...

Judge Rejects Big Tobacco's Effort To End Lawsuit Over Dangers Of Cigarette Smoking

AP   |   June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has rejected the tobacco industry's latest effort to end a case in which the companies were found to have concealed...

Shep Smith: Anthony Weiner Should Recognize His 'Certain Thing' (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Shep Smith cut to the heart of the Anthony Weiner controversy on Wednesday's "Studio B." The most puzzling thing about the increasingly surreal series of...

US To Boycott World Conference Against Racism in September

AP   |  ANITA SNOW   |   June 1, 2011

UNITED NATIONS — The Obama administration said Wednesday it will boycott a world conference against racism being held at U.N. headquarters in September. The United...

Kim and Scott Holstein, Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels: A New Twist On Success

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business   |  Geoff Williams   |   August 1, 2011

Many entrepreneurs admit that their business sometimes ties them up in knots. But in Kim and Scott Holstein's case, it's part of the business model:...

Victoria Beckham's Special Requests At Gjelina 'Politely Declined'

latimes.com   |   August 1, 2011

Gjelina is serious about its "no substitutions" policy. Even if you are chef Gordon Ramsay and you're dining with Victoria Beckham. Listen to this story and...

Malta's Divorce Referendum Kicks Off Legislation Process (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |  Ashley Reich   |   August 1, 2011

The citizens of Malta, a primarily Roman Catholic island nation off the coast of Italy, voted Sunday in favor of legalizing divorce in a hotly...
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Late Returns: WTF-abee? Huck's Heart Won't Say No To The Veep Slot

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   August 1, 2011

Seems like only a few weeks ago Huckabee was telling his fans he had decided not to run for president. Now he's telling the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that he is still leaving the door open to being vice president.
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Bradley Manning Supporters Head To Fort Leavenworth

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Lucia Graves   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Demonstrators from around the country will converge on Leavenworth, Kan., this Saturday to rally in support of Bradley Manning, the Army private accused...
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Kristin Moehl Helps Push Ultra Running to Next Level (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Laura Gottesdiener   |   August 1, 2011

Standing at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, ultra marathoner Kristin Moehl saw more than 20 miles of trails winding down to the canyon...

Dimitri Soudas, Harper Spokesman, Steps Down

CP   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Stephen Harper's pitbull chief spokesman is leaving the Prime Minister's Office after nine years dogging the heels of the...

HUFFPOST HILL - Double Entendre Causes Washington To Regress

  |  Eliot Nelson   |   August 1, 2011

Read More: Huffpost Hill
GOP lawmakers will take a break from hosting events with Greenpeace to consider a bill proposed by Dennis Kucinich. Jim DeMint demonstrated that there isn't...

The Best Cities for Recent Grads

The Daily Beast   |   August 1, 2011

The Daily Beast rates the best cities for recent college grads....

Hungry For Home? Chicago Has Options For Homesick Out-Of-Towners (PHOTOS)

  |  Lauren Drell   |   August 1, 2011

Homesick for your favorite hometown eats? If you can't get out of town to curb your Maine lobster roll, Philly cheesesteak, or Texas-style BBQ craving--Chicago...
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New York Quits Secure Communities Immigration Enforcement Program, Andrew Cuomo Announces

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Elise Foley   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- New York will no longer participate in the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday, making the state the...

Slave Lake Soil Tested For Toxins

CP   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Soil in the northern Alberta town of Slave Lake is being tested for toxins after a wildfire destroyed many of the...
Bianca Bosker

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Fabrice Tourre, The Fabulous Fab, Offers Cautionary Tale: Data Never Dies

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Bianca Bosker   |   August 1, 2011

Fabrice Tourre (a.k.a. the "Fabulous Fab"), the Goldman Sachs mortgage trader who has become synonymous with Wall Street shenanigans, has now become synonymous with something...

5 Greatest NBA Finals Moments Legoized

TAUNTR.COM   |   August 1, 2011

So before you sit down tonight to enjoy the NBA Finals, take a brief moment to relive some of the Finals greatest moments--Gar Heard in...

Octomom's Doctor Has License Revoked For 'Mega-Birth'

AP   |  SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER   |   June 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES — The state medical board has revoked the license of the fertility doctor who helped "Octomom" Nadya Suleman become the mother of 14...

El Barrio Today Arts Cluster Launches First-Ever 'El Barrio Week' In East Harlem

dnainfo.com   |   August 1, 2011

HARLEM -- The first-ever El Barrio Week kicks off Wednesday and will feature 14 days of art exhibits, cooking demonstrations, spoken word performances, restaurant tastings...

Google: Gmail Hack Likely From China Cyberattackers

  |   August 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Google Inc revealed on Wednesday that unknown hackers likely originating from central China tried to hack into the Gmail accounts...

Brooke Shields Speaks At Princeton

nj.com   |  Getty Images   |   August 1, 2011

Twenty four years after she graduated from Princeton University, actress Brooke Shields returned to her alma mater today to deliver the Class Day address....

Woman Hit And Killed By 6 Train After Falling Onto Tracks

  |  Meredith Hoffman and Ben Fractenberg   |   August 1, 2011

UPPER EAST SIDE -- A young woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a subway train at the East 77th Street station on the Lexington...

Animal Cruelty Charge Laid For Racoon Beatings

  |   August 1, 2011

(The Canadian Press) TORONTO - Residents of a Toronto neighbourhood awoke to horrifying sounds early Wednesday morning after a man allegedly attacked a family of...

The Best #RunningDay Tweets

  |   August 1, 2011

What do you run for? To celebrate National Running Day (today, June 1, 2011), its creators have asked runners around the world to answer that...

Rachel Maddow Remembers George Tiller (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Rachel Maddow took time out of her Tuesday show to remember Dr. George Tiller, the Kansas abortion doctor who was murdered almost exactly two years...

Small Business Borrowing Rises: PayNet

Reuters   |   August 1, 2011

(Ann Saphir) - Borrowing by small businesses surged in April, data released by PayNet Inc on Wednesday showed, providing some evidence the economy is...

Canadian Association Of Oilwell Drilling Contractors: Oil, Gas Activity Is Stronger Than Expected

  |   August 1, 2011

CANADIAN PRESS - CALGARY - This year's oil and gas drilling activity is turning out to be stronger than an industry group expected back in...
Lila Shapiro

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Despairing College Graduates Hope For Jobs, Not A Better Future (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Lila Shapiro   |   August 1, 2011

NEW YORK -- Economic timing and the vagaries of the job market overshadow Caroline Cutter and Brad Miller's relationship. Cutter, 28, graduated last year from...

Rick Scott Sued By ACLU Over Mandatory Drug Testing For Florida State Workers

AP   |  KELLI KENNEDY   |   June 1, 2011

MIAMI — The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing Florida Gov. Rick Scott over ordering drug testing for all state employees, regardless of...

Object Of My Affection: Leather And Lace

The Huffington Post   |  Jenny Kang   |   August 18, 2011

Meet Miss Sicily. She does her best 'come-hither' with a tiny peek-a-boo windowpane. Your typical ladylike top handle, she is not. $2275, Dolce &...
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Indiana Medicaid Plan Banning Planned Parenthood Funding Rejected By HHS

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Laura Bassett   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- The Health and Human Services Department has rejected the state of Indiana's request to block Medicaid recipients from receiving care at Planned Parenthood....

Woman Dies After Being Caught In Crossfire Near South Side Beach

  |   August 1, 2011

Chicago's Memorial Day death toll grew Tuesday, after a woman who was shot in the head in the South Side's Hyde Park neighborhood Monday night...

Canada Smartphone Users Now One Third Of Market

  |   August 1, 2011

CANADIAN PRESS - TORONTO - About a third of Canadian mobile users are on a smartphone, says measurement firm comScore. Of the 6.6 million users...

California Film Tax Break Extended By State Assembly

AP   |  ADAM WEINTRAUB   |   May 31, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The state Assembly voted Tuesday to extend incentives for California's entertainment industry for five more years, approving up to $500 million in...

Bridge Chicks: NYC Hatches 9 Fuzzy Baby Falcons

AP   |   June 1, 2011

NEW YORK — Where do YOU go for a little peace and quiet? Three peregrine falcon moms have found New York City bridges to be...

Kansas Governor Eliminates State's Arts Funding

latimes.com   |   August 1, 2011

While many Americans on Saturday were enjoying the start of the Memorial Day weekend, Kansans were gaining the dubious distinction of becoming the nation's only...

Carmen Montenegro's Alleged Body-Barrel Victim Yet To Be Idenitified

AP   |   June 1, 2011

ONTARIO, Calif. — Police are trying to determine if body parts found in a trash can that a woman was seen pushing down a street...
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HuffPost Greatest Person Of The Day: Maggie Doyne Builds Orphanage And School For Kids In Nepal

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Lucas Kavner   |   August 1, 2011

After finishing high school in Mendham, N.J., Maggie Doyne wasn't sure what she wanted to do. She'd been an ambitious and driven student -- the...

Canada Post, Union Meeting Ends With No Deal

CBC   |   August 1, 2011

CBC -- A meeting of the president of Canada Post, his union counterpart and the federal labour minister appears to have made little progress in...

Springfield Tornado 2011: Twister Touches Down In Massachusetts (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Timothy Stenovec   |   August 1, 2011

UPDATE [9:22 p.m. ET]: CBS Boston reports that today's tornadoes have caused 4 deaths. ORIGINAL STORY: A tornado touched down in Springfield, Massachusetts late this...

