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12 Lesbian-Approved Fall Movies We Can’t Wait To See

With the end of summer and the start of the school year also comes Oscar season! And this fall offers up plenty of heavy hitting films by, for, and about women – a welcome change from summer’s testosterone-fueled superhero bonanza. This autumn look for films from a relative plethora of female directors including Kimberly Peirce, […]

Police File Charges Against Mumbai Gang Rape Suspects Accused Of Assaulting Photojournalist

MUMBAI, India — Police in India’s financial center of Mumbai have filed charges against four men and a juvenile in the gang rape of a photojournalist that fueled further debate about women’s safety after a fatal assault in New Delhi sparked mass protests. The 600-page charge sheet filed in a magistrate’s court lists details of […]

Ted Cruz, Liberal Hero, May Have Just Bailed Washington Out Of The Shutdown Crisis

WASHINGTON — In one moment, with one statement, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) managed Wednesday to accomplish what House GOP leaders, Republican senators and the Wall Street Journal editorial page had failed to do for months: Persuade rank-and-file House Republicans that shutting down the government in an attempt to defund Obamacare was simply impossible. On Wednesday, […]

Government Shutdown 2013: Here’s The Truth About What Will Happen

WASHINGTON — Here’s the truth about a government “shutdown.” The government won’t shut down if a dysfunctional Washington can’t pass a funding bill before the new budget year begins Oct. 1. Social Security payments will still go out on time. Troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will get Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. […]

Donations For Washington Navy Yard Victims: Relief Funds Open For Charity Giving

WASHINGTON — Alleged Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and was “determined to kill as many people as possible,” law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Officials would not comment on Alexis’ alleged motive during a press conference held Tuesday afternoon outside the FBI’s Washington Field Office, but said they had determined he arrived in the […]

Amy Poehler Does An Adorable Impression Of Her 3-Year-Old (VIDEO)

With 3- and 5-year-old boys at home, Amy Poehler has no shortage of new funny material. For example, on Tuesday, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and shared a few of her kindergartner Archie’s recent one-liners. (“We’re made out of meat!” “What does furniture mean?”) But with Abel, Poehler’s younger son, the way he talks […]

Should You Divorce Your Spouse For Your Lover? Consider This First

By Lesli Doares for That’s it. You’ve decided you’re leaving today to be with your soulmate. Never again will you settle for the dreary, disconnected existence you’ve been living, when you can have the breath-stopping, romantic, intoxicating life you’ve been having in secret during your affair. Sound familiar? If you’re considering ending your current […]

Mexico Landslide Unleashed By Tropical Storm Manuel Buries Part Of Mountain Village; Dozens Missing

ACAPULCO, Mexico — Mexico’s government said 58 people were missing after a massive landslide smashed through a tiny coffee-growing village deep in the country’s southern mountains, where fresh waves of rain threatened more danger for rescue workers trying to evacuate the last residents from the isolated hamlet on Thursday. The same storm that devastated Acapulco […]

Rick Reilly’s Outrageous ‘Redskins’ Defense Compares Protesting Name To Putting Native Americans On Reservations

ESPN columnist Rick Reilly wants you to know that he will not “fall in line” with the handful of his media colleagues who have opted to stop using the term “Washington Redskins.” On the contrary, the 11-time National Sportswriter of the Year has painted those calling for change as the true villains in the ongoing […]

Winning Powerball Numbers For September 18 Drawing: 7, 10, 22, 32, 35 and 19

The winning Powerball numbers for September 18 are 7, 10, 22, 32, 35 and the Powerball number is 19. According to the Powerball website, there was one winning ticket sold in South Carolina for the $399,400,000 grand prize. Wednesday’s jackpot was the fourth-largest prize in the lottery’s history and the fifth-largest of any U.S. lottery, […]

Does A Fracking Disaster Lurk Under Colorado’s Floodwaters?

As the sky finally clears in flood-devastated Colorado and official damage estimates continue to come out, questions remain about the stability of the state’s fracking sites in one of the most densely drilled areas in the United States, many of which have been completely covered by floodwaters. Photo and video continue to surface of online […]

CEO Of The Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Explains U.S. Latinos Entrepreneurs’ Growth

Hispanic-owned businesses—there are about 3.2 million of them in the U.S.—will generate $468 billion in revenue this year, according to a new study from consultancy Geoscape. That’s up from 1.6 million businesses and $254 billion in 2002. One explanation for the fast growth: Recent research showing that immigrants are 27 percent more likely to start […]

Dexter Douglass Dead: Attorney Who Represented Al Gore In Recount Dies At 83

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Dexter Douglass, one of the lead attorneys who represented Al Gore during the chaotic presidential election recount of 2000, has died. Douglass was 83. Lacy Douglass said her father, who had been battling bladder cancer, died early Tuesday morning at his home in Tallahassee. Douglass – who his daughter called a “staunch […]

5 Nate Berkus Makeovers Anyone Can Learn From (PHOTOS)

Nate Berkus turns 42 years old today (we know, we couldn’t believe it either), and we’re honoring him and his skills by taking a look back at some of his more recent (and wonderful) designs. The amazing thing about Berkus is his ability to take virtually any space and turn it into a place that’s […]

Black Model Campaign Brings More Diversity To New York Fashion Week Runways

NEW YORK — Supermodel Iman watched the runways like a hawk this Fashion Week – but she wasn’t looking at the clothes. Iman joined with Naomi Campbell and veteran modeling agent Bethann Hardison for an unusual effort they are calling Balance Diversity to bring more black models to the runway, and they called out designers […]

