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Fan Dies After Fall From Upper Deck At Atlanta Braves Game

Andrew Hart | August 30, 2015 | Sports
A man died after falling from the upper deck to the concrete on the first level of Atlanta's Turner Field during a game between the Braves and Yankees on Saturday night. Statement from the Atlanta Braves:— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 30, 2015 The victim, who was unidentified by officials save for that he was in his 60s, fell at least 40 feet during the seventh inning in the area behind home plate. Other fans scrambled as emergency officials rushed to the scene. Pools of blood on the ground could be seen in images posted on social media. "People started crying right away," Donnie Marley, a fan who was seated near the victim, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "It was surreal. It was like, 'did I just see that happen.'" Security cleared the area and restricted media access. A photo posted by Matthew Farrar (@mdfarrar) on Aug 29, 2015 at 6:48pm PDT Seats empty in section where fan falls #MLB #fanFalls— Richard DeVayne (@rdevaynewcnc) August 30, 2015 Paramedics rushed to provide first aid, before loading the man onto a backboard for transport to Grady Memorial Hospital. He died en route, a police spokesperson said. Witnesses claimed to have seen the attempt to hang on to a wire apparatus that connects to the protective net behind home plate, a security guard told Fox Sports. He fell in the process. He was responding to the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez being sent in to pinch hit, witnesses told ESPN. He landed on his head, a witness told WSBTV. Staffers clean up the scene, one says a fan fell from balcony at #Braves game. Witness says she heard loud thud.— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) August 30, 2015 The area where the man fell was occupied by many family members of the Yankees players, ESPN reported.  Police were investigating the exact circumstances of the fall. Photo of the Upper Level from where the fan fell at Turner Field. The APD's crime scene has been taped off below.— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) August 30, 2015  No one else was injured, WSBTV reported. "We were sitting in Row 6 and I just told him to watch for A-Rod. And then we heard a big thud. I saw a guy falling from the top. I grabbed my son and ran for security. He was bleeding pretty badly. I don’t think he’s gonna make it. And I don’t have any clue how he fell," Greg Shiver of Tennessee, a fan at the game with his son, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. A photo posted by Jacob Simpson (@jsimp18) on Aug 29, 2015 at 8:07pm PDT  "I saw him falling, like right in front of the press box. Then he hit the wires. Crazy," Yankees player Didi Gregorius, who was on second base at the time, told ESPN. "Huge condolences go out to that family," Braves pitcher Matt Wisler said. "We were all in the dugout paying more attention to that than the game when it first happened. That’s terribly sad to hear. We really hope for the best for that family. That’s sad to see something tragic like that happen at a game." The Yankees went on to win the game, 3 to 1. As AJC notes, this is the third fatal fall at the stadium in seven years. A man's 2013 fall to the parking lot was ruled a suicide, and another man died in 2008 after falling four levels onto concrete and metal railing at the field...

Sarah Palin Interviews Donald Trump For Trump Lovefest

Andrew Hart | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
It has been settled. Donald Trump is amazing, as former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin adamantly asserted during an interview with GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. The former Alaska governor lavished praise on the self-assured Trump, noting that he "made the sacrifice to hit the campaign trail," much to the delight "The Trumpeters," or "Trumpservatives," as Palin called the movement backing him. Palin, who Trump in July said that he would "love" to have in his administration if elected, brought Trump onto the program "On Point" at the One America News Network on Friday night. It was easily the best thing on television. "I’ve said it since the day he made the sacrifice to hit the campaign trail: Voters crave the anti-status-quo politician," Palin said as an introduction. "Everything about Donald Trump’s campaign, it’s avant-garde. He is crushing it in the polls." The ranging interview with the business mogul and now political sensation, covered taxes, the economy, faith, and the "lamestream media." The gems are many, so watch the whole interview. Some choice excerpts: Discussing "idiots in the press," Palin asked Trump how he got the “guts” to take on journalist Jorge Ramos in a press conference. Trump replied that Ramos was, "totally out of line, screaming and ranting and raving." Trump continued his refusal to reveal his favorite Bible verse: "I love the Bible and I'm a Protestant, Presbyterian, and they were hitting me with different questions one after another, and look, I don't know if it's 'Gotcha!' but it probably is, and then they said 'What's your favorite verse,' and that's a personal thing. I don't like giving that out to people you hardly know." As far as why he is doing well in polls, Trump had a short, and sweet answer for why Americans were enlisting as Trumpeters: "They want to see America be great again." While the lovefest was mostly all about Trump, he did send praise back to Palin, parting ways by saying, "I have to tell you, you are a terrific person and it’s great to be with you."...

Iowa Poll: Bernie Sanders Is Closing In On Hillary Clinton

Annum Masroor | August 30, 2015 | Politics
A new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) only 7 points behind Hillary Clinton in the race for the Iowa caucus, a worrying sign for the Democratic frontrunner. Clinton leads with 37 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers, with Sanders following at...

