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  • Mom Of Bullied 'My Little Pony' Fan Speaks Out On Son's Suicide Attempt

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Tiffany Morones-Suttle faced every mother's nightmare in February when her 11-year-old son Michael Morones attempted suicide after classmates bullied him for loving the cartoon "My Little Pony." Morones-Suttle joined HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to share her story on April 14, hours before Broadway Battles Bullying, a star-studded concert in Morones' honor featuring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Mary-Louise Parker and more.

  • Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Secession

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Wisconsin Republicans will vote next month on whether they support allowing the state to secede from the United States of America. Last month, one of the Republican caucuses in the state passed a resolution asserting the state's right to secede.

  • Why Google Just Bought A Drone Company - ABC News

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Who in Silicon Valley doesn’t have their own fleet of drones now? ABC News reports Google acquired Titan Aerospace, a drone company, today, just one month after it was reportedly being eyed by Facebook. “It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation,” a Google spokesperson told ABCNews.com in a statement confirming the deal.

  • US Airways under fire for pornographic tweet to customer

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    It hasn't been a good few days for airlines on Twitter. CNBC.com reports US Airways scrambled to apologize on Monday after what should have been an ordinary response to a customer became a lewd image of a woman in a compromising position with a toy airplane. After a few minutes the airline deleted the tweet and apologized.

  • Fourth Person Arrested In Australian Athlete's Murder In Duncan

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DUNCAN, Oklahoma - A fourth person has been arrested and charged in the murder of Australian native Christopher Lane. Stephens County Prosecutors charged 22-year-old Oddesse Barnes with accessory after murder on Monday afternoon.

  • Jerry Lewis Comments On Funny Women Again

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis says women are funny, but not as crude standup comics. The 88-year-old entertainer was criticized for expressing his distaste for female comedians a few years ago, but in clarifying his comments, he called Lucille Ball "brilliant" and said Carol Burnett is "the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy."

  • An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    What are the two most feared — most reviled — words in the English language? "Tax day," maybe? Or "traffic jam"? "Pink slip" still connotes an awful brand of helplessness, even though, I assume, most Americans who get pink-slipped these days never see a pink slip. No, my vote is for "standardized test." New standardized tests put more emphasis on using evidence to support arguments. That's right. You felt it, didn't you? Shivers up the spine. The stab of a No. 2 pencil. And oh! Those monstrous, monotonous bubbles. They may as well be a legion of eyes staring back at your inadequacy. Well, those dreaded tests we took as kids (and that kids still take) are changing as a result of new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math. And they're changing radically. Next year, most states will throw out the old tests that varied from state to state in favor of new, Common-Core-aligned tests to measure student performance.

  • Gas Leak Forces Businesses To Evacuate In Yukon

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    YUKON, Oklahoma - A gas leak has forced the evacuation of several businesses in Yukon. Yukon police and firefighters are working to cap a gas line break near Yukon City Hall located at 5th and Main Streets a 5 inch line was cut.

  • Scientists say they've created artificial blood for humans

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones, according to The Telegraph. But the production of blood on an industrial scale could become a reality once a trial is conducted in which artificial blood made from human stem cells is tested in patients for the first time. It is the latest breakthrough in scientists’ efforts to re-engineer the body, which have already resulted in the likes of 3d-printed bones and bionic limbs.

  • Special Delivery! Police Officer Delivers Own Baby In Patrol Car

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    When Hawaii Police Officer Mario Ochoa’s wife, Ryan, went into labor, the couple thought they had some time to get to the hospital. Ryan labored for 30 hours with their first child, after all. This baby, however, was working with a different schedule.

  • Slayings at Kansas Jewish centers classified as hate crime

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The shooting rampage that left three people dead outside a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kan., will be investigated as federal hate crimes, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, according to USA TODAY. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, a longtime white supremacist from rural Missouri, was arrested Sunday and held on a charge of premeditated first-degree murder in connection with a shooting spree. Before being driven off to jail, Miller -- also known as Frazier Glenn Miller -- began ranting while in police custody, police said. A TV news video shows the suspect yelling what appears to be "Heil Hitler!" from the backseat of a police car, USA TODAY reports.