Woman Swept Over Niagara Falls, Body Recovered

CBC   |   August 1, 2011

The body of a woman swept over the brink of Niagara Falls after she was seen on the Canadian side of the Niagara River has...
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Education Laws In Ohio Subject Of Repeal Campaign, Budget Skirmish

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Joy Resmovits   |   August 1, 2011

Ohio senators have axed wording that strips public employees of most collective-bargaining rights and mandates merit pay for teachers from the state's upcoming spending plans...
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Reports That Obama Had Alienated Jewish Donors With 'Arab Spring' Speech Seem To Have Been Exaggerated

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   August 1, 2011

The conventional wisdom in DC was that President Barack Obama was putting the support of Jewish donors at risk with his "Arab Spring" speech, if...

Vivian Schiller, Ex-NPR Chief, Landing At NBC News

allthingsd.com   |  John Paczkowski, at 12:10 Pm PT   |   August 1, 2011

Former National Public Radio head Vivian Schiller, who left her last job under a political cloud, looks to have found a new position. She's in...

Shaq Retiring: Reactions To The Big Diesel's NBA Departure (TWEETS)

The Huffington Post   |  Steven Hoffer   |   August 1, 2011

Did anyone really think Shaquille O'Neal would go quietly? The legendary NBA center with charisma off the court to match his dominance on it created...

Governor John Hickenlooper Signs Bipartisan Health Benefits Exchange

The Huffington Post   |  Andrea Rael   |   August 1, 2011

Yesterday Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Health Benefits Exchange Bill into law, making Colorado one of just seven states to have a voluntary insurance pool,...
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Police Suspect Carmen Montenegro's Trash Can May Have Been Stuffed With Missing Ex-Boyfriend's Body Parts

HuffingtonPost.com   |  David Lohr   |   November 16, 2011

Authorities in California suspect dismembered human remains found inside a trash can San Bernardino resident Carmen Montenegro allegedly pushed down a suburban street Sunday could...

Oprah's Vacation Message

  |   August 1, 2011

It was only natural that Oprah would take a vacation after the end of her legendary talk show. On Wednesday, she sent her Facebook friends...

No Negative Effects From Montreal Heroin Clinic

  |   August 1, 2011

(The Canadian Press) MONTREAL - Heroin-related debris, like discarded needles, dropped 46 per cent in a Montreal neighbourhood after an injection clinic opened there in...

Divorcees Turn To Online Dating The Second Time Around

AP   |  By LEANNE ITALIE   |   June 1, 2011

NEW YORK -- Baby boomers are swelling the ranks of online dating sites and John Valentino is a happy veteran. At 57, after a decade...

Cleantech Loan Guarantees: A Tangled Tale

EarthTechling   |   August 1, 2011

The saga of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee program for renewable energy recently took a turn toward a conclusion, as the DOE...

Kyle Orton: 5 Possible Teams The Broncos May Send Orton Off To

  |   August 1, 2011

As Day 92 of the lockout continues, we again talk about the "what if" scenarios that circulate the NFL players whose jobs maybe in flux....

We Happy? Miramax Deal Brings Hundreds Of Movies To Hulu Plus (And To Hulu)

techcrunch.com   |   August 1, 2011

Two weeks after Miramax announced a major content deal with Netflix, the studio this morning announced that it has also struck a multi-year agreement with...

BP Oil Spill: Nesting Turtles Offer Clues On Disaster's Impact (VIDEO)

AP   |  By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI   |   August 1, 2011

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Texas (AP) -- Nearly hidden by brownish sand, the Kemps ridley sea turtle digging furiously with her back flippers as she...
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Michel Barnier: Obama Administration, Regulators Not Doing Enough To Curb Banker Bonuses

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Shahien Nasiripour   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. isn't doing enough to curtail excessive banker bonuses, Europe's top financial regulator told the Obama administration in a recently-disclosed letter. "I...

Christie Blatchford Leaves Globe and Mail

  |   August 1, 2011

(The Canadian Press) TORONTO - Postmedia Network Canada has announced that Christie Blatchford has left the Globe and Mail to become a national columnist for...

OH-2012 Senate: 51% Brown (D), 33% Blackwell (R) (PPP 5/19-22)

  |   August 1, 2011

Public Policy Polling (D) 5/19-22/11; 565 likely voters, 4.1% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Ohio 2012 Senate 51% Brown (D), 33% Blackwell...

Rio De Janeiro Cracks Down On Prostitution Ahead Of 2016 Olympics

AP   |  By JULIANA BARBASSA   |   June 1, 2011

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Cris touches up her lipstick in the bar's dingy mirror, getting ready to work the rush hour in Vila Mimosa, Rio's...

Darrell Issa Calls On Elizabeth Warren To Testify Again

  |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House of Representatives want another crack at Elizabeth Warren in the witness chair following a tense hearing last week,...

International Monetary Fund Braces For Possible Hack Attack From Anonymous

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   August 1, 2011

The International Monetary Fund is ready to be hacked. According to the Wall Street Journal, an IMF spokesperson confirms that it is taking measures to...

South Bay, Calif. Students Raise Voices To Save Teachers, Get New Computers

Mercury News   |  Sharon Noguchi   |   August 1, 2011

It's one of the ironies of public education: Students get steeped in lessons about democracy, but when it comes to running schools, they have no...
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House GOP Signals Little Progress In 'Frosty' Deficit Meeting With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jennifer Bendery   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans left Wednesday's meeting with President Barack Obama with no signs of seeing eye-to-eye on how to resolve the country's debt and...

Jane Lynch At News Corp: Rips Fox News, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, 'The Daily'

  |   August 1, 2011

Ripping through awkward web of corporate ownership and subsidiary properties, Jane Lynch gutted up and went for broke in a rip-roaring introduction speech at the...

John Elway Asks Fort Collins Band 'Elway' To Stop Using His Name

The Huffington Post   |  Matt Ferner   |   August 1, 2011

Broncos legendary quarterback and current Vice President, John Elway, has asked an obscure Colorado punk rock band named 'Elway' to stop using his surname in...

Paradis Unsure On Telecom Future

www.cbc.ca   |   August 1, 2011

CBC Fledgling Industry Minister Christian Paradis gave little or no hint of the federal government's plans for the turbulent telecommunications industry Tuesday, as he made...

Luc Ferry, Former French Education Minister, To Be Questioned After Making Morocco Orgy Claims About Associate

AP   |  PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD   |   June 1, 2011

PARIS — The French prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Wednesday after a former government minister alleged that another ex-minister had participated in an orgy...
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Maine Child Labor Law: Teens To Work More During School Year

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Dave Jamieson   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Paul LePage, Maine's Republican governor, signed into law Tuesday a watered-down version of a controversial bill that would have rolled back the state's...

Wollaston Lake, Northern Saskatchewan, Fire Threatens 1,000

THE CANADIAN PRESS   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- WOLLASTON LAKE, Sask. - Smoke from an out-of-control forest fire has closed the only way out for residents from a northern...
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North Carolina Unemployment: Grim Prospects For Latest Effort To Restore Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Arthur Delaney   |   August 1, 2011

Sonia Street does not want to be evicted from her apartment in Charlotte, N.C., but she says that's what will happen if Republicans in the...

Pakistan General Asif Yasin Malik Rules Out Waziristan Offensive

AP   |  CHRIS BRUMMITT   |   June 1, 2011

MAMAD GAT, Pakistan — A top Pakistani commander said Wednesday the army intends to start operations against militants in a strategic tribal region that juts...

UN Gets More Approval Than Disapproval Worldwide (PHOTOS)

  |   August 1, 2011

The leadership of the United Nations has received solid approval across the globe, according to a Gallup survey of 126 countries from 2007 to 2010....

James Patterson Makes Startling Amount In eBook Sales

AP   |   June 1, 2011

NEW YORK -- James Patterson is an e-book mega-seller. The Hachette Book Group announced Wednesday that e-sales for the prolific author of such blockbuster series...

Actress, Talk-Show Host, and Mom of Three Kelly Ripa on Mondays with Marlo

  |   August 1, 2011

Talk show host and working mom Kelly Ripa joined me on Mondays with Marlo to answer your questions about balancing work and home life....

'I Hate You Dad': Susan Sarandon In Talks For Adam Sandler Comedy

  |   August 1, 2011

UPDATE: The Huffington Post has learned exclusively that Sarandon has indeed signed on for the part, and that her daughter, Eva Amurri, will also appear...

Canada Post Strike Avoidable: Spokesman

  |   August 1, 2011

CBC - A spokesman for Canada Post said there's still enough time to reach a deal with its postal workers, who are threatening to strike...

Daley Joining Law Firm He Previously Hired For Meter Deal, Other Privatization Work

Chicago Reader   |  Heather Kenny   |   August 1, 2011

Katten Muchin Rosenman, a law firm that the city has paid more than $1.2 million for work on privatization deals and other matters since 2005,...

Fukushima Power Plant's Saviors Could Be Senior Citizens

  |   August 1, 2011

At 72-years-old, Yasuteru Yamada is not the person you'd expect to be leading the charge to repair the crippled Fukushima Power Plant. But Yamada and...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Hires Divorce Lawyer Bob Kaufman

tmz.com   |  6/1/2011 12:40 AM PDT by TMZ Staff     |   August 1, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger is pulling out a big gun for his inevitable divorce battle with Maria Shriver ... officially hiring attorney Bob Kaufman -- who's already...

