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6 killed, 9 missing in Mt. Everest avalanche  6 hours ago

Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday. All those killed and missing had gone early in the morning to the area to fix the ropes for climbe...

Behind a Real-Estate Empire,Ties to India's Gandhi Dynasty  8 hours ago

KOLAYAT, India?A taciturn man in a black SUV started buying up tracts of arid agricultural land around this small town in the western Indian state of Rajasthan in 2009. He would sit in the parking lot outside the one-story co...

Elizabeth Warren's New Book Skewers The White House Boys Club  11 hours ago

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book skewers the boys club who basically ran the nation's fiscal policy in the early days of the Obama administration, contending they carried out a financial bailout that saved the banks but was a major "lost opportunity" to help regular people. Warren's book, A Fighting Chance, makes the case that America needs its government to look out for the metaphorical little guy. While the Massachusetts Democrat details the successes she had working with the White House and President Barack Obama in those days, she also reveals the constant tension between her -- an outsider and a woman -- and the men on the inside. She doesn't always say it directly and she usually cuts the sting with some praise, but Warren seems particularly disappointed with two of the lions of Obama's economic team: former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and former National Economic Council boss Larry Summers. In the case of Summers, whom Warren knew vaguely from their shared ...

Apparently, We Need To Remind People That Pro-Choice Women Are Allowed To Have Babies  13 hours ago

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, and some anti-abortion activists responded to the news Thursday by showing they don't understand what being "pro-choice" means: being able to choose to have a baby, or not. Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child "later this year." LifeNews didn't seem to understand Thursday how a woman who supports a person's decision to not have children could be excited about her pregnancy: Abortion supporter Chelsea Clinton announced today that she?s pregnant ? not with a fetus or clump of cells but with a ?child.? This is the same Chelsea Clinton who lamented last year that her grandmother didn?t have access to Planned Parenthood. Responses on Twitter were in the same vein. I love days like this when everyone recognizes a baby is a baby and not a fetus.? Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) April 17, 2014 How far along is C...

Suspect arrested in string of Kansas City-area highway shootings  5 hours ago

April 9, 2014: Kansas City police and agents from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms with canines investigated a shooting along southbound Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Mo.AP GRANDVIEW, Mo. ?  Police arrested a suspect Thursd...

The Behind The Scenes Story Of The RNC's Quest For Data Supremacy  7 hours ago

WASHINGTON -- Last month, after Rep. David Jolly (R) won the closely contested special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, the Republican National Committee declared that the election was not simply a win for Republican principles such as opposition to Obamacare and reckless government spending, but also a vindication of the GOP's new tech focus. The victory, the RNC said, was due in part to their deployment of "a new suite of data-driven tools." In politics, as in sports, winners write the history of How It All Happened. And as Democrats chalked up President Barack Obama's reelection in 2012 to their party's tech savvy, Republicans hope to tell the nation this fall that they added to their House majority and took back the Senate by catching up to the Democrats' data-crunching capabilities. Never mind that some Republicans have spent the last year pointing to evidence that "big data" and technological wizardry made only a marginal impact on the 2012 presidential ele...

The Inside Story Of Nirvana's One-Night-Only Reunion  5 hours ago

Most groups inducted into the Hall of Fame perform in one form or another, but the surviving members of the group hadn't played a Nirvana song in public since Cobain's death. "We didn't even start talking about playing until about eight weeks ago," says Grohl. "It just seemed practically impossible. It was hard to imagine jumping onstage and playing those songs. It takes a little bit of musical preparation, and a lot of emotional preparation." Aims To Be The Hub For Companies’ White Papers And How-To Content  11 hours ago

 There are plenty of how-to sites on the Internet, but sometimes, in the words of CEO Scott Annen, you need to look up something "more complicated than tying a tie or stuffing a turkey." When you do, Annen is hoping you'll visit the website. He argued that most forms of content have been reinvented for the digital world, but not instructional, how-to books ? which, unlike a? Read More

Fox News Poll: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives  13 hours ago

Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter. The latest Fox News poll also finds 69 percent don?t feel P...

Mara Wilson Won't Appear In 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel  13 hours ago

The announcement of a "Mrs. Doubtfire" sequel has the internet in a frenzy, wondering what it could be about, where the original film's members have been these past 20 years and what exactly life is right now. Some people are clamoring for more cake faces, while others wish the classic would remain in the past. Joining the latter group is Mara Wilson, who played Natalie Hillard in the 1993 film. Wilson shared her feelings on the sequel via Twitter. "For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I," Wilson wrote. "I've been in some mediocre movies, but I've never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now. Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end." For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I.? Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014 I've been in some mediocre movies, but I've never be...

Iran murder victim's mother forgives killer, stops hanging  19 hours ago

Middle East Published April 17, 2014 Facebook0 Twitter0 Gplus0 The victim's parents remove the noose.Arash Khamooshi /Isna via Sky News A convicted killer due to be hanged for murder has been spared after the victim's mother ...

