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Gun Safety Group Urges Obama To Take Action To Prevent More Mass Shootings

Marina Fang | October 5, 2015 | Politics
CHICAGO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A gun safety group urged the White House on Monday to take a series of steps it said would help prevent the kind of mass shooting that killed 10 people at an Oregon community college last week and renewed the debate on gun control. Everytown...

Bella Hadid Embraces The Nipple Piercing And Sheer Dress Look

Stephanie Marcus | October 5, 2015 | Entertainment
Bella Hadid has no problem baring it in Balmain.  The 18-year-old model jumped on the trend of sheer dresses and very visible nipple piercings at the Vogue Paris Fashion Week party on Saturday.  Hadid's look follows in pal Kendall Jenner's footsteps after she wore a sheer white gown that...

HUFFPOST HILL - John Boehner To Turn Back Into Pumpkin Oct. 29

Arthur Delaney | October 5, 2015 | Politics
John Boehner scheduled the election for Speaker of the House for Oct. 29, so there will probably be a lot of "Sexy Boehner" costumes this Halloween. Ben Carson said he doesn't think President Obama is like Adolf Hitler, because duh, how could Obama be both Hitler and Neville Chamberlain at...

32 Throwback Halloween Costumes That Totally Deserve Another Run

Suzy Strutner | October 5, 2015 | Style
Remember when the Sailor Moon Halloween costume hit its peak? It was 1994 -- and oh, what an epic year it was. Sure, you can dress up as something #CulturallyRelevant this year, but it's also delightfully nostalgic to throw it back to one of the great Halloween...

Washington State HS Football Player Dies After In-Game Injury

Erick Fernandez | October 5, 2015 | Sports
A high school football player from Washington state died on Monday after sustaining an in-game injury on Friday night, according to The Seattle Times. Kenny Bui was a senior on Evergreen High School's football team and was critically injured while trying to make a tackle during his team's game...

Heres A Tip From Mark Montano On Creating A DIY Halloween Costume For A Baby

Deana Lenz | October 5, 2015 | MarloThomas
The fall holiday season is upon us, and if you're looking for new Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, don't run to the store - make them yourself! We had DIY king Mark Montano bring his materials onto set to show us how. Mark has hosted numerous decorating shows on...

Considering The Ethics Of The Humanoid Sex Robot

Ryan Buxton | October 5, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Will humans soon enjoy the option of having sex with robots? We discuss the technology behind this progressive idea, along with legal, moral and ethical implications. How will this humanlike-bot alter reality? Will relationships suffer as a result?

Hasbro Executive Says 4 More 'Transformers' Films Are On The Way

Joe Satran | October 5, 2015 | Entertainment
Were you hoping that we had entered the "Age of Extinction" for "Transformers" movies?  We have some disheartening news to report. More "Transformers" movies are on their way. Four more.  Stephen J. Davis, the head of Hasbro Studios, said at a Q&A...

Can Indiana Compromise On LGBT Rights, Religious Liberty?

Curtis M. Wong | October 5, 2015 | Gay Voices
The “Utah compromise” was hailed by some as a groundbreaking balance of religious liberty and LGBT rights. But now, as Indiana Republican leaders examine whether such a policy could be introduced in the Hoosier state, business leaders are roundly rejecting the concept. It’s too late, they say,...

Search Teams Find Families Huddled Together, Buried Alive By Mudslide

Chloe Angyal | October 5, 2015 | World
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Beneath the mud and rock that engulfed the small Guatemalan town of Santa Catarina Pinula last week, search crews have found entire families who died huddled together after they were buried alive. At least 132 people were killed in...

Will Smith Announces New World Tour With DJ Jazzy Jeff, Possibly Next Summer

Carly Ledbetter | October 5, 2015 | Entertainment
Will Smith returned to music for the first time in over a decade last week, and now the actor/rapper says he's going on a world tour. In a new interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1 Radio, Smith talked about why he was "terrified" to start recording again and his future touring plans.  "I'm at the beginning of the process, you know, shaking the rust off, knocking the dust off," said Smith of his new single collaboration, "Fiesta" with Bomba Estéreo. And while one might think the super-successful Smith would have no trouble returning to the studio, he says he was "terrified" to release his new music.  "It's crazy, 'cause when you've had a certain amount of success, it seems like it should breed confidence. But it actually doesn't," said Smith. "It's the craziest thing. It's like when you win a lot and you lose the ability to lose. You're not allowed to lose anymore."  It doesn't sound like Smith is anywhere close to the "losing" track, as he said he's in the studio every day and has about 30 songs already recorded. He's also "pretty certain" that he'll be touring next summer.  "[DJ Jazzy] Jeff and I actually never have done a full tour," said Smith. "I was always on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' I was always making a movie so we've never actually done a full tour. So I'm looking for [this] summer to be the first time that we go out on a full world tour."  Music to our ears.   Also on HuffPost:  For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on 

Fabulous Quick-And-Easy Crafts For Working Parents And Their Kids

Deana Lenz | October 5, 2015 | MarloThomas
The fall holiday season is upon us, and if you're looking for new Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, don't run to the store - make them yourself! We had DIY king Mark Montano bring his materials onto set to show us how. Mark has hosted numerous decorating shows on...

Kim Kardashian Still Loathes Being Pregnant, Calls It The ‘Worst Experience’ Of Her Life

Stephanie Marcus | October 5, 2015 | Entertainment
Last week, "Entertainment Tonight" claimed to have confirmed Kim Kardashian would be welcoming her baby boy into the world via scheduled C-section on Christmas Day, and that due date can't come soon enough for the reality star.  The 34-year-old has been very open about fertility struggles and...

