jueves, 31 de julio de 2014

China Highway Collision Kills Dozens In Hunan Province

BEIJING (AP) ? At least 38 people have died in a collision between a truck loaded with flammable liquid and a passenger bus on a highway in southern China.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency says the truck rear-ended the bus around 3 a.m. Saturday on the Hukun Expressway in Hunan province. Five people were also injured in the crash.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/19/china-highway-collision_n_5601349.html

Why Hailee Steinfeld Still Hasn't Gotten Her Driver's License Yet

The last time Hailee Steinfeld sat down with Jimmy Fallon, she mentioned that she was nervous about getting her driver's license. But Thursday night, when Fallon requested an update on her driving status, the 17-year-old had a good reason for the delay.

She's been a little busy, okay?

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/hailee-steinfeld-on-jimmy-fallon_n_5578477.html

Passenger Threat On Canada Plane Leads To U.S. Fighter Jets Escorting Flight Home

July 25 (Reuters) - Two U.S. F16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Panama City-bound flight from Canada back to Toronto on Friday after a man on the plane apparently threatened to blow up the aircraft, authorities said.

Major Julie Roberge of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said the jets flew up to join Sunwing Airlines flight 772 as a "precaution" less than an hour after it took off from Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Video shot by a passenger showed armed Canadian law enforcement officers shouting "heads down, hands up" as they stormed aboard the aircraft in helmets and tactical gear after it was escorted back to Toronto.

Local media said a 25-year-old Canadian man was arrested on suspicion of threatening the aircraft. Toronto's City News quoted one passenger as saying the suspect became angry after learning that the duty-free items he wanted were not for sale. (Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/passenger-threat-canada-plane_n_5622491.html

This Couple's Response To Pro-Life Protesters Couldn't Be Better

Every Saturday, Grayson and Tina Haver Currin stand outside a women's health clinic in Cary, N.C. holding signs -- but not the kind you'd expect to see outside of a facility where abortions are performed.

While pro-life protesters hold signs that read, "Babies are murdered here" and "Pregnant mothers need support not abortion," the Raleigh, N.C. couple stands beside them holding signs with irreverent messages like, "I like turtles" and "Honk if you're horny."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/counter-protest-pro-lifers_n_5621936.html

miércoles, 30 de julio de 2014

70 Percent Of Child Sex Trafficking Victims Are Sold Online: Study

In 2014, buying a child for sex online can be just as easy as selling your old couch or posting an updated resume.

Astonishing statistics dug up by Thorn, an agency that studies technology's role in sex trafficking, found that sites like Craigslist are often used as tools for conducting business within the industry. Incredibly, 70 percent of child sex trafficking survivors surveyed by Thorn were at some point sold online.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/sex-trafficking-in-the-us_n_5621481.html

In death, soccer fan-turned soldier embodies Israeli-Palestinian gap

By James M. Dorsey

In death, Staff Sergeant Nissim Sean Carmeli, a 21-year old soccer fan, embodies the deep fears, distrust and dehumanization of the other that has exploded into massive bloodshed in Gaza, threatens to spark another uprising on the West Bank and makes achievement of even a temporary Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire an almost impossible task.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-dorsey/in-death-soccer-fan-turne_b_5622841.html

A Love Letter To Louise Bourgeois, A Feminist Icon Whether She Likes It Or Not

Louis Bourgeois is a feminist art icon, even if she -- in some mythical afterlife populated by giant spiders and contorted, alien figures -- would hate the label. When she was alive, she was aloof on the subject. "Some of my works are, or try to be feminist, and others are not feminist," she proclaimed in an interview with the San Francisco Museum of Art.

"I am lucky to have been brought up by a mother who was a feminist and fortunate enough to have married a husband who was a feminist, and I have raised sons who are feminists," Germaine Greer quoted her as saying in The Guardian, not long after Bourgeois' death in 2010. The artist, famous for her mammoth sculptures of spiders, pointedly leaves herself out of the list, insinuating not a rejection of the -ism, necessarily, but perhaps a bit of condescension toward critics eager to associate her with the term, no matter her opinions.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/louise-bourgeois_n_5600404.html

Disabled Chihuahua Gets Wheels Made From Toys. Yes, It's OK To Squeal With Delight

Turbo the Chihuahua was born without his two front legs, but he doesn't seem to notice. The feisty little dog won't let anything hold him back.

The two-legged pup was brought to The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis, Indiana, about two weeks ago, Today.com reported. Turbo's owners brought him to the clinic because when he was 4 weeks old his littermates made it difficult for the disabled pooch to get any food. At 1 month old, he weighed just 10 ounces.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/chihuahua-wheelchair-toys_n_5619106.html

martes, 29 de julio de 2014

Ice Cube Reveals Why Eazy-E's Son Was Rejected For N.W.A Biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton'

N.W.A?s highly anticipated forthcoming biopic, ?Straight Outta Compton? has received a lot of attention in recent weeks from the film?s controversial casting process to rumors of Eazy-E?s son, Eric Wright Jr., anger after not being able to portray his father in the film.

Earlier this week during a phone interview with Colorado radio station, KS 107.5, Ice Cube explained why he and his co-producers decided to choose actor Jason Mitchell instead of Wright, Jr.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/ice-cube-nwa-biopic-straight-outta-compton_n_5622194.html

Dog Passes Out From Overwhelming Joy When This Girl Comes Home After Two Years

When this schnauzer saw a familiar face after two whole years away, the pet could barely keep it together.

Watch the video above posted by Rebecca Ehalt to see what happiness looks like. It really is too much to handle for the little pooch who whimpers with pure joy until it's time to lie down.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/dog-passes-out-joy-video_n_5621844.html

Casey Kasem's Body Missing, Daughter's Lawyer Says

SEATTLE (AP) ? A judge in Washington state has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from cremating his remains ? but it's unclear where those remains are, or whether they've already been disposed of.

A lawyer Kasem's daughter Kerri said Friday that when he went to give a Tacoma funeral home a copy of the restraining order, the home said it no longer has the remains.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/casey-kasems-body-missing_n_5601144.html

CDC: Smallpox Virus Samples Found In Lab Are Live

Earlier this month, scientists found decades-old vials of the smallpox virus in the storage room of a lab near D.C.

At the time, it was unclear if any of them were viable samples. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that at least two of the six found are live and infectious.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/smallpox-live_n_5579616.html

lunes, 28 de julio de 2014

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are Pessimistic About Peace In The Middle East

American's views of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict are about the same as they were during a previous conflict 12 years ago. A majority of Americans say no to impeachment, no matter how hard pollsters ask. And once upon a time, Gallup's live interviewers tracked the hairstyles of their respondents. This is HuffPollster for Friday, July 25, 2014.

