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Stop whatever you’re doing and watch the new “Star Wars” trailer

“Chewie … We’re home.”<p>Four long months have passed since the Internet gobbled up its first preview clip of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Thursday afternoon, the J.J. Abrams fronted film slated for a Dec. 18 wide-release, was finally unveiled in a second official trailer. And good news: Han and …

The shroud of secrecy around US drone strikes abroad must be lifted

The Texas-born Mohanad Mahmoud Al Farekh narrowly escaped a strike and is now standing before an American court. Others are not so lucky<p>It’s been over two years since President Obama promised new transparency and accountability rules when it comes to drone strikes, yet it’s become increasingly …

Surveillance

Al Qaeda's bench of leaders dwindles

<b>(CNN) —</b> While the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq holds the world's gaze, a simultaneous transformation is getting less attention: the deterioration of al Qaeda.<p>In an audio message released Sunday, al Qaeda confirmed that two of its leaders, known as Ustad Ahmad Farooq and Qari Abdullah …

Terrorism

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …

Fitness

24 Fresh Takes on French Girl Stripes for Spring

Breton stripes are our go-to for nabbing that super on-point French girl style. They’re closet must-haves that never disappoint and always look sharp. Yet, this spring, we’re looking to mix things up stripes-wise. We know, we know — you shouldn’t mess with a classic, but trust us, these fresh takes …

Yahoo is still relying on Microsoft's Bing, but now has more flexibility

Yahoo isn't dumping Microsoft's Bing just yet. The two companies formed a search partnership back in 2009 that made Microsoft's search engine and ad platform an integral part of Yahoo's search, and today they announced the renewal of that partnership. But there are also a few new tweaks that makes …

Lawmakers clear path for Obama's historic trade deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The top lawmakers on the House and Senate's tax-writing committees struck a deal Thursday on a measure that would grease the wheels for President Barack Obama to lock in one of the biggest trade deals in history.<p>The bill would hand the President authority to fast-track trade …

Mitch McConnell

Etsy completes its IPO, valuing the craft marketplace at over $3.5 billion

A sensible public offering to match that warm sweater<p>After 10 years in business, Etsy went public today, raising over $287 million and giving the company a value of more than $3.5 billion. The stock was priced at $16 a share but immediately jumped to $32 when it opened.<p>While it's not yet …

Saudi-led airstrike kills 14 in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition near Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida killed at least 14 people on Monday, according to a senior health official.<p>The airstrike hit a compound housing displaced people in the town of al-Hami, according to Walid al-Emmad, the deputy health …

Pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol blogged about why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before landing a gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn Wednesday, Doug Hughes wrote about his intentions and the reasons behind them on a website called the thedemocracyclub.org.<p>"The point of the flight is to spotlight corruption in DC and more importantly, to present the solution(s) to the …

Tampa Bay

Putin's phone-in: Milk, marriage and missiles

<b>President Vladimir Putin focused on domestic issues during his annual live question-and-answer session with members of the public and the political elite shown earlier today on Russian TV.</b><p>Unlike in most news and current affairs programmes on state TV, foreign policy took a back seat as many …

Russia

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Research

Hillary Clinton's slow walk to 'yes'

Her longtime ambivalence made for a rocky pre-campaign period.<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton officially announced she’s a candidate for the presidency on Sunday, but she’s been running — in place — for the better part of two years.<p>Clinton was only out of the State Department a few months in the late spring …

Government

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Scott Eastwood Says His Ex Caused Ashton Kutcher's Split From Demi Moore

No hard feelings though.<p>On <i>Watch What Happens Live</i> on Thursday night, Scott Eastwood revealed that Ashton Kutcher slept with his ex-girlfriend. "But she was my current girlfriend at the time," he added.<p>The girl in question was Sara Leal, who told <i>Us Weekly</i> in October 2011 that she had sex with Ashton …

Jon Hamm accused of violent fraternity hazing while he was a student at the University of Texas

The Emmy-nominated actor had not previously been publicly linked to a lawsuit filed by a Sigma Nu pledge who said he was severely beaten and dragged by a hammer and had his pants lit on fire. In the 1991 lawsuit, the pledge said Hamm participated "till the very end."<p>Criminal records show Hamm, now …

Newest member of 'The Avengers' revealed (and more)

<b>(CNN) —</b> For superhero fans, the cup runneth over.<p>Most of us know the members of the Avengers by now: Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and the rest, and the fact that a few more like Quicksilver are joining the cast in the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" sequel.<p>But there was one character who remained a …

Marvel Universe

Video of Walter Scott killing is but a glimpse of police misconduct

A generation ago, when someone complained of police misconduct, we would learn that a police spokesperson denied the accusation and that was that. Because we were not there and did not know those involved, it was impossible to draw any conclusions. There was also an understandable reluctance to …

Justice

Why the United States is always the loser in any free-trade deal

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>By condemning nuclear deal, Netanyahu prioritizes his own personal fortune<p>Next Post »<p>Britain prepares for a campaign into political turbulence<p>16 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a …

United States

Happiness Can Be an On-Demand App

I’ve been to two big gatherings of on-demand workers -- the service-providers available through the apps of companies such as Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit …

The 5 Must-See Coachella Acts, from Drake to FKA Twigs

Plus, see the New York City Ballet’s golden boy bring the heat to Miami, Lena Hall at Café Carlyle, and a painting you’ve definitely seen before, but probably can’t name.<p><i>Every week in the Culture List,</i> Vanity Fair <i>editors present a ruthlessly curated selection of parties, art openings, exhibits, and</i> …

Art

'Silicon Valley' Season 2: Higher stakes and more penis jokes than ever

HBO's <i>Silicon Valley</i> is finally back.<p>With Season 2 slated to debut on Sunday, <i>Mashable</i> got an early preview of the show's first two episodes at the its …

Everything You Need To Know Before 'Game Of Thrones' Returns On Sunday

Since "Game of Thrones" Season 4 ended last year, The Huffington Post has kept you up to date with all the Season 5 spoilers, predictions, episode titles, trailers, clips and news. With the new season just days away, it's time to start refreshing your memory on all things Westeros.<p>Here are the most …

Microsoft boosts Bing image search with more relevant information

After searching for an image, users can find all kinds of details, including places to buy a product, related searches and Pinterest data.<p>Microsoft has brought some improvements to Bing image search that are designed to help users do more than just find a photo.<p>After a user searches for a topic and …

AdWords

China's 'Great Cannon' can intercept and redirect web traffic

Alongside the Great Firewall, China has been developing a new way to intercept and redirect internet traffic, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. The report looks at the recent denial-of-service attack against Github, which flooded the site with bad traffic for five days, resulting in …

Information Security

GE dismantles GE Capital; plans $90B to investors

General Electric (GE) said today it is selling the bulk of its GE Capital banking business in its latest attempt to simplify the conglomerate and concentrate on the best-performing segments.<p>GE kicked off the announcement on Thursday with the sale of its real-estate assets — a hodgepodge of …

Real Estate

Associated Press News

Mumbai Attacks Suspect Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi Is Freed from Pakistan Jail

The suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks was freed from a Pakistani jail Friday after a court ordered that he be set free pending trial, his lawyer said.<p>Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, said to be the operations chief for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the organization blamed for the 2008 attacks, was out of …

Pakistan