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All The News - 04.16.2010

Roman Abramovich's Eclipse PHOTOS: Mega Yacht Sets Sail (PICTURES)

  |   June 16, 2010


Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's mega-yacht Eclipse may be ready for delivery. Friday it left the dock of shipyard Blohm and Voss in Hamburg, Germany, as...

Simon Johnson, James Kwak On 'Bill Moyers Journal' (VIDEO): 13 Bankers Authors Explain Financial Crisis, Reform Effort

  |   June 16, 2010


Simon Johnson and James Kwak, the authors of 13 Bankers, appeared on "Bill Moyers Journal" Friday evening to discuss the financial crisis and the push...

Tax Cuts, Carnies And Island Rhythms: The Week In Political Ads

Huffington Post   |  Billy Silverman   |   June 16, 2010


A look back at the weeks outstanding achievements in political advertising....

FDIC Closes Six Banks: 48 Shut Down In 2010

AP   |  TIM PARADIS and MARCY GORDON   |   April 16, 2010


WASHINGTON — Regulators on Friday shut down eight banks – three in Florida, two in California, and one each in Massachusetts, Michigan and Washington –...

Randy Lee Chiles Arrested In Human Trafficking, Rape Case

AP   |   April 16, 2010


LEMOORE, Calif. — A Central California man faces human trafficking and sexual assault charges after a 20-year-old man allegedly escaped a house bound in duct...

Douglas Spink Arrested In BESTIALITY Case: Mice In Vaseline, Dogs, Horses Found At Exitpoint Stallions Limitee

AP   |  By GENE JOHNSON   |   June 16, 2010


SEATTLE -- A convicted cocaine smuggler has been arrested for running what authorities say appears to be a bestiality farm in Washington state in which...

Chicago Magazine Names BEST Chicago Restaurants Of All Time (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   June 16, 2010


To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Chicago magazine has been releasing Top 40 lists of the records, restaurants and movies that epitomize Chicago. This month, they...

Kathy Griffin Has Public Pap Smear, Shows Off Vagazzling (PHOTOS)

  |   June 16, 2010


As promised and trumpeted in a press release, Kathy Griffin had a public pap smear to raise awareness, cameras rolling. Griffin, in a blue bikini,...

Diego Della Valle & Tod's Celebrate Their New Beverly Hills Home, Welcome Jeffrey Deitch To LA

PMC   |   June 16, 2010


Last night in LA, Tod's CEO Diego Della Valle hosted a joint welcoming bash for newly appointed MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and a coming out...

The 7 Most Soul-Crushing Series Finales In TV History

cracked.com   |   June 16, 2010


There are two ways to wrap up a canceled or ending TV show. There's the oft employed looking back at an empty room and closing...

Massa Harrassment Case: Aide To Ex-Congressman Files Suit

AP   |  ANDREW MIGA   |   April 13, 2010


WASHINGTON — A male aide to former Democratic Rep. Eric Massa has filed a sexual harassment complaint alleging the 50-year-old New York lawmaker regularly groped...

Suburban Father To Plead Guilty To Setting Children On Fire

AP   |   April 16, 2010


WHEATON, Ill. — A suburban Chicago man accused of killing his two sons by setting them on fire has agreed to plead guilty and will...

Colorado Legislature Passes Budget, GOP Admonishes Members Who Vote With Dems

The Denver Post   |   June 16, 2010


The legislature gave final passage today to the 2010-11 budget, an $18.2 billion spending plan that is balanced through program cuts, revenue-raising measures, a boost...

John Albert Gardner Pleads Guilty To Murdering Chelsea King And Amber Dubois

AP   |  ELLIOT SPAGAT and JULIE WATSON   |   April 16, 2010


SAN DIEGO — With two teary-eyed mothers looking on, convicted sex offender John Albert Gardner pleaded guilty Friday to raping and murdering their teenage daughters...

Arkansas Adoption Ban Overturned: Law Kept Unmarried Straight, Gay Couples From Adopting

AP   |  CHUCK BARTELS   |   April 16, 2010


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A state judge on Friday struck down an Arkansas law approved by voters that banned gay couples and other unmarried people...

Jerry Schweighart, Champaign Mayor: Obama Not An American (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Add Champaign mayor Jerry Schweighart to the short and oddball list of skeptics about Barack Obama's birthplace. In a video shot by YouTube user illinoisgrads...

Misty May-Treanor Book: Alcoholism, Sexual Assault & More

AP   |  JIMMY GOLEN   |   April 16, 2010


Two-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor said in a soon-to-be-published autobiography that she has struggled with alcoholism all her life as the child of a...

Colorado News: The Week In Photos

  |   June 16, 2010


After an eventful political week of endorsements and fundraising announcements, we now have a better sense of how the Colorado Senate race may unfold. While...

What Food Is This?

Huffington Post   |   June 16, 2010


Get the answer, here....

Princeton Prof Critiques Ke$ha

Huffington Post   |   June 16, 2010


Ke$ha's not known for her poetic stylings, but that doesn't stop Princeton professor and Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon from doing a deep reading of her...

NCAA Bans Eye Black With Messages

Religion News Service   |  Adelle M. Banks   |   June 16, 2010


(RNS) The National Collegiate Athletic Association has banned the use of eye black with messages--a practice prominently used by former University of Florida star quarterback...

Syracuse Students: 'Jamie Dimon's Got To Go'

Huffington Post   |  Brian Amaral   |   June 16, 2010


For students at Syracuse University, a four-year degree can cost upwards of $200,000 -- plus all that hard work. But for the university's rich benefactors,...

Pat Quinn Gives Former Governor Jim Edgar Some Love (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


It is no secret that former Republican Governor Jim Edgar is not a huge fan of Bill Brady. Edgar, who was the most well-liked (and...

West Virginia Coal Mine Tragedy Amid Push To Produce More

  |   June 16, 2010


Special From National Geographic News By Marianne Lavelle For more energy news from National Geographic, go here. When Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship announced...

Five Beverly Cleary Books We'd Like Adapted

Seattle Post-Intelligencer   |  Christine Champ   |   June 16, 2010


Every little sister who's ever tormented her big sister by, say ... baking a rubber doll into her birthday cake (or relished reading about Ramona...

Jennifer Knapp GAY: Christian Music Artist Comes Out As Lesbian

Christianity Today   |  Mark Moring   |   June 16, 2010


"We're all hopelessly deceived if we don't think that there are people within our churches, within our communities, who want to hold on to the...

Obama Vacation: First Family To Visit Asheville, North Carolina

  |   June 16, 2010


The Obamas will be taking a spring vacation in Asheville, North Carolina next weekend, according to the White House. According to Asheville's Citizen Times, Obama...

Eric Massa Paid Chief Of Staff $40,000 After Announcing Resignation

AP   |  ANDREW MIGA   |   April 16, 2010


WASHINGTON — Former New York Rep. Eric Massa wrote a $40,000 check to his chief of staff shortly before resigning his seat last month amid...

iPad And iPhone Revolutionize Book Marketing, If You Know What To Do

Daily Finance   |  Sarah Weinman   |   June 16, 2010


Whether or not you think the iPad is the "magical and revolutionary device" Apple (AAPL) wants you to believe it is, the tablet computer has...

The Week In Pictures

  |   June 16, 2010


The week in New York started with bleak news of a seven-alarm fire in Chinatown that left 300 homeless. But later in the week, the...

Robert Barrios, New Orleans Cop, Is Fourth Charged With Coverup Of Danziger Bridge Shootings

AP   |   April 16, 2010


NEW ORLEANS — A fourth New Orleans police officer has been charged with helping cover up a deadly police shooting of unarmed civilians in Hurricane...

Jellyfish: 10 Dangerous Beauties (PHOTOS)

  |   June 16, 2010


Text and photos from LIFE.COM, which you can visit for much, much more. As part of HuffPost Green's Our Oceans project, we've partnered with LIFE...

Couple Who Ran Pet Shop Also Ran Endangered Species Trade

The Independent   |  Amy Murphy   |   June 16, 2010


A couple who ran a pet shop turned their hand to illegal trading in the skins and bones of some of the most endangered species...