AMERICA'S OPINIONS ON MIDDLE EAST IN LINE WITH PAST RESPONSES - Jeffrey M. Jones - "Americans are divided in their views of whether Israel's actions against the Palestinian group Hamas is 'mostly justified' or 'mostly unjustified,' but they widely view Hamas' actions as mostly unjustified. Those results are similar to what Gallup measured 12 years ago during another period of heightened Israeli-Palestinian violence, and they are consistent with Americans' generally more positive views of the Israelis than of the Palestinians?.Americans are generally pessimistic about the Israelis and Palestinians being able to settle their differences and live in peace, and while the escalated tensions between the two sides have been a major news story the last two weeks, the American public does not view it as any more serious than past conflicts. Americans continue to exhibit more positivity toward Israel than the Palestinians, but also stop short of saying Israel's actions in the current situation are justified." [Gallup]

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/middle-east-peace-poll_n_5622236.html

The Lament of the Conservative Left

David Selbourne, in the left-of-center New Statesmen, writes:

With socialism at the end of its historical evolution, the 'left' now lacks a coherent sense of what progress is. It has only a ragbag of causes and issues, rational and irrational, urgent and idle: a politics of personal rights and 'lifestyle choices', of anti-racism and environmental protection, of multicultural separatism, individual identity and gender, and much else besides.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-peron/the-lament-of-the-conserv_b_5622759.html

'Ring Cam' Lets You Record A Marriage Proposal Without Lifting A Finger

In an age when marriage proposals frequently go viral, there's a lot of pressure to capture the big moment in just the right way.

But what if you don't have a four-man camera crew or Hollywood-worthy film editing skills? That's where Ring Cam comes in.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/ring-cam_n_5622297.html

European Union Imposes Sanctions On Top Russian Officials

BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) - The European Union said on Saturday it had imposed asset freezes on a number of top Russian officials, including the chiefs of Russia's FSB security service and foreign intelligence service.

Alexander Bortnikov, head of the FSB, and Mikhail Fradkov, head of the foreign intelligence service, were among 15 Russians or Ukrainians and 18 companies and other organizations named in the latest sanctions list published in the EU's Official Journal. (Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Ken Wills)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/european-union-sanctions-russia_n_5622466.html

domingo, 27 de julio de 2014

Things Just Got Way Worse For Leland Yee

Indicted California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) faces additional charges that he tried to extort several sports figures, according to a new grand jury indictment filed Thursday.

Yee, who was arrested in March and has pleaded not guilty to eight charges of corruption, bribery and gun-trafficking, faces an additional three counts under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and civil action when acts are tied to a criminal organization, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/leland-yee-new-indictment_n_5622316.html

This Is What The World Looks Like, According To Quantum Mechanics

The realm of quantum mechanics tells us that humans experience 40 conscious moments per second. These individual frames, or sequences of "now," amount to the way we perceive time flow. We don't realize the gaps in between these conscious moments, hence the fluid movement of our lives.


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/quantum-blink_n_5615189.html

Combining Images Across Time And Place To Tell A Single Story

This piece originally appeared on Slate.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/david-hilliard_n_5621900.html

Nigerian Government Confirms Ebola Death In City Of Lagos

By Felix Onuah and Tom Miles

ABUJA/GENEVA, July 25 (Reuters) - A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian finance ministry in his 40s, collapsed on Sunday after flying into Lagos, a city of 21 million people, and was taken from the airport and put in isolation in a local hospital. Nigeria confirmed earlier on Friday that he had died in quarantine.

"His blood sample was taken to the advance laboratory at the Lagos university teaching hospital, which confirmed the diagnosis of the Ebola virus disease in the patient," Chukwu told a press conference on Friday. "This result was corroborated by other laboratories outside Nigeria."

However, at a separate press conference held by the Lagos state government at the same time, the city's health commissioner, Jide Idris, said that they were only "assuming that it was Ebola" because they were "waiting for a confirmative test to double check" from a laboratory in Dakar.

Paul Garwood, spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, said the U.N. health agency was also still waiting for test results.

"We're still waiting for laboratory-confirmed results as to whether he died of Ebola or not," he said.

It could not be immediately determined why there was a contradiction in the comments from central government and city officials.

If confirmed, the man would be the first case on record of one of the world's deadliest diseases in Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy and with 170 million people, its most populous country. Ebola has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it was first diagnosed in February.

Sawyer was quarantined on arrival and had not entered the city, a Nigerian official told Reuters.

"While he was quarantined he passed away. Everyone who has had contact with him has been quarantined," the official said.

Liberia's finance minister Amara Konneh said Sawyer was a consultant for the country's finance ministry.

"Our understanding is that the cause of death was Ebola," Konneh told Reuters.

The victim's sister had died of the virus three weeks previously, and the degree of contact between the two was being investigated by Liberian health ministry officials, he said.

Earlier on Friday, WHO spokesman Paul Garwood said: "I understand that he was vomiting and he then turned himself over basically, he made it known that he wasn't feeling well. Nigerian health authorities took him and put him in isolation."

Nigeria has some of the continent's least adequate healthcare infrastructure, despite access to billions of dollars of oil money as Africa's biggest producer of crude.

Some officials think the disease is easier to contain in cities than in remote rural areas.

"The fear of spread within a dense population would be offset by better healthcare and a willingness to use it, easier contact tracing and, I assume for an urban population, less risky funerary and family rites," Ian Jones, a professor of virology at the University of Reading in Britain, said.

"It would be contained more easily than in rural populations."

There have been 1,093 Ebola cases to date in West Africa's first outbreak, including the 660 who have died, according to the WHO. (Reporting by Tom Miles; Additional reporting by Tim Cocks and Oludare Mayowa in Lagos, Kate Holtan in London, Clair MacDougall in Monrovia, Emma Farge in Dakar and Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva; Writing by Stephanie Nebehay and Tim Cocks; Editing by Susan Fenton and Sonya Hepinstall)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/nigeria-ebola-death-lagos_n_5621831.html

sábado, 26 de julio de 2014

John Walsh Backtracks On Blaming PTSD For Plagiarism

U.S. Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) is backtracking on earlier statements suggesting post-traumatic stress disorder from his Iraq War military service played a role in why he plagiarized his masters? thesis in 2007.

In an interview Friday with KMMS Radio in Bozeman, Walsh clarified comments he made Wednesday to The Associated Press claiming his ?head was not in a place very conducive to a classroom and an academic environment? at the time he wrote his thesis because he was being treated for PTSD.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/john-walsh-ptsd-plagiarism_n_5622414.html

Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Jessica Simpson's Bridesmaid Dress Fitting

Jessica Simpson decided on a regal champagne and gold Carolina Herrera gown for her July 5 wedding to Eric Johnson in Montecito, California.