The 10 Cities With The Most Job Postings: Indeed.com

The Huffington Post   |  Harry Bradford   |   August 1, 2011

Terrible as the job crisis might be, not all job markets are created equal. And certain cities have seen particularly notable improvement. The number of...

Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Twitter

  |   August 1, 2011

She's got her own website and newsletters, but please, those were so web 1.0. So in order to "join the 21st century," Gwyneth Paltrow has...

Al Qaeda's Young Extremists

AP   |  By DAVID STRINGER   |   June 1, 2011

LONDON -- Even before Osama bin Laden's death a month ago, a young generation of would-be terrorists had turned away from the al-Qaida leader toward...

Celebs: They Intern Just Like Us

  |  Kim   |   August 1, 2011

By Kim- Syracuse University Ah, the best part about college: interning. Definition: taking all of what you learned in college and applying it, only to...

NFL Lockout May Affect Players' Alimony And Child Support Payments

Forbes   |   August 1, 2011

For years, they undoubtedly listened to their husbands dissect the finer points of an on-side kick, zone coverage, or the blitz. But now, many former...

Sedin Twins: Hockey's Dynamic Duo

The Globe and Mail   |  Roy MacGregor   |   August 1, 2011

It has become the great debate of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. Not the Vancouver Canucks or Boston Bruins - that will eventually be decided...

Pageant Dads Talk Dark Side Of Unconventional Role (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Ellie Krupnick   |   August 1, 2011

For years, it's seemingly been the mother's job to prep their little girls for the stage, coaching them to win tiara after tiara in over-the-top...

Who Was Thomas Merton? Film Explores Influential Catholic Writer

  |   August 1, 2011

The documentary film "Who Cares About The Saints?", released by Loyola Productions, explores the lives and legacies of saints from the time of Peter to...

Chilean Night Sky Revealed In Time-Lapse Astronomy Video

  |   August 1, 2011

Shot by two astronomers, a new time-lapse video reveals the star-studded glory of the Chilean night sky. The European Southern Observatory, which operates three sites...

Shaquille O'Neal Retires: Shaq Announces Retirement On Twitter (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Shaquille O'Neal announced on Twitter that he is retiring after 19 seasons in the NBA. "We did it. 19 years baby. I want to thank...

U.S. Corporations Paid Far Less Than Legally-Imposed Tax Rate: Study

  |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON (Kevin Drawbaugh) - Twelve big U.S. companies paid far less than the statutory corporate tax rate from 2008 to 2010, despite making substantial...

Sarah Palin Visits The Statue Of Liberty (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

One day after meeting buddy Donald Trump for some quiet, midtown pizza, Sarah Palin stopped by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island. Currently on...

Blake Lively Nude Pics Are Fake: Rep

Celebuzz   |   August 1, 2011

While Blake Lively is mostly known for how good she looks with clothes on, photos purportedly showing the Gossip Girl beauty nude spread across the...

Google +1 Button: Now On A Websites Near You, Next To The Facebook 'Like'

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   August 1, 2011

As of June 1, Google social button will grace the pages of websites and make sharing content easier among Google users. This Google +1 button...

Kid Gives Amazing Motivational Speech After First Bike Ride (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

"I know you can believe in yourself." That's the inspiring message from a little boy coming off his very first successful bike ride, but we...

Philippines Divorce: Bill Debated In Philippine Congress

Channel NewsAsia   |   August 1, 2011

The Philippines Congress has begun a heated debate on a controversial divorce bill. The House committee on revision of laws kicked off its deliberations on...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Hires Divorce Lawyer Bob Kaufman

Huffington Post   |   August 1, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger has officially lawyered up, according to TMZ. Last week, Schwarzenegger's longtime attorney Martin Singer spoke out on Schwarzenegger's behalf, but now TMZ is...

Osama Bin Laden Compound Children Recalled By Pediatrician

AP   |  By MUNIR AHMED   |   June 1, 2011

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan -- For pediatrician Mehar Dil Wazir, they were a normal bunch of kids, like the dozens of others he treats daily for tummy...

Shanghai's Overweight Population Inches Closer To U.S. Levels: Report

The Huffington Post   |  James Sunshine   |   August 1, 2011

A growing supply of cheap food and disposable income has created an obesity problem among China's urban middle-class. According to a recently published survey conducted...

Cable News Ratings: Top 30 Programs For May 2011 (PHOTOS)

  |   August 1, 2011

Most months, the cable news ratings show little fluctuation. Fox News is always dominant, and the rest of the pack shuffles around a bit. In...

Grubwithus Helps You Meet New Friends Over Meals

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   August 1, 2011

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

Manufacturing Hits 20-Month Low In May Due To Energy Prices

  |  DANIEL WAGNER   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in May at the slowest pace in 20 months, the latest sign that a sharp rise in energy...

Porn, Cyberterrorism, The Russian Mob And The Future Of Literature

arcadesunshine   |   August 1, 2011

This long post is a primer on what's happening / happened to publishing, and also some models for revenue going forward... The models, of course,...

Lion Creates Unique Video By Carrying Camera In Its Mouth (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Camera theft is wrong, but we'll forgive the thief in this case: a lioness in South Africa's Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve carried off a camera...
David Moye

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Noah's Ark Replica Could Make A Splash At 2012 Olympics

HuffingtonPost.com   |  David Moye   |   November 16, 2011

When Noah built his famous ark, he had two of everything -- except arks, of course. That may be changing thanks to Dutch creationist Johan...
Jason Linkins

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Jon Huntsman's One Iowa Supporter Is Now The Most Exactingly Profiled Voter In America

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   August 1, 2011

Public Policy Polling recently ran the numbers on the GOP field in Iowa, and found that former U.S. Ambassador to China/Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman...
Sam Stein

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Lobbying Group For Lobbyists Demands Obama Drop Executive Order On Contracting Donations

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- There are some occasions when a politician is better served facing opposition from a political entity than earning its endorsement. On Wednesday, President...

Joplin Tornado Victims Get Visit From Chiefs, Rams

  |   August 1, 2011

Victims of the tornado in Joplin, Mo. got a visit from the state's two NFL teams last week. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, whose...
Michael McAuliff

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Tea Party: GOP Will Be Held Accountable For Backing Business In Debt Ceiling Fight

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Michael McAuliff   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Think of Republicans' Tuesday vote against raising America's debt cap as their "honest, I do still love you" sop to last summer's fling,...

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 'We're Growing Like A Weed'

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   August 1, 2011

Twitter is doing pretty well for itself, according to CEO Dick Costolo. Costolo sat down at the All Things Digital conference to talk about Twitter's...

'George Lucas Strikes Back': The Only Explanation For The 'Star Wars' Prequels (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Nobody can deny that the "Star Wars" movies are beloved classics by any standards. And we don't even need to explain that we mean the...

'Always Open With David Koechner': Will Forte Talks Post-Apocalypse Plans (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

The latest installment of "Always Open," the web series from the brains of Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, features "SNL" alum and crowd favorite Will...

Women May Have Dispersed While Males Stayed At Home, CU-Led Study Finds

AP   |  By SETH BORENSTEIN   |   June 1, 2011

-- In modern times, men explored the New World. But 2 million years earlier, the men among our pre-human forerunners stayed put and it...

Boston Tornado Watch: Eight Massachusetts Counties On Alert For Severe Weather

  |   August 1, 2011

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Boston as hazardous weather forms in the northeast United States. From the National Weather Service:...

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Throw A Party For Her Friends

people.com   |   August 1, 2011

They've only been dating a few weeks, but things appear to be heating up between Jennifer Aniston and her new man, actor and screenwriter Justin...

Kevin Page, Budget Watchdog, Less Optimistic Than Jim Flaherty's Forecast

  |   August 1, 2011

CBC - Canada's budget watchdog has been butting heads with Ottawa about the deficit for two years and now he's taking on the country's leading...
Andrea Stone

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National Archives Names First Wikipedian In Residence

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Andrea Stone   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives, the hallowed repository of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and America's most treasured records, now has a resident...

Steve Martin Victim of German Art Forgery Ring (PHOTO) [UPDATE]

  |   August 1, 2011

Steve Martin has had a varied career as an actor, writer, comedian, SNL host, musician, and art lover, but he's probably not too happy to...

Sarah Palin Emails Soon To Be Released

AP   |  BECKY BOHRER   |   June 1, 2011

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska is poised to release more than 24,000 pages of emails sent and received by Sarah Palin during her time as governor,...
David Lohr

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Jerome Ersland's Shooting Of Would-Be Robber Sparks Debate (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  David Lohr   |   August 1, 2011

The case of a white Oklahoma merchant recently convicted of killing a black teenager attempting to rob his store has sparked a national debate. To...

MTA's 'Music Under New York' Programs Selects 19 New Musical Acts To Play In Subways (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Take off your earphones New York--the MTA's chosen this year's class of subway buskers to fill your commute with all kinds of music. The Music...

El-Erian: Why The Fed Will Likely Not Have Another Round Of Easing

CNBC   |  Mohamed A. El-Erian   |   August 1, 2011

Today's data releases confirm that the US economy has undoubtedly hit another soft patch. It is not the only one....