Jon Corzine Engaged To Sharon Elghanayan

  |   June 16, 2010


Some good news in the Goldman Sachs world for a change: Jon Corzine got engaged. The former New Jersey governor and Goldman CEO is set...

Health Insurers Invest In Fast Food

US News and World Report   |   June 16, 2010


A new study finds that companies selling health and life insurance invest nearly $2 billion in fast food restaurants, Scientific American reports....

Uma Thurman Pairs Classic Dress With Winter Cardigan: Hit Or Miss? (PHOTO, POLL)

  |   June 16, 2010


On Thursday night in New York, Uma Thurman hosted the 2010 Women of Discovery Awards. Her navy dress said "Classic Hollywood Bombshell' while the heavy...

Ricky Martin Naked! Nude & Tattooed For Concert Video (WATCH)

  |   June 16, 2010


UPDATE: The video was made a couple of years ago, but has returned as Ricky tweeted it to his followers this week. PREVIOUSLY: Ricky Martin...

Python Found In Hotel Toilet In Nebraska

AP   |   April 15, 2010


LA VISTA, Neb. — A woman reported finding a python in the toilet of her La Vista hotel room. Officials with the Nebraska Human Society...

Melissa & Tammy Etheridge Breakup: Inside Their Split

people.com   |  Marisa Laudadio   |   June 16, 2010


Melissa and Tammy Etheridge have ended their nearly nine-year relationship, but there's no drama behind the split " only sadness, a friend of the former...

Why Did Stephen King Choose Tiny Publisher Cemetery Dance To Publish 'Blockade Billy'?

The Baltimore Sun   |  Andrea K. Walker   |   June 16, 2010


Stephen King is what got Richard Chizmar, owner of Cemetery Dance Publications, into the business of publishing horror and suspense books. Now King is his...

Regulators Approve Movie Box Office Futures Market

AP   |  RYAN NAKASHIMA   |   April 16, 2010


LOS ANGELES — U.S. regulators on Friday approved the creation of a futures market for trading in forecast box-office receipts, but major Hollywood studios immediately...

2010 Colorado Governor General Election:
Scott McInnis (R) vs John Hickenlooper (D) vs Tom Tancredo

  |   October 1, 2010


CO-Gov: McInnis (R) vs Hickenlooper (D)

2010 Connecticut Governor General Election:
Tom Foley (R) vs Dan Malloy (D)

  |   October 1, 2010


CT-Gov: Foley (R) vs Malloy (D)

2010 Connecticut Governor General Election:
Tom Foley (R) vs Ned Lamont (D)

  |   October 1, 2010


CT-Gov: Foley (R) vs Lamont (D)

2010 Connecticut Governor General Election:
Michael Fedele (R) vs Ned Lamont (D)

  |   October 1, 2010


CT-Gov: Fedele (R) vs Lamont (D)

2010 Connecticut Governor General Election:
Michael Fedele (R) vs Dan Malloy (D)

  |   October 1, 2010


CT-Gov: Fedele (R) vs Malloy (D)

James Beard Awards 2010: Eric Ripert Predicts The Winners

Grub Street New York   |  By:   |   June 16, 2010


window.location = "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/03/james-beard-awards-2010-l_n_561443.html "; McNally "has created restaurants that you want to go to, that you crave to go once a week," said Eric...

Martyn LeNoble & Christina Applegate ENGAGED

  |   June 16, 2010


Christina Applegate is engaged to her musician boyfriend Martyn LeNoble. "The couple, who have been dating for two years, got engaged on February 14, 2010,"...

Earth Day, Blogger Bake Sale, & Joni Mitchell: Your Weekend-To-Do-List

  |   June 16, 2010


For the rest of the best of LA culture, check out Flavorpill LA...

Gary Jackson: Ex-Blackwater President, 4 Others Indicted On Conspiracy, Weapons Charges

AP   |  MIKE BAKER   |   April 16, 2010


RALEIGH, N.C. — The former president of Blackwater Worldwide was charged Friday with using straw purchases to stockpile automatic weapons at the security firm and...

The Tea Baggers Rap Is Pure Amazingness (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


It's Friday, and to get you ready for the weekend, we thought we'd share this clip of Tea Baggers rapping at yesterday's Tea Party rally....

Colorado Unemployment Rate Increases To 7.9% In March

AP   |   April 16, 2010


DENVER — Labor officials say Colorado experienced its first year over year drop in the number of job seekers since October 2007 with 209,800 people...

Solar ERUPTION: Powerful Sun Activity Captured By NASA Spacecraft (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


NASA's STEREO spacecraft has captured spectacular images of a solar eruption, the largest solar prominence in 15 years. The activity was caught on camera in...

Paul Harding's 'Tinkers': The Surprise Pulitzer Winner

The Huffington Post   |  Jessie Kunhardt   |   June 16, 2010


This Monday, on April 12, the winners of the Pulitzer Prize were announced, and since then, little-known debut author Paul Harding has quickly risen to...

National Library Week: Passive Aggressive Library Signs

buzzfeed.com   |   June 16, 2010


Happy National Library Week! In honor of library week, here's a collection of threatening library signs. Librarians can be VICIOUS....

Sabra, Hummus Company, Leaving Queens

  |   June 16, 2010


Hummus maker Sabra is jettisoning its Queens headquarters for Virginia. The formerly Astoria-based company built a larger processing facility in Richmond to keep up with...

Tedd Ginn Jr. TRADED To 49ers

AP   |  JANIE McCAULEY   |   April 16, 2010


SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Mike Singletary called Ted Ginn Jr. on Friday to personally welcome him to the San Francisco 49ers. The fastest draft bust...

Ronald McDonald Goes To In-and-Out In New Best Coast Music Video

Slashfood   |  Slashfood Editor, Posted Apr 16th 2010 @ 1:00PM   |   June 16, 2010


It's not every day you see the iconic red-headed mascot walk into a competitor's fast-food joint for a burger. In this music video for "When...

Partying Under The Whale At The Natural History Museum (PHOTOS)

  |   June 16, 2010


It wasn't all old bones at the American Museum of Natural History Thursday night. Claire Danes, Emmy Rossum, Ivanka Trump and others celebrated under the...

Canada Waits For US To Act On Cap-And-Trade Plan

AP   |   June 16, 2010


TORONTO (AP) -- Canada will not act this year on a cap-and-trade system to control climate change because the government does not expect the U.S....

Breaking News, MSNBC-Owned Twitter Account, Tweets News From 1985

Huffington Post   |  Craig Kanalley   |   June 16, 2010


The MSNBC Breaking News Twitter feed, appropriately called @BreakingNews, made a rather odd blunder today -- tweeting something out from 1985 as breaking news. Posted...

How Duct Tape And Your Last Name Can Get You Money For College

Huffington Post   |   June 16, 2010


Sometimes, it's easy to obtain money for college -- you just have to look far and deep. Or make a ball gown out of duct...
Sam Stein

BIO

Elena Kagan Defense Leaves Impression She's The White House's SCOTUS Choice

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   June 16, 2010


The aggressive pushback by the White House against speculation that potential Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is a lesbian -- she's not, the administration says...

Guy Fieri On HIs "Epic" Entourage (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Guy Fieri spent a couple minutes on-camera with Ozersky.TV discussing his posse and his personal tips for entourage management. Fieri's current crew runs "right around...

Haley Barbour Presidential Run?: Mississippi Governor Mulling 2012 White House Bid

The Huffington Post   |  Elyse Siegel   |   June 16, 2010


Evidence is mounting that Mississippi Gov. Harley Barbour (R) is mulling a 2012 bid for the White House. On Friday afternoon Politico's Jonathan Martin reported...

Green Men Duo Heckle Los Angeles Kings In Penalty Box (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Viewers of the TV show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia are familiar with the green man craze spreading throughout the country, especially in sports. Continuing...

Larry King Divorce OFF? Shawn Southwick, Larry King May Reconcile

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   June 16, 2010


The Larry King divorce saga continues. TMZ reports Friday that King and wife Shawn Southwick, who both filed for divorce on Wednesday, reunited Thursday night...

