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Oakland Joins Boycott Of Indiana Over Religious Freedom Law

Lydia O'Connor | March 31, 2015 | Politics
Oakland, California, on Tuesday joined a growing list of governments and businesses to boycott Indiana over its new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say allows businesses to shun LGBT people. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a statement that the city will not spend taxpayer money on...

University Of Houston Reveals Matthew McConaughey's Speaking Fee

Tyler Kingkade | March 31, 2015 | College
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee. The University of Houston said in a statement Tuesday that it was paying McConaughey speaking fees totaling $135,000 plus travel expenses, as well as a...

'Corinthian 100' Ask Education Department: What About Us?

Shahien Nasiripour | March 31, 2015 | Politics
Fourteen federal student loan borrowers refusing to make their monthly payments to protest the U.S. Department of Education's shoddy oversight of for-profit colleges met with senior government officials on Tuesday to share their stories and learn about the department's plan to help them. The Education Department’s answer, in short: Keep...

Iran Nuclear Talks Miss Deadline, Extended Another Day

Kelly Chen | March 31, 2015 | World
By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1 (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran missed a Tuesday deadline to reach an outline accord reining in Tehran's nuclear program, extending talks into an extra day as they edged toward a deal but failed to agree crucial...

Uber Driver Allegedly Tried Burglarizing Passenger After Drop-Off

Michael McLaughlin | March 31, 2015 | Crime
By Keith Coffman DENVER, March 31 (Reuters) - Police arrested a 51-year-old driver for the Uber car service on Wednesday who is accused of trying to burglarize a Denver woman's home after he dropped her off at the city's airport, authorities said. Gerald Montgomery was taken into custody in the...

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas Two Secret Service Agents Over Security Incident

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - A House of Representatives committee subpoenaed two U.S. Secret Service agents on Tuesday after an incident this month when agents allegedly drove a car past White House barricades after drinking at a party. Republican Jason Chaffetz, head of the House Oversight Committee, said the Department...

Teen Found In Suitcase Died From Drug Overdose, Colorado Coroner Says

Michael McLaughlin | March 31, 2015 | Crime
By Daniel Wallis DENVER, March 31 (Reuters) - A teenage Colorado girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase in a remote park area last month died from a drug overdose, the local coroner's office said on Tuesday. Kelly Mae Myers, 18, was reported missing in the mountain town...

Chuck Schumer And Dick Durbin Spar Over Whip Position

Sam Levine | March 31, 2015 | Politics
A feud between Sens. Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer escalated further on Tuesday, with spokesmen for the two Democratic leaders offering sharply different on-the-record accounts of whether the two men reached a power-sharing deal.

Defense Rests In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial After Calling Only 4 Witnesses

Michael McLaughlin | March 31, 2015 | Crime
(Adds defense resting its case) By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON, March 31 (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrapped up their case on Tuesday after calling only four witnesses over two days. By comparison, the prosecution presented 92 witnesses in the trial of Tsarnaev,...

Secret, Unlimited Donations Could Boost Jeb Bush White House Run

Sam Levine | March 31, 2015 | Politics
Jeb Bush has given his tacit endorsement to a new group that can collect unlimited amounts of money in secret, part of a bold effort by his advisers to create a robust external political operation before he declares his expected White House bid.

UConn Coach Ollie Won't Travel To Final Four Because Of Indiana Law

Andrew Hart | March 31, 2015 | Sports
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would...

10 Pictures Of Celebrities As Bridesmaids To Remind You You're Not Alone

Kelsey Borresen | March 31, 2015 | Weddings
As any good bridesmaid knows, it's not about you — it's about the bride. And yes, this goes even for celebrities. While they're typically in the spotlight, these women took to the sides of their favorite brides to help celebrate their big days. Take a look at these star bridesmaid...

12 Couples Who Ignored Expectations And Did Their Weddings Their Way

Kelsey Borresen | March 31, 2015 | Weddings
The $50 billion wedding industry would have us think that in order to celebrate your special day, you need to tick off certain boxes: white dresses, formal tuxes, bouquets and bouquets of flowers, religious vows, toasts and countless more expectations. If you don't have these things, it's as if it...

Denver Mayor Bans Government Travel To Indiana Over Religious Freedom Law

Matt Ferner | March 31, 2015 | Politics
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) on Tuesday banned city employees from using public funds for non-essential travel to Indiana, citing the state's controversial new religious freedom law. "Denver is an inclusive city, and we take tremendous pride in that," Hancock said in a statement. "Due to...

Andrew Getty, Grandson Of Getty Oil Fortune, Found Dead In Los Angeles

Reuters | March 31, 2015 | Business
(Adds report of restraining order, other details) By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, March 31 (Reuters) - The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty, Andrew Getty, was found dead at age 47 on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported. The cause of...

Stop Playing 'Whack-A-Mole' With Toxic Flame Retardants, Health Advocates Urge

Lynne Peeples | March 31, 2015 | Green
As the public has learned of health risks tied to chemicals in everyday products, many companies have responded by eliminating, one by one, the suspected cancer causers, brain damagers and hormone disruptors. But even prompt action doesn't entirely appease some health experts, who warn of a problematic pattern. "We're playing...

New Trial For Richard Lapointe, Man Convicted Of Killing Wife's Grandma In '87

David Moye | March 31, 2015 | Crime
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother — a conviction protested by high-profile supporters including writers Arthur Miller and William Styron. The court ruled 4-2...

Who Is Nigeria's Next President Muhammadu Buhari?

Charlotte Alfred | March 31, 2015 | World
Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, a 72-year-old former military general, has traveled a long road to electoral victory. On Tuesday, Buhari defeated incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria's presidential election, marking the first democratic change in power in modern Nigeria. While the final results have not yet officially been...

1960s Home Ads Would Anger Women Today

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | March 31, 2015 | HuffPost Home
The 1960s marked a new, more progressive era in many ways. But on the home front (or, rather, in Madison Avenue's depiction of it), domestic life was still pretty much the same as it had always been. Sexist. "A majority of the 1960s was really an extension of...

Marvin Gaye's Sister Zeola Sets The Record Straight On Reported Family Feud Over 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

Rahel Gebreyes | March 31, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Since Marvin Gaye's estate was awarded $7.4 million in the copyright infringement case over "Blurred Lines" earlier this month, reports have swirled about the "ugly rift" the money has caused between members of the Gaye family. Zeola Gaye, Marvin's younger sister, spoke out about the...