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now (PICTURES)

  |   August 1, 2011

It's Wednesday, which means we're here with seven more sites to help you get through the day. And by "get through the day" we mean...

Twitter Adds Photo-Sharing Feature And Revamped Search (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   August 1, 2011

Taking the stage at the D9 conference on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced two big new additions to Twitter: a photo-sharing feature and expanded...

Richard and Mayumi Heene Say They Want To Auction Balloon For Charity

AP   |   June 1, 2011

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The former Colorado couple that told authorities their son floated away in a helium balloon have made a video saying they'll...

The King's Kitchen Donates Profits To Feed Poor, Offers Free Job Training To Community

  |   August 1, 2011

Over a year and a half ago, in the midst of nationwide economic turmoil, Chef Jim Noble launched a new restaurant. It may seem like...

Google eBooks Hit 2.5 Million Total Downloads

Search Engine Journal   |   August 1, 2011

For decades now there's been a question as to whether or not books would stay alive in the modern world. While a silly question when...

Little Boy Learns To Ride Bike, Delivers Amazing Speech (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Learning to ride a bike is a huge childhood milestone. Finally, you can go where you want to go! When you want to! As long...

Jason Silva & Max Lugavere: Meet The 20-Something 'Intellectual Hedonists' Of Current TV

Vogue.it   |   August 1, 2011

In a cultural age defined by its marked skepticism and apathy, Max Lugavere and Jason Silva stand out in their raw, seemingly unbridled enthusiasm, and...

John Abarr, Montana Candidate With KKK Ties, Running For Congress

AP   |  MATT GOURAS   |   June 1, 2011

HELENA, Mont. — A former organizer for the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday he is running as a Republican for Montana's U.S. House seat because...

Mike Wilson, Agrium CEO: Agricultural Sector Providing Growth Opportunities

  |   August 1, 2011

(Canadian Press) TORONTO - The chief executive of Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) says there are good macroeconomic conditions across the agricultural sector, providing the Calgary-based fertilizer,...

In-Person Chicago City Sticker Sales Begin Today

The Expired Meter   |   August 1, 2011

It's time to wait in line again. In other words Chicago drivers, today's the first day of Chicago city sticker season. Every June 1st, Chicago's...

Anthony Weiner Twitter Photo Scandal: Congressman Breaks His Silence

AP/The Huffington Post   |   August 1, 2011

A day after telling reporters that he's "not going to talk about this anymore," Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) broke his silence Wednesday about the controversy...

Denver Housing Prices See Steep Declines But Renting Is Still Popular

AP   |  DEREK KRAVITZ and ALEX VEIGA   |   May 31, 2011

WASHINGTON — Even cities that weathered the housing market crash with relatively little damage are suffering now. Severe price declines have spread to Dallas, Denver,...

Obama Wilderness Protection Plan Abandoned

AP   |  MATTHEW DALY   |   June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON — Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the...

Literary Love Letters To NYC

flavorwire.com   |   August 1, 2011

From time to time, we all second-guess why we live in New York — especially in the wake of a pleasant holiday weekend away. It’s...
Matt Sledge

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California Renewable Energy: Can The Golden State Retake Its Lead? (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Matt Sledge   |   August 1, 2011

When it comes to wind power, California lags behind some unlikely competitors: Texas and Iowa. Both of those states, despite their less "green friendly" images,...

Jackie Robinson Movie: Legendary Pictures Announces Film On Barrier-Breaking Baseball Legend

  |   August 1, 2011

Already a baseball legend forever present in America's memory, Jackie Robinson, the barrier-breaking first black man to play Major League Baseball, will be immortalized on...

Sepp Blatter Re-Elected FIFA President

AP   |  RAF CASERT   |   June 1, 2011

ZURICH — Stung by allegations of mismanagement and corruption, Sepp Blatter held onto his spot as the leader of world soccer Wednesday, winning a one-man...

Twitter Statistics: 13 Percent Of Americans Tweet, Growth Led By African-Americans

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   August 1, 2011

More people are tweeting than ever before. A new report from Pew Research shows that 13 percent of online adults are using the service, up...
Matt Sledge

BIO

Chris Christie's Helicopter Ride Latest In Often-Criticized Tradition [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Matt Sledge   |   August 1, 2011

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. Chris Christie was in a rush to get from his son's baseball game in...
Jason Linkins

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Libertarian Rand Paul Is Suddenly Very Concerned About The Right To Free Assembly

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   August 1, 2011

Given his ideological track record, I'm as surprised as the next guy to learn that Rand Paul now believes that certain people should be jailed for merely exercising their right to assemble under the Constitution of the United States.

How To Turn Down A Guy And Not Ruin The Mood (PHOTO)

  |   August 1, 2011

We've all been there: It's not that you don't want to hang out with your chiseled, model boyfriend, it's that you're SO CLOSE to finishing...

Northeast Tornado Watch: NYC, Philadelphia, Boston Included In June 1, 2011 Alert

The Huffington Post   |  Craig Kanalley   |   August 1, 2011

A system of strong storms is headed straight for the northeastern United States, prompting a National Weather Service alert for a tornado watch for a...

NYC Tornado Watch

  |   August 1, 2011

There is a tornado watch in effect for New York City until 8 p.m. tonight. The warning also includes parts of Massachusetts, Western Maine, New...

Illegal Immigrant Graduates Left With Few Options

WNYC News   |  Daniela Gerson   |   August 1, 2011

The Baruch College commencement ceremony set for Wednesday will mark five years since Lesslie Alvarez and Walter Barrientos graduated from the city university's business school...

Philadelphia Tornado Watch: 10 Pennsylvania Counties On Alert For Severe Weather

The Huffington Post   |   August 1, 2011

A tornado watch has been issued for Philadelphia as a system of storms makes its way toward the northeastern United States. The National Weather Service...

Luongo-Thomas: How They Stack Up

Yahoo Sports   |   August 1, 2011

One goaltender stands at his end of the rink with much to prove and critics to silence; the other basks in the love thrown his...

Severity Of Europe E. Coli Outbreak Stuns Experts

AP   |  DAVID RISING and MARIA CHENG   |   May 31, 2011

BERLIN — The foodborne bacterial outbreak that has hit Germany and other European nations is unlike anything Western experts have seen: 16 dead and more...

Bryan Stow Beating Suspect: Giovanni Ramirez Wanted In Nevada

AP   |  THOMAS WATKINS   |   June 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES — The man accused in the vicious attack on a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium may be a suspect in a...

Spain Considers Legal Action Against Germany Over E. Coli Allegations

AP   |  By CIARAN GILES   |   June 1, 2011

MADRID -- Spain's exports of fruit and vegetables have ground to a halt, causing major financial losses for farmers, due to Germany's now-retracted accusation that...

Ron Artest Breaks Up Fight Outside Nightclub

tmz.com   |  6/1/2011 12:55 AM PDT by TMZ Staff     |   August 1, 2011

Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest helped break up a ferocious man vs. woman fistfight in front of an L.A. nightclub this weekend ... and...

How Will PBS Hack Affect Journalism? (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Rome Hartman Named EP Of New NBC News Show

  |   August 1, 2011

NBC News announced Wednesday that veteran producer Rome Hartman will take the helm of its upcoming primetime magazine show. Hartman spent over two decades with...

Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins Line Up For Stanley Cup Final

  |   August 1, 2011

CBC -- Vancouver Canucks fever is sweeping across B.C. as anxious fans await the start of the final round of the Stanley Cup playoffs against...

'Man Down': Rihanna's New Music Video Gets Violent (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Rihanna may legally semi-forgive -- and even follow on Twitter -- but as is clear in her new video, she doesn't easily forget. Or so...

Nadal Crushes Soderling To Reach French Open Semifinals

AP   |   June 1, 2011

PARIS — Five-time champion Rafael Nadal reached the French Open semifinals and improved his career record there to 43-1 by eliminating the only man to...

Monkeys Show Regret And Disappointment Like Humans: Study

Time   |   November 16, 2011

We humans tend to think of ourselves as the only sentient beings capable of regret, a key emotion that helps keep us from making the...
Andrea Stone

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Palestinian Official Predicts 'Third Intifada' If Stalemate With Israel Continues

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Andrea Stone   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- A senior adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview Tuesday that last month's clashes along Israel's borders were a "rehearsal"...

Destin-Nation Mexico: Best Beaches South of the Border (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Kate Auletta   |   August 15, 2011

There's a reason so many songs have been written about our southern neighbors. Mexico is home to nearly 114 million people, with 78% of the...

Blake Lively: 'I Feel Shy When People Are Fussing On Me'

The Huffington Post   |  Hilary Moss   |   August 1, 2011

"Gossip Girl," modern-day Jackie O. and Chanel Mademoiselle face Blake Lively sat down with songstress Florence Welch for Glamour's latest issue to answer the age-old...

Justin Timberlake: Mila Kunis Nude Scenes & Ryan Gosling

  |   August 1, 2011

Justin Timberlake and co-star Mila Kunis bare it all in their upcoming sex-charged romantic comedy, "Friends with Benefits," and in a new interview with Vanity...

Elton John To Florida Governor Rick Scott: Don't Cut Funding For HIV/AIDS Drugs

AP   |   June 1, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Singer Elton John is urging Florida Gov. Rick Scott to protect a program that helps low-income HIV/AIDS patients get medication needed to...