But when it came to dressing her 14 (!!) bridesmaids, the star couldn't pick just one designer. Each of her 'maids -- including sister Ashlee and BFF CaCee Cobb -- wore different gowns from fashion powerhouses like Marchesa, Jason Wu, Temperley, Carmen Marc Valvo and Carolina Herrera.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/jessica-simpson-wedding-d_n_5579361.html

Boundless - Today's Buddha Doodle


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/molly-hahn/boundless---todays-buddha_b_5579627.html

Artist Launches Bonsai Trees And Other Lovely Plant Arrangements Into Space

We've heard that outer space is, visually speaking, a pretty majestic experience. Yet although the galaxy beyond is undoubtedly filled with stars and misty clouds for days, there aren't any decorative touches around to spruce up the space.

Enter Tokyo-based artist Azuma Makoto, aka the official interior decorator of outer space. For Makoto's recent artistic endeavor, entitled "EXOBIOTANICA," he launched a 50-year-old Japanese white pine bonsai, along with an arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, into the great beyond.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/azuma-makoto-bonsai-trees-space_n_5621780.html

viernes, 25 de julio de 2014

The NYPD Has A Long History Of Killing Unarmed Black Men

Eric Garner was a 43-year-old father of six and grandfather of two. The tall, 400-pound man, who was known around his Staten Island neighborhood as a "gentle giant" nicknamed "Big E," was approached Thursday outside a New York City store by a group of NYPD officers who accused him of selling contraband cigarettes. ?I didn?t do shit!? Garner can be seen telling cops in a video of the incident. ?I was just minding my own business."

?Every time you see me, you want to mess with me," he added. "I?m tired of it ... Please just leave me alone!?

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/killed-by-the-nypd-black-men_n_5600045.html

A Random Guy Asked This Poet A Sexist, Obscene Question; Her Response Will Give You Chills

Venessa Marco was at a bodega when the man behind the counter asked her if she could deep throat. He said, ?You look like the kind of girl who can swallow.?

Refusing to shrink from the question, as degrading and presumptuous as it was, Marco responded in the best way possible ? and she?s captured it all in a stirring spoken word poem entitled ?Patriarchy.?

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/venessa-marco-patriarchy-deep-throat-poem_n_5600835.html

Governor Says Immigrant Children Could Have Measles, But That Claim's Been Disputed

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) gave an interview to KDKA NewsRadio in Pittsburgh on Friday and reignited the suggestion that immigrant children crossing the Mexican border into the U.S. carry diseases with them.

"We also are concerned about their health and, and what they may not cause in health issues in the state of Pennsylvania. From my standpoint where they're coming in, there are certainly enough military bases in Texas and Arizona that the federal government could at least house them in there temporarily to make sure before they even send them to any state, that their health conditions are okay for that. That they've had all their immunizations and so forth because we have a strong concern on that," Corbett told interviewer John Shumway.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/tom-corbett-immigration_n_5600744.html

Principal Tells Breastfeeding Mom To 'Discretely Feed The Baby'

When Andrea Scannell took her children to have lunch at a Utah middle school's summer lunch program, she never expected breastfeeding her infant there would warrant a complaint letter from the principal.

According to Scannell, a school employee handed her a letter (below) from Mount Logan Middle School principal, Mike Monson, which went viral after her husband uploaded a photo of it to Reddit:

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/school-principal-gives-letter-breastfeeding-mom_n_5600505.html

jueves, 24 de julio de 2014

LRA Defectors Say No One Has Seen Joseph Kony In Years

NZACKO, Central African Republic (AP) -- The African troops hoped the latest defector from the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group would have fresh insight into the location of infamous warlord Joseph Kony.

But Sam Opio, a senior rebel commander who defected last week, shook his head and said he hadn't seen rebel leader Kony since 2010.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/joseph-koney-vanished_n_5558936.html

What Should (And Should Not Be) On Each Table In Your House

Decorators share simple tips on some of the most-used surfaces in our homes.

By Joann Pan

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/table-decorating-ideas_n_5585760.html

Cigarette Giants In Talks For Merger

By Martinne Geller and Kate Holton

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc is in talks to acquire rival Lorillard Inc in a multi-billion dollar deal that would reshape one of the world's biggest and most profitable tobacco markets, the companies said on Friday.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/cigarette-merger_n_5579752.html

10 Nostalgic Photos That Capture The Disappearance Of An American Icon

Photographer Brenda Biondo has spent the last 10 years documenting a disappearing icon of the American landscape: playgrounds. From geodesic climbing domes to those swirling metal slides that never failed to scorch the backs of your legs, she captures what's left of childhood in the 20th century.


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/once-upon-a-playground_n_5538702.html

miércoles, 23 de julio de 2014

About 100 AIDS Activists Died On Flight MH17. Here's How We Can Keep Their Work Alive

About 100 AIDS medical researchers, health workers and activists headed to a health conference in Australia were killed on Thursday's Malaysia Airlines crash, the Age reported. And experts say we may never even know the full magnitude of the loss.

"What if the cure for AIDS was on that plane? Really? We don't know," HIV researcher Trevor Stratton told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/malaysian-crash-aids-activists_n_5599517.html

Bicyclist Dies In Macabre Accident, Run Down By A Car On The Sidewalk

Even for the hardest of hearts, yesterday was a particularly painful day. Nearly 300 innocent men, women and children were killed in a vicious rocket attack on a Malaysian airliner. Israel began a ground invasion into Gaza. The United Nations reported that over 5,000 Iraqis have been killed in the last six months. Desperate children are being harassed and imprisoned at America's borders.

The bad news is relentless. The Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan... The human experiment is failing. Of that I have no doubt.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-milazzo/bicyclist-dies-in-macabre_b_5601342.html

Sheila E. Recalls The Fateful Night She Met Prince (VIDEO)

Grammy-nominated female percussionist and singer Sheila Escovedo, better known by her stage name Sheila E., was a huge pop star in the '80s. She famously collaborated with Prince on his "Purple Rain" album and he helped guide her solo career.

In a new episode of "Oprah: Where Are The Now?", Sheila E. shares the story of the fateful night they met.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/sheila-e-prince_n_5600521.html

1776 Reasons To Party At Home On July 4th

It's time to switch things up, America!

This year, forget the same old parties and boring routine. Here are 1776 reasons why staying home and watching TV is all you need to have the best 4th of July weekend ever.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/1776-reasons-july-4th_n_5553890.html

martes, 22 de julio de 2014

Artist Transforms His Childhood Doodles Into Mesmerizing Grown-Up Masterpieces

Even the most imaginative of adult artists can't compete with some of the effortless and strangely brilliant doodles of a child. Admit it, no matter how many art classes you take, it's hard to capture the wild imagination and unbridled confidence that come so easily with youth. Most often the doodles of magical creatures, wild beasts and illogical shapes that filled many a child notebook are sadly lost to time or buried in the murky depths of your parents garage.