Food Bank Diet: Prominent People Try Surviving On Welfare Diet

Planet Green   |  Lloyd Alter   |   June 16, 2010


The Stop Community Food Centre thinks people should know how hard it is to live on welfare and in poverty. As part of its "Do...

Danny Glover Arrested In A Protest

AP   |   April 16, 2010


GAITHERSBURG, Md. Actor Danny Glover and 11 others have been arrested during a labor union protest at the Maryland headquarters of a food service...

Richard Trumka Vomits At White House Meeting With Obama

  |   June 16, 2010


President Obama convened a meeting of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board Friday, but one of his top allies needed a little more time to recover....
Arthur Delaney

BIO

Goldman Sachs' 'Fraud' Explained: How They Pulled Off The Alleged Scheme

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Arthur Delaney   |   June 16, 2010


Goldman Sachs defrauded investors by failing to disclose a conflict of interest on mortgage investments it sold as the housing market went sour, according to...

Art Vendors Caught In Bloomberg's Crosshairs

AP   |  SARA KUGLER   |   April 16, 2010


NEW YORK — Manhattan's most famous parks are lined with artists selling their sculptures, paintings and photographs of quintessential New York scenes, all popular with...

Sheila Bair, FDIC Chief, Traded Angry Emails With Fellow Regulator Over WaMu Collapse

dealbreaker.com   |  Zachery Kouwe   |   June 16, 2010


Dealbreaker published a copy of an August 2008 email OTS Director John Reich sent to Sheila Bair after she emailed him about her desire to...

Mitt Romney To Endorse Rubio Over Crist

AP   |  BRENDAN FARRINGTON   |   April 16, 2010


Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will endorse Marco Rubio over Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida's Republican Senate primary more than two years after Crist helped...

Chris Rock Reveals Richard Pryor's Marriage Secret (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Even if the remake of 'Death at a Funeral' isn't hilarious, at least it's given its stars the opportunity to make the late night rounds....
Shahien Nasiripour

BIO

Goldman Sachs Fraud Charges Could Be Just The Beginning, Say Analysts

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Shahien Nasiripour   |   June 16, 2010


Securities fraud charges against Goldman Sachs are just the beginning as federal regulators and investigators comb through the wreckage of a fraud-induced recession, caused by...

Brad Pitt's Parents Step Out With Maddox, Pax, Zahara & Shiloh (PHOTO)

people.com   |   June 16, 2010


Click through for photo: With mom Angelina Jolie busy shooting The Tourist, her children have been enjoying some quality time with their grandparents. Earlier in...

William J. Martinez, Denver Lawyer, May Have Judgeship Nomination Blocked By Senate Republicans

The Denver Post   |   June 16, 2010


The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of a Denver lawyer to a federal judgeship, but only after Republicans raised questions about William J. Martinez's...

Spaced Out New Yorkers Want Shuttle For Intrepid

  |   June 16, 2010


If you saw astronauts on the subway, don't worry, it's not NASA cutting costs. New York space buffs donned space suits to rally for the...

Eli Broad's Museum Won't Be In Beverly Hills

Los Angeles Times   |   June 16, 2010


It now looks as if the museum Eli Broad wants to build to house his 2,000-piece contemporary art collection is going to land in Santa...

Bruce Springsteen Concerts A Prime Fundraising, Lobbying Venue

ProPublica   |  Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones   |   June 16, 2010


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Bruce Springsteen belted out his working-class anthems on the floor of the Verizon Center last May, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman...

Sarah Palin: Where Is Obama's 'Faith In American Exceptionalism?'

  |   June 16, 2010


Sarah Palin blasted out another Facebook diatribe Friday, criticizing President Obama for lacking "faith in American exceptionalism" in his positions on foreign policy and the...

Chris Bartkowicz Changes Mind, Vows To Fight Charges

AP   |  KRISTEN WYATT   |   April 16, 2010


DENVER — A suburban Denver marijuana grower who insisted he was abiding by state law is taking on federal authorities who charged him with illegal...

Wesleyan Student Stabbed By Samurai Sword

boston.com   |   June 16, 2010


Wesleyan University officials say a student who was accidentally stabbed by a prop samurai sword during a student-produced play has been released from a hospital....

89-Year-Old Sex Abuse Defendant Chester Stabrowski Found Unfit For Trial

Chicago Tribune   |   June 16, 2010


An 89-year-old Roselle man accused of sexually abusing two young boys during the summer of 2007 was found mentally unfit for trial today by a...

Colorado Lynx Transplanted From Canada Travels 1,200 Miles Back To Home In British Columbia

AP   |   April 16, 2010


DENVER — Wildlife officials say a lynx trapped in Canada and released in southwestern Colorado in 2003 traveled 1,200 miles back to Canada, where it...

Villaraigosa To Endorse Kamala Harris For AG

Los Angeles Times   |   June 16, 2010


Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to announce his endorsement Friday in the California attorney general race, and it's not going to be former...

Perennial Vegetables: Grow These 8 And Be Set For Years

The Daily Green   |  Jeff Yeager   |   June 16, 2010


I'm a big fan of growing perennial vegetables in my garden -- plant them once, and enjoy the fruits (well, actually, vegetables) of your labors...

Bloomberg: Make A Decision On 9/11 Trial Location

  |   June 16, 2010


NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he wishes the Obama administration would make a decision about where to hold...

Lesbian Prom: 'That's Gay' Takes On Homophobic Detractors (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Host Bryan Safi turned his attention toward prom in the most recent episode of "That's Gay." Upon hearing the case of a girl who was...

Iceland Volcano AFTERMATH: Experts Differ On Health RISK Of VOLCANIC ASH

AP   |  ELIANE ENGELER   |   April 16, 2010


GENEVA — Europeans should try to stay indoors if ash from Iceland's volcano starts settling, the World Health Organization warned Friday as small amounts fell...

CPS Clout: Parents Can Now Appeal Rejections From Selective Schools; Appeal Will Cost CPS $40K

Chicago Sun-Times   |   June 16, 2010


Chicago Public Schools officials have created a $40,000 process for parents to appeal their children's rejections from the system's most coveted schools following revelations that...

Connor Olson's Story: Kansas High School Holds Special Graduation For Cancer Patient

  |   June 16, 2010


When Kansas high school student Connor Olson was diagnosed with bone cancer over a year ago, the news came at a difficult time for his...

Pay Czar Cuts Salaries For 65 Bailout Executives

AP   |  MARTIN CRUTSINGER   |   April 16, 2010


WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Friday that five big companies still living on federal bailout money will see cash salaries for some of their...

Paul Marcarelli, "Verizon Guy", Sells 5th Avenue Apartment For $1.255 Million

  |   June 16, 2010


Paul Marcarelli, aka the "Verizon Guy", has sold his Greenwich Village apartment for $1.255 million. Marcarelli, famous/infamous for asking "Can you hear me now?", bought...

Ariel Antigua: 5 Year Old Boy Is Baseball PHENOM (Video)

  |   June 16, 2010


The 2010 baseball season has begun and some intriguing stories have already surfaced. A high school pitcher overcame a horrible injury and pitched on one...

Laura Bush Book Cover: Scariest Author Photo Ever? (POLL)

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Hertz   |   June 16, 2010


Laura Bush's memoir comes out May 4th. We haven't read it yet, but spotting the book cover on Facebook this morning gave us a jolt...

Hijab Gets 16 Year Old Banned From School In Spain

Telegraph   |  Fiona Govan   |   June 16, 2010


A 16-year-old schoolgirl has been banned from classes in Spain after refusing to remove her Islamic headscarf, re-igniting the national debate over the hijab....
Ryan Grim

BIO

Unified GOP To Block Senate From Debating Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Ryan Grim   |   June 16, 2010


Mitch McConnell has rounded up the necessary votes to block Democrats from bringing Wall Street reform to the Senate floor, a spokesman for the Senate...

