Monthly Archives: January 2015

We Asked 25 Psychics Across The Country To Predict Who Will Win The Super Bowl

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 23:59 GMT // 0 Comments

If you believe our country’s psychics, the New England Patriots are about to win Super Bowl XLIX. The Huffington Post reached out to psychics across the nation with an “odd Super Bowl request” — we wanted to know who they thought would win Sunday’s game. Although it must be stressed that this is outside the […]

Brandeis President To Step Down, Take Job At Yale

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 23:54 GMT // 0 Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence will step down at the end of the current school year and take a job at Yale. –WALTHAM, MA – JULY 8: New president of Brandeis University, Frederick Lawrence, photographed at the university in Waltham, Mass on Thursday, July 8, 2010. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The […]

The Richest County In Each State

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 23:52 GMT // 0 Comments

In his recent State of the Union address, president Barack Obama asked, “will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?”Honolulu County is the wealthiest county in Hawaii. | […]

Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 23:23 GMT // 0 Comments

But a controversial penalty decision in injury time handed Equatorial Guinea a lifeline. Spain-born striker Javier Balboa, who was once on Real Madrid’s books, scored and sent the game into extra time and towards an ecstatic, and violent, conclusion. Tunisia’s players could scarcely believe what was happening. Punches were thrown behind the referee’s back as […]

What’s streaming on Netflix and Amazon in February

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 23:15 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s easier than ever thanks to streaming platforms including Netflix and Amazon Prime, especially as their catalogs keep growing. Here’s what you can look forward to in February: Netflix: “Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse” (2010) “The Brothers Bloom” (2008) “Dark Ride” (2006) “Departures” Seasons 1 and 2 Gimme Shelter (2013) “Gucci: The Director” “Hot Pursuit” […]

Rep. John Conyers Calls For Police Reforms After Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old Walks

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 23:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has pledged to introduce legislation on police accountability following the dismissal of charges against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl. Bill Clark via Getty Images – In December, Conyers and two other congressmen sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder inquiring about the role the Department […]

Taliban Justice Gains Favor as Official Afghan Courts Fail

by The New York Times // January 31, 2015 // Updated 22:57 GMT // 0 Comments

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Matiullah Khan and Muhammad Aywaz were each dug in, their property dispute in southern Afghanistan at an impasse. Despite paying more than $1,000 apiece in lawyers’ fees, they found no resolution in the government’s judicial system. The tribal courts, informal networks of elders that most rural Afghans rely on, had also come […]

Video Of Suge Knight Fatal Hit-And-Run Reviewed By Authorities

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 22:53 GMT // 0 Comments

Sheriff’s investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date. The video is in “police […]

127-Year-Old Rivalry of Celtic and Rangers Resumes in Scotland

by The New York Times // January 31, 2015 // Updated 22:44 GMT // 0 Comments

GLASGOW — Rangers and Celtic will renew one of the fiercest feuds in soccer on Sunday when they meet — for the first time in nearly three years — in the semifinals of Scotland’s League Cup. The rivalry, which has spanned 127 years, surely has seen better days. Ally McCoist, right, and Kenny McDowall have […]

Reporter, once detained, now Venezuela’s tourism poster child

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 22:07 GMT // 0 Comments

The tagline: “We love Venezuela … for receiving foreigners like one of our own.” An inviting promotion except for the fact that the photo was taken on Wyss’ return to the United States after being detained for 48 hours by Venezuelan authorities two years ago. – The photos of Wyss have been taken down.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 trailer: Must see or total bust?

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 21:57 GMT // 0 Comments

But was the trailer really that great? Was it everything we could hope for? Do those questions even matter? Fans cheered its arrival, scouring the spliced scenes for clues to what this season holds. On the “Game of Thrones” Facebook page, fans had several key observations after viewing the trailer, some unrelated to the plot. […]

Brooklyn Warehouse Fire Fought By Hundreds Of Firefighters

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 21:56 GMT // 0 Comments

A 7-alarm fire destroyed a warehouse and sent giant clouds of smoke across Brooklyn and into Manhattan on a day so cold that water froze on firefighters’ helmets. – The building contained offices and storage and lots of paper, which served to fuel flames that burned through walls.