For Telmo Pieper, however, things unfolded a bit differently.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/telmo-pieper_n_5600740.html

Women in Business Q&A: Shelley Zalis, Founder of The Girls' Lounge

Shelley has gone against the grain most of her career, starting in 2000 when she left the corporate world to pioneer online research. Shelley created OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which in just nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world. The OTX story is one about creating new rules to redefine work/life balance, taking risks and inspiring a culture to thrive in a modern market. Shelley, and her 'wild ideas', officially changed the game. Under Shelley's vision and leadership as CEO and Chairmom she raised her OTX family with many of the same values she was brought up with. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry's top 25, she has brought emotion and passion to the boardroom and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and friend to women and leaders in her industry. Her most recent creation is the Ipsos Girls' Lounge, a go-to destination for women at industry conferences to put their feet up, let their guard down, network and do business. The Girls' Lounge supports and mentors women to stand out with their unique leadership powers and transform corporate culture... together.

How has your life experience made you the leader you are today?

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/women-in-business-qa-shel_b_5559460.html

Governor Gets Personal While Explaining Plan To Help Undocumented Children

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) detailed Friday his plan to temporarily provide shelter to undocumented children who have illegally entered the United States.

Patrick is working to help the federal government identify a site in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter up to 1,000 children while they await deportation or are reconnected with family members within the U.S. Possible locations have ranged from military bases to unused shopping malls. Costs would be shouldered by the federal government, and the shelters would be under federal control.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/deval-patrick-undocumented-children-shelter_n_5600843.html

Children In Gaza Have 'No Safe Place' To Go. Here's How To Help Them

Soon after 5-year-old Noureldin went to bed last week in Gaza City, an air strike flattened his home. Six members of his family were killed as they had tea in the yard.

Noureldin, who hasn't "uttered a word" since the incident, is now recovering in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, according to UNICEF. He is one of at least 296 Palestinian children who have been injured since Israeli air strikes began last week. The Israeli government has accused Hamas of kidnapping three Israeli teenagers in June -- the initial trigger responsible for the current escalating violence -- the BBC reported.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/how-you-can-help-children_n_5600215.html

lunes, 21 de julio de 2014

Just A Forklift Forklifting A Forklift Forklifting A Package

Need a lift?

Not these guys.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/forklift-lifts-forklift-lifting-package-video_n_5600518.html

12 Perfect Edgar Degas Quotes To Help Unlock Your Inner Artist

On one July 19, 180 years ago this Saturday, a man named Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born in Paris, France. You may know him better as Edgar Degas, and you may know him best for his dreamy paintings behind the scenes of the ballet.

Ballet is an art form that privileges all things perfect and pristine, but Degas took inspiration from the dance's sloppy moments i between -- every hunched back, sullied slipper, slumped posture and awkward stretch. Degas took his fascination with the beauty of ugliness outside the ballet studio as well, rendering cabaret singers and circus performers as something monstrous. Not to mention that "L'Absinthe" painting; it doesn't get much darker than that.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/edgar-degas-quotes_n_5597503.html

Quinn Lucas Schansman, U.S. Citizen Killed On MH17, Leaves Behind Happy Memories

Nineteen-year-old Quinn Schansman boarded an airplane on Thursday in Amsterdam, prepared to join the rest of his family already on vacation in Malaysia. On Friday, however, President Barack Obama announced that the young student was one of the 298 people -- and so far the only victim known to have American citizenship -- killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine.

Schansman, a dual citizen of both the U.S. and Holland, was remembered as "kind," "caring" and easy to like.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/quinn-lucas-schansman-malaysia-airlines_n_5600736.html

Do You Fancy Secrets?

2014-07-19-grapes.jpgMy husband and I are co-authors of the tour guide, The Explorer's Guide, Napa & Sonoma. In our guide, we give you the lowdown on Wine Country, the place that grooms grapes. Over the years, we've collected quite a few secrets.

We love knowing the insider chatter of Wine Country, because it makes exploring it an authentic adventure.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peg-melnik/do-you-fancy-secrets_b_5601446.html

domingo, 20 de julio de 2014

First 'Annabelle' Trailer Is Seriously Creepy

Prepare to be terrified.

The first teaser for the spinoff to last year?s ?The Conjuring? has arrived, and it may be the scariest trailer of 2014.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/annabelle-trailer-the-conjuring_n_5600695.html

Rory McIlroy Builds On Open Lead Thanks To 'Inner Peace' (VIDEO)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) ? Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

Once he made a birdie, and then another, nothing could stop McIlroy.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/rory-mcilroy-open-lead_n_5598080.html

Utah Gay Marriage Ban Shut Down By Appeals Court

SALT LAKE CITY, July 11 (Reuters) - A federal circuit court on Friday denied Utah's bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex weddings performed after the state's gay marriage ban was briefly lifted.

But the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Denver, also left intact an existing temporary stay against the enforcement of state recognition of those 1,300 marriages to give Utah a chance to seek a permanent injunction from the Supreme Court. Utah's attorney general immediately vowed to do just that. (Reporting by Jennifer Dobner in Salt Lake City; Editing by Steve Gorman and Sandra Maler)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/utah-gay-marriage_n_5579735.html

House Republicans Protect America From Efficient Light Bulbs, Low-Flow Toilets

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act on Thursday night by a vote of 253 to 170. What may appear to be a mundane spending bill includes a number of measures meant to undo environmental programs.

The House version of the spending bill:

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/house-energy-appropriations-bill_n_5579345.html

sábado, 19 de julio de 2014

These Charts Show Good News For Hillary Clinton, Bad News For Chris Christie

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most well-known and well-liked of 16 potential 2016 presidential candidates, according to a recent Gallup poll. Clinton is far more likable than any other potential Democratic candidate, with 15 percentage points between her and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's net favorability scores.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/gallup-charts-2016-candid_n_5600783.html

Was Dietrich Bonhoeffer Gay? Charles Marsh Biography Raises Questions

NEW YORK (RNS) A new biography is raising questions about the life and relationships of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an anti-Nazi dissident whose theological writings remain widely influential among Christians.

Both left-leaning and right-leaning Christians herald the life and writings of Bonhoeffer, who was hanged for his involvement in the unsuccessful plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. Bonhoeffer was engaged to a woman at the time of his execution, observing that he had lived a full life even though he would die a virgin.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/bonhoeffer-gay_n_5558679.html

Supreme Court Grants Utah's Appeal To Stay Gay Marriage Court Order

July 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to a request from Utah for an emergency stay of an appeals court order that told the state to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed there pending an appeal.

