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A Christmastime Pardon for Robert Downey Jr.

The actor, who spent more than a year in prison following a drug conviction in 1996, was among 91 people pardoned Thursday by California Governor Jerry Brown.<p>California Governor Jerry Brown has pardoned 91 people, including Robert Downey Jr., the actor, who spent more than a year in prison …

American ex-hostages in Iran win compensation

The 53 Americans taken hostage in Iran in 1979 will get financial compensation that eluded them for decades, after US politicians included a payment provision in sweeping spending legislation.<p>The men and women taken hostage by Iranian student groups at the US embassy and who spent 444 days in …

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis from the University of Bern and his team found a neural circuit sandwiched between two brain regions, …

Raquel Welch talks about her Hispanic heritage and pride in being a Latina | Fox News

Jo-Raquel Tejada remembers one of the first times that she had to take a stand for her identity.<p>She came home from school one day, tired of being called Jo. She didn't like that name and felt more comfortable with Raquel. The next day, the girl's white mother, Josephine, who had named her Jo after …

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

Asteroid Day tries to save life as we know it

Scientists and astronauts launch appeal for infra-red telescope to detect objects that could bring catastrophe to Earth<p>It would be the end of the world as we know it. A relatively small lump of rock – a small asteroid, perhaps only a few hundred metres across – plunging to Earth would devastate a …

Apollo Missions

British spies removed from operations after Russia and China crack codes to leaked Snowden files

MI6 has been forced to pull spies out of operations due to Russia and China cracking encrypted documents stolen by US whistleblower Edward Snowden<p>Britain has had to remove its spies from live operations after Russia and China allegedly cracked top secret files stolen by US whistleblower Edward …

This awesome montage shows all the movie scenes Quentin Tarantino has stolen from

"I steal from every single movie ever made," Tarantino once said in an interview with Empire magazine. "If my work has anything, it's that I'm taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together."<p>In movies from " Reservoir Dogs " to " Django Unchained, " Tarantino has borrowed from …

UK agents 'moved over Snowden files'

<b>UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have access to classified information which reveals how they operate, a senior government source has told the BBC.</b><p>According to the Sunday Times, Moscow and Beijing have deciphered documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The …

Heidi Klum May Buy The Private Island Where Marilyn Monroe Once Partied

The super model is reportedly eyeing an island for sale near NYC.<p>Remember that party island in Connecticut that went on the market recently? Apparently supermodel Heidi Klum has her eye on it.<p>Apparently undeterred by Connecticut's impending tax hikes, Klum reportedly has inquired about Tavern …

Real Estate

Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT Release Date Set

Scientists Are Crowdfunding Spacecraft To Blast Asteroids Out Of The Sky

With near Earth space filled with numerous 'city killer' asteroids, we don't wanna miss a thing<p>It’s the ultimate doomsday scenario: Astronomers spot an enormous miles-wide asteroid headed for a collision course with Earth. An impact with our planet means a fiery goodbye to civilization—and life—as …

We're Pumped Up About Visiting Pluto After Seeing This NASA Video

In July, New Horizons crosses the next great frontier in our solar system<p>Mankind is about to visit one of the strangest places in our solar system. Out beyond Neptune, the Kuiper belt is home to hordes of cold, lumpy worlds—some of which are large enough to have their own moons, but none of which …

Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature–an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which …

13 Pictures Capture Wonder and Bounty of Our Oceans

We depend on the ocean for food, recreation, as a weather regulator—and more. It in turn depends on us to keep it pristine.<p>Monday is World Oceans Day. The blue kingdom, which covers three fourths of planet Earth, provides half the world’s oxygen, absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide emissions …

Papua New Guinea

Reward offered in New York jail break 'crisis'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1172000/1172260_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532137381_29de40f0ad41ec71925129ace4951e8b<p><b>The escape of two murderers from a maximum security jail in New York has been described as a "crisis situation" by the state's governor.</b><p>Richard Matt, …

Crime

Cristiano Ronaldo's Mother Dolores Aveiro Has More Than $50k Seized at Airport

Dolores Aveiro, the mother of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, was reportedly stopped at Madrid airport after trying to leave Spain with €45,000 in cash.<p>According to <i>El Mundo</i> (h/t Gerard Couzens of the <i>Daily Mirror</i>), Civil Guard officers located the money in her hand luggage last month. The …

Rihanna Makes Yankee Gear Look So Good, Even Team Haters Can Respect

We are just not worthy.<p>When it comes to fashion (or anything, really), RiRi is no shrinking violet. On any given day, she's introducing a daring new trend or styling trick and making it look effortless. Here, find every single time the Barbadian bombshell left us awestruck with her head-to-toe look.

Miley Cyrus Tops Our List Of The 8 Most Outrageous Celeb Outfits, Because Of Course

<i>Photo Credit: Getty Images</i><p>At The Huffington Post, we applaud the wild, the wacky, and the outrageous -- especially when it comes to fashion.<p>And the month of May has brought some pretty crazy ensembles to the red carpet. Between the voluminous sleeves, bandana-print outfits and the endless fringe, …

Manchester United Transfer News: Angel Di Maria Bid Readied by PSG, New Rumours

Paris Saint-Germain will go all-out for Manchester United's Angel Di Maria during the summer, according to <i>Le Parisien</i>.<p>Di Maria was close to joining the French champions last year but eventually moved to Old Trafford on a British transfer record fee of £59.7 million. As tweeted by Jonathan Johnson …

Hamas accused of atrocities during Gaza war

A UK-based international rights organisation has accused Hamas, a Palestinian group that governs the Gaza Strip, of committing atrocities against Palestinian political rivals during Israel's military offensive in the besieged territory last year.<p>In a report released on Tuesday, Amnesty …

The multi-million pound corruption scandal engulfing Russia's space industry

The arrest of Dmitry Dyakonov, director of a company called Ekopravo, comes as the space industry faces accusations of embezzlement<p>Russian officials have launched an investigation into one of Russia's most important spaceship builders amid a multi-million pound corruption scandal engulfing the …

The 14 Rules of Boating According to Rihanna

Memorial Day Monday #goals.<p>Boat etiquette is complicated. Luckily @badgalriri is an expert at ocean behavior. Here, Rihanna schools us on yacht life with 14 exemplary moments at sea.

Lips

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Iraq boosts recruitment in bid to retake Ramadi from Islamic State

Iraqi authorities on Tuesday ramped up recruitment of volunteers to join pro-government forces fighting<p>Islamic State, official news media said, as American officials tried to downplay gains by the militants that appeared to constitute a sharp setback for U.S. interests.<p>Government forces beat back …

Britain hid secret MI6 plan to break up Libya from US, Hillary Clinton told by confidant

Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time friend of the Clintons, claimed David Cameron backed a French plot to create a break away zone eastern Libya<p>Britain acted deceitfully in Libya and David Cameron authorised an MI6 plan to "break up" the country, a close confidante of <b>Hillary Clinton</b> claimed in a series …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

China urges caution from US over South China Sea disputes

China has warned the United States not to take “risky or provocative actions” in a dispute over territorial claims in the South China Sea, as Washington contemplates a stronger stance in the area.<p>The US defence secretary, Ash Carter, concerned about China’s rapid expansion of artificial islands, …

Did North Korea Really Launch A Missile From A Sub?

Cold war designs in the hands of a millennial dictator<p>A dictator's smile is never really a good sign. On Saturday, North Korea claimed they launched a ballistic missile from a submarine, and pictures from the launch show 32-year-old Kim Jong-Un beaming as he watches the show. His entire face is lit …