Animals Receive Blessing During Feast Of Saint Francis Service In New York Church

Oliver Noble | October 5, 2015 | Religion
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When Grandpa Can't Live Alone Anymore, Cheerios Are There

Ron Dicker | October 5, 2015 | Fifty
 Oh, Cheerios, you heart-tugger you. Known for its emotional plays on inclusiveness, the cereal brand is now inviting Grandpa to the breakfast table. In this touching ad, Grandpa moves out of his solo digs to a more dependent life. But Grandpa just might be OK as long as Cheerios are around. At least we hope so. Sniffle. H/T Adweek Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})();    ...

T.I. Takes On Black Lives Matter Movement In Spoken Poem

Brennan Williams | October 5, 2015 | Black Voices
Your browser does not support iframes. The annual Triumph Awards recognize individuals and corporations who have made and impact in civil rights, entertainment, education, business and sports.  This year, there were performances by Tyrese Gibson, T.I., Jazmine Sullivan, Estelle, Ledisi and Tasha Cobbs. It was T.I.'s performance, though, that's getting attention.  The Grammy Award winner expressed his thoughts on social media’s influence on the Black Lives Matter movement during a spoken word performance (below). United we stand/ Because we created a hashtag for Sandra BlandJumped off the front of the ship and dove into the Internet wavesSwimming with DMs, likes, comments/ Not noticing how much it makes us slavesChained by man-made device small enough to fit into the palm of our handI guess that’s made it easy to swipe to the left and scroll to the nextAnd forget about Sandra BlandUnited we standBecause we wore hoodies and T-shirts that read ’Black Lives Matter’But, ’Quick homie take this flickGotta make sure all my followers see this fresh ’fit’Are we really about the movement or more concerned with our follower count growing fatter?Secondary to revolutionary does not existOur society’s issues are deeper than social media posts, there’s a long listAnd if you think solely making them a trending topic will solve themWell, then, you’re a part of the problemWe are Trayvon MartinWe are Jordan DavisWe are Eric GarnerWe are Tamir RiceWe are Walter ScottWe are Eric HarrisWe are Freddie GrayAnd We are Sandra BlandUnited we stand. The poem is a follow-up of sorts to his 2014 open letter, which addressed the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.  Catch an encore airing of the 2015 Triumph Awards on TV One on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6pm EST and check out more of T.I.'s spoken word performance in the clip above. Also on HuffPost:...

Here Are Some Tips On How To Get Grandparents Crafting With Their Grandkids

Deana Lenz | October 5, 2015 | MarloThomas
The fall holiday season is upon us, and if you're looking for new Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, don't run to the store - make them yourself! We had DIY king Mark Montano bring his materials onto set to show us how. Mark has hosted numerous decorating shows on...

Refugees To Receive Free Education From Online University

Joseph Erbentraut | October 5, 2015 | Impact
A new online university preparing to launch later this month plans to help refugees continue their education and work toward a brighter future -- all for free. As Reuters’ Astrid Zweynert reported last week, the Berlin-based Kiron University has partnered with more than 20 universities throughout the world in order to offer a free, three-year program that will grant students an internationally accredited degree. All interested students have to do to qualify is provide proof they have refugee status or have applied for it. The program’s first year will offer German and English classes as well as more general preparation courses -- or college courses, if they are ready. By the second year, students may take more specified classes in one of five areas of interest, including business, engineering and computer science. For their third year, they can transfer to a partner university to complete their degree on campus. Only at that point will students be required to have their legal documents and school certificates in order. Refugees often don't have immediate access to these documents, which serves as an obstacle to registering at traditional universities. While the courses are currently offered only in English, Reuters reports that Kiron hopes to later offer programs in both Arabic and French.  In order to offset the cost of the classes, Kiron is crowdfunding scholarships for the refugees. According to its Startnext campaign page, the school has raised over $170,000, enough money to cover 127 scholarships, as of Monday. Over 950 people have contributed.  Kiron was founded in December 2014 and is staffed by volunteers, according to its website. Its cofounder, Markus Kressler, explained to The Independent last month that the idea for the school was motivated by “that fire that blazes in the eyes of refugees whenever they talk about their studies.” He was familiar with that "fire" after working as a psychologist with a number of refugees in his home country of Germany. More than 15,000 students have already approached the school and the video includes the stories of three of them living now in Germany -- Fatuma, a 25-year-old Somalian social worker, and Kirollos and Andrew, both 22-year-old Egyptian students. In the case of Fatuma, she explains in the video that she calls it her dream "to further my education and continue with my job just like before."   Also on...

New Documentary 'Am I?' Explores What It Means To Be African And American

Zeba Blay | October 5, 2015 | Black Voices
Cultural identity is always complex, especially for those who straddle the lines of two worlds. So when you're an African living in America, how do you navigate what it means to "African-American?" It's this idea that Sierra Leonean-American filmmaker Nadia Sasso explores in her documentary, "Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African?" The first in a series, the film features interviews with several women of African descent in media, including "Awkward Black Girl" creator Issa Rae, who is half-Senegalese.  The film highlights issues that divide African and black American people in the United States, including internalized prejudices and a lack of community.  "It's a fine line. You have to get your identity together. You've got to be able to be a chameleon sometimes, be in both places," says Sierra Leonean-American Mariama Jalloh-Heyward in the movie's first trailer (above).  "Am I?" is touring the east coast in a series of pop-up screenings this month. For more info go to H/T Blativity Also on...

If You Love Animals, This Device Will Horrify You

Adam Goldberg | October 5, 2015 | Green
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In life, Orville was artist Bart Jansen's pet cat. In death, he was his claim to fame. And now, three years after unveiling the "Orvillecopter," Jansen is working on a new Frankensteinian creation: the "Mancopter."