Obama: I'll Veto Financial Reform Without Derivatives Regulation

AP   |  JIM KUHNHENN and ERICA WERNER   |   April 16, 2010


WASHINGTON — In the face of stiff GOP opposition, Obama administration officials want Senate Democrats to purge a $50 billion fund for dismantling "too big...

Pastel Explosion! Museum Of Natural History Overrun With Lilly Pulitzer Dresses (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   June 16, 2010


A pastel explosion overtook the American Museum of Natural History Thursday night when Lilly Pulitzer sponsored the museum's annual dance. The dress code for the...

John King Ratings: 'John King USA' Struggles To Catch On

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   June 16, 2010


If CNN thought "John King, USA" would help solve their ratings problems, they'll have to think again. Mediaite reported earlier this week that the show,...

Michael Skakel, Kennedy Cousin, Eligible For Parole In 3 Years

AP   |  JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN   |   April 15, 2010


NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who lost an appeal of his conviction for a 1975 killing, could be released from prison in...

Bill Brady Won't Release Tax Returns; Pat Quinn Calls It Disappointing (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Breaking with a common practice among politicians, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady won't make his tax returns public this year. In a video recorded by...

Kim Kardashian NUDE & Unretouched: Naked In Harper's Bazaar (PHOTO)

  |   June 16, 2010


**SCROLL DOWN FOR NUDE PHOTO** Kim Kardashian takes all her clothes off in a Photoshop-free shoot for the May issue of Harper's Bazaar. She is...

Google Street View Hits Boulder Bike Paths

  |   June 16, 2010


If you've ridden the Boulder bike paths recently and come across a unique machine-man hybrid, we hope you weren't too alarmed. That cumbersome creature is...

FoxNews.com Blocked On Navy Computers, Then Restored

  |   June 16, 2010


FoxNews.com was blocked on US Navy computers for several hours Friday in what the Navy is calling a technical error. FoxNews.com blasted an announcement Friday...

Stephen Hemsley, UnitedHealth CEO, Cashes In Big With Nearly $100 Million From Stock Options

washingtonpost.com   |  David S. Hilzenrath   |   June 16, 2010


The chief executive of UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation's largest health insurers, reaped almost $100 million from exercising stock options last year, the company...

Tiger Woods' Alleged Mistress, Joslyn James, Will Strip AGAIN

  |   June 16, 2010


Tiger Woods is less than two weeks away from his next golf tournament, the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, N.C. He won't be far from...

Taste Of Chicago To Suburban Vendors: No Thanks

Chicago Sun-Times   |   June 16, 2010


It's Taste of Chicago -- not Taste of Chicagoland, Taste of Schaumburg or Taste of Riverside. That's the message City Hall is delivering to suburban...

Hungary Elections Sign Of Central Europe's Slide To The Right

  |   June 16, 2010


By Paul Hockenos BUDAPEST, Hungary -- In the quirky political landscapes of central Europe, Hungary isn't the first post-communist country to lurch dramatically to...
Nicholas Sabloff & Faiz Lalani

U.S. Contractors Failed To Train Afghans To Adjust Gun Sights

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Nicholas Sabloff & Faiz Lalani   |   June 16, 2010


$6 billion later, Afghan policemen don't know how to shoot properly. After doling out more than $6 billion to train Afghan policemen, we may now...

O. Aldon James, National Arts Club President, Protests, Breaks Into Gramercy Park

  |   June 16, 2010


Uh oh, it looks like there's big trouble in little ol' Gramercy Park. On Tuesday, O. Aldon James, President of the National Arts Club, was...

Pope Benedict XVI: Five Years In, Not The 'Breather' The Vatican Hoped For

AP   |  VICTOR L. SIMPSON   |   June 16, 2010


VATICAN CITY (AP)- Soon after becoming pope, Benedict XVI flew to Germany to keep a promise to attend a church youth festival. Upon arrival, strong...

Californians Aware Lawsuit: Nonprofit Sues To Obtain Palin Contract

AP   |  ROBIN HINDERY   |   April 16, 2010


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California open government group filed a lawsuit Friday against a state university over its refusal to disclose documents related to a...

Florida Appliance REBATE 2010: Energy Star Products Offer Rebates (DETAILS)

  |   June 16, 2010


The Florida Appliance Rebate program began at 11 this morning, offering rebates to select Energy Star appliances purchased in Florida. The Florida Appliance Rebate program...

Goldman Sachs Fraud Lawsuit: An Overview Of The Latest News

  |   June 16, 2010


This morning, the SEC announced that it is suing Goldman Sachs and one of its employees for fraud. Pointing to the 2007 creation of a...

New Homes Needed For Dozens Of Circus Animals

AP   |  CARLOS VALDEZ   |   April 16, 2010


COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — She could have lived till 40 in the wild, where the average life span of a lion is double that in captivity....

Karachi Fashion Week: Can Fashion Reinvent Pakistan's Image? (VIDEO)

GlobalPost   |  Salmam Ahmed   |   June 16, 2010


Video report on Pakistan's fashion week....

Gov't Report Sees Increase In Campus Violence

AP   |  PETE YOST   |   April 16, 2010


WASHINGTON — Targeted college campus violence, from serious assaults to the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, is up sharply over the last two...

Russia Sends More Mixed Signals On U.S. Adoptions

AP   |  NATALIYA VASILYEVA   |   April 16, 2010


MOSCOW — Russian and U.S. officials gave birthday gifts Friday to the 8-year-old boy who was returned to Russia by his adoptive American mother, as...

Bernie Kerik Blogs

  |   June 16, 2010


Disgraced former New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik is showing his internet skills yet again. First he caused a stir by posting pictures of himself...

Thong Thief: Michigan State Student Caught With 79 Pairs Of Women's Panties

AP   |   April 16, 2010


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Police say a 19-year-old Michigan State University student who pilfered 79 pairs of women's panties faces possible charges. East Lansing Police...

Robert Gates: Pentagon Has Nothing To Hide On Fort Hood Shooting

AP   |  ANNE FLAHERTY   |   April 16, 2010


BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Pentagon has "no interest in hiding anything" on last year's mass shooting at Fort Hood. Gates...

Kate Gosselin On Leno: I'm Unaware Of What Jon Does For A Living (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Kate Gosselin continued her publicity tour on 'The Tonight Show' Thursday night and admitted she doesn't know what ex-husband Jon does for money. "What does...

CDC: E.Coli Food Poisoning DOWN Last Year

AP   |  MIKE STOBBE   |   April 15, 2010


ATLANTA — Americans suffered a bit less food poisoning last year. There were significant drops in illnesses from shigella and the most dangerous form of...

'Grace Kelly: Style Icon' Exhibit Draws Royals, Joan Collins, Ringo Starr (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   June 16, 2010


Fashion and British royalty attended the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for the opening of its "Grace Kelly: Style Icon" exhibit. On display are...

Lawrence Cann Founds Street Soccer USA To Help Homeless Teens

  |   June 16, 2010


When Lawrence Cann was a young boy, his family's house burned to the ground. Luckily, the Canns had a support system of friends and family...

10 Celebrities Who Look Stoned On Sesame Street (VIDEO)

comedy.com   |   June 16, 2010


Hundreds of celebrities have appeared on Sesame Street over the years, and as I watched many of their appearances I realized that there's a fine...

Etsy Craft Disasters: 17 Projects Gone Wrong

The Daily Green   |  Julie Gerstein   |   June 16, 2010


Sometimes craft projects go horribly wrong -- and when they do, comedian April Winchell's Web site Regretsy is there to lovingly poke fun. Regretsy highlights...
Sam Stein

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Clinton Calls Out Armey And Gingrich For Reprising Roles, Reusing Lines

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   June 16, 2010


Speaking on Friday about the parallels between the fiery national mood during his presidency and the domestic unrest that grips the country today, former President...

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Claire Danes & More At Zac Posen For Target Launch (PHOTOS)

  |   June 16, 2010


Maggie Gyllenhaal, Claire Danes, Selma Blair, bride-to-be Coco Rocha (whose wedding gown will be designed by Posen) and her mom Juanita, Kelly Bensimon, and Alek...

