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Florida woman arrested in topless rampage at McDonald's | Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - A bare-breasted woman wearing only bikini bottoms was observed by security cameras vandalizing a Florida McDonald’s.<p>In the video, which went viral on Tuesday, the woman is seen shoving cash registers onto the floor, overturning a drinks dispenser and throwing items at staff before …

Ukrainian and Russian troops in standoff at Crimean military base - As it happened

Russian forces surround at least two bases Head of Nato accuses Russia of threatening peace in Europe Ukrainian PM says Russia has made ‘declaration of war’ US threatens Russia with sanctions, expulsion from G8 Russian PM predicts bloodshed and “new revolution” in Kiev Analysis: coup is payback by …

Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'

KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.<p>“This is not a threat: …

Ukraine Says Thousands of Russian Troops Have Crossed Border

Ukraine accused Russia of sending 6,000 additional troops into Crimea Saturday, deepening a crisis in which both sides accused each other of trying to destabilize the region.<p>Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk urged Moscow to cease what it called provocative actions, echoing a warning by …

Russia

The 5 Most Unexpected Things About Life at Guantanamo Bay

I was stationed at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center ("Gitmo") several years ago. My job wasn't to interrogate terror suspects or guard them -- I'm …

5 Movie Plots That Rely On People Sucking at Important Jobs

Action movies are usually populated by busty damsels in distress, hard-jawed men who will do anything to get their families back, and ingenious, …

6 Realistic Changes That Would Improve Superhero Movies

If you told Hollywood in the '80s that multiple sequels of superhero movies would make billions of dollars, then you're the asshole behind <i>Superman IV</i>.<p>…

Farrakhan Asks President Obama to Open Area 51 and Reveal its UFO Secrets

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan asked that President Obama open up Area 51 to scientists in a sermon he gave on Saturday, February 15. It was the last of a yearlong sermon series titled, "Time and What Must Be Done."<p>Farrakhan has often referred to a UFO he calls the Mother Wheel, which …

Paranormal

Amou Haji, 80-Year-Old Iranian Man, Smokes Animal Poop, Says He Hasn't Bathed In 60 Years (PHOTOS)

He claims cleanliness brings him sickness.<p>By that logic, you'd probably smoke animal turds, too.<p>Amou Haji, an 80-year-old Iranian, is being called the world's dirtiest man. In an article published Jan. 6, he told the Tehran Times that he hasn't bathed in 60 years.<p>Haji reportedly lives in isolation …

Stetson Swift Left Toddler Alone In Car To Shoplift From Walmart: Cops

A Tennessee father pleaded guilty Friday to leaving his toddler in a freezing cold car while he allegedly went to shoplift from Walmart.<p>Stetson Swift, 20, was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days probation and ordered to have no contact with his son or the boy's mother, WBBJ reported.<p>Police in …

All the New Year Advice You Could Possibly Ever Shove Up Your Ass

In 2013, I divorced my ex-wife, had to close my company, lost my house, lost three pets, had to sell most everything I own and had to live on the kindness of friends and, in some cases, strangers. I've experienced some massive losses, and this is only the highlight reel.<p>To say I've learned a thing …

Positive Thinking

The Third-Party Trap

What a failed 1970s crusade can teach a GOP at war with itself.<p>After ratcheting up during the government shutdown this fall, tensions between the Republican establishment and many Tea Party supporters (or “ wacko birds,” as Sen. John McCain has called them) seemed to hit a high point in …

Your 2013 In Gaming

2013's Dumbest Dumb Dumbies Of Dumb Crime

Here at HuffPost Weird News, we don't recommend embarking on a life of crime. But if you do (don't), the least you can do is have a little fun, right?<p>WRONG.<p>Let these dumb criminals be a lesson to you, kids: Stay in school, don't do drugs, and never, ever, ever-ever, butt-dial 911.<p>So here they are. …

Wisconsin Has So Much Cheese They're Using it to De-Ice the Roads

If you're planning on making a winter trip out to visit to The House on the Rock or just about anything else Wisconsin has to offer, don't be surprised if you catch a faint whiff of cheese on the highway... the roads will be covered in it.<p>If Wisconsin is known for anything, it's cheese. The …

Roads

Why the Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere

The movement's structure means it can withstand low popularity and continue to exert a huge pull on the GOP.<p>The demise of the Tea Party was loudly announced right after Congress voted on October 16 to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government. “Finally! The Republican Fever Is …

Guy Eats Out of Dumpsters for a Week to Highlight Food Waste

Rob Greenfield, a 27-year-old adventurer from San Diego, took up a unique cause. He wanted to create awareness about the large amounts of food wasted …

Here's Why The Unemployment Rate Could Abruptly Drop To 6.8%

Issues include the ambiguity of how unemployment is defined, the exclusion of those who have given up on looking for work, and also the responses of those being surveyed who may choose to say they are unemployed even though their personal job prospects vary greatly.<p>All of these issues could collide …

Economics

How to ruin Christmas: A holiday guide to arguing with conservative relatives

Holiday rule #1: Never, <em>ever</em> argue politics. But if you must, here’s how to beat your right-wing relatives<p>Happy holidays, fellow soldiers in the War on Christmas. It is the time of year when many Americans are expected to spend some time with people they are related to. Maybe some of the …

3 Reasons Why The Economy Has Done Better Under Democratic Presidents

Democratic presidents tend to preside over better economies than Republican ones, but that may be down to pure luck, according to a recent paper from Alan Blinder and Mark Watson at Princeton.<p>Since the end of World War II, the U.S. economy has grown at an average real rate of 4.35% under Democratic …

Economy

2013’s 7 Books for Security Wonks to Read

Happy hol­i­days, Wash­ing­ton se­cur­ity wonks! You nom­in­ated some of your fa­vor­ite books from 2013 on na­tion­al se­cur­ity is­sues. We …

Edward Snowden: Congress’s Failures Forced My Hand

Ed­ward Snowden isn’t giv­ing the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency a break. The NSA leak­er has de­clared vic­tory in a new in­ter­view with <i>The</i> …