The appeal for a stay by Utah's attorney general had been widely expected since the 10th Circuit appeals court left intact an existing temporary stay in order to give the state time to seek a lengthier injunction from a higher court. (Reporting by Daniel Wallis in Denver; Editing by Eric Beech)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/utah-gay-marriage_n_5600795.html

Vikings Suspend Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer For 3 Games For Anti-Gay Remark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer.

The Vikings announced the punishment Friday as part of a summary of findings by outside lawyers hired in January to investigate Kluwe's accusations, which included a claim he was released because of his gay-rights advocacy.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/vikings-suspend-mike-priefer_n_5601135.html

viernes, 18 de julio de 2014

How China's Most Famous Grounded Artist Collaborated With A Navajo Man Thousands Of Miles Away

The idea was to raise the profile of a small Navajo art festival by roping in Ai Weiwei, the fiery Chinese dissident artist. And that's precisely what's happened. Suddenly, Navajo TIME, an annual festival that takes place deep in the desert in the American Southwest, is making headlines. Of the ten works commissioned by the state arts agency of New Mexico, the one that's causing all the fuss is Pull of the Moon, an international collaboration between Ai -- who remains captive in China since running afoul of the government a few years ago -- and Bert Benally, a Navajo artist you've probably never heard of.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/05/ai-weiwei-navajo_n_5549398.html

Don't Worry, The World Cup Isn't The Only Place You Can See Diving

It doesn't matter what the sport is, there will likely be some flopping. And with the world's most popular sport being played on the world's biggest stage, the art of the flop (or dive) has been on full display.

While flopping tends to drive most sports fans (and some commentators) insane, some of the biggest athletes in the world continue to embellish contact or exaggerate an injury to gain an advantage. The NBA got so fed up with it that it created an anti-flopping policy, but fining players thousands of dollars hasn't seemed to dissuade some of them from flopping. It's no secret that flopping has been prevalent in soccer for a while, to the point where it has basically become an accepted part of the game (even though soccer fans around the world disapprove).

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/world-cup-flopping_n_5553676.html

Plain Dealer Welcomes LeBron Back To Cleveland With Amazing 'Home' Front Page (PHOTOS)

When you're LeBron James, you can go home again.

The Akron native announced that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers and "coming home" to Ohio after a four-year stint with the Miami Heat. James revealed his decision in an article published online by Sports Illustrated on Friday. The news was greeted by fans in Cleveland with celebrations. In 2010, James' decision to leave the Cavaliers as a free agent made him a local villain and led some to burn his jersey.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/cleveland-plain-dealer-lebron-front-page_n_5578957.html

Cleveland Cavs Fans Celebrate The Return Of LeBron James

The Indecision has turned into The Jubilation for Cleveland Cavaliers fans, as LeBron James announced his return to the struggling franchise after four years with the Miami Heat.

After James' announcement was published online by Sports Illustrated on Friday, fans took to the streets in downtown Cleveland, cheering and welcoming the return of King James.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/cavs-fans-celebrate_n_5579076.html

jueves, 17 de julio de 2014

A Contemporary Art Festival Has Infiltrated Russia

Over fifty five contemporary artists have gathered in St. Petersburg to infiltrate one of the world's oldest museums. Why? Because Manifesta, the nomadic European Biennial that sets up shop in a different city every two years to bridge the gap between East and West, fixed its sights on Russia for the 10th version of the festival.


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/manifesta-10_n_5578695.html

The Giant Red Ball That's Touring The Globe In The Name Of Art

There's a giant red ball roaming the planet, and when we say giant, we mean quite large.

At 15 feet and 250 pounds, the scarlet globe has been trekking to major cities all across the world, from Los Angeles to Paris to Perth to Taipei. Squeezed onto suspension bridges, smooshed between buildings and wedged ever so carefully inside lobbies, the little bit of public art just might be the universe's most adorable, inanimate traveler. It looks like this:

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/red-ball-project_n_5578953.html

California Lawmakers Pledge To Work On A Drought Plan During The Summer

By Sharon Bernstein

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 3 (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Thursday pledged to work over the summer recess to agree on a plan to shore up the state's water supply that has been mired in party politics for months despite a three-year drought that has slammed farms and towns.

The plan to build three new reservoirs, underground water storage and finance environmental clean-up projects ran aground last month after Republicans said it did not do enough to bring water to the state's parched agricultural breadbasket, and Governor Jerry Brown said it was too expensive.

"We will be working during the summer," said state senator Darrell Steinberg, the Democratic leader, after the legislature adjourned for its month-long recess. "We intend to come back in August and do our very best" to come to an agreement.

The plan, meant to help the drought-parched state prepare for future dry periods, must win the support of two-thirds of the state legislature and Brown before it can go before voters in November.

Lawmakers have already missed one deadline to get an agreement on the ballot, and if they delay beyond Aug. 11 it could cost the state millions in additional printing costs for ballot materials.

An earlier measure, passed in 2009 under then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is already slated to go on the ballot in November, but at $11 billion, it is viewed by many as too expensive and unlikely to pass.

Democrats dominate politics in the most populous U.S. state, but in the senate lack two votes for the two-thirds majority needed to place the measure on the ballot. That means they need Republican support.

But Peter DeMarco, spokesman for senate Republican leader Bobb Huff, said Republicans had not been consulted about the latest version of the bond or shown the final wording.

At issue is a massive and controversial plan to dig tunnels to carry water from rivers north of the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to farms and communities in the southern part of the state.

Democrats say using the bonds to fund a pre-cursor project to the tunnel proposal would be a poison pill for voters, re-igniting the state's water wars and harming the delta, which provides water for 25 million Californians.

Republicans say that without a way to convey water south, the projects will not help farmers, and they will not support it. (Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; editing by Andrew Hay)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/california-drought-plan_n_5556518.html

Artist Makes World Cup Infinitely More Beautiful With Country-Themed Paper Masks

Normally when we envision "team spirit," images of shirtless dudes covered in paint and beer holding large foam fingers come to mind. Spanish artist Sandra Suarez has provided a far more beautiful option.

The social media-savvy artist has embarked on an inspired collaboration with Instagram in honor of the World Cup. It goes by the name of #InstaMask. Suarez, who's long had a thing for masks, crafted several thousand of them, each colorfully designed for a different country and distributed them worldwide.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/instagram-world-cup-masks_n_5578312.html

miércoles, 16 de julio de 2014

The Only Guide You Need To The Best Flea Markets In America

You can find anything at a flea market -- weird, life-sized dummies, ancient weapons and, you know, more mainstream things like vintage furniture and antiques. Summer is the unofficial flea market season. And while there are many to choose from, there is, of course, a difference between the "good" flea markets and the more disappointing ones filled with tube socks. We've rounded up the more promising markets in the country by region, so you can start planning your weekends now. If we missed any, let us know in the comments!