High School Binge Drinking: 20% Of Seniors Have Consumed 5 Or More Drinks In A Row, Study Shows

A new study details a troubling binge-drinking trend among high-schoolers. Researchers from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, found that one in five high-school seniors (20.2 percent) reported drinking five or more alcoholic drinks in a row some time in the past two weeks. One in 10 high-school seniors (10.5 percent) reported drinking 10 or […]

Police: At Least 10 Shootings In DC Since Wednesday, Not Counting Navy Yard

There have been 10 separate shootings in Washington, D.C., since the night of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, not counting the rampage at the Navy Yard on Monday morning, police told The Huffington Post over the phone. The number reflects only those shootings to which police responded. Those 10 shootings left two dead and an additional […]

Sallie Krawcheck Reveals The #1 Unwritten Rule Of Success

Sallie Krawcheck, a former president of Bank of America Wealth Management and current owner of 85 broads, a global women’s network, joined HuffPostLive Monday to discuss what women (and men) need to succeed in the workplace. And there’s one thing in particular she said we can do to help our careers. “The number one unwritten […]

Groundbreaking Latino Athletes From Golf Champs To The Golden Boy

In 1949, a virtually unknown Mexican-American named Richard “Pancho” Gonzalez startled the all-white country club tennis world by winning the United States National championship, which two decades later became the U.S. Open. It was the first known major achievement by a Latino in American sports – celebrated by Hispanics in Gonzalez’ hometown in Los Angeles […]

Single Mom’s Family Decal Is The Most Ridiculous Thing We’ve Seen All Day (PHOTO)

Talk about TMI. Late last week, Imgur user shannonbtweet posted a photo of the car decal she spotted on the back of one very, very busy single mom’s car. Take a look: Yikes. We don’t need to know that much about your family, lady. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Divorce on Facebook and Twitter. […]

NYPD ‘Secret’ Classification For Documents ‘Means Diddly’ In Eyes Of Legal Experts

NEW YORK — Since at least 2003, the New York Police Department has been labeling some of its internal documents “Secret,” a designation that has baffled government secrecy experts, journalists and civil liberties lawyers. Experts consulted by The Huffington Post also said the practice has no basis in New York state law. “You know what […]

Hannah Richtman, Fashion Blogger, And The Products Behind Her Perfectly Tousled Waves

The editors here at HuffPost Style love homemade beauty recipes, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate store-bought products, too. So when fashion blogger Hannah Richtman started spilling her go-to beauty products, you better believe we took notes. “I’m such a product junkie that I trust my favorite brands over my own concoctions. I do […]

Federal Reserve Likely To Slow Stimulus, Despite Weak Economy

WASHINGTON — Hiring is soft. Pay is barely up. Consumers are cautious. Economic growth has yet to pick up. And yet on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to take its first step toward reducing the extraordinary stimulus it’s supplied to help the U.S. economy rebound from its deepest crisis since the Great Depression. If […]

Larry Summers’ Withdrawal From Fed Race Is Good News For Wall Street And The Economy

Larry Summers may be a creature of Wall Street, but Wall Street didn’t want him. News of Summers’ withdrawal from the race to be the next Federal Reserve Chairman sent stocks and bonds jumping around the world Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. U.S. stock futures rallied more than 1 percent, equity markets in Asia and […]

Wife’s Fear Leads To New Look At Karl Karlsen In Deaths

WATERLOO, N.Y. — The more Cindy Karlsen learned about her husband, Karl, the more suspicious she became. There was the $700,000 life insurance payout he received after the 2008 death of his grown son, who was crushed when the pickup truck he was working under suddenly slipped off its jack. There was the $200,000 life […]

Gucci Mane Arrested On Weapons And Drug Charges In Florida

ATLANTA — Atlanta police have arrested rapper Gucci Mane on weapons and drug charges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution () and WSB-TV said an Atlanta police report shows officers responded to a call shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in southwest Atlanta from a friend of the rapper who was concerned about his behavior. The police report said […]

Terry Bradshaw Drops F-Bomb On FOX Sports 1, Saying What He Won’t Do To Someone’s Mother (VIDEO)

FOX Football Daily gave viewers a “sneak peek” at Terry Bradshaw and Jimmie Johnson as they had a private conversation during a commercial break on Friday. The network would regret the decision. Bradshaw sounded as if was in the middle of telling a joke when viewers joined the intimate conversation. Apparently unaware he was being […]

Oregon Ducks Dominate Tennessee 59-14: Marcus Mariota, Johnny Mundt Star In Rout (VIDEO)

EUGENE, Ore. — Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards and four touchdowns and No. 2 Oregon handed Tennessee its first loss of the season, 59-14 on Saturday. Freshman Johnny Mundt, who replaced ailing tight end Colt Lyerla, had five catches for 121 yards and two TDs for the Ducks (3-0). Josh Huff added […]

Florida State Football: Jameis Winston Leads No. 10 Seminoles In 62-7 Rout Of Nevada (VIDEO)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston accounted for three touchdowns, Florida State’s four tailbacks all scored and the No. 10 Seminoles routed Nevada 62-7 Saturday. Florida State (2-0) looked just as good in its home opener as it did to start the season 12 days ago. The Seminoles thumped Pitt 41-13 on the road, a game […]

Paula Deen Makes First Public Appearance In Months, Fights Back Tears

HOUSTON — Celebrity cook Paula Deen fought back tears as she was greeted by a supportive crowd during an appearance at a Houston cooking show. Saturday’s event was Deen’s first public appearance since June when it was revealed that in an earlier legal deposition she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. Within a few […]

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