Jodie Evans Makes Second Attempt To Arrest Karl Rove For War Crimes While He's On Book Tour

Christian Science Monitor   |  Marjorie Kehe   |   June 16, 2010


Organizing a booksigning? You might want to include a beefed-up security detail - if the book is a political tome. Earlier this week, for the...

Autism Bowel Disease May NOT Exist, Experts Say

AP   |   April 15, 2010


LONDON — A new autism disease identified in a flawed paper linking a common children's vaccine to autism, may not exist, new research says. A...

Cloth Diapers: Easier To Use, And More Enjoyable, Than You'd Think

Mother Nature Network   |  Brittany Tennant   |   June 16, 2010


At first, I looked into cloth diapering because it would leave the environment and the inside of my family's wallet greener. What I didn't expect...

How U.S. Weapons Technology Finds Its Way To Iran

McClatchy   |  Warren P. Strobel | McClatchy Newspapers   |   June 16, 2010


WASHINGTON -- The shadow war between the U.S. and Iran was briefly visible this week at an extradition hearing in a Paris courtroom, where an...

Jonathan Krohn, 15-Year-Old Conservative, Talks About 'Extreme Views' Of Anti-Obama Conservatives

  |   June 16, 2010


Jonathan Krohn, conservative prodigy and author of the book "Define Conservatism," may not fit the typical Tea Party demographic -- or some of their talking...

California Unemployment Hits High Of 12.6%

AP   |  DON THOMPSON   |   April 16, 2010


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's unemployment rate hit a modern record of 12.6 percent in March, though it rose only a fraction over the previous month,...
Laura Bassett

Down And Out Of Work: The High Cost Of Long-Term Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Laura Bassett   |   June 16, 2010


Since David Markham was laid off from his management job at a sailboat manufacturer in Marion, South Carolina, he has been unemployed for over a...

Body Heat Is Sweden's New Green Energy Source

TIME   |  Tara Kelly   |   June 16, 2010


It's 7:30 a.m. on a wintry morning in downtown Stockholm and a sea of Swedes are flooding Central Station to catch a train to work....
Katherine Goldstein

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Jackson Browne VIDEO: Talks Sushi, Sharks And Plastic

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Katherine Goldstein   |   June 16, 2010


Did you know that Jackson Browne is thinking about becoming a vegetarian, with the exception of some Iberian ham? That's what he told HuffPost in...

Roller Coaster Of Love: The Weirdest Cases Of People Marrying Inanimate Objects (PHOTOS)

  |   June 16, 2010


Marriage can be scary, as committing to someone for your entire life can be a roller coaster of emotions. It can also be a roller...

Jennifer Aniston Sells Lolavie Perfume Naked In A Blanket (PHOTO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Jennifer Aniston appears in a new ad for her perfume, Lovalie, on the shoals at sunset wearing nothing but a blanket. She describes the fragrance...

The Coolest Rock Songs Inspired By Literature

Times UK   |  Victoria Segal   |   June 16, 2010


Leather trousers; guitar; library card: for all rock'n'roll's upfront priapism, its back pocket has long contained a battered paperback. It might not have started that...

Scott Brown Can't Explain His Opposition To Financial Reform, Asks Reporter To Do It For Him

Raw Story   |  John Byrne   |   June 16, 2010


Ted Kennedy's replacement in the Senate doesn't appear to be quite as articulate as his predecessor. Newly minted Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), elected to the...

Cash For Appliances: Energy-Efficient Appliance Discounts Fly Off Shelves Across Illinois

Chicago Tribune   |   June 16, 2010


Shoppers lined up early this morning to take advantage of a 15 percent appliance rebate program under which the state of Illinois will hand out...

Jerry Blash, Ben Roethlisberger Cop, QUITS Police Force

AP   |  KATE BRUMBACK   |   April 16, 2010


MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — The 20-year-old college student who accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault told police she tried to get away from the Pittsburgh Steelers...
Jason Linkins

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Washington Post Article Critical Of Lobbying Somehow Makes The Front Page

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   June 16, 2010


Today's Washington Post has a story entitled "Nearly two dozen congressional fundraisers held at D.C. Springsteen shows last year", which reports right from the nexus...

Goldman Sachs SEC Fraud Charges: LIVE Updates, Breaking News

  |   June 16, 2010


The Goldman Sachs SEC fraud charges are creating quite a stir across the financial sector. Per the AP, the government has accused Goldman Sachs of...

Copenhagen Hotel To Guests: Bike For Energy, We'll Give You Free Food

Inhabitat   |  Sarah Parsons   |   June 16, 2010


Scoring free stuff at nice hotels is a rare occurence (hello, $10 bag of mini-bar peanuts!), so when a classy establishment like the Crowne Plaza...

Will Lack Of London Flights Threaten Book Fair Attendance?

AP   |  HILLEL ITALIE   |   April 16, 2010


NEW YORK — Some book publishing officials have given up on attending next week's London Book Fair because of the volcanic ash from Iceland that...

Iceland Volcanic Ash Cloud Over Europe (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Airports remained closed for a second day as volcanic ash from Iceland spread across Europe. As the AP reported: "Eurocontrol, the European air traffic agency,...

Michelle Obama Visits San Diego Community Farm Gardened By International Refugees (PHOTOS)

AP   |  JULIE WATSON   |   June 16, 2010


AP - SAN DIEGO - Returning from Mexico, Michelle Obama made a brief stop Thursday in San Diego to visit a community garden farmed by...

NBA Dunks: Top 10 Jams From 2009-2010 (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


The NBA regular season has come to an end, and the playoffs are just one day away (although Phil Jackson isn't resting). The league has...
Jason Linkins

BIO

Charles Fried Vows To Eat A Kangaroo Hat If The Supreme Court Repeals Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   June 16, 2010


[H/T: The Wonk Room] Repealing the health care reform bill! It remains an oft-talked about goal of insurgent Republicans looking to stoke the enthusiasm of...
Ben Craw

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Bill O'Reilly Defends Lie By Lying Some More (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Ben Craw   |   June 16, 2010


Yesterday we presented a highlight reel showing all the times people on Fox News had claimed that you could go to prison if you don't...

Could A Democratic Loss In November Help Obama In 2012?

National Journal   |  Charlie Cook   |   June 16, 2010


Despite all of this disagreement over whether the House will flip, there is pretty much of a consensus in the political community that President Obama's...

Haiti Trade: Bill Clinton And George W. Bush Push Congress To Boost Quotas

McClatchy   |  Jacqueline Charles   |   June 16, 2010


Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are urging members of Congress to allow a quake-ravaged Haiti to triple the amount of knit and...

Marc Jacobs Bookstore To Open This Winter

  |   June 16, 2010


Designer Marc Jacobs is set to open a bookstore at 400 Bleecker Street in NYC's West Village, Racked reports. For 20 years, the space was...

  |   June 16, 2010


Volcanoes In Literature

The Guardian   |   June 16, 2010


Stuck at home, cursing the Icelandic volcano as your holiday plans circle the drain? While away the empty hours with our quiz on volcanoes in...
Sam Stein

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Wall Street Reform: Obama-Allied Group Launches Ad Campaign To Turn Tea Partiers Against GOP

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   June 16, 2010


A leading progressive group that works closely with the White House is attempting to peel Tea party supporters away from the Republican Party by using...

Ben Roethlisberger Accused Of ANOTHER Sex Crime: Report

  |   June 16, 2010


Ben Roethlisberger may have committed yet another alleged sex crime. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation uncovered a claim that the...

Iceland Volcano Satellite Image: NASA's Stunning Photo

  |   June 16, 2010


A new Iceland volcano satellite image posted by NASA offers an incredible view of this event. Ash from the Iceland volcano has halted flights across...

The Most CONTROVERSIAL Graduation Speakers

Huffington Post   |  Leah Finnegan   |   June 16, 2010


Commencement speakers can be equal-opportunity offenders, irking people across party lines -- orators are either too liberal or too conservative, too famous or not famous...