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/the-best-flea-markets-in-america_n_5571817.html

Necrophiliac Nurse Alejandro Razo Sentenced

A nurse caught having sex with the remains of a woman he'd provided care for was sentenced to two years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced on July 3.

Alejandro Razo, 62, was arrested at the Sherman Oaks Hospital in January 2013, after another nurse discovered him "with his pants down, having sexual contact with the woman's corpse," according to a statement from the DA.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/alejandro-razo-sentenced-sex-corpse_n_5558472.html

Watch A Sneak Peek Of Shakira's World Cup Performance

Shakira chegou a terra brasileira!

Last week, FIFA announced that the Colombian superstar would be performing at the upcoming 2014 World Cup Closing Ceremony. Shak arrived at Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and offered Brazilian fans a sneak peek of her much anticipated performance on the weekly television program, ?Fantástico - O Show da Vida.?

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/shakira-world-cup-perform_n_5579322.html

'How I Cut My Food Budget $600 in 6 Months'

By Kali Geldis, Credit.com

I opened up my budget tracking tool last November and my jaw dropped -- I had spent $1,200 on food that month. That's when I knew I had to make a change.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/creditcom/how-i-cut-my-food-budget-_b_5574929.html

martes, 15 de julio de 2014

The Man Who Ignited WWI Has A Nephew Who's Still Alive (And Other Crazy Great War Facts)

A hundred years ago on June 28, a young man named Gavrilo Princip fired at Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie during their visit to Sarajevo. The assassination and ensuing instability precipitated what would become the Great War, the brutal conflict that would kill millions of people from all corners of the world.

That the death of the Archduke in a distant corner of Europe could end up throwing the entire global order into chaos is just one of the innumerable baffling aspects of World War I. As the globe marks the centennial of the conflict, The WorldPost presents a roundup of some of the crazier facts that will change the way that you think about the Great War.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/world-war-one-crazy-facts_n_5534822.html

Live a Life That Matters


When I watched the sunrise during my morning jog, I realized something. A smile came to my face because I realized that I'm alive, healthy and it has officially been ten years since my near fatal car accident. With every stride that I made, I reflected on the experiences that I had in the hospital, the operations that kept me alive, the blood donations that kept life running through my veins and the healthcare team that brought me back to life and then helped me get back on my feet. I thought about the love from my family and friends, and the incredible support that I've received over the years. Ten years is a long time, but the memories feel so vivid as if it were only yesterday that I was still in room 19 of the ICU.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-boyle/live-a-life-that-matters_b_5577802.html

National Hunt For Illinois Man Suspected Of 2 Slayings

July 3 (Reuters) - Authorities released new pictures on Thursday in a national hunt for an Illinois man suspected of killing a woman at a rest stop west of Chicago and taking her car a day after killing a man in the northern part of the state.

Terence Doddy, 36, is a person of interest in the killing of Todd Hansmeier, 37, on Monday in Rockford, Illinois, and Tonya Bargman, 44, at a rest stop on Interstate 39 about 40 miles (64 km) south of Rockford on Tuesday night, Illinois State Police said.

Police on Thursday released a surveillance photograph of Doddy, who lives in Rockford, exiting a Rockford-area store with several items in a shopping cart. They did not identify the store or say what date or time the image was captured.

State police said Doddy also might have a blue dome-style tent and urged the public to take precautions when visiting rest stops, campgrounds and other outdoor areas.

Police have said surveillance video showed Bargman being attacked by a male as she exited a restroom at the Willow Creek rest stop on I-39. She was found by a rest stop attendant.

Doddy was seen leaving the rest stop in Bargman's gray 2013 Nissan Altima, which bears the Illinois license plates BARGMN 2, police said. The car also has a silver colored "Illini Nissan" decal at the lower rear bumper, police said. (Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/terence-doddy-illinois-two-murders_n_5556751.html

Just TRY Not To Laugh At This Map Of Dirty-Sounding Places From Around The World

Finally, an interactive map designed for everyone?s inner 12-year-old.

Geotechnologist Gary Gale compiled a list of dirty-sounding or crassly named places in the world and put them on a map, titled ?Vaguely Rude Place Names Of The World,? for everyone to enjoy, the Verge notes.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/vaguely-rude-place-names-of-the-world_n_5579023.html

lunes, 14 de julio de 2014

Women in Business Q&A: Cristina DeVito, CEO of Mudderella

Hailing from the sunny shores of New Jersey, Cristina brings a diverse background to the Mudderella team. From her days studying mechanical engineering at Dartmouth College to her time as a management consultant with Bain & Company, Cristina has never shied away from a new opportunity or challenge. It is this drive, determination and desire to take on new challenges that Cristina inspires the Mudderella team with on a daily basis.

When an opportunity in her hometown with Tough Mudder, as the Chief Strategy Officer presented itself, Cristina knew she had no choice but to pack up and head back across the country. The entrepreneurial spirit and culture of Tough Mudder presented Cristina with an opportunity to create an obstacle challenge series for women. She and her team created Mudderella to empower women across the country to celebrate their strength and to have fun, and well as they say, the rest is history.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/women-in-business-qa-cris_b_5580048.html

Eleanor Holmes Norton Rips 'Tyrant' Congressman For Trying To Block D.C. Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) tore into Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) on Friday for trying to block a D.C. marijuana decriminalization bill, comparing him to a tyrant and chiding him for meddling in her district's affairs.

During remarks on the House floor, Norton wondered aloud why Harris was pushing an amendment that would prevent D.C. from spending its own money on laws relating to reducing marijuana penalties, particularly when his home state of Maryland just voted to decriminalize pot.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/dc-marijuana-laws_n_5579228.html

This Little Fella From Myanmar Can Now See, Thanks To Strangers

The before-and-after photos of a nearly blind infant who received eye surgery are captivating social media.

The images of 1-year-old Wai Linn from Myanmar (Burma) appeared on Imgur Thursday, amassing nearly 1 million views by Friday afternoon.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/myanmar-baby-blind-burma_n_5578626.html

Yanni On Performing: 'It's Like You're Making Love To The Audience' (VIDEO)

Internationally renowned musician Yanni has performed in 40 different countries and at some of the most incredible places in the world, from the 2,000-year-old Odeon of Herodes Atticus, in Greece, to India's sacred Taj Mahal. But no matter where his travels take him, Yanni says he approaches each performance with the same clear purpose.

