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11 Striking Photos From Kobani After Kurdish Forces Claim Victory Over ISIS

Nick Robins-Early | January 28, 2015 | World
After a brutal battle of attrition for the Syrian border town of Kobani, Kurdish forces announced this week that they had taken back control from Islamic State militants. While airstrikes and ground combat are still reportedly underway on the southern outskirts, for the first time in four months...

To Warn Of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Risks, Young Women Pose In Life-Size Toy Box

Eleanor Goldberg | January 28, 2015 | Impact
As the Super Bowl fast approaches, advocates are concerned about issues far darker than "deflategate." They’re eager to protect potential victims from being trafficked for sex. While some claim that the links drawn between the increased risks of sex trafficking at the Super Bowl are...

Dem Donors Plot Campaign Battle Against $889 Million Koch Behemoth

Sam Stein | January 28, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats to news that the billionaire Koch brothers are planning an $889 million blitz for the 2016 election has run the gambit from outright alarm to shoulder shrugs. Various top party officials interviewed by The Huffington Post said they expected outside groups and...

The Abstinence Cure

Jason Cherkis | January 28, 2015 | Politics

Diver Discovers Ancient Underwater Forest Off Coast Of England

Jacqueline Howard | January 28, 2015 | Science
What's it like to discover a prehistoric forest--one that's been hidden under water for thousands of years? Dawn Watson knows first-hand. The 45-year-old scuba diver was exploring the waters off a tiny village near Holt along England's eastern coast (see map) last year when she found herself

Watch Ava DuVernay's Perfect Response To Her 'Selma' Oscar Snub

Jessica Goodman | January 28, 2015 | Entertainment
In an interview with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, "Selma" director Ava DuVernay had a beautiful response to those who say she was snubbed by the Academy. She paid tribute to the "giants, real, bold, brave Americans of Color and otherwise, all kinds of people, who marched...

YouTube Says It's Too Overwhelmed To Keep Terrorist Videos Off The Site

AP | January 28, 2015 | Technology
Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content.

What Makes Bill Gates Feel 'Stupid'

Alexander C. Kaufman | January 28, 2015 | Business
Bill Gates’ big regret in life isn’t Clippy. Or Microsoft’s failed MP3 player, the Zune. Or Comic Sans. It’s that he speaks only English. During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Wednesday, the Microsoft founder said he wants to learn...

11 Best Candid Photos From The SAG Awards

Lauren Zupkus | January 28, 2015 | Celebrity

Ludacris Wins Full Custody Of Daughter Cai

Brennan Williams | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Ludacris just got some very good news. The rapper-actor – whose legal name is Chris Bridges – had been engaged in a court battle with Tamika Fuller regarding their 13-month-old daughter, Cai. On Monday, a judge granted Bridges full custody of Cai.

University Of Maine To Divest From Coal

Nick Visser | January 28, 2015 | Green
By Robin Respaut Jan 27 (Reuters) - The University of Maine Board of Trustees has unanimously agreed to divest from direct holdings in coal-mining companies. The board's decision was influenced by the threat and potential costs of climate change, the steady decline of coal as a non-renewable resource and the...

90 Seconds Of Wiggling, Jiggling, Sweating, And Shaking Is All It Took To Get Me Off The Couch

Alana Horowitz | January 28, 2015 | Women
Here's an epic 90-second salute to the women who are getting active and healthy no matter what you think of them or their bodies. Subscribe to Upworthy

Paris Hilton Is Just Monkeying Around In Bali

Lauren Zupkus | January 28, 2015 | Celebrity

Riff Raff Gains 55 Pounds Of Muscle And Is Completely Unrecognizable

Stephanie Marcus | January 28, 2015 | Entertainment
Riff Raff (aka Jody Highroller, aka the rapper who James Franco based his "Spring Breakers" character on) is almost completely unrecognizable after adding 55 pounds of muscle to his frame. The 32-year-old, who was once featured on MTV's "From G's to Gents," has been training...

Leslye Headland, Queen Of Sexy Sundance, On Having Jason Sudeikis Teach Alison Brie To Masturbate

Matthew Jacobs | January 28, 2015 | Entertainment
Sitting down with Leslye Headland is like swigging an espresso shot, especially when you do it in the thick of the sleepless Sundance Film Festival. She barrels toward you with the zeal of someone who couldn’t possibly have anywhere else in the world to be. And she didn’t:...

Kenny G Clears The Air On The 'Misinterpreted' Photo At Hong Kong Protests

Chris Branch | January 28, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Though he may not be the platinum-album powerhouse he once was in this country, iconic jazz musician and noted hair pioneer Kenny G has found a rabid and gargantuan fan base in China. So it's understandable if the 58-year-old doesn't want to ruffle any feathers there. He did just...

Research Shows Location Tracking Apps Like Grindr Could Threaten Your Privacy

Rahel Gebreyes | January 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
There are apps to help us with everything from dating to scheduling to networking. But is the technology more trouble than it’s worth? While your app’s location tracking services can point you to the best latte within a one-mile radius or give you directions to your friend’s apartment, this useful...

Mayor Accuses Homeless People Of Meth Use, Closes Park To Get Rid Of Them

Robbie Couch | January 28, 2015 | Impact
A California mayor has closed a city park in an effort to rid the area of homeless residents. Starting on Monday, Boyd Park in San Rafael is closed to the public for 30 days in order for officials to respond to "health and security issues."...

Elton John Is Making An HBO Pilot

Lily Karlin | January 28, 2015 | Entertainment
Alan Ball ("True Blood") and Elton John are teaming up with HBO to make a pilot for "an hourlong period drama set against the complex and volatile backdrop of 18th century Vienna," writes The Hollywood Reporter.

U.S. Air Force Will Pick Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

Reuters | January 28, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to announce on Wednesday that it has decided to use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft, two sources familiar with the decision said on Wednesday. The decision comes a month...