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Upset At Saratoga Springs

Benjamin Hart | August 29, 2015 | Sports
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned crowd at Saratoga Race Course. American Pharoah came into the race as the overwhelming favorite, but the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years lost the lead entering the far turn. He pulled closer to Keen Ice entering the stretch but was unable to muster the extra energy he usually finds to overtake the powerful final run of the 16-1 long shot. The upset solidified Saratoga's reputation as the "Graveyard of Favorites." Only one of 12 Triple Crown winners has been able to go on and win the Travers — Whirlaway in 1941.    The upset solidified Saratoga's reputation as the "Graveyard of Favorites." Only one of 12 Triple Crown winners has been able to go on and win the Travers. Keen Ice, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Javier Castellano, won by three-quarters of a length. American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, had won eight straight races coming into the Travers, including the Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2....

Selena Gomez Stuns On A Night Out In Los Angeles

Lily Karlin | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
Selena Gomez shows off her slender frame in a chic black and white dress while leaving the Nice Guy restaurant with some friends on Friday (August 28) in Los Angeles.

Steve Carell Has Replaced Bruce Willis in Woody Allen’s Latest

Lily Karlin | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
Because the two are essentially interchangeable.

Subway Denies Getting Tipped About Jared Fogle Years Ago

Michael McLaughlin | August 29, 2015 | Business
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Michigan Rally Shows Support For Ex-Marine Held By Iran

Annum Masroor | August 29, 2015 | Politics
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of people at a Michigan rally released balloons Saturday to mark the four-year anniversary of Iran's refusal to free a former Marine from prison. But they first heard from Amir Hekmati, whose words were recorded weeks ago during a phone call...

Broadway Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21 After Tragic Fall

Lily Karlin | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
Kyle Jean-Baptiste has sadly passed away at age 21 after tragically falling off his mom’s fire escape.  

Columbia Cites Free Speech In Defense Of Allowing Mattress Protest

Tyler Kingkade | August 29, 2015 | College
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing the importance of the First Amendment, Columbia University asked a judge Friday to reject a student's lawsuit alleging the school failed to protect him after a onetime friend called him a "serial rapist" and carried a mattress around campus to protest sexual...

Suspect Arrested For Allegedly Killing Deputy In Gas Station Ambush

Michael McLaughlin | August 29, 2015 | Crime
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Bikini'd Gabrielle Union Makes You Jealous Of Her Anniversary Vacation

Lily Karlin | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Union is making us very jeal of her anniversary vacation with husband Dwyane Wade. On Instagram, the star shared snaps of her bikini chilling alongside some extremely idyllic waters. 

Thousands Join Largest Protest Yet In Lebanon's Garbage Revolt

Charlotte Alfred | August 29, 2015 | World
BEIRUT (AP) -- Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister. It signaled the most...

What 4 Top Catholic Archbishops Expect From The Pope's Visit

Antonia Blumberg | August 29, 2015 | Religion
PHILADELPHIA -- With just weeks to go until Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to the United States, several of the top leaders of the American Catholic church say they are ready to be surprised. Speaking in Philadelphia over the weekend at the annual...

Bill Maher Calls Out Rick Santorum On Climate Change

Lily Karlin | August 29, 2015 | Comedy
Bill Maher thinks all politicians should prioritize climate change. In an interview with Rick Santorum on Friday night's "Real Time With Bill Maher," the host challenged the Republican presidential candidate about his failure to seriously consider the issue. But Santorum didn't sway from his point of view.  "There was a survey done of 1,800 scientists and 57 percent said they don't buy off on the idea that CO2 is the knob that's turning the climate," Santorum said. "There's hundreds of reasons the climate's changed." "Rick," Maher replied. "I don't know what ass you're pulling that out of." (Some 97 percent of scientists agree that human-caused emissions are driving global warming.) Elsewhere in the episode, Maher criticized the media's Donald Trump coverage, and joked about stock photos of the stock market floor.  Also on HuffPost:   

Smugglers Who Drove Migrants To Their Deaths Were Part Of A Vast Network

Benjamin Hart | August 29, 2015 | World
The smugglers responsible for driving 71 migrants to their deaths in the back of a cramped, unventilated truck in Austria were part of a vast international syndicate that has been a subject of multiple criminal investigations, a leading European law enforcement official said Saturday.

Dick Cheney: Iran Deal Will Lead To First Use Of Nuclear Weapon Since Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Sam Levine | August 29, 2015 | Politics
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J.K. Rowling Applauds 'Harry Potter' Stars' Twitter Rivalry

Bill Bradley | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
As we all know by now, J.K. Rowling maintains an active presence on Twitter, and apparently keeps an eye on her old "Harry Potter" actors (see her priceless reaction to Matthew Lewis’ shirtless photos back in May). 

Chris Christie Wants To Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

Sam Levine | August 29, 2015 | Politics
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Saturday revealed a plan to curb unauthorized immigration: track anyone who enters the country from the time they receive their visa, like a FedEx package. At a New Hampshire town hall, the presidential hopeful lamented that 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the...

Refugee Children Found In Critical Condition Inside Van In Austria

Charlotte Alfred | August 29, 2015 | World
VIENNA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said on Saturday. The two girls and a boy, aged five and six, were found...