Oxfam Gets 37,000 Pounds For Donated Rare Book

The Independent   |  Beverley Rouse   |   June 16, 2010


Oxfam had its biggest windfall at an auction after a 19th-century book that was donated to one of the charity's shops sold for �37,200....

Daryl Gates Dead At 83: LA's Former Police Chief During Riots Dies

AP   |  JOHN ANTCZAK and ROBERT JABLON   |   April 16, 2010


LOS ANGELES — Daryl F. Gates, the blunt former Los Angeles police chief who waged war on violent gangs and skirmished with city leaders until...

Princess Letizia And Prince Felipe Do A Little PDA (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   June 16, 2010


Our favorite couple with about a foot height difference--Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain--stepped out in Madrid on Friday and participated in a little...

MoMA: Don't Touch The Naked People

AP   |   April 16, 2010


NEW YORK — Some visitors to a new exhibit at New York City's Museum of Modern Art are being asked to leave because they are...

Fabrice Tourre, Goldman Sachs VP, Charged With Securities Fraud (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |  Marcus Baram   |   June 16, 2010


This story is being updated, scroll down for photos The 31-year-old Goldman Sachs vice president charged with securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission...

Allergy Season To Worsen With Climate Change: Report

TIME   |  Bryan Walsh   |   June 16, 2010


A new report released on Wednesday by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) found that global warming will likely increase pollen counts in the heavily populated...

Parents Targeted In New Battle Against Teen Drinking

Chicago Tribune   |   June 16, 2010


For most of her life, Bridget Hegg has watched her parents mourn the loss of her teenage brother, Mark, who sneaked out with friends and...

Colbert Mocks Hipsters For Shunning Census (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


According to a recent NPR report, many Williamsburg-based hipsters have refused to fill out the census, calling it a form that "relatively has nothing to...

Mexico Fashion Week: Walk Like An Egyptian (PHOTO)

  |   June 16, 2010


A model displays a creation by Mexican designer Sebastian Y Maria Luisa during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Mexico City on April 15, 2010....

Mike Huckabee: Gay Chicago Couple Invites Anti-Gay Former Arkansas Governor Over For Dinner

  |   June 16, 2010


When former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee compared gay marriage to drug abuse, polygamy and incest last week, he set off a firestorm of angry emails,...

Goldman Sachs FRAUD Charges Filed By SEC Over Subprime Mortgage Securities

AP/Huffington Post   |   June 16, 2010


The government has accused Goldman Sachs of defrauding investors by failing to disclose conflicts of interest in mortgage investments it sold as the housing market...

Police Locate Missing Iowa State Student's Body After Three-Month Search

HuffPost Citizen Reporting   |  Tyler Kingkade   |   June 16, 2010


Produced by HuffPost's College Reporting Team It was a beautiful 75-degree day in Ames, Iowa when Jon Lacina's body was found. The 21 year-old Iowa...

Does Microsoft's New Kin Ad Promote Sexting? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   June 16, 2010


*See video below.* The near-ubiquity of mobile devices has brought with it a polarizing social phenomenon: sexting, the act of sending explicit text messages or...

Christy Turlington's Talks About 'No Woman, No Cry,' Not Thinking Of Herself As A Supermodel

  |   June 16, 2010


Christy Turlington--now Christy Turlington Burns--talked to WWD about her documentary on prenatal care, called "No Woman, No Cry," which will premiere at the Tribeca Film...

Paul Schlesselman: Obama Assassination Plotter Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence

AP   |   April 15, 2010


JACKSON, Tenn. — A white supremacist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to kill then-presidential candidate Barack Obama and dozens of...

13-Year-Old Guatemalan Admits Killing Woman For $13

AP   |   April 15, 2010


GUATEMALA CITY — Police in Guatemala say a 13-year-old boy has confessed to shooting a woman to death for a payment of about $12.50. The...

Syracuse Students Dance, Petition In Protest Of Commencement Speaker Jamie Dimon

Huffington Post   |  Leah Finnegan   |   June 16, 2010


Frustrated with being addressed by someone they deem insensitive to the current global climate, Syracuse University students today will hold a dance party-rally in protest...

Tea Party Infiltrators: Mischief Not As Disruptive As Group Previously Feared

  |   June 16, 2010


The fears of Tea Party organizers that liberal crashers would "infiltrate" Tea Party events around the country on Thursday appear to have been overblown. As...

Maggie Gyllenhaal: I'm Really Interested In Late '70s Style (PHOTO)

  |   June 16, 2010


WWD caught up with actress Maggie Gyllenhaal on Wednesday and asked her about her style on and off the red carpet. Gyllenhaal explained, "I'm really...

White House Launches Campaign Against 'Foolish' McConnell, GOP 'Fantasy' On Financial Reform

  |  Sam Stein and Jeff Muskus   |   June 16, 2010


The White House is launching a tough new campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the GOP generally on financial reform, a top-ranking...

Virginia Tech: Three Years Later

washingtonpost.com   |   June 16, 2010


When Virginia Tech student Molly Pearl was a freshman, she slept through her morning French class on April 16, 2007. And perhaps for that reason,...

Marc Jacobs To Open First Bookstore, Ousting Biography Book Shop

Racked NY   |  Izzy Grinspan   |   June 16, 2010


If Marc Jacobs were deliberately trying to irritate West Villagers nostalgic for a time when the neighborhood was less glitzy and more literary, he couldn't...

Three Lakes High School Baseball ROUT: 45-0 Score Ends Game

FanHouse   |   June 16, 2010


A baseball game in Wisconsin was called off after three innings this week when Three Lakes High School rand up a 45-0 lead against Phelps...

Thai Protest Leader Evades Police With Daring Escape Out Hotel Window

AP   |  KINAN SUCHAOVANICH   |   April 16, 2010


BANGKOK — Thailand's prime minister talked tough and handed more law and order powers to the army after security forces were humiliated when an anti-government...

Mike Quigley's Spring Break: Learning By Doing

Chicago News Cooperative   |   June 16, 2010


When Mike Quigley returned to the United States House of Representatives from the Easter recess on Tuesday, he was armed with a couple of atypical...

Schwartzwalder Uranium Mine Contaminating Water Supply, Denver Water Not Informed Of Issue

The Denver Post   |   June 16, 2010


A defunct uranium mine in Jefferson County is contaminating groundwater near a reservoir, but government regulators and mine executives have yet to settle on a...

Ed Schultz: Conservatives Control 90% Of Media

Huffington Post   |  Danny Shea   |   June 16, 2010


MSNBC host Ed Schultz says that 90 percent of the media is controlled by conservatives (via NYO). Schultz made the comments earlier this week on...

Summer Reading: 18 Great Beach Reads

EW   |  Tina Jordan   |   June 16, 2010


New titles just in time to tote to the beach from Sebastian Junger, Stieg Larsson, Stephenie Meyer, and more...

Insurance Companies Invest In Fast Food For Easy Profit, Despite Public Health Concern

cnn.com   |  Sarah Klein   |   June 16, 2010


According to Harvard Medical School researchers, 11 large companies that offer life, disability, or health insurance owned about $1.9 billion in stock in the five...

City Treasurer Threatens Defamation Suit Over Chicago Police Officer's Articles

Chicago News Cooperative   |   June 16, 2010


Mayor Richard M. Daley grudgingly bears the news media's tendency to "scrooten" him constantly. Stephanie D. Neely, the first-term city treasurer, is taking a different...

Obama On Mars Landing: 'I Expect To See It'

AP   |  SETH BORENSTEIN and ERICA WERNER   |   April 16, 2010


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — President Barack Obama boldly predicted Thursday his new plans for space exploration would lead American astronauts on historic, almost fantastic journeys...

Lord Monckton, Birther: British Climate Change Denier Questions Obama's Citizenship

Washington Post   |  Dave Weigel   |   June 16, 2010


Look, I don't like writing "birther" posts. ... But it was jarring to hear Lord Monckton, the British politician who has become a celebrity in...

Gucci's Artisan Tour Sends Handbag Designers Around The World

  |   June 16, 2010


Gucci is sending its artisans on tour across America to show customers exactly how the fashion house's thousand-dollar handbags are made. From the press release:...