  • 'SNL' mocks CNN's constant updates with pregnancy test commercial

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Thanks to CNN's frantic coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, "Saturday Night Live" gave the news network its very own pregnancy test -- one that offers constant updates but no actual results, of course, The Huffington Post reports. Watch the "SNL" commercial parody from this weekend's Seth Rogen-hosted episode above.

  • Robin Roberts explains why she didn't talk about her girlfriend

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Robin Roberts recently opened up about some of the reactions she got when she came out as gay, according to The Huffington Post. The "Good Morning America" co-host made headlines when she came out in a Facebook post last December, and subsequently talked about her longtime girlfriend Amber on air. Roberts also shared a photo of the two of them with family members at her niece's wedding. In a new interview with Good Housekeeping, Roberts said she was overjoyed by many of the responses, but that there was also some criticism from people who asked why she hadn't disclosed her 10-year-old relationship with her girlfriend earlier.

  • KFC debuts chicken drumstick corsage...no, really!

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    It's a rite of passage for many, and KFC wants to be there, according to CNBC.com. The fried chicken purveyor has debuted the first (to our knowledge) chicken drumstick corsage to add a little poultry to the prom this year. For just $20, buyers will receive a corsage kit from a Louisville, Ky. florist, which includes a $5 KFC gift card that can be used for a drumstick of one's choice—Extra Crispy, Kentucky Grilled Chicken or Original Recipe. (The site advises whichever best matches the dress. We suggest whatever's least greasy.)

  • Savannah Guthrie launches baby blog

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    "I'm 42 years old, and I honestly didn't know if I'd ever get this chance," says Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, who is expecting her first child in August with husband Michael Feldman, 45, USA TODAY reports. "I've never been more thankful, or felt more blessed from above. I know how lucky I am. For a long time, I think I was afraid to even let myself think about how much I hoped to one day have a baby." So she has decided to share her thoughts in a blog, Maternity Musings, at Today.com, which kicked off today. She'll be posting photos and sharing tips about pregnancy, —- "and all its assorted joys, fears and weirdness," she says.

  • Depression risks increase for young dads

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Becoming a dad can be emotionally tough for any guy, but especially for young, first-time fathers. A new study finds that the first five years of parenthood — key attachment and bonding years for a child — may be the riskiest for young dads when it comes to developing depression, according to USA TODAY. Symptoms of depression increased on average by 68% over the first five years of fatherhood for men who were around 25 years old when they became fathers and lived with their children, according to the study published online today in the journal Pediatrics.

  • Is Tuesday's 'blood moon' eclipse the end of the world?

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Tuesday's first of four lunar "blood moon" eclipses will mark a major earth-shattering event, depending on your viewpoint -- either the possible start of the end of the world or Tax Day, according to USA TODAY. It could also be just a spectacularly beautiful astronomical event over the next two years. The tetrad -- or four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals -- will all be visible over the United States during 2014 -2015, according to NASA lunar eclipse expert Fred Espenak.

  • Teen shooting victim 'an absolute joy,' friend says

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The youngest of three victims in Sunday's deadly shooting at a Jewish community center in Kansas was a soon-to-be Eagle Scout who shared a love of the outdoors and University of Oklahoma sports with his slain grandfather, reports NBC. Reat Underwood, 14, a freshman at Blue Valley High school, was gunned down Sunday along with his grandfather, William Corporon, in an attack that is being investigated as a hate crime.

  • Chelsea Clinton opens door to a political bid

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Chelsea Clinton is no longer an automatic “no” when it comes to running for office someday, according to USA TODAY. The former first daughter is now willing to leave the door open — a teeny, tiny bit — to a political bid, according to an interview with Fast Company. “I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives,” Clinton told the business magazine. “If at some point that weren’t the case, and I didn’t support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators — and I’m lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know — maybe then I’d have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer.”

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Ohio's Ban On Recognizing Same-Sex Couples' Out-Of-State Marriages

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black on Monday ruled that Ohio’s ban on recognizing the out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples is unconstitutional — a move he announced in court earlier this month that he would be taking, according to BuzzFeed. “The record before the Court … is staggeringly devoid of any legitimate justification for the State’s ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and, therefore, Ohio’s marriage recognition bans are facially unconstitutional and unenforceable under any circumstances,” the judge wrote. Black earlier, in another case that Ohio officials appealed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that the marriage recognition laws in the state were unconstitutional — but the case was limited to the treatment of death certificates, BuzzFeed reports.