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Here's Why Some Black Women Aren't Here For #WomenBoycottTwitter

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 15:05

When Twitter temporarily suspended actress Rose McGowan’s account on Thursday (reportedly due to violating rules), some women on Twitter responded with a boycott.

Rose McGowan Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:54

Rose McGowan has now accused Harvey Weinstein of rape.

Kurdish and Iraqi troops in Kirkuk standoff amid fears of new violence

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:13

Kurdish and Iraqi government forces have squared off south of Kirkuk after rushing troops and armour to the oil-rich city two weeks after the country’s Kurds voted for independence from Baghdad. Peshmerga forces massed about 20 miles from Kirkuk’s southern limits on Friday after units loyal to the central government took positions on the city’s approaches, prompting fears of fresh violence in one of the most bitterly contested corners of Iraq.

Another Trump Campaign Tie to Russia Exposed

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:02

Rachel Maddow looks at the many ways that Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been shown to be connected to Russian oligarchs and interests, including NBC News' discovery of an additional $26 million loan.

People on Social Security Will See Their Checks Go Up in 2018

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:27

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year

Middle East Showdown: 5 Iranian Weapons of War Israel Should Fear in a War

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:20

An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities wouldn't go unanswered. Editor’s Note: Please see previous works from our “Weapons of War” series including: Five NATO Weapons of War Russia Should Fear, Five Russian Weapons of War NATO Should Fear, Five Chinese Weapons of War America Should Fear, Five American Weapons of War China Should Fear, Five Japanese Weapons of War China Should Fear, Five Best Weapons of War from the Soviet Union and Five Taiwanese Weapons of War China Should Fear.

Senator Demands Investigation Into Puerto Rico Response

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:14

In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, the senator pushed for an evaluation of whether the administration "is selectively disclosing or manipulating data."

Japan's Kobe Steel scandal spreads, 500 firms affected

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:45

Japan's Kobe Steel admitted Friday that a snowballing falsified data scandal had affected around 500 customers, more than twice as many as initially thought. More than 30 foreign customers were affected, including Boeing, Airbus, General Motors, Tesla, German automaker Daimler and PSA of France, according to Japan's leading Nikkei business daily. The new estimate comes as Kobe Steel's battered stock fell almost nine percent to finish at 805 yen ($7.20), down more than 40 percent since the start of the week after it admitted falsifying strength and quality data for a string of products -- a practice it said may have started a decade ago.

Melania Trump displays 'masculine' gesture upon greeting Trudeaus at White House, says body expert

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:39

President Trump and Melania Trump hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife at the White House on Thursday, and one of the first lady's movements raised some eyebrows.

Turkey deploys troops to Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:20

Turkey announced Friday it had deployed scores of soldiers in Syria's jihadist-controlled Idlib province in a bid to stop the fighting there. The deployment also appeared to be aimed at preventing the expansion of Syrian Kurdish militia backed by the United States, but considered by Ankara to be "terrorists". Over 100 soldiers, including special forces, and 30 armoured vehicles entered the northwestern Syrian region, Turkey's Hurriyet daily reported on Friday.

Anti-LGBT pamphlets handed out at Values Voter Summit Trump spoke at

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:02

People who attended the Value Voters Summit that President Trump addressed on Friday said they were greeted with anti-LGBT pamphlets that were reportedly distributed at the event.

The Real Danger of Refusing to Certify the Iran Deal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:30

Scuttling the nuclear deal leaves America with less leverage than it had when it negotiated the JCPOA in the first place. President Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and dangerous. By all accounts—including that of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), America’s European allies, the U.S. intelligence community and Trump’s national security team—Iran has complied with the restrictive terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and significantly rolled back its nuclear program, while subjecting itself to the most intrusive inspections regime in the world.

How Medieval Fake News Brought Down the Knights Templar

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:00

If there were ever such a thing as a post-truth era, it began 710 years ago, at dawn on Friday, Oct. 13, 1307, in the kingdom of France.

Kenya's Odinga says October poll would be illegal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:52

By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Friday his withdrawal from a presidential election rerun scheduled for Oct. 26 meant the poll had been "canceled" and there should be fresh nominations for a new vote. Odinga said that based on a 2013 Supreme Court ruling, Kenya's Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now had 90 days to accept new nominations following his withdrawal this week from the rerun against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Trump Becomes First Sitting President To Address Anti-LGBTQ Event

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:39

President Donald Trump on Friday became the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit, an event sponsored by the Family Research Council, a group known for its anti-LGBT views.

Say a big goodbye to the Mercedes-Benz G 500 4x4²

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:38

October is your last chance to buy a piece of automotive history. Mercedes has confirmed that its limited-edition Mercedes-Benz G 500 4x4² is only set to stay in production until the end of this month and then the 422hp, V8-propelled $300,000 luxury off-roader and its ingenious portal axles will be no more. When it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015 as little more than an engineering concept, demand for the car was so overwhelming that Mercedes put the SUV, which stands over 2.2 meters tall, into very limited production the following year.

Much Like 'The Dress,' People Can't Decide What Color These Shoes Are

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:22

Two years after “the dress” divided people over its color, the internet is back with another puzzling wardrobe question.

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:01

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.

Anthony Scaramucci reportedly dating Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:54

As his wife moves forward with divorce proceedings, The Mooch has found a new lady to smooch.

The New 'Stranger Things' Trailer Will Turn Your World Upside Down

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:45

Talking about the first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, producer Shawn Levy told HuffPost “every shot” was debated over, and they “wanted to show a real taste of what’s coming” but not reveal too much.