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On Hobby Lobby, Ginsburg Was Right

Andrew Hart | September 30, 2014 | Politics
The great Oliver Wendell Holmes once observed that important Supreme Court decisions “exercise a kind of hydraulic effect.” Even if the authors of such decisions assert that their rulings will have limited impact, these cases invariably have a profound influence. So it has been with Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores,...

Mark Begich Inquiry Exposes Omission In GOP Opponent's Campaign Filing

Sam Levine | September 30, 2014 | Politics
Dan Sullivan, the Republican challenger for U.S. Senate in Alaska, was a Maryland resident for tax purposes from 2006 to 2008, according to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, even though he told the Federal Election Commission he had been a resident of Alaska for...

'Women In Comedy' Director Heidi Ewing Discusses The 'Pretty Isn't Funny' Stereotype

Ryan Buxton | September 30, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
Women have always been funny, but it wasn't until recently that society allowed them to look beautiful and make us laugh. Filmmaker Heidi Ewing, who directed the documentary "MAKERS: Women in Comedy," dropped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss her work on the history of funny females,...

California Bans Political Fundraising Parties At Lobbyists' Homes

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | Politics
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 30 (Reuters) - Lobbyists in California will be banned from throwing lavish fundraising parties at their homes and offices for state candidates under a bill signed Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who vetoed other proposals introduced in the wake of a series of ethics scandals. The...

Obama Administration Urges Rejection Of Jan Brewer's Appeal

Ashley Alman | September 30, 2014 | Politics
PHOENIX (AP) — The Obama administration has urged a court to reject Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that blocks the state from denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation under a change ordered by the president. Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department told the...

Hong Kong Protests Near Potential National Day Flashpoint

Andrew Hart | September 30, 2014 | World
* Little sign of Hong Kong protests flagging * Nervousness around National Day flag-raising * Atmosphere on streets resolute, but calm * Torrential rain makes life uncomfortable for thousands (Updates after National Day flag-raising, paragraphs 1, 9-12) By Donny Kwok and Irene Jay Liu HONG KONG, Oct 1 (Reuters) -...

Kurds Defeat ISIS Forces Holding Key Iraq Border Border Crossing

Andrew Hart | September 30, 2014 | World
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the defensive as the extremists pressed ahead with...

Jerry Brown Signs California Gun Restriction

Ashley Alman | September 30, 2014 | Politics
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed. The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to...

Bell Gardens, California, Mayor Daniel Crespo Shot, Killed In Domestic Dispute (UPDATE)

Mollie Reilly | September 30, 2014 | Politics
Daniel Crespo, the mayor of Bell Gardens, California, was shot and killed Tuesday, allegedly during a domestic dispute. According to the Los Angeles Times and NBCLA, police have taken Crespo's wife into custody. The shooting occurred on the 6300 block of East Gage Avenue...

Disney Is Taking Wedding Cakes To A Whole New Magical Level

Taryn Hillin | September 30, 2014 | Weddings
Leave it to Disney to turn an ordinary wedding cake into a magical work of art! During Disney's recent Fairy Tale Weddings Expo, the house of mouse unveiled their brand new creation: cake projection mapping. In layman's terms, that means lighted images are projected onto a white wedding...

Kevin Spacey Unveils 'Frank Underwood's Guide to Philanthropy' Between Songs

Sabrina Siddiqui | September 30, 2014 | Entertainment
WASHINGTON -- Rarely do leaders from both parties come together to support one cause, but if "House of Cards" has taught us anything, it's that nothing stops Frank Underwood from getting what he wants. Thus it came as no surprise that everyone from second lady Jill Biden and House Minority...

Parents Say Andrew Cuomo Isn't Doing Enough To Help Their Sick Kids Get Medical Marijuana

Carly Schwartz | September 30, 2014 | Politics
NEW YORK -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has asked the Justice Department twice in as many months for permission to import marijuana from other states on a limited basis so certain critically ill patients aren't forced to wait until New York's medical cannabis law takes effect in January...

20 Things You Should Never Say When Someone Says 'I Love You'

Brittany Wong | September 30, 2014 | Divorce
It takes nerves of steel to say "I love you" to someone for the first time. Sure, they could say they love you back, but what if the feeling is anything but mutual and they let you know in the most soul-crushing way possible? Take, for instance, any...

Reporter Spots Missing Boy While Covering Child's Disappearance, Reunites Him With Family

Kimberly Yam | September 30, 2014 | Good News
For this reporter, being at the right place at the right time meant relieving a worried family of their worst fears. Paul Ezekial Fagan, of Tampa, Florida, was reported missing from his grandmother's house last week, WFLA reported. The 10-year-old had been missing for more than half...

Don't Worry, Whatever It Is We're Doing In The Middle East, It's Totally Not A 'War'

Sara Boboltz | September 30, 2014 | Politics
The U.S. and its coalition partners have thus far carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in an effort to destroy the Islamic State. Some members of the coalition, most recently the UK, have committed to airstrikes against targets in Iraq, while others have...

Smartphone App Can Figure Out When College Students Are Stressed

Alexandra Svokos | September 30, 2014 | College
A college student's smartphone might be smart enough to figure out when its owner is stressed, and in turn, predict what kind of GPA the student has. StudentLife, a new Android app created by researchers at Dartmouth College, tracked 48 students for 10 weeks to map out their...

Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Ex-Convict In Latest Secret Service Slip-Up

Mollie Reilly | September 30, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took full responsibility...

Good2Go Is An App For Consenting To Sex

Alanna Vagianos | September 30, 2014 | Women
Want to have safe and consensual sex? There's an app for that. Good2Go is a new smartphone application that encourages users to give consent before engaging in any sexual acts. The app targets college-aged adults and its creators from Sandton Technologies hope it will

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Save 3,500 Lives Per Year: Report

Kate Sheppard | September 30, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON –- Save the planet, save lives? A study released Tuesday says reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in order to curb global warming also would improve health for Americans. That's because reducing greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide would lead to declines in other pollutants -- saving...

FCC Considering Move To Ban Washington Redskins Nickname

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | Sports
By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday. The FCC, which enforces broadcast indecency...