Fox News Poll: Voters say Obama covering up on Benghazi, want Congress to keep investigating  13 hours ago

Most voters think the White House is trying to cover-up what happened in Benghazi and want Congress to continue to investigate the administration?s handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate there that killed four Americans. 

Gabriel García Márquez's Death Mourned By Obama, Shakira And More (TWEETS)  11 hours ago

Novelist Gabriel García Márquez was inspired by the mysticism of his native Colombia but, when news of the Nobel laureate?s passing began to circulate on Thursday afternoon, the entire world began to mourn the death of a literary legend. Within minutes an outpour of grief began to consume Twitter and ?Gabo,? as he was often called, became a trending topic worldwide -- and he wasn?t alone. Hashtags of #GraciasGabo (ThankYouGabo), the titles of some of his greatest novels began to trend as well, as fans across the globe began to cite some of Márquez?s most memorable writing. Colombian singer Shakira joined millions of her compatriots in mourning one of the countries greatest icons and posted a picture on Instagram with a final goodbye message to the author on her website: Dear Gabo, you once said that life isn't what one lived, but the life one remembers and how he remembers it to retell it... your life, dear Gabo, will be remembered by all of us as a unique and singular gift, and...

Michaels says 3 million payment cards may have been stolen in breach  11 hours ago

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that 3 million credit and debit cards may have been exposed in a pair of security breaches. The breach involving Michaels and its Aaron Brothers stores were previously reported in January by...

California cross-border airport clears key hurdle  9 hours ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has reached an agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said during a visit to San ...

4/20 Easter Treats Give 'Sugar High' A Whole New Meaning  13 hours ago

This year, Easter lands on 4/20 -- the international day for celebrating all things marijuana! Naturally, the combined holiday has inspired a re-imagining of some classic Easter treats by infusing them with medical marijuana, giving "sugar high" a whole new meaning. If you don't know what "420" is all about, read Ryan Grim's detailed history of the term. If you do, and you'll be celebrating marijuana's big day out along with your regular holiday plans, consider picking up one of the marijuana-infused treats below. But remember, these sweets are for adult celebrators only: Medicated Easter cake: Another medicated cake: More cake: Creme egg: Decorated chocolate eggs: These medicated edibles are available from Chronic Desserts, visit their Facebook page for more information. (h/t

Obama: Health-Plan Sign-Ups at 8 Million  10 hours ago

Enrollment for private health insurance through federal and state exchanges has swelled to about eight million, says President Obama, who also criticized the GOP for refusing to admit the health law is working.

Dodgers fans sum up betrayal over cable deal: 'No Vin? It's a sin!'  10 hours ago

A group of rabble-rousers urge action from baseball and political leaders as Time Warner deal continues to leave an estimated seven in 10 viewers in the L.A. area unable to watch their beloved team.Bad TV deals are becoming a ruinous force, the Time Warner Cable deal the latest example, with Dodgers fans held hostage in yet another standoff. Welcome to America, 2014. It used to be copious bundles of advertising cash were once enough to keep TV and ballclubs afloat, now copious amounts of cable cash are required.

Obamacare enrollments top 8 million  10 hours ago

With sign-ups well past projections, the president declares the repeal debate 'over.'WASHINGTON ? Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Obama announced Thursday.

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb spends day in Arizona jail  12 hours ago

FILE: Then-Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb stands on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.AP MESA, Ariz. ?  Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released...

This 13-Year-Old Girl Hunts With Golden Eagles  15 hours ago

Meet Ashol-Pan. She is 13 years old, and she is an eagle huntress-in-training. Photographer Asher Svidensky captured this stunning shot of Ashol-Pan during a 40-day trip to Mongolia late last year. Svidensky, who lives in Israel, told The Huffington Post over Skype Thursday that he had traveled to Mongolia to document the lives of Kazakh eagle hunters who live in the Altai mountain range. These hunters, reports the BBC, are the only people in the world who hunt with the magnificent golden eagle. According to Svidensky, the Kazakh falconers use eagles to hunt animals for fur and to protect their livestock and property from predators. Svidensky, 24, said he had started out his trip photographing established eagle hunters in the region, but his plan soon took an unexpected turn after he met a 13-year-old boy who was training to be a falconer. He writes on his website that he decided to document the "future generation" of eagle hunters -- the children who "hold the tradition's futu...

Earth-sized planet found orbiting in a habitable zone  7 hours ago

Kepler-186f is a 'tip-of-the-iceberg discovery' that suggests there could be many other planets beyond our solar system potentially friendly to life, astronomers say.Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form ? a necessary condition for life as we know it.

Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer  9 hours ago

Gasol, who'll be a free agent, sees himself playing at a high level for several more years. He's among Lakers who met with GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni.Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).

Police: Student ate more pot than recommended  12 hours ago

DENVER (AP) - A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado ...

Treats magazine fetes Dylan Penn cover, inaugurates Club James  13 hours ago

Midchella madness was in full swing Wednesday night as Treats magazine simultaneously celebrated cover subject Dylan Penn (who wasn't actually there) and the completion of Jim Goldstein's long-gestating (and not yet actually finished)  nightclub on a Beverly Hills hill.