"I like to connect with the audience," he tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" in the above video. "That is the object of the concert -- to uplift people, to give them good energy, to touch their hearts."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/yanni-performing-making-love_n_5579016.html

domingo, 13 de julio de 2014

Suspected German Spy Allegedly Working With State Department, Not CIA

By Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - A German defense official under investigation for alleged spying was in contact with a U.S. State Department officer rather than American intelligence agencies, raising questions about whether any espionage occurred, U.S. officials familiar with the case told Reuters on Friday.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/german-spy-state-department_n_5579555.html

We're Not Exactly Sure What A JellyGummy Is, But We Love Them Anyway

Imagine the lovechild of "Flubber" and the dancing baby from Ally McBeal, mixed with every computer game you ever loved in the '90s. You're beginning to understand the odd and undefinable breed known as "JellyGummies."

Sam Lyon, a Scotland-based illustrator, is the strange and brilliant mind behind the warped creatures, ranging form long nosed fish to mouldy trolls and pillow sprites. His lovable band of gelatinous weirdos will give you goosebumps as an adoring "aww" gushes from your lips. Go with it.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/jellygummy_n_5572213.html

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: A Love Supreme

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fourth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up for an author email alert above, visit his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter.

Yesterday afternoon, Priya, Madina and I walked up a small hill overlooking the San Francisco Bay with Anum Ahmed, Tahir Chaudhry, Tamim Katawazi, recent alums of NYU who live in California, and Anum's brother Ibad. The scene was remarkably serene. The setting sun glistened over the water and the view of the city behind it was breathtaking. Madina, a year and a half old now, was enjoying it most of all as she ran and jumped over and over again. It was a real beautiful moment, until Madina slipped and fell.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/imam-khalid-latif/ramadan-reflection-day-13_b_5579788.html

Brazil Edges Colombia 2-1 To Reach World Cup Semifinals (VIDEOS)

Brazil's national soccer team is rightfully renowned for its style. But it earned a spot in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup due to its grit.

With a yellow-clad crowd behind them, Brazil held off Colombia 2-1 in a physical quarterfinal clash at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza on Friday. A pair of Brazil defenders -- Thiago Silva and David Luiz -- contributed the first goals of the match before Colombia's James Rodriguez pulled one back from the penalty spot to ensure the drama lasted until the final whistle. The victory sends the hosts into a high-profile semifinal with Germany.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/brazil-colombia-world-cup_n_5558964.html

sábado, 12 de julio de 2014

Luis Gutierrez Slams Senator's 'Immoral' Call For Criminal Checks On Border Kids

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) slammed a fellow member of Illinois' congressional delegation Friday, saying Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) "should be ashamed of himself" for seeking criminal background checks on undocumented children who have entered the United States.

In a statement, Gutierrez accused Kirk of trying to paint the undocumented minors as criminals and "make Americans afraid of children."

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/luis-gutierrez-mark-kirk-immigration_n_5578855.html

4 Life Skills Only Grandpas Can Teach

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

Just as memories of grandmothers revolve around their hugs and affection, recollections of grandpas often center on special outings and activities ? and the values imparted along the way. Today's generation may be missing out on some basic life skills as harried parents rush to fill kids' free time with organized activities. Grandfathers can seize the opportunity to step in and pass on some vanishing practical skills to their grandchildren. You'll model important values and create lasting memories, and what could be more important than that?

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/grandfather-relationship-_n_5533839.html

Why Vanessa Williams Never Thought She'd Win Miss America (VIDEO)

Thirty years ago, Vanessa Williams made history as the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America. In her interview for "Oprah's Master Class," Williams says never believed it was really possible for her to win before she actually took the crown.

Williams was a theatre major at Syracuse University and says she had no interest in pageants at first. She blew off the idea until her junior year, when she entered the Ms. Greater Syracuse Pageant ? and won. "Then I ended up winning Syracuse, New York and Miss America in September within six months period of time," Williams says.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/vanessa-williams-miss-america_n_5578859.html

9 Of Our Favorite TV Neighbors, Ranked

On TV, neighbors often represent the heart and soul of the show: they bring everyone together, cause all of the interesting things to happen, and get all the best lines and jokes.

In our own lives, good neighbors aren't far from their TV equivalents: they act as partners in crime in the zaniest of situations, they help you during hard times, and they're just as willing to offer you philosophical advice as they are to loan you that proverbial cup of sugar.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/best-tv-neighbors_n_5327186.html

viernes, 11 de julio de 2014

This Giant Picnic Blanket Will Forever Transform Your Summer Snack Fantasies

There are few joys as nostalgic and pure as packing up a wicker basket full of treats and hitting the grass, picnic style. The only thing missing from this leisurely trifecta of food, sunshine and horizontal relaxation was, of course, art. Until now.


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/05/bignik_n_5523403.html

Everything You Need To Know About Doping Before The 2014 Tour de France

LEEDS, England (AP) ? Doping has been an unfortunate part of the Tour de France since its inception in 1903. Instead of today's high-tech performance enhancers like blood-booster EPO, riders juiced up on wine and cocaine, even strychnine, to get a lift in the race.

As the sport went prime-time and grew more competitive and lucrative, the crackdown on doping cheats also intensified ? leading to the eventual dethroning of seven-time champ Lance Armstrong, the most famous rider of a tainted era.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/tour-de-france-doping_n_5558680.html

Rescuers Free Trapped Honduran Miners, Several Still Missing

By Jorge Cabrera

SAN JUAN ARRIBA, Honduras, July 4 (Reuters) - Rescuers on Friday freed three miners who had been trapped by a landslide at an illegal gold mine in southern Honduras, but eight more remained unaccounted for as the search moved into its second day.

The workers were trapped when the entrance to the mine in San Juan Arriba collapsed on Wednesday. Officials said the mine, 70 miles (110 km) south of the Central American nation's capital Tegucigalpa, had been ordered to close a few months ago because it was unsafe.

"We've rescued three of the miners, thank God, and we're going to keep looking for the other eight," Moises Alvarado, a senior emergency services official, told reporters.

The three miners were whisked away in ambulances. Oscar Cruz, a spokesman for El Salvador's Green Cross, which came to help with the search effort, said the men were dehydrated and one had a broken right leg.

Hopes of a major breakthrough had surged on Wednesday night when Honduran President Juan Hernandez sent a tweet from the scene, saying that eight of the miners had been freed. However, shortly afterwards he deleted the tweet and apologized for reporting false news.