Silvio Berlusconi's Hedonism : The New Yorker

newyorker.com   |  Ariel Levy   |   August 1, 2011

In 2008, during his fourth campaign to become Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi released a video in which a beautiful blond woman, standing in...

Hosni Mubarak And Sons To Stand Trial August 3

AP   |  By MAGGIE MICHAEL   |   June 1, 2011

CAIRO -- Former President Hosni Mubarak, who held absolute power in Egypt for nearly 30 years, goes on trial Aug. 3 charged with corruption and...

How To Interpret Rejection Letters From Literary Agents And Editors

Writer's Relief Blog   |   August 1, 2011

Rejection letters from literary agents and editors of literary journals can be discouraging—especially impersonal, one-line form letters. But rejection is a necessary part of the...

Terrelle Pryor's Driver's License Suspended: Ohio State QB Still Driving (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

  |   August 1, 2011

UPDATE: Terrelle Pryor's attorney, Larry James, told an NCAA investigator that the Ohio State quarterback has used "three or four loaner vehicles" from the same...

Kids Shouldn't Have Sports Or Energy Drinks: Report

  |   August 1, 2011

Giants' Brian Wilson Makes Massive Donation To Air Force Association's Scholarship Fund

Yahoo! Sports   |   August 1, 2011

Brian Wilson's eccentric appearance means that he's best-known for some of his crazier actions: Dressing up like a sea captain, hanging out with Charlie Sheen...

Sexy Malibu Home On The Market For $15.95 Million

  |   August 1, 2011

Via AOL Real Estate: Lest you think this home is suffering from some hyper-sexual staging, the realtors assure us that every piece of furniture and...

Goldman Accused Of Intentionally Moving At 'Glacial Pace' In Lehman Holdings' Probe

  |   August 1, 2011

(Santosh Nadgir) - Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc accused Goldman Sachs Group Inc of intentionally trying to delay providing documents related to a probe into...

Blake Griffin Loses To Ricardo At 'Pop-A-Shot' On Jimmy Kimmel Show

The Huffington Post   |  Anna Almendrala   |   August 1, 2011

Last night on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," a busboy named Ricardo got the best of LA Clippers' Blake Griffin in a grueling round of "pop-a-shot"....

The SH'Boss Boys Bring Some D'Aww To 'America's Got Talent' (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Oh my gosh, everyone, we can stop having babies now. Obviously we all think our kid is the cutest, and the only reason we keep...

CPJ Impunity Index 2011: The Deadliest Countries For Journalists (PHOTOS)

  |   August 1, 2011

On Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual "Impunity Index" of the deadliest countries for journalists. In the words of the CPJ, the...
Jordan Schultz

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Seve Calmi Chases Dream Of Professional Golf

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jordan Schultz   |   August 1, 2011

Dressed in a classic white Lacoste t-shirt and perfectly groomed blue khakis, the slight-framed Casey Seve Calmi certainly looks the part. His swing is a...

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' American Trailer: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig In Official Green Band Trailer (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Days after a handheld camera-shot tape of the first red band "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trailer was leaked (or planted) onto the web from...

2011 Hurricane Names

The Huffington Post   |   August 1, 2011

Is your name on the 2011 list of hurricanes and tropical storms? Today marks the beginning of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, and U.S. forecasters...

Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribed For Dementia Patients Despite Death Risk, Report Says

CNN   |   August 1, 2011

A new report from the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services makes clear just how crucial it is...

Utah Struggles With Liquor Laws Mandating Bartenders Be Hidden From View

  |   August 1, 2011

Utah is currently struggling with draconian liquor laws that mandate that restaurant bartenders must be hidden from public view and that 70 percent of restaurant...

If The White House Garden Grew Subsidized Crops

  |   August 1, 2011

The image below details what the White House Garden would look like if it was planted with subsidized crops from the Food and Farm Bill...

Bryan Garnett, JetBlue Passenger, Accused Of Slapping Flight Attendant

AOL Travel News   |   August 1, 2011

Call it a reverse Steven Slater: A New York man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly slapping a Jet Blue flight attendant. According to authorities, Bryan...

Canadian Economy Gains Less From Boom: CIBC

  |   August 1, 2011

CBC -- The global boom in commodity prices might not be helping Canada's economy as much as in past decades, according to a new report...

Kroy Jagger Biermann: Kim Zolciak's Baby Son

people.com   |   August 1, 2011

Kim Zolciak has a new little man in her life. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star welcomed a son, Kroy Jagger Biermann, the reality star...

Author 'Nearly Derailed MI6 Operation With Novel Plot'

Telegraph   |  Duncan Gardham, Security Correspondent   |   August 1, 2011

A novelist nearly derailed an MI6 operation when his plot line was found to be almost identical to the secret plan....

UN's HIV Prevention Strategy Targets Young People

AP   |  By DONNA BRYSON   |   June 1, 2011

JOHANNESBURG -- When AIDS counselor Patience Ncusani urges teens in her Soweto neighborhood to wait to have sex, or cautions young women that an older...

CEO Reed Hastings: All Netflix Needs To Get Content Is A Big Check

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   August 1, 2011

Netflix wants to bring you everything you want to see -- but it's going to cost them a lot of money. CEO Reed Hastings, speaking...

GM Sales Fell 1.2 Percent Last Month After Offering Fewer Deals

  |  TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN   |   August 1, 2011

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales fell 1.2 percent in May as it offered fewer deals to customers and it cut sales to rental...

Manhattanhenge 2011 Time-Lapse From 14th Street (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Manhattanhenge, the biennial phenomenon when the sun aligns itself with the city's street grid, is becoming something of a New York holiday. Crowds of amateur...

Why Isn't TV More Diverse?

tvguide.com   |   August 1, 2011

To paraphrase NBC's marketing slogan, has prime time become "less colorful"? Looking at the casting of this fall's new TV series, the groups that monitor...

National Running Day 2011: 10 Tips For New Runners

  |   September 6, 2011

Today is the third annual National Running Day. That may sound a bit daunting if you don't consider yourself a runner, but we're here to...

Colbert, Now With Stubble, Takes On Sarah Palin's Bus Tour (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Stephen Colbert, currently sporting some post-hiatus stubble, may be the only person covering Sarah Palin the way she's meant to be covered: with mockery and...

AIDS In America: 30 Years In, New Map Shows Epidemic Still Widespread

The Huffington Post   |  Catherine Pearson   |   August 1, 2011

Three decades ago this week, the first federal announcement on AIDS was released. As the first handful of patients arrived in hospitals, researchers and physicians...

Blagojevich Says He Thought His Senate Plans Were Legal

AP   |  MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS   |   June 1, 2011

CHICAGO — Calling it "that phrase heard around the world," former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich attempted Wednesday to address the most infamous of his comments...

"The Guardian" Picks Top 10 Childhood Memoirs

guardian.co.uk   |  Caradoc King   |   August 1, 2011

Caradoc King heads the literary agency AP Watt and represents a wide range of literary, commercial and children's authors, among them Graham Swift, Philip Pullman,...

LA Missing Animals: Officials Probe Missing Animals At LA Shelters

AP   |   June 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police and other officials are looking into the disappearance of 64 animals, most of them dogs, from city shelters over...

Catch Your Own Fish At Japanese Restaurant Zauo

  |   August 1, 2011

It sounds like a pretty smart business plan -- customers are always concerned about how fresh their seafood is, so why not just allow them...

Molly Sims & Scott Stuber Engaged

Huffington Post   |  Emily Singer   |   August 1, 2011

Molly Sims announced on Tuesday that she is engaged to film producer Scott Stuber. Sims took to Twitter, writing, "I'm beyond thrilled to be engaged...

Dolores Soucy, Mother Of Murdered Quebec Girl, Says Police Close To Catching Killer

CP   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - The mother of slain Quebec girl Jolene Riendeau says police are close to catching her killer. Dolores Soucy says...

Jim DeMint 2012? Senator Mulling Presidential Campaign

  |   August 1, 2011

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is considering launching a campaign for president in the next election cycle, The Hill reports. Despite previously denying he had any...

Anthony Weiner Twitter Controversy Stretches Into Its Fourth Day

  |   August 1, 2011

The Anthony Weiner Twitter controversy continues to gain momentum, mostly because of the Congressman's refusal to address it at all. The feisty Congressman, best known...

Clarice Taylor Dead: 'Cosby Show' Actress Dies At 93

people.com   |  Rennie Dyball and Debra Lewis   |   August 1, 2011

Clarice Taylor, who played Bill Cosby's mother on The Cosby Show, died on Monday at age 93, her rep tells PEOPLE....

IA-2012 Caucus: 21% Romney, 15% Cain, 15% Palin, 12% Gingrich (PPP 5/27-30)

  |   August 1, 2011

Public Policy Polling (D) 5/27-30/11; 481 likely Republican primary voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Iowa 2012 Republican Caucus 21% Romney...

Best Free Denver Events: Outdoor Music, Arts & 'Ferris Beuller'

  |  Sheri L. Thompson   |   August 1, 2011

Leave your wallet in your pocket because this week we have outdoor concerts, art celebrations and fairs -- all sans admission fees. Evergreen Lake Concert:...

What Pakistan Intelligence Doesn't Want The World To Know About Osama Bin Laden's Couriers

csmonitor.com   |  Issam Ahmed   |   August 1, 2011

Osama bin Laden's couriers, Arshad and Tariq Khan -- who were killed alongside him during the raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan -- were...

