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Judge Refuses To Throw Out Defamation Suit Against Cosby

Annum Masroor | October 10, 2015 | Entertainment
BOSTON (AP) — A defamation lawsuit brought against Bill Cosby by three women who say he sexually abused them decades ago can move forward, a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Friday, delivering a legal blow to the comedian as he attempts to defend himself against accusations of sexual...

New U.S.-Russia Military Talks Seen On Syria Air Safety

Annum Masroor | October 9, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it expected to hold new talks with Russia's military on pilot safety in Syria's war as soon as this weekend, as the former Cold War foes seek to avoid an accidental clash as they carry out rival bombing...

Re/Code: Twitter Plans Layoffs Next Week

Annum Masroor | October 9, 2015 | Technology
Oct 9 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is planning company-wide layoffs next week, technology news website Re/code reported on Friday, citing sources. The news comes after Jack Dorsey was appointed permanent chief executive on Monday. It is unclear how many of Twitter's staff...

Police Use Pet Cat To Coax Man From San Francisco Ledge

Michael McLaughlin | October 9, 2015 | Good News
SAN FRANCISCO -- A man who'd been threatening to jump from the third floor of a San Francisco apartment building peacefully surrendered after quick-thinking police arranged for him to see his beloved pet cat.  The California Highway Patrol had stopped the man on Wednesday for...

Minnesota Mom Masters Work-Life Balance

Nadine Cheung | October 9, 2015 | Women
Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence over the content, but may be organically integrated within content in an authentic manner that does not impact editorial integrity. Heidi Leach has not one but four jobs. Her...

Shark Bites Surfer On Oahu's North Shore

Landess Kearns | October 9, 2015 | Weird News
HONOLULU (AP) — A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bitten by a shark while surfing on Oahu's North Shore. The attack happened near a popular surfing spot known as Leftovers, about 3 miles away from the famed Banzai Pipeline, Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright said Friday. Another surfer...

Know What Princess Leia's Slave Bikini Sold For? Take The Fark Weird News Quiz

David Moye | October 9, 2015 | Weird News
The slave bikini worn by Princess Leia was auctioned off this week. If you know the winning bid, take the Fark Weird News Quiz. Post your score! 

What Happens To Men Who Stay Abstinent Until Marriage

Nico Pitney | October 9, 2015 | Healthy Living
This story was originally published on The Conversation. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend, the singer Ciara, recently announced plans to remain sexually abstinent until marriage. It was a vow that came as a surprise to many. After all, sexual purity is...

The Passion Of Nicki Minaj

Lily Karlin | October 9, 2015 | Celebrity
The world’s biggest female rap superstar has meticulously craftedher own image -- and maintained it with uncompromising control

Rihanna, Behind The Instagrams

Lily Karlin | October 9, 2015 | Celebrity
Rihanna is firmly in control of her life and career—but not of her image, which has veered between club-hopping temptress and poster child for victims of domestic abuse.

Woman's Face-Down Halloween Dummy Gets Repeated 911 Calls

David Moye | October 9, 2015 | Weird News
DETROIT (AP) — A dummy placed face down in a Detroit woman's front yard as a Halloween prank has prompted repeated visits by police. Larethia Haddon says police showed up three times Tuesday, the first day she put the dummy out. The Detroit...

Thabo Sefolosha Worries For Innocent People Less Fortunate Than Him

Juliet Spies-Gans | October 9, 2015 | Sports
On Friday, after swingman Thabo Sefolosha was found not guilty on all counts related to an early morning incident outside a New York City nightclub last April, the Atlanta Hawks player issued a statement (viewable below) in which he questioned why the justice system had forced him to go to such great lengths to...

Climate Change Haunts This Year's Pumpkin Crop

Mariam Baksh | October 9, 2015 | Politics
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a bill in August making pumpkin pie the official state pie. But climate change -- which Rauner has not publicly acknowledged is a thing -- may be a big part of the reason that some Thanksgiving tables lack the holiday classic this...

Steve Jobs' Widow Begged DiCaprio, Bale Not To Play Her Husband

Joe Satran | October 9, 2015 | Entertainment
"Steve Jobs" -- aka "the good Steve Jobs biopic" -- was released today to stellar reviews. And its star, Michael Fassbender, is already considered the frontrunner in the race for the Best Actor Oscar this year.  Yet Fassbender wasn't actually the first choice for the lead role. According...

Wooing Chairman Ryan: Paul Ryan Remains On Sidelines As GOP Looks To Regroup

Annum Masroor | October 9, 2015 | Politics
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) left his colleagues and the rest of political Washington guessing Friday about whether he would run for speaker of the House.

Twitter Plans Company-Wide Layoffs For Next Week

Annum Masroor | October 9, 2015 | Technology
Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on Monday, and a big reason he got the job was that as a co-founder, Dorsey isn’t afraid to make the tough, necessary decisions. He isn’t wasting much time.

HUFFPOST HILL - Paul Ryan Wants To Spend Time With Widow's Peak, Kids

Eliot Nelson | October 9, 2015 | Politics
Republicans appear no closer to choosing a new speaker, meaning we’re probably a few days out from members nervously putting their index fingers on their noses. A reporter mistakenly asked the wrong House member if she had an affair with Kevin McCarthy, though given that this is Congress we’re talking...

That Mischievous Kid On 'AHS' Is The Son Of An O-Town Band Member

Sara Boboltz | October 9, 2015 | Entertainment
On "American Horror Story: Hotel," Lachlan Drake -- whom you may remember as the kid who got his greasy paw prints all over something expensive in Lady Gaga's room and received a stern warning from his fashionista father -- is played by a 9-year-old named Lyric Lennon Parker Angel. If you think...

Regulators Open Second Investigation Into VW Emissions Software

Jenny Che | October 9, 2015 | Business
WASHINGTON — Federal and California regulators have begun an investigation into a second computer program in Volkswagen’s diesel cars that also affects the operation of the cars’ emission controls.

Alfonso Ribeiro Isn't Interested In A 'Fresh Prince' Reboot

Ryan Buxton | October 9, 2015 | Entertainment
Sorry, "Fresh Prince" fans, but Alfonso Ribeiro says there's no reboot on the way. Despite rumors that Will Smith is developing a "present-day family comedy that puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of 'Fresh Prince,'" the actor who played Carlton Banks told HuffPost Live on Friday that even if it did happen, it would be a totally new entity all its own. "I've heard the rumors. It's not exciting to me because I know it ain't gonna happen," Ribeiro said. "And if it happened, it wouldn't be 'Fresh Prince.' It would be something that's taking the story of the show and having all new people do something. To me, that's not 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' There's one 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' Is Will Smith starring in it? No. Then it ain't no 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'" Ribeiro is pretty busy these days with other projects, including as host of "America's Funniest Home Videos," which returns for a new season Oct. 11. But he said a cast reunion could never happen anyway without James Avery, who played the Banks family patriarch and died in 2013. "James Avery passed, and he was the backbone of that show," Ribeiro said. "Without him, we have no show, and so I simply feel there's no reason to do it." But even though we won't be seeing Carlton on our televisions again, Ribeiro did offer his best guess about what his rhythmically-gifted character would be up to today. "He's a lawyer. He went to Princeton, and he came back to Bel-Air and he's living the life as a big-time lawyer following his dad's footsteps in Bel-Air," Ribeiro said. "That's what I would say is happening with Carlton." Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Alfonso Ribeiro. Want more HuffPost Live? Stream us anytime on Go90, Verizon's mobile social entertainment network, and listen to our best interviews on iTunes. Also on...