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Kansas City Chiefs Grant Superfan Betty Johnson's Dying Wish: A Goodbye Kiss

Ron Dicker | April 17, 2015 | Sports
Superfan Betty Johnson got her dying wish Thursday: a chance to see her beloved Kansas City Chiefs one last time. Former team kicker Nick Lowery visited Johnson and gave her a kiss on the cheek, a team spokesman told The Huffington Post. "We sang a prayer, and he was going...

George Takei And Brad Takei Tackle A 'Mean Meme' In The Second Episode Of Their Web Series, 'It Takeis Two'

Curtis M. Wong | April 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
The second installment of George Takei's web series, "It Takeis Two," is here and we've got the exclusive premiere! The new episode, titled "Seriously Part 2?!," shows Takei's husband, Brad, visiting the Google headquarters in a hilarious effort to get a "mean meme" that George circulated taken...

This Could Cripple The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Jenny Che | April 17, 2015 | Business
Customers and labor unions aren’t the only ones feeling uneasy about the looming prospect of a giant cable conglomerate.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Joins Forces With Elmo To Promote Vaccinations

Ashley Alman | April 17, 2015 | Politics
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the Department of Health and Human Services enlisted the help of Elmo on Friday to encourage Americans to get vaccinated. Murthy revealed a 30-second public service announcement with the Muppet Friday in a blog post published on the HHS website, in which he...

Obama Urges Gulf Nations To Help With Chaos In Libya

Reuters | April 17, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday urged Gulf nations to help calm the chaotic political situation in Libya, saying that outside military action would not be enough to help reduce tensions in the war-ravaged North African country. After a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi...

This Pastor Thinks Robot Preachers Could Be In Our Future (And It's Not A Bad Thing)

Antonia Blumberg | April 17, 2015 | Religion
If your first thought when you hear "robot preacher" is the Preacherbot character from the popular TV show Futurama, we don't blame you. But for Florida pastor Christopher Benek, robot preachers are an undeniable reality... or at least they will be in the near future. If, as Christian...

Monday Matters: The Cutest Corgis, Surprise Twins And Best Pizza Party Of The Last Week

Lindsey Keen | April 17, 2015 | Good News
There’s a reason we say TGIF and not TGIM. Okay, several reasons (the weekend is five days away, we have unread emails piled up, we couldn’t sleep after "Game of Thrones" last night…). But here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we’re looking to change that. We believe that Mondays should...

Zebras Make A Break For It In Belgium; Arizona Llamas Unimpressed

James Gerken | April 17, 2015 | Weird News
Move over, llamas. There's a new animal escape artist in town. Three zebras made a dash around the Belgian capital of Brussels for about half an hour on Friday after escaping from a ranch. Seven animals reportedly escaped, but four of them were caught immediately. After...

Cardinal Francis George Dead: Retired Chicago Archbishop Dies At 78

Antonia Blumberg | April 17, 2015 | Religion
Cardinal Francis George, the former archbishop of Chicago, died Friday at the age of 78 after a long battle with kidney cancer. George's successor, Blase Cupich, confirmed the news in an announcement. "A man of peace, tenacity and courage has been called home to the...

Here's When The Rest Of The World Elected Their First Female Leaders

Nick Robins-Early | April 17, 2015 | World
Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page. As the long election campaign in...

NJ Police Seek Help Finding Mom Of Headless Baby

Andy Campbell | April 17, 2015 | Crime
New Jersey State Police still investigating the death of an infant found without her head last year have released photos of evidence and a sketch of the baby in an attempt to track down the mother. The unidentified baby, who was named "Emma Grace" by a local church, was...

7 Curb Appeal Makeovers You Have To See To Believe (PHOTOS)

Brie Dyas | April 17, 2015 | HuffPost Home
Curb appeal can be difficult to get right, since there's often much work to be done: Painting, modifying architectural details, repairs, landscaping, etc. None of these projects are easy to do in a weekend (no matter what HGTV says). But for the lucky owners of these seven homes, they were...

Simon Cowell Speaks About One Direction Without Zayn

Jessica Goodman | April 17, 2015 | Entertainment
Maybe Zayn Malik should've left One Direction long ago ... is what you might think after hearing the group's producer Simon Cowell gush about the new foursome.

One Direction Meets 'Friends' In The Mashup You Never Knew You Needed

Taylor Pittman | April 17, 2015 | Teen
How you doin', One Direction? In the mashup of our dreams, the lads of One Direction meet the beloved world of “Friends.” Directioners have combined the two in the past with videos floating around YouTube, but CapitalFM's take comes after news spread...

Leaked Email Reveals How Hollywood Opposed 'Fair Use' Protections In Secretive Trade Agreement

Dana Liebelson | April 17, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Hollywood pushed the Obama administration last year not to incorporate "fair use" protections in a massive international trade deal under consideration, according to an internal email obtained through the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and posted online this week by WikiLeaks. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is...

Hillary Probably Wouldn't Want You To See 'Clinton! The Musical'

Lauren Duca | April 17, 2015 | Arts
Off Broadway plays can get really weird. Like, watermelon-being-smashed-to-bits-on-stage weird. So when the basic Broadway lineup starts to feel tired, it can be difficult to navigate theater options that extend beyond seeing "Wicked" for the fourth time. Here to help you avoid being needlessly splattered with fresh fruit, we bring...

Kentucky Man Arrested For Drunk Riding A Horse

Steven Hoffer | April 17, 2015 | Weird News
Say neigh to drunk riding. A Kentucky man was arrested this week after police say he rode a horse while under the influence of alcohol. Michael Kimmel, 40, told police on Tuesday that he "didn’t do [expletive]" and was "just riding my horse," as they responded to reports of an...

High School Students Write To Thank Ebola Workers And Get Unexpectedly Heartfelt Responses

Katie Sola | April 17, 2015 | World
When a Ohio teacher told her 11th-grade students to write thank-you letters to the workers battling Ebola in West Africa, she never expected the class would get a response. But CDC volunteers did write back, opening up about what it's really like to fight an epidemic and how they...

8 Alternative Titles For The New 'Star Wars' Movie That Are Far, Far More Accurate

Andy McDonald | April 17, 2015 | Comedy
We're almost home. With the release of the latest "Star Wars" teaser, which basically punched the Internet in the stomach on Thursday, people are even more excited about "The Force Awakens." And while that's probably the most commercially viable title for the newest episode, it's certainly not the...

Rhymefest Says Friendship With Kanye Hasn't Changed Over The Years: 'He's The Same Guy'

Kim Bellware | April 17, 2015 | Entertainment
Before Kanye was a stage-crashing, Kim-loving, globe-trotting hip-hop superstar (and tabloid fixture), he was a fellow Chicago rapper who wanted to jump Che "Rhymefest" Smith for talking smack, Smith recalled on HuffPost Live Thursday. The two men would go on to...