The collapse occurred in a drought-stricken region of Honduras that had been a gold mining center for Spanish colonists. The rise in gold prices in recent years had spurred dozens of small mines to open in the area. (Reporting by Gustavo Palencia in Tegucigalpa; Writing by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Sandra Maler)


Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/honduras-miners-trapped_n_5558607.html

The End Of This Guinness Commercial Will Melt Your Heart

Guinness is back with another heartwarming advertisement this Fourth of July. To create the video, the beer maker again teamed up with BBDO New York, the ad agency behind last year's wildly popular wheelchair basketball ad.

We won't say too much about about the ad, but we will say it's important on Fourth of July weekend to think of the people who aren't around to celebrate. Guinness said as much in its description of the video on the ad's YouTube page.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/guiness-commerical-fourth-of-july_n_5558842.html

jueves, 10 de julio de 2014

10 States That Drink The Most Beer

24/7 Wall St.: In recent years, Americans have increasingly moved away from beer consumption in favor of wines and spirits. U.S. beer consumption fell slightly from 28.3 gallons per drinking-aged adult in 2012 to 27.6 gallons last year.

Despite declining across the United States overall, beer consumption remains quite high in some states. According to a recent study from Beer Marketer?s Insights, a brewing industry trade publisher, North Dakota residents consumed 43.3 gallons of beer per drinking-age adult in 2013, the most of any state. This was more than double the 19.6 gallons per legal age adult consumed in Utah, which drank the least beer. Based on figures from Beer Marketer?s Insights, these are the states that drink the most beer.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/beer_n_5558782.html

Indie Bookstore Rehires Workers It Fired For Supporting The Union

The owners of an independent bookstore in New York City have rehired four workers who were fired shortly after they voted in favor of union representation.

As HuffPost reported Wednesday, the Morningside Heights shop Book Culture recently canned a group of workers who had backed an organizing drive by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The union won an election with near-unanimous support from store employees on June 24. Five workers were soon let go, and a Book Culture co-owner explained in a staff email that at least two were fired due to their union support.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/book-culture-fired-workers_n_5558728.html

Roger Federer Back In Wimbledon Final Looking For Historic Eighth Championship

LONDON (AP) ? Roger Federer was on the decline ? or so the thinking went.

He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down the rankings. Reached zero Grand Slam finals over the past two years. Started losing before the quarterfinals at majors, including in 2013's second round at the All England Club, of all places, to a guy ranked 116th.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/federer-wimbledon-final_n_5558101.html

Curtis Martin, NFL Hall Of Famer, Opens Up About Biblical Significance Of Jersey Number

Former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin didn't always wear the jersey number 28. But when he did adopt the number, he did so for religious reasons, according to a recent interview on NBCSN's Pro Football Talk.

The 41-year-old Hall of Famer told the interviewer that when the number became available he sought consultation from a pastor on whether to adopt it or not.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/21/curtis-martin-biblical-jersey-number_n_5515027.html

miércoles, 9 de julio de 2014

Pope Francis Orders Investigation Of Carlos Urrutigoity, Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is sending a cardinal and a bishop to Paraguay to investigate the activities of a priest previously accused of sex abuse in Pennsylvania, the Vatican?s diplomatic envoy to the Latin American country said.

The cardinal and the bishop will visit the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, in the country?s east in late July, said papal nuncio Monsignor Eliseo Ariotti.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/pope-francis-carlos-urrutigoity-sex-abuse_n_5558357.html

Indiana Gay Marriage Ruling Put On Hold By Federal Appeals Court

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? A federal appeals court on Friday put on hold a judge's order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban, bringing same-sex marriages to a halt and leaving those who've already tied the knot in legal limbo.

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago issued the order two days after U.S. District Judge Richard Young had ruled that Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The decision came shortly after Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, tired of waiting for Young to rule, appealed to the 7th Circuit.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/indiana-gay-marriage-hold_n_5538720.html

What I Learned From Growing Up In A Blended Family

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life! Want to share your own story? Email us at divorce@huffingtonpost.com.

Kate Fisher was a toddler when her dad married her stepmom Michele, so she has decades of experience in a stepfamily.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/blended-family_n_5552868.html

Americans Celebrate 4th Of July Around The World

Each year on July 4th, America celebrates Independence Day, remembering the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the country's independence from Great Britain.

Traditionally marked with cook-outs, parades and fireworks shows, Americans do not let the Fourth of July pass without a proper party. And even if they are not in the country on the day itself, American citizens around the world aren't the least bit hesitant to show off the country's colors of red, white and blue in a powerful display.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/fourth-of-july-around-the-world_n_5543713.html

martes, 8 de julio de 2014

Cracker Barrel Fires 73-Year-Old Veteran Who Gave Food To 'Needy' Man

A 73-year-old Vietnam veteran was fired from a Cracker Barrel earlier this month after giving a corn muffin to a man he thought looked homeless.

Earlier this month, Joe Koblenzer was working his shift at a Cracker Barrel in Venice, Florida, when a man walked in and asked if he could have some condiments. Koblenzer loaded a few packets into a bag and added a corn muffin as well.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/cracker-barrel-fires-veteran-joe-koblenzer_n_5538382.html

Republican Senate Hopeful Bill Cassidy's Teenage Daughter Is Pregnant: Report

NEW ORLEANS, July 3 (Reuters) - A Louisiana Republican seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu announced on Thursday that his unwed teenaged daughter is pregnant, a local newspaper reported.

Bill Cassidy, a U.S. congressman and medical doctor, is challenging Landrieu, a three-term incumbent, in a race that Republicans view as important in their quest to reclaim the U.S. Senate from Democrats.

"Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer," Cassidy said in a statement provided to the Times-Picayune of New Orleans. "Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support."

The Cassidy campaign did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/bill-cassidy-grandfather_n_5556601.html

These Subtle Details Will Turn Your Wedding Into An All-American Affair

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly

Summer is the perfect time to break out a little red, white, and blue -- at a wedding or just a backyard barbecue! We're feeling particularly patriotic this 4th of July and getting inspired by classic U.S. traditions and down-home Americana style. If you want an all-American vibe at your wedding but you don't want it to feel like Betsy Ross was your wedding planner, read on for our tips.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/all-american-wedding_n_5545784.html

Neymar Out Of World Cup With Fractured Vertebrae (VIDEO)

Brazil's win over Colombia came at a high cost: Neymar. The superstar playmaker suffered a fractured vertebra and will miss the remainder of the 2014 World Cup, according to Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar.

The injury occurred in the 87th minute of the quarterfinal clash at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza on Friday when Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga drove his right knee into Neymar's lower back while leaping to attempt to head the ball. The Brazil forward dropped to the field in pain after the contact. The 22-year-old star was soon loaded onto a stretcher and taken immediately down the tunnel away from the field.

Fuente: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/04/neymar-injured-back-brazil_n_5559007.html