Borders Books Makes Final Desperate Attempt To Secure More Time

Business   |   August 1, 2011

The future of Borders Group Inc. may become clearer Thursday when a bankruptcy judge considers the bookseller's request for more time to craft a turnaround...

China Responds To Inner Mongolia Unrest By Deploying Force And Barring Protesters From Gathering

AP   |  By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN   |   June 1, 2011

BEIJING -- China has responded to more than a week of surprising protests in Inner Mongolia with its well-honed strategy: deploy overwhelming force, keep potential...

Japan 'Super Cool Biz' Campaign Urges Businessmen To Shed Suits, Save Energy (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post   |  By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA   |   August 1, 2011

TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese government wants the country's suit-loving salarymen to be bold this summer. Ditch the stuffy jacket and tie. And for the...

Mark-Paul Gosselaar And Lisa Ann Russell Officially Divorced

tmz.com   |  5/31/2011 2:25 PM PDT by TMZ Staff     |   August 1, 2011

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is officially back on the market ... now that a judge has finalized his divorce from Lisa Ann Russell....

Harper Opens Conservative Caucus After Winning Majority

www.cbc.ca   |   August 1, 2011

CBC -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his Conservative party will work to keep earning the trust of Canadians and will listen and adapt as...

WATCH: The Funny Lifeguard

  |   August 1, 2011

Gotta hand it to this guy - he's got a good sense of humor. Warped, but good! -MT Don't Miss a Good Laugh! Sign...

Maria Sharapova Beats Andrea Petkovic To Reach French Open Semifinals

AP   |  HOWARD FENDRICH   |   June 1, 2011

PARIS — Everything came so quickly for Maria Sharapova at the start of her tennis career. Wimbledon champion at age 17. Ranked No. 1 at...

Mike Haridopolos Kicked Off Radio Show For Refusing To Say How He'd Vote On Paul Ryan's Budget (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

A conservative radio host in Florida hung up on Mike Haridopolos Tuesday after the U.S. Senate candidate refused to say whether he'd vote for Paul...

Air France 447 Crash Site: 75 More Bodies Pulled From Wreckage

AOL Travel News   |   August 1, 2011

A French search team has pulled 75 more bodies from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which crashed en route to Paris on June...
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Dan Snyder Inspires Lawmaker To Draft Legislation To Stop People From Doing Things Dan Snyder Does

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   August 1, 2011

Yesterday, we brought you word that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder -- in his continuing effort to mount a revenge fantasy in the courts over...

Federal Electronic Health Records Rule Would Offer More Privacy

  |   August 1, 2011

(Reuters) - Patients could obtain a list of everyone who has accessed their electronic medical record under a rule proposed on Tuesday by the...

Wilbert Rideau: From Death Row Inmate To Acclaimed Author

The Guardian   |  Erwin James   |   August 1, 2011

Wilbert Rideau spent 44 years behind bars. Now he's campaigning for society to help prisoners start a new life....

Plan Your Way To Less Stress, More Happiness

TIME Healthland   |   August 1, 2011

Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Budget Plan A 'Death Wish' For Republicans (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Donald Trump warned that a controversial budget proposal introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) could prove to be a "death wish" for Republicans in the...

McGuinty Presses Harper To Abolish Senate

  |   August 1, 2011

(The Canadian Press) -- Ontario has joined Quebec in warning Prime Minister Stephen Harper to abandon plans to reform the Senate, but the province went...

Libya Weapons Could End Up With Al Qaeda, U.S. Fears

  |   August 1, 2011

ALGIERS (Reuters) – The United States has real concerns about weapons from Libya ending up in the hands of al Qaeda, the commander of...

Rockies Lose To Dodgers 8-2, Seventh Loss In Eight Games

AP   |  By BETH HARRIS   |   June 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- No pitching, no offense, no wins for the Colorado Rockies. They lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-2 on Tuesday night, dropping...

Wen Jiabao, Chinese Prime Minister, Plays Basketball With Students In Honor Of International Children's Day (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Following promises he would attend a physical education class with students, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao showed off some surprising prowess on the basketball court this...

Pa. 8th Graders' Field Trip Includes Hooters Lunch

AP   |   June 1, 2011

BERWICK, Pa. -- For one group of central Pennsylvania eighth-graders, a recent field trip to Baltimore included lunch at Hooters – a restaurant better known...

Jessica Simpson & Sister Ashlee Partner On New Collections For Tweens (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Hilary Moss   |   August 1, 2011

Jessica Simpson will continue her fashion world domination with a new collection for tweens set to hit stores later this year, Women's Wear Daily reports:...

Conflicting Reports Over Death Of Katya Koren, 19-Year-Old Beauty Queen, Emerge

  |   August 1, 2011

Ukrainian officials have slammed media claims that a teenage beauty queen was stoned to death by three Muslim suspects who alleged the 19-year-old violated Sharia...

The Five Worst Chain Restaurant Cocktails

Zagat   |  By Kelly Dobkin   |   August 1, 2011

Chain restaurants: while they're most often associated with overly perky flair-wearing servers and greasy, nature-defying menu items (read: boneless buffalo wings), they are also infamous...

Denver Detective Kenneth Briggle Fired, Two Other Officers Suspended

The Huffington Post   |  Andrea Rael   |   August 1, 2011

A Denver detective was fired and two officers have been suspended without pay for inappropriate conduct. The Denver Post first reported Wednesday that city Manager...

Xcel Energy On Trial For Five Deaths Of Workers At Cabin Creek Hydroelectric Plant Fire

AP   |  By P. SOLOMON BANDA   |   May 31, 2011

DENVER -- A criminal trial in the deaths of five workers at a Colorado hydroelectric plant began Tuesday in the rare prosecution of a company....

The British 'Jersey Shore' On Kimmel (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Let's forget for a second that there actually is a British version of "Jersey Shore" called "Geordie Shore." And if you're hearing this for the...

The 10 Countries With The Best Work-Life Balance: OECD

The Huffington Post   |  Harry Bradford   |   August 4, 2011

In times of economic uncertainty, personal lives can often be forgotten to the pressures of the workplace, knocking the work-life balance out of whack. That...

Quebec Tories Frustrated After Campaign Results

  |   August 1, 2011

(The Canadian Press) -- A group of frustrated Quebec Tories is arranging a meeting in Montreal Wednesday night to discuss how to save the party...
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Huntsman Signed Bill Requiring Utah To Study Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Cherkis   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Ever since former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. began his public deliberations on whether he would seek the GOP nomination for president, he has...

Colorado Rivers Rise With Warmer Temperatures Melting Record Snowpack, Flooding Concerns Statewide

The Huffington Post   |  Matt Ferner   |   August 1, 2011

Flood advisories were issued by the National Weather Service last night and this morning for areas in northwest Colorado for areas around Jackson and County...

'Empires & Allies': Zynga's New Facebook Game Lets You Wage War--Socially (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   August 1, 2011

Social gaming giant Zynga has a new Facebook game that goes live on Wednesday. If you're a fan of Zynga's "FarmVille" or "CityVille," then you...

Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman Talk 'The Change-Up'

  |   August 1, 2011

Ryan Reynolds called it the "worst wish ever." From the sounds of it, though, it may be an audience's dream come true. Reynolds co-stars alongside...

Americans Will Need To Lower Their Expectations, Ex-GM Executive Says

  |   August 1, 2011

DETROIT (Ben Klayman) - The United States has a window of opportunity to dump its reputation as a nation of importers and get back...

'The Arctic Light,' Time-Lapse Video Captures Breathtaking Northern Phenomenon (HD VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   August 1, 2011

Terje Sørgjerd has done it again -- you'll never see light quite like this. Just weeks after producing two incredible viral hits, "The Aurora" and...

Newt Gingrich Tumbles In New Poll

The Washington Post   |  Chris Cillizza & Aaron Blake   |   August 1, 2011

Two weeks removed from a political meltdown over his critique of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is beginning to...
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Illinois Couples Take Advantage Of New Civil Unions Law

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jen Sabella   |   August 1, 2011

Hundreds of couples lined up early Wednesday to get civil union licenses from the Cook County Clerk's office, as the state's historic civil unions law...

NY-Obama Approval: 60% Approve, 35% Disapprove (Quinnipiac 5/24-30)

  |   August 1, 2011

Quinnipiac 5/24-30/11; 1,257 registered voters, 2.8% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Quinnipiac release New York Job Approval / Disapproval Gov. Cuomo: 61 /...

Gay Couples In Kane, McHenry Counties Celebrate Civil Unions Law

Huntley, IL Patch   |  Gloria Casas | Email the Author | May 27, 2011   |   August 1, 2011

For John Dalton, June 1 will be a happy day. It is a day he has been waiting years for, the Elgin man said. At...

Lytess Slimming Leggings: Can Caffeine-Laced Pants Really Help You Lose Inches? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Ellie Krupnick   |   August 1, 2011

Our "Good Morning America" gal pal Becky Worley -- well, we wish we were gal pals -- has set her skeptical sights on a new...

Shortage Of Russian Men Inspires Women To Become Better Lovers

GlobalPost   |  Iva Skoch   |   August 1, 2011

MOSCOW -- Yulia Varra says that when a 50-year-old Russian man looks for a girlfriend, he never considers women close to his age. "He wants...