Islamic State Militants Say They Killed 2nd Japanese Hostage

by The New York Times // January 31, 2015 // Updated 21:33 GMT // 0 Comments

AMMAN, Jordan — The Islamic State claimed to have beheaded a Japanese journalist in a video released Saturday night, culminating a two-week-long drama that appears to have cost the lives of two Japanese men. The video of the killing of the journalist, Kenji Goto, came two days after a deadline set by the extremists expired […]

Seven-Alarm Blaze at Brooklyn Storage Company

by The New York Times // January 31, 2015 // Updated 21:21 GMT // 0 Comments

Ten hours after the fire started at 6:20 a.m., large orange flames still jumped from the roof of the building, and smoke filled with black chunks of ash blew east, shrouding several blocks of the Williamsburg waterfront. No one was injured in the blaze, which was being fought on land and from fire boats by […]

Bill Maher Says Socialism Created America’s Successful Middle Class

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 20:57 GMT // 0 Comments

In the latest “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the host sounded off on politicians for repeatedly talking about middle-class economics, saying, “No one is telling the truth.” “The large, thriving middle class that America used to have didn’t just appear out of the blue. It was created using an economic tool called socialism,” said Maher. […]

Video: ISIS purportedly beheads Japanese hostage

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 20:56 GMT // 0 Comments

The 1-minute, seven-second video was released Saturday as others before it, by ISIS media wing Al Furqan Media, and cannot be authenticated by CNN. The fate of a Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS in Syria, Muath al-Kaseasbeh, was unclear. He is not mentioned in the video.

Man City, Chelsea share spoils

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 20:52 GMT // 0 Comments

Manchester City traveled to west London five points behind Chelsea, knowing that victory would take a large chunk out of that lead. Also traveling was Manchester City’s Frank Lampard, who until last season played for Chelsea and remains their record goal scorer. His controversial move to Manchester City, when it had been thought he had […]

Rose Byrne Will Reprise Her Role As Moira MacTaggert In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 20:39 GMT // 0 Comments

Rose Byrne will return as Moira MacTaggert in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer Simon Kinberg opened up about Byrne’s role, which was first introduced as a love interest for Professor X in the 2011 installment “X-Men: First Class.”SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 29: Rose Byrne arrives at the 4th […]

ISIS Releases Video Purporting To Show Execution Of Kenji Goto

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 20:26 GMT // 0 Comments

The AP and other outlets reported that ISIS released a video on Saturday that appeared to show the execution of Japanese reporter Kenji Goto, who had been held by the extremist group This is a developing story…check back for updates.

Amid Super Bowl Human Trafficking Hype, A Reminder That 70% Of Victims Are Sold Online Year-Round

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 20:25 GMT // 0 Comments

Though some reports point to an uptick in human trafficking around the Super Bowl, experts are increasingly denouncing the statistic as a “myth” that detracts from a reality in which the crime is a problem year-round.Justin Thornton via Getty Images And on any given day, that crime is largely happening online. Research suggests the majority […]

Arrest made in body parts in suitcase killing

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 20:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Police were alerted to his location on Friday night by someone who called a tip line. – Police have not disclosed what body parts were in the suitcase and trash can.

‘Zombie Cat’ Should Not Go Back To Owner Who Buried Him Alive: Humane Society

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 20:17 GMT // 0 Comments

Rescue workers who helped save Bart — the “zombie cat” who clawed his way out of an untimely grave last week — don’t want the resilient feline to return to his former family. “I met with the owner for about 40 minutes,” Sherry Silk, executive director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, told The […]

Ukraine Fighting Continues as Talks Stall

by The New York Times // January 31, 2015 // Updated 19:45 GMT // 0 Comments

Footage produced by “Army SOS,” a group linked to the Ukrainian army, apparently shot on Jan.15, shows aerial views of the damage to Donetsk airport after recent fighting. ARTEMOVSK, Ukraine — Envoys representing Ukraine, Russia and a European monitoring group opened a new round of cease-fire talks on Saturday aimed at ending a two-week-old flare-up […]

How To Stream The Super Bowl For Free Online In 2015

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 19:43 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and you are frantically searching for some way to watch the game with all those friends you invited over at the last minute, right? That, or you are at home alone with a pint of ice cream. – One thing to note: The streaming service won’t work on your smartphone. But […]

Greece Seeks To Reassure Europe As Tensions Rise

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 19:29 GMT // 0 Comments

By James Mackenzie and Renee Maltezou ATHENS, Jan 31 (Reuters) – New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement. The new government in Athens made clear from its […]

James Franco Opens Up About His ‘Uncomfortable’ Sex Scene With Michael Shannon

by The Huffington Post // January 31, 2015 // Updated 19:06 GMT // 0 Comments

James Franco has a much-buzzed about sex scene with actors Charlie Carver and Zachary Quinto in the upcoming film “I Am Michael,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this week. But not all the love scenes in the actor’s career have gone quite so smoothly. In a recent interview with Vulture, Franco opened […]

Carl Djerassi Dies at 91; Forever Altered Reproductive Practices as a Creator of the Pill

by The New York Times // January 31, 2015 // Updated 19:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Carl Djerassi, an eminent chemist who 63 years ago synthesized a hormone that changed the world by creating the key ingredient for the oral contraceptive known as “the pill,” died at his home in San Francisco on Friday. He was 91. He died of complications of liver and bone cancer, according to his son, Dale. […]

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