Veronica Webb WOWS In Red Dress At American Museum Of Natural History Dance (PHOTO, POLL)

  |   June 16, 2010


Update: The dress was designed by Irina Shabayeva, the winner of Project Runway Season 6. Former supermodel and rumored girlfriend of Newark mayor Cory Booker...

Huffington Post Cracks Top 10 Global News Sites For First Time

Editor and Publisher   |   June 16, 2010


The Huffington Post muscled its way on to the top 10 current events and global news destinations in March with 13 million unique users. The...

Croatian Teen Reportedly Wakes Up From Coma Speaking Fluent German

  |   June 16, 2010


Doctor's are baffled by a 13-year-old Croatian girl who fell into a coma - and woke speaking fluent German. The girl's parents said their daughter...

Murakami's New Book '1Q84' Volume 3 Released In Japan

AP   |  SHINO YUASA   |   April 16, 2010


TOKYO — Eager fans waited in drizzling rain Friday to buy the third volume of Haruki Murakami's best-selling, multi-part novel "1Q84" and learn if its...

Tea Party Signs: The Most Outrageous Depictions From Tax Day Protests Across The Country

The Huffington Post   |   June 16, 2010


As Tea Party activists protested across the country on Tax Day some demonstrators expressed their views by carrying signs featuring shocking -- and in some...

Liu Wen And Constance Jablonski New Faces Of Estee Lauder

StyleList.com   |  Grace Gold   |   June 16, 2010


Estee Lauder is about to add some spice to its stable of girl-next-door-looking beauties.. The cosmetic giant just announced that it has signed two of...
Sam Stein

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Elena Kagan 'Gay' Whisper Campaign Enrages Rights Groups

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   June 16, 2010


With reporting by Julian Hattem Leading gay rights group are accusing Republicans of trying to rile up their conservative base by launching a whisper campaign...

Bill Clinton Talks Domestic Terror, 15 Years After Oklahoma City (VIDEO)

  |  Jeff Muskus   |   June 16, 2010


Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address at a discussion of contemporary domestic terror on the eve of the Oklahoma City bombing's 15-year anniversary. The discussion,...

Amanda Seyfried: Being Thin Is Hard, Hollywood Is F**ked Up

  |   June 16, 2010


Amanda Seyfried has spoken about the grossness of her raw food diet, and now she says it's just one of the difficult things she does...

Nick Clegg 'Wins' UK's TV Election Debate

AP   |   April 16, 2010


LONDON — Almost 10 million Britons watched the country's first televised election debate, which polls and pundits say was won by the little-known leader of...

EU President 'Haiku Herman' van Rompuy Publishes Book Of Haikus

AP   |  ROBERT WIELAARD   |   April 15, 2010


BRUSSELS — European Union President Herman van Rompuy published a book of Haiku on Thursday, saying the dreamy Japanese poetry offers relief from a chaotic...

Plus-Size Fashion Blogs & Online Shops: Refinery29's Top Picks

Refinery29   |  Alicia Tyree & Connie Wang   |   June 16, 2010


For years, designers and editors have focused on a specific demographic of thin women, overlooking the many big and beautiful fashionistas among us. If there's...

The Most Profitable Small Businesses Right Now

forbes.com   |  Brett Nelson and Maureen Farrell   |   June 16, 2010


With the help of Sageworks, a Raleigh, N.C.-based accounting consultancy and private-company data provider, Forbes assembled a list of the 20 most profitable businesses, on...

Scott McInnis Leads John Hickenlooper By Six Points: Rasmussen

  |   June 16, 2010


In the latest round of Rasmussen polling, former GOP Congressman Scott McInnis leads Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper in the Colorado Governor's race 48%-42%. McInnis held...

Robert Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

NBC Chicago   |   June 16, 2010


One day after federal prosecutors released their full case against Rod Blagojevich, the former governor's brother -- who's named as a co-defendant -- asked for...

Jessica Alba Dons Leather Dress & Big Booties: Hit Or Miss? (PHOTO, POLL)

  |   June 16, 2010


Jessica Alba at Diego Della Valle's celebration of Tod's Boutique and MOCA's Jeffrey Deitch on April 15, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Toby...

India 'Human Sacrifice' Suspected In West Bengal Temple

BBC News   |   June 16, 2010


The severed head and torso of a man has been found in a temple in the Indian state of West Bengal in what the police...

Tracy Morgan Talks Tea Baggers, Beef With Tobey Maguire (VIDEO)

  |   June 16, 2010


Tracy Morgan was a guest on "The Daily Show" last night, and as usual, did not disappoint. Morgan, who we never pegged as a politics...

Bittersgate: Angostura Bitters Spokespersons Declare Supply Problems OVER On "Rachel Maddow Show," Plus Eight Essential Cocktail Recipes With Bitters (PHOTOS)

  |   February 10, 2011


Bittersgate: Angostura Bitters Spokespersons Declare End Of Shortage On "Maddow" Angostura Bitters Spokespersons Declare Shortage apparently over, sort of On Rachel Maddow Show

Online Gaming Marred By Racist, Anti-Semitic Hate Speech

AP   |  NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS   |   April 15, 2010


SPOKANE, Wash. — It's not just cyberbullets that are exchanged during firefights on the XBox Live version of "Call of Duty." Many gamers also exchange...

J. Crew Launches FENTON/FALLON Jewelry Collection (PHOTOS)

  |   June 16, 2010


After J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons met jewelry designer Dana Lorenz at a dinner hosted by Maria Cornejo, a connection and collaboration was born....

Bhutto's Death Could Have Been 'Prevented,' UN Report Finds

Huffington Post   |  Faiz Lalani   |   June 16, 2010


A U.N. report on the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto released yesterday squarely placed the blame for her death on the government...

Matthew Clemmens Intentionally Vomited On Cop, 11-Year-Old Daughter At Phillies Game: Police

AP   |   April 16, 2010


PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey man was jailed after he intentionally vomited on an off-duty police captain and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands during...

Obama Midterm Elections: DNC To Cough Up $50 Million For 2010 Races

Politico   |  Mike Allen   |   June 16, 2010


The Democratic National Committee will contribute more than $50 million in cash and services for November's midterm elections, a top Democratic official tells POLITICO....

Samsung 3D TV Warning: Don't Watch While Tired, Drunk, Pregnant

CBS News   |  Posted by Daniel Carty 23 Comments   |   June 16, 2010


Samsung, one of several companies rolling out a line of 3D TVs, has prepared a lengthy 3D TV warning, which includes don't watch while tired,...

Seven DEAD In Chicago Shootings In Only A Few Hours

AP   |   April 16, 2010


CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating shootings around the city that left seven people dead and 18 more wounded in a matter of hours. Police...

3D TV Health Risks: 7 People Warned Not To Watch 3D TV (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   June 16, 2010


Samsung's 3D television sets went on sale recently, despite a lengthy warning issued by Samsung about associated health risks. From Samsung's official statement: If you...

Rev. Michael Pfleger Apologizes For Saying Priests Should Be Allowed To Marry, Women Should Be Able To Become Priests

AP   |   April 16, 2010


CHICAGO — An activist Catholic priest in Chicago who made headlines when he mocked Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign is apologizing for a sermon...

60 Percent Of Israelis Say Settlements Should Be Removed, Survey Reports

  |   June 16, 2010


Three fifths of Israelis support dismantling settlements in the disputed territories, according to a survey conducted by the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement...

Microsoft To Investigate China Factory Where Workers 'Like Prisoners,' According To Report

AP   |   April 15, 2010


SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it will investigate reports of poor working conditions at a factory in southern China that makes some of its...

Chelsea Clinton Breaks Heel, Hobbles On Crutches

  |   June 16, 2010


Bride-to-be Chelsea Clinton is hobbling on crutches and wearing a plastic cast after breaking her heel, but according to Page Six, the former first daughter...

Bernie Kerik Still Denies Charges Weeks Before Prison

AP   |   April 15, 2010


NEW YORK — Weeks before he's scheduled to report to prison, former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik says he doesn't feel that he...