Chris Christie Urged By Iowa Backers To Run For President In 2012

  |   August 1, 2011

PRINCETON, New Jersey (Reuters) – As Republicans scramble to find a strong candidate for the presidential contest, a group of Iowa Republicans met with...

Jennifer Darmon, Paralyzed Bride, Walks Down Aisle

  |   August 1, 2011

In the summer of 2008, Jennifer Darmon was on a road trip to Grand Bend, Ontario with a group of friends, when their van was...

Hubcaps Inspired Ken Marquis And His Landfillart Project In Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

AP   |  By MICHAEL RUBINKAM   |   November 16, 2011

Dan Reeves Demolished Basement Wall To Remove Airplane Project

The Patriot-News   |   November 16, 2011

Dan Reeves and his airplane are getting close to the wild blue yonder. Reeves got his pilot’s license a year ago, and Wednesday he hauled...

Matt Lauer Meets The Pope (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Matt Lauer met Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday morning, something the "Today" show host told Meredith Vieira and Ann Curry he had "been thinking about...

Ron J. Erickson, Hocking College President, Writes Campuswide E-Mail Blasting His Own Board

The Chronicle of Higher Education   |  Marc Parry   |   August 1, 2011

In a "special edition" of a regular newsletter, Ron J. Erickson, the college's president, said the board regularly engaged in "inappropriate interference" with his administration....

Illinois Senator Claims Sen. Mike Jacobs Punched Him After ComEd Rate Hike Debate (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Illinois lawmakers argued late into the night Tuesday as they tried passing (or blocking) many big pieces of legislation before the midnight session deadline. Though...
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'Herman Cain Is For Real,' Democrats Insist

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Yet another poll suggests Republican voters are giving serious consideration to presidential hopeful Herman Cain, the still relatively mysterious pizza magnate who has...

Goldman's Tourre Remains Sole Person Prosecuted Over Mortgage Fraud: NYT

New York Times   |  LOUISE STORY and GRETCHEN MORGENSON   |   August 1, 2011

At the height of the housing boom, the 26th floor of Goldman Sachs’s former headquarters on Broad Street in Lower Manhattan was the nerve center...

Internet Traffic Will Explode By 2015: Report

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   August 1, 2011

Internet traffic is set to quadruple in the next four years. According to Cisco's Visual Networking Index Report, growth in smartphones, tablets and other web-connected...

Donald Trump: Sarah Palin Would Love For Me To Run For President (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Donald Trump said that Sarah Palin would "love" for him to run for president in the next election cycle during a phone interview on "Fox...

Ahmadinejad Court Appearance Approved By Iran's Parliament

AP   |  ALI AKBAR DAREINI   |   June 1, 2011

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's parliament voted on Wednesday to take Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to court over his takeover of the country's vital oil ministry, escalating the...

Greece Nears Completion Of EU-IMF Budget, Bailout Negotiations

  |   August 1, 2011

ATHENS (Ingrid Melander and George Georgiopoulos) - Greece should complete talks by the end of the week with inspectors from the EU and IMF...

Cuadrilla Resources Halts Fracking In U.K. Fearing Possible Earthquake Connection

AP   |  By JILL LAWLESS   |   June 1, 2011

LONDON -- A mining company has halted drilling for shale gas in England after scientists said two small earthquakes might be linked to the controversial...

National Running Day: 10 Ways To Celebrate

  |   August 1, 2011

Today, June 1, 2011, is National Running Day -- are you planning to go out for a run? No matter why you enjoy it (the...

Lance Armstrong's Lawyers Demand Apology From '60 Minutes'

AP   |  GREG RISLING   |   August 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys for Lance Armstrong have demanded an on-air apology from "60 Minutes" after the head of Switzerland's anti-doping laboratory denied allegations the...

China Manufacturing Growth Slows On Power Shortages, Inflation Curbs

  |  ELAINE KURTENBACH   |   August 1, 2011

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's manufacturers suffered sluggish growth in orders in May as widespread power shortages and inflation-fighting curbs on credit dampened demand, surveys showed...

Apple's North Carolina iCloud Data Center Finally Appears On Google Maps (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   August 1, 2011

Just after Apple revealed plans to announce its web-based storage service, iCloud, the company also lifted the blinds on the 500,000 square foot server farm...

Commons Speaker: Why MPs Want The Job Of Parliament Referee

CBC   |   August 1, 2011

As MPs line up for a chance to become House of Commons Speaker in the new majority Parliament, ordinary Canadians might be excused for wondering...

FEMA To Demand That Hurricane Katrina Victims Return Aid Money

AP   |  By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and RYAN J. FOLEY   |   June 1, 2011

NEW ORLEANS -- Nearly six years have passed since Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans in misery, but many residents haven't forgiven the Federal Emergency Management...

U.S. Private Employers Only Added 38,000 Jobs Last Month, ADP Finds

  |   August 1, 2011

Private-sector payroll growth slowed sharply in May, coming in far below expectations and falling to the lowest level in eight months, a report by...

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James Pull Off Amazing Alley-Oop In NBA Finals Game 1 (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have been making alley-oops look easy all season and it was no different late in the fourth quarter on Tuesday...

The Pierre Hotel Will Equip Maids With Panic Buttons After Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar's Alleged Attack

AP   |  CHRIS HAWLEY and COLLEEN LONG   |   June 1, 2011

NEW YORK — A hotel is promising to buy "panic buttons" for its housekeepers and start sexual harassment training after an Egyptian businessman was accused...

Sarah Palin Arizona House Purchased By Safari Investments Addressed By Former Governor (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

AP/The Huffington Post   |   August 1, 2011

PHOENIX — Sarah Palin has confirmed that she is part of a company that purchased a home north of Phoenix, but she said she hasn't...
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French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde Is One Of Many Successful Former Female Athletes

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Laura Gottesdiener   |   August 1, 2011

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is up for Dominique Strauss-Kahn's former position as leader of the International Monetary Fund. She's making her bid in the...

BuzzFeed's 14 Most Viral Posts From May 2011 (PHOTOS)

  |   August 1, 2011

It's a new month! And that means it's time to take a look back at May's most viral posts, according to viral-tracking website BuzzFeed. Just...

Rachel Roy's Chic Transformation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Ellie Krupnick   |   August 1, 2011

Rachel Roy makes loads of other women look beautiful in her designs -- hello, Michelle Obama! -- but she's certainly no slouch herself in the...

NATO Libya Operation Extended For 90 Days

AP   |  DON MELVIN and NICOLE WINFIELD   |   June 1, 2011

BRUSSELS — NATO and its partners in the military campaign to protect Libyan civilians have decided to extend their mission another 90 days, the alliance's...

Accuser 'Devastated' By NYPD Officers' Kenneth Moreno, Franklin Mata Acquittal

AP   |  JENNIFER PELTZ   |   May 31, 2011

NEW YORK — The woman at the center of a rape case against two police officers said Tuesday she was devastated that they were convicted...

Tim Geithner: Chrysler, GM Head U.S. Manufacturing's 'Comeback'

The Washington Post   |  Timothy Geithner   |   August 1, 2011

Nothing about the president’s call was popular. It may have been more politically expedient to let Chrysler fail. But the president knew that if Chrysler...

Martin Bashir: Sarah Palin Might Be Breaking Federal Law On Bus Tour (VIDEO)

  |   August 1, 2011

MSNBC's Martin Bashir had some very harsh words about Sarah Palin's bus tour on his Tuesday show--and he even accused Palin of potentially breaking the...

Decomposing Horse Head Found In Washington, Pa. Alley

AP   |   May 31, 2011

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Someone left a severed horse head in a southwestern Pennsylvania city. Officials in Washington, Pa., say the head was found Monday in...

Afghanistan War: U.S. Trolling For Taliban To Open Talks

AP   |  KATHY GANNON   |   June 1, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — After 10 years of bloody battle in Afghanistan, the United States is trolling for Taliban officials to talk peace with before the...

Jon Stewart Reacts To Anthony Weiner Photo Scandal (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   August 1, 2011

Jon Stewart is finding himself in a catch-22 this week. On one hand, the weekend brought about one of the most easily mockable stories to...

'Higher Learning': Halle Berry In Hot TV Series Spec, Networks Circling

  |   August 1, 2011

For her next big role, Halle Berry will be getting small. Berry, already an Oscar and Emmy winner, seems poised to hit the small screen...

Facial Recognition: The One Technology Google Is Holding Back

The Huffington Post   |  Bianca Bosker   |   August 1, 2011

Google has been known for ambitiously developing technology that seems more science fiction than Silicon Valley, such as self-driving cars, but former Google CEO Eric...

Kim Humphries: Kim Kardashian Changing Her Name

tmz.com   |  6/1/2011 12:15 AM PDT by TMZ Staff     |   August 1, 2011

Goodbye, Kim Kardashian ... HELLO, Kim Humphries -- TMZ has learned ... the BIGGEST name in reality television will soon cease to exist ... because...

Cornell Makes Case For More Suicide Prevention Nets

  |   August 1, 2011

Cornell University has submitted a proposal to install 6 new suicide prevention nets below the school's bridges. The school has also made plans to construct...

Inflate-A-Mate Race With Blow-Up Dolls Blows Up Big In Lithuania

AOL Weird News   |  David Moye   |   November 16, 2011

Most people who have blow-up dolls don't bring them out in public, but that's not the case in Vilnius, Lithuania, where the dolls are becoming...

