Category Archives: Articles of Interest

Filner's Lawyer: San Diego Liable for Sex Harassment

By Evann Gastaldo

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of putting female staffers in headlocks , patting their butts , and requesting that they work sans undies , among other things , and yet according to his lawyer, it’s all San Diego’s fault. “If there is any liability at all, the City will almost certainly… …read more

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Snowden Gets Asylum, Leaves Airport

By Kevin Spak

Edward Snowden has finally left the Moscow airport he’s been calling home for more than a month now, after getting papers granting him temporary asylum in Russia. “I have just handed over to him papers from the Russian Immigration Service,” Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told Russian media. “They are what… …read more

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Mugabe Rival Calls Shenanigans in Zimbabwe Election

By Kevin Spak

Results haven’t been officially announced yet in Zimbabwe’s just-completed presidential election, but President Robert Mugabe’s main challenger is already decrying the entire affair as a “huge farce” and declaring the outcome “null and void,” the BBC reports. “It’s a sham election that does not reflect the will of the people,… …read more

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Tsarnaev Doubles Sales of Rolling Stone

By Arden Dier

Further proof that a good furor can gin up business: Despite a boycott that saw some retailers yank the issue from shelves, Rolling Stone’s “Boston Bomber” cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a hit on newsstands, selling twice as many issues as usual, Ad Week reports. The mag unloaded 13,232… …read more

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White House: Assad's Instagram 'Despicable'

By Ruth Brown

Ever abreast of the big issues facing a war-torn country like Syria, the US State Department has delivered a stern rebuke against President Bashar al-Assad’s Instagram account , labeling it “nothing more than a despicable PR stunt,” ABC News reports. In a press briefing, a department spokesperson told reporters: “It’s repulsive… …read more

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Wedding Bells Ring as Minnesota, RI Bring in Gay Marriage

By Rob Quinn

At midnight, Minnesota and Rhode Island became the 12th and 13th states to legalize gay marriage and there were dozens of couples waiting at Minneapolis City Hall and courthouses across the state, the AP reports. Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak e pronounced the first couple married before a cheering crowd of… …read more

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Castro, Victim to Speak at Sentencing

By Rob Quinn

Ariel Castro’s sentencing is today and the hearing is expected to feature horrific details of the abuse the three women he kidnapped suffered over a decade, as well as testimony from at least one victim as well as Castro himself, CNN reports. Prosecutors have revealed that the women kept diaries… …read more

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NSA Official: Phone-Snooping Foiled Single Plot

By Rob Quinn

Skeptical senators from both parties quizzed top intelligence officials about the NSA’s sweeping domestic call surveillance at a testy Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Ahead of the hearing, the Obama administration declassified and released documents outlining the rules for accessing information from the surveillance program and listing multiple violations of those… …read more

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Uruguay Set to Legalize Pot

By Rob Quinn

Uruguay – the Colorado of South America? The country is set to become the first to fully legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana after the lower house of parliament narrowly passed a sweeping legalization bill, the BBC reports. The bill, backed by President Jose Mujica’s government, puts the sale… …read more

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Florida Gunman Ranted About Witchcraft

By Rob Quinn

The motive for Pedro Vargas’ murder of six people is still unclear, but a newly released 911 call gives some insight into his mind before the South Florida shooting spree . In the call, made several hours before the rampage, the 42-year-old complained that he was followed and somebody was casting… …read more

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Will This Be Germany's First Black Lawmaker?

By John Johnson

It’s tough to figure out what’s more interesting: that Karamba Diaby hopes to become Germany’s first black member of parliament, or the very fact that Germany has never had a black member of parliament. Either way, the 51-year-old immigrant from Senegal wants to make history in September’s general election, reports… …read more

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George Zimmerman Speeding, Pulled Over With Gun In Car

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Less than a month after being acquitted of second-degree murder charges related to his killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was reportedly caught speeding Wednesday, with a gun in the glove compartment of his vehicle. The incident took place in the town of Forney, Tex., TMZ reports.

Zimmerman, who informed police that the weapon was in the car shortly after being pulled over, was asked where he was going, to which he responded, “nowhere in particular,” according to the site.

This is the second time Zimmerman has been in the news since his trial ended on July 13.

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