Harley Greenfield, Jennifer Convertibles CEO, Charged With DWI Death Of Mohammed Rohman

  |   June 16, 2010


The CEO of Jennifer Convertibles was arrested and charged with DWI after hitting and killing a security guard in Queens Wednesday night. Harley Greenfield, 65,...

Katherine Heigl Loves Dogs, New Motherhood (PHOTOS)

  |   June 16, 2010


Katherine Heigl was in New York Thursday night to be honored by the ASPCA and was talking about new daughter Naleigh, whom she and husband...

Immigration Debate: Nearly Half Of U.S. Immigrants Work In White-Collar Jobs: STUDY

Huffington Post   |  Ryan McCarthy   |   June 16, 2010


With the Senate expected to take up broad immigration reform this year, the immigration debate has lately focused on "amnesty" for foreign-born workers looking for...

Nicolas Cage Buys Pyramid Tomb

tmz.com   |  Originally Posted Apr 16th 2010 12:40 AM PDT by TMZ Staff   |   June 16, 2010


Nic Cage has purchased himself a fancy new pyramid to stay in -- but he doesn't plan on moving in .... until he's dead. TMZ...

Michelle Obama In San Diego: FLOTUS Gardens In J. Crew (PHOTO)

  |   June 16, 2010


On her way home from Mexico, Michelle Obama made a pit-stop in San Diego to visit the New Roots Community Farm. She changed out of...

Steven Seagal Reality Show 'Lawman' Suspended Amidst Sex Allegations

AP   |  KEVIN McGILL   |   April 14, 2010


HARVEY, La. — Production of a television show featuring reserve deputy and movie star Steven Seagal will be suspended "for the time being" as Seagal...

Jon Stewart To Fox News: "Go F--k Yourselves" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   |  Dan Abramson   |   June 16, 2010


You gotta feel for Jon Stewart. Recapping the ridiculousness that is Fox News night after night has got to take a toll on the guy....

How To Print From An iPad (PHOTO)

  |   June 16, 2010


We've got some tech support for all those iPad early adopters out there: illustrated instructions for how to print from your iPad. Here's what you...

Today's Front Pages: April 16th

  |   June 16, 2010


Iceland's volcanic ash is delaying flights across Europe and making headlines here. The Yankees game in which Robinson Cano hit two home runs also made...

Ning's Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40 Percent Of Staff

techcrunch.com   |   June 16, 2010


One month after long-time Ning CEO Gina Bianchini was replaced by COO Jason Rosenthal, the company is making some major changes: It has just announced...

Sweethearts-In-Crime Financial Scams Are On The Rise: Reuters

Reuters   |  Matthew Goldstein   |   June 16, 2010


While statistics are hard to come by, the number of married couples caught engaging in insider trading, stock manipulation or running a Ponzi scheme appears...

NPR Finds High Injury Rates At Many Massey Mines

WVPubcast.org   |  Emily Corio   |   June 16, 2010


National Public Radio's new investigative team recently looked into safety records on Massey Energy mines and found that ten have injury rates higher than the...

Bank Of America Q1 Profit 2010: Bank Pulls In $2.8 Billion On Strong Trading

AP   |  IEVA M. AUGSTUMS   |   April 16, 2010


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even as the nation's big banks report more losses from mortgage loans, they're seeing signs of an economic recovery. Bank of America...

Kenzero Porn Virus Publishes Web History Of Victims On The Net--Unless They Pay

BBC News   |   June 16, 2010


A new type of malware infects PCs using file-share sites and publishes the user's net history on a public website before demanding a fee for...

Drunk Shirtless Kiefer Sutherland Kicked Out Of London Strip Club

nypost.com   |   June 16, 2010


The clock has run out on "24" -- but not on Kiefer Sutherland's thirst for rough-and-tumble action. The hard-partying star was drunk, disorderly and shirtless...

"False story" Says Co-Author Jean Sasson: Bin Laden's Son Omar Denied Visa To Promote Book In France

The New York Times   |  Steven Erlanger   |   June 16, 2010


Omar bin Laden, the fourth son of Osama bin Laden, has been denied a visa to promote his new book in France and elsewhere in...

Daniel Radcliffe To Broadway's 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying'

AP   |   April 15, 2010


NEW YORK — Daniel Radcliffe is returning to Broadway, this time to sing and dance. The star of all those Harry Potter movies will appear...

Dead Student Not Found For One Week

Huffington Post   |   June 16, 2010


Indiana University honors student Gregory Willoughby died last week by inhaling a mix of toxic chemicals in his dorm room. IU officials are trying to...

Tax Day Showed Obama's Book Sales Bolstered His $5.5 Million Income

AP   |  CHARLES BABINGTON   |   April 15, 2010


WASHINGTON — Thanks to revived book sales after he became president, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made $5.5 million last year. They paid about...

School Snared 1,000s Of Webcam Images Of Students Via Illicit Laptop Spying, Lawyer Says

AP   |  MARYCLAIRE DALE   |   April 16, 2010


PHILADELPHIA — A suburban Philadelphia school district snapped secret webcam pictures of a high school student when he was partially undressed or sleeping in his...

Cash-Strapped U Of California Spends Millions On Bottled Water

Huffington Post   |   June 16, 2010


The University of California system, drenched in economic peril, has resorted to exorbitant student fee increases and significantly changed its admissions policies to ease its...

What Obama's Reading: Are The Books Influencing Policy?

The Washington Post   |  Tevi Troy   |   June 16, 2010


As the battle over health-care reform crescendoed last month, President Obama let slip that he was still making time for some side reading. "We've been...

Existing High Risk Pools Could Lock Some More Expensive Health Care Coverage

AP   |  RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR   |   April 16, 2010


WASHINGTON — It's an eagerly awaited early benefit of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul: affordable coverage for Americans with medical problems who can't get...

Bishop Richard Williamson: Holocaust Denier Convicted

AP   |  VERENA SCHMITT-ROSCHMANN   |   April 16, 2010


BERLIN — A German court convicted ultraconservative British Bishop Richard Williamson on Friday of denying the Holocaust in a television interview. A court in the...

Roy Glauber Nobel Prize Missing After Break-In

AP   |   April 16, 2010


ARLINGTON, Mass. — Police in Massachusetts have caught a man they suspect of breaking into a Harvard professor's home, but they are still looking for...

Rolling Stone Online: Complete Archives Available Behind Pay Wall

AP   |  ANDREW VANACORE   |   April 16, 2010


NEW YORK — For the first time Rolling Stone is inviting its readers on the long, strange trip though the magazine's 43-year archive, putting complete...

Elena Kagan Gay Rumor: White House Upset Over CBS News Blog

  |   June 16, 2010


The Obama administration charged CBS News with being out of line Thursday for suggesting that possible Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is out of the...

Goodwin Liu Confirmation Hearing: Liberal Court Pick Ready For Senate GOP Grilling

AP   |  LARRY MARGASAK   |   April 16, 2010


WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans fiercely criticized President Barack Obama's choice for a seat on a San Francisco-based federal appellate court Friday, in an intensifying test...

7 Of The Most Intelligent Ocean Animals (VIDEOS/PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   |  Travis Walter Donovan   |   June 16, 2010


From cetaceans to cephalopods, our oceans are filled with many intelligent creatures. As new research is conducted, we discover more and more fascinating facts about...

Willie Nelson To Larry King: I Smoked Pot Before Your Show (VIDEO)

  |   June 15, 2010


A classic Willie Nelson moment. In an interview set to air tonight on CNN, Larry King asked Willie if he still smoked pot, and to...

Steve King Grabs Cameraman After Questions On IRS Attack (VIDEO)

  |   June 15, 2010


Congressman Steve King (R-IA) grabbed Think Progress' Victor Zapanta Thursday at a tax day tea party rally and argued with the cameraman, after being asked...

Kayleah Wilson Search: FBI, Police Up Reward To $20,000

AP   |   April 15, 2010


GREELEY, Colo. — The reward for information in the case of a 12-year-old northern Colorado girl missing since March 28 has been doubled to $20,000....
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