A U.S. intelligence official's concerns about Trump's "promises" to a foreign leader involve Ukraine, The Washington Post reported.
Rob Porter, Rick Dearborn and Corey Lewandowski are all facing instructions from the White House regarding testifying before the House of Representatives.
Democrat Christopher Coons told the FBI last October that it should talk to a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh with a relevant story about the judge.
The Sacklers, the family behind OxyContin, allegedly wired around a billion dollars to their own bank accounts while defending their role in the opioid crisis.
Earthlings have had a soft-spot for Pluto ever since it was deemed "not really a planet" in 2003, and it looks like the little guy is finally returning the love. In a new photo taken from the first space mission to explore the "dwarf planet," Pluto shows a 1,200-mile "large heart-shaped bright area" on its right side, NASA officials reported. Pluto's first closeup as something more than a colorful blotch was taken from about 5 million miles away and is the result of a more than nine-year, three-billion-mile journey by the New Horizons spacecraft, which even tweeted out a nod to the heart on Thursday.
YouTube comedy sensation Shane Dawson came out as bisexual in a heartfelt video to his fans on Tuesday. Dawson, who has more than 6 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, said he'd been confused about his sexuality his whole life and wanted others who felt neither gay nor straight to know they're not alone. "I'm not that," Dawson said.
In this dark parody of a wildly famous 1971 Coca-Cola ad, the original scenes of an international choir united by their love of Coke are replaced with scenes of hospital patients united by their soda-related diseases. "Well, we thought it would be interesting to see a fresh take on the  ad—where real people, suffering from real soda-related health problems—could tell their stories," CSPI wrote in a description of the video. In this sendup, patients suffering from obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and other health conditions sing directly into the camera, much like in the original jingle.
Political talk show host Bill Maher called a college writer a "little shit" on his HBO show Friday night for questioning comedian Jerry Seinfeld's claim that college audiences are too politically correct. "Now, I sure wouldn't want to be judged by what I wrote at 20, but stupid though I was in 1976, I wouldn't have presumed to lecture George Carlin on comedy," Maher said, referring to the late, famed comedian.
One ton of confiscated ivory trinkets were crushed to bits in New York's Times Square on Friday morning as part of the government's attempt to stamp out the thriving, illegal trade. “Today the United States sent a strong message that it will not tolerate wildlife crime," World Wildlife Fund president and CEO Carter Roberts told The Huffington Post in a statement. Trailing only China, the U.S. is home to the world's second-largest ivory market, with New York City leading the U.S. in illegal imports.
A new front opened in science's battle of the sexes started by Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Tim Hunt who said that women should work in segregated labs, partly because they cry at work. The teardrop controversy started when Hunt told the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea last week that women in laboratories are a distraction. The numbers Johnson cites are accurate, but Vingerhoets told HuffPost that his one study focusing on workplace crying actually showed men weep more often at work than women.
After Nobel Prize winning biochemist Tim Hunt's comments about women in science sparked an Internet firestorm and forced him to resign from several positions, some prominent politicians and scientists are saying his punishment has gone too far. Nobel Prize winning biochemist Tim Hunt has been punished too harshly for recently saying that women are a distraction in laboratories, according to some prominent politicians and scientists standing by him. The British scientist resigned from several positions after telling an audience in Korea last week that women should work in segregated labs because "[men] fall in love with them, they fall in love with [men] and when you criticize them, they cry." He apologized for the comments but stood by his claim that men falling in love with women in labs is "disruptive to the science." The backlash on social media, however, forced him to resign from his honorary professorship at University College London and his positions at the Royal Society and the European Research Council (ERC) days later.
Homosexuality may be a criminal offense in India, but that hasn't stopped beautiful ads like this one from challenging the country's acceptance of same-sex couples. Titled "The Visit," the ad for Anouk Ethnic apparel features a lesbian couple getting ready to meet one of the women's parents for the first time. "We tried to avoid the stereotypes associated with gay people," Avishek Ghosh, a partner at the production house who made the video, told the Times of India.
In response to the increasing criminalization of homosexuality throughout Africa in recent years, an international team of researchers released a scientific report countering every government justification for enacting anti-gay laws. A group of scientists shredded every argument used by African governments to justify the recent glut of anti-gay laws across the continent in a new, scathing report. The report published Wednesday by the Academy of Science of South Africa excoriated leaders for unscientific claims that homosexuality is contagious, unnatural, learned or a medical condition.
After asserting that female scientists should be segregated from their male peers because they distract them, fall in love with them and cry, British biochemist Tim Hunt issued a half-hearted apology Wednesday -- and women in science are letting him have it. Following a backlash, Hunt went on BBC radio Wednesday morning to say he's "really, really sorry" for offending people but that he was just telling it like it is. Inequality for women in science is a chronic problem.
A high school yearbook is being recalled after school administrators realized a a racist prank was printed. Berkeley High School administrators recalled the 2015 yearbook last week because of a passage referring to students in a predominately black and Latino college prep program as “trash collators of tomorrow.” The Northern California school's Black Student Union tweeted an image of the text and objected to stereotyping minorities as blue-collar workers. The text was supposed to read “innovators of tomorrow,” principal Kristin Glenchur said in an email apologizing to the student body, according to the Daily Californian.