Lea T., Transsexual Model, Poses For Blue Man Swimsuit Campaign (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Hilary Moss   |   August 1, 2011

Update: Check out Lea T. on the runway here. Previously: Transsexual model and noted Givenchy muse Lea T. shot her first swimwear campaign for Blue...

Anonymous E-Card Urges Ex-Lovers To Take STD Tests

  |   November 16, 2011

When you care enough to send the very best, you choose Hallmark. When you need to send the very worst, you choose an anonymous e-card...
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Infrared Videotaper Kevin McCracken Captures UFO Squadrons Over Oakland, California (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Lee Speigel   |   November 16, 2011

Whatever Kevin McCracken actually videotapes in the night skies above Oakland, Calif., by the true definition of the term, he's certainly capturing UFOs streaking overhead...
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Pole Dancing Colombian Women Take To The Streets (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  David Moye   |   November 16, 2011

Now that pole dancing has moved out of strip clubs and into gyms, it seems only natural that it would end up in the streets....

Facebook Malware Attack: Fake Strauss-Kahn Video Infects Mac And PC Users (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   August 1, 2011

*Scroll down for updates. Facebook users should be aware of a new attack that infects both Mac and PC users with malware. This new attack,...

Can Bill Simmons Win the Big One?

nytimes.com   |  JONATHAN MAHLER   |   August 1, 2011

Later this month, Simmons will take another step in the ongoing expansion of his empire, starting his own Web site, in conjunction with ESPN, called...

Race For The Bathroom! Toilet Racing Is The Real 'Super Bowl' (PHOTOS)

AOL Weird News   |  Ben Muessig   |   November 16, 2011

When you gotta go, you gotta go -- fast! Speed demons in Austria have given new meaning to the term "portable toilet" by adding wheels...

'Visionaries: Tom Ford' Set To Air On Oprah's OWN Channel June 24

The Huffington Post   |  Hilary Moss   |   August 1, 2011

Tom Ford's next act will be an hour-long documentary slated to premiere on Oprah's OWN channel come June 24, Racked reports. Ford is no stranger...

Keith Olbermann 'Countdown' Ads Launch

  |   August 1, 2011

Current TV unveiled the first print ad for the new incarnation of Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" on Tuesday. The ad, which will be appearing in magazines...

House Republicans Meet With Obama About Debt Ceiling, Budget Cuts

AP   |  ERICA WERNER   |   June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON — Face to face at the White House, GOP leaders complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he had not produced a detailed...

SAC Capital Faces Insider Trading Probe On Takeover Of MedImmune

  |   August 1, 2011

SAC Capital Advisors LP faces an insider trading probe from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to the $15 billion takeover of biotechnology...

Chris Christie Lands In Montvale, Bergen County In Helicopter For Son's Baseball Game

Patch   |   August 1, 2011

Governor Christie landed in Bergen County in a state police helicopter late Tuesday afternoon to attend his son's baseball game against St. Joseph Regional High...

Christopher Plummer Talks Panic That Hits At Age 80

AP   |  JAKE COYLE   |   May 31, 2011

NEW YORK — Ewan McGregor was having a hard time keeping up with Christopher Plummer. At the suggestion of director Mike Mills, McGregor had brought...
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Unabomber's Handwritten Manifesto Worth Less Than His Hoodie

HuffingtonPost.com   |  David Moye   |   August 1, 2011

The Unabomber thought so highly of his environmental manifesto that he threatened to keep killing if the New York Times and Washington Post didn't publish...

Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger Is Ready For CBS News Job

AP   |  By DAVID BAUDER   |   June 1, 2011

NEW YORK -- Retired pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger expects a lot more from his new job at CBS News than waiting for a plane to...

Syed Shahzad, Murdered Pakistani Journalist, Buried

AP   |  ASHRAF KHAN   |   June 1, 2011

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan's main intelligence agency issued a rare media statement Wednesday to deny it was behind the abduction and killing of a journalist...

Boehner's Plan To Use Debt Ceiling Backed By 150 Economists

  |   August 1, 2011

More than 150 economists back House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's call to match any increase in the debt limit with spending cuts of...

Summer Reading: 7 Tips To Keep Kids Reading All Summer

heraldextra.com   |  Natalie Hollingshead   |   August 1, 2011

School may be out for the summer, but if you want your kids to be in teachers' good books come fall, don't forget about summer...

Missing B.C. Boy Found 6 Years Later In U.S.

The Canadian Press   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- A British Columbia boy who was allegedly abducted by his mother more than six years ago has been found near Phoenix,...

Michelle Le, Missing Nursing Student: Case Has Parallels To Another Missing Nursing Student, Phuong Le, Say Police

AP   |  By ROBIN HINDERY   |   June 1, 2011

HAYWARD, Calif. — Authorities have issued search warrants and interviewed 15 to 20 relatives and acquaintances as they search for a Northern California nursing student...

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Album Sells 1.1 Million Copies In First Week

AP   |   May 31, 2011

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga sold more than 1.1 million copies of her new album "Born This Way" and set a digital sales record last...

Bombardier Profit, Revenue Rise In First Quarter

CP   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.A) says first-quarter profits rose to US$220 million as the Quebec-based transportation giant's revenues increased nine per...

Women Writers: 250 Books By Women All Men Should Read

Joyland   |   August 1, 2011

Esquire reposted a slide show of 75 books all men should read. The books are mostly fantastic and the headline phrasing didn't much bug us....

Giuseppe Signori Arrested: Former Soccer Player Among 16 Busted In Italy Match-Fixing Probe

AP   |  ANDREW DAMPF   |   June 1, 2011

ROME — Former Lazio captain Giuseppe Signori was among 16 people arrested on Wednesday for alleged involvement in a match-fixing and betting ring throughout Italy....

Winnipeg NHL Fans Face Big Ticket Prices

  |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Fans of Winnipeg's new NHL franchise are being asked to pay a higher price for tickets on average than all but...

Toyota Prius Recall: 106,000 Hybrid Cars Pulled Over Steering Problems

CP   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TOKYO -- Toyota is recalling 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrid cars globally for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come...

Former Google CEO 'Screwed Up' On Facebook Threat

AP   |  MICHAEL LIEDTKE   |   June 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — If he had another chance, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt would have pressed the Internet search leader to focus more on mounting...

Google's Facebook Fail: Ex-CEO Regrets Not Going After Internet Social

CP   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SAN FRANCISCO - If he had a another chance, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt would have pressed the Internet search leader...

Space Shuttle Endeavour's Last Landing: See Photos From The Craft's Final Touchdown

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   August 1, 2011

Space Shuttle Endeavour completed its last landing ever at 2:35 a.m. ET on June 1. The late-night touchdown marks the end of a 16-day mission...

Jonas Bevacqua Dead: LRG Clothing Founder Dies At 34

AP   |  JOHN ROGERS   |   May 31, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Jonas Bevacqua, who co-founded the popular street clothing brand LRG in 1999 and presided over its rapid rise as a major fashion...

F-35 Jets, Corporate Tax Cuts: Key Tory Policies Lack Majority Support, Poll Finds

CBC   |   August 1, 2011

CBC -- A majority of Canadians don't support corporate tax cuts and are opposed to buying the F-35 fighter jets, two major pieces of the...

Germany Nuclear Power Substitute? Coal From Australia

CP   |   August 1, 2011

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- CANBERRA, Australia - Germany signed a resource co-operation deal on Wednesday with Australia, the world's largest coal exporter, only days after...

Jack Layton: Rudest MP At Question Period, Study Says

Montreal Gazette   |   August 1, 2011

Despite a recent pledge to restore order and civility to the House of Commons, NDP leader Jack Layton was the least civil Parliamentarian before this...

WikiLeaks: Rae Dished On Ignatieff, Liberal Party Tensions

CBC   |   August 1, 2011

CBC -- U.S. officials found Bob Rae to be forceful, eloquent and dominant, especially in comparison to then Liberal leader and former rival Michael Ignatieff,...

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Historic Final Return to Earth

AP   |  MARCIA DUNN   |   June 1, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's 30-year shuttle program inched closer to the end Wednesday, wrapping up its second-to-last mission and moving Atlantis to the launch...

Seth Curcio, Bradley Hyppa, Benjamin Meyer In 'Pursuing a Calculated Distance' (PHOTOS)

  |   July 31, 2011

The show "Pursuing a Calculated Distance" with works by Seth Curcio, Bradley Hyppa, and Benjamin Meyer is an exploration of visual perception and the intensely...

Fistfight on United Airlines Flight to Ghana Leads to F-16 Escort

AOL Travel News   |   July 31, 2011

LeBron Buzzer Beater: Heat Star Sinks 3-Pointer To End 3rd Quarter (VIDEO)

  |   July 31, 2011

When LeBron gets hot, he's impossible to stop. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the two-time MVP turned it on in the second half...

Most Amazing Marriage Proposal Ever (VIDEO)

  |   July 31, 2011

In New York's East Village graffiti has made one couple very happy. Jeff Gurwin, 28, proposed to his girlfriend Caitlin Fitzsimons, 27, by having a...

Japan Nuclear Crisis: IAEA Report Finds Country Underestimated Tsunami Risk For Nuclear Plants

Reuters   |  Kevin Krolicki   |   July 31, 2011

June 1, 2011 3:50:45 AM By Kevin Krolicki TOKYO, June 1 (Reuters) - Japan underestimated the risk of tsunamis and needs to closely monitor...
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