The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed.'Must be rescinded' »
California is in the midst of an inferno. More than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it. All told, the fire is the fourth-largest in California history and has already cost the state’s firefighting agency, Cal Fire, nearly $89 million.
A North Korean official widely deemed as the nation’s second most powerful figure has been missing for some time, raising speculation that he has been executed. Hwang was reportedly last seen in public on October 13.
A new poll has found that 63 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to “impede or obstruct” the investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible links between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin. Additionally, 40 percent are convinced Trump did something “illegal” with Russia, according to the Associated Press-NORC poll, while 32 percent believe he has done something “unethical” concerning Russia. Among those polled, 38 percent believe the Russia investigation is very or extremely important.
Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.
Not many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that. The Associated Press reported Thursday on D-O-G (pronounced “dee-OH-jee”), a fluffy black and white cat who plays an important role at Support Dogs, Inc.
America's leading public health institute has reportedly been told not to use words including "science-based" and "transgender". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was instructed by the Trump administration not to use seven words in its documents for next year's budget, the Washington Post reported. In some cases CDC officials were reportedly supplied with alternatives, with a substitute phrase for "science-based" being "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes".
A plan that will be used to divide donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting was finalized Friday with a significant change that allows injured people who were not hospitalized to seek some of the money. Nielson said the committee recognizes people are experiencing psychological trauma from the massacre, but the "overwhelming number of victims prevents us from providing individual monetary payments" to them.
By Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings. In her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released from home confinement, Manafort must execute documents agreeing to forfeit four properties, including two in New York, one in Alexandria, Virginia, and his Florida home.
The instructions explicitly rule out selling the hair strands, hands, teeth and other body parts of saints that often fetch high prices in online auctions. Officials said the guidelines were necessary given some obstacles that had emerged since the rules were last revised in 2007, particularly when surviving relatives and church officials disagreed.
WASHINGTON ― The atmosphere is tense on Capitol Hill, as members of Congress and their staff anxiously await more sexual harassment revelations in their ranks. People are “freaking out,” one Democratic Hill staffer said. HuffPost spoke to more than a dozen members and aides, all of whom said there are rumors flying about when the next bombshell is coming.
Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. According to the Consumer Reports 2017 national survey on holiday tipping, only 50 percent of Americans gave tips during the holidays last year, down from around 60 percent five years ago. Among those most likely to receive a tip were housekeepers and hairdressers. Housekeepers were even more fortunate—they also received the largest gratuities.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chair joins "This Week" after Democrat Doug Jones' victory in Alabama.
Rachel Maddow reports on the strange accusations that suddenly drove Trent Franks from office, with some women saying Franks asked them to carry his baby, in one case offering millions of dollars to do so.
The anonymous woman was the first of multiple women to accuse the former “Today” host of workplace sexual misconduct. “She showed her face, she gave her name, she told her story and at the conclusion of the interview she was asked, ‘What do you want?’” Wilkenfeld told NBC’s Stephanie Gosk, describing the accuser’s interaction with the network. NBC fired Lauer in November, but did not elaborate about the allegations at the time.
WASHINGTON ― After months of hemming and hawing ― over debt, over procedural concerns, and over who benefits most from certain provisions ― Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward easy passage of a compromise tax bill next week, with remaining GOP holdouts folding on Friday for hardly any reason at all. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) endorsed the tax bill Friday afternoon after Republican leaders changed part of the legislation to meet some of Rubio’s demands, his office said.
Scott Babcock was wrapping up an early morning runway inspection at America's farthest north airport when he saw what he thought were a couple of wolves. Two young polar bears ran away when they saw the Alaska airport worker's truck approach. "Well, it's just another day at the Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Airport," Babcock says as the bears scamper off.
In what has become a grim ritual, Tony Jenkins examines the mutilated remains of a domestic cat -- and says the south London serial killer has struck once again. Nobody is surprised when Jenkins, the co-founder of Snarl, a local animal rescue and rehabilitation shelter, arrives at a veterinary surgery to confirm the grisly find. In the last two years, Snarl has identified more than 400 suspected victims: mostly cats, but also some foxes and rabbits.
Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday. Grand jury members wrote the report after hearing testimony on hazing and alcohol use within the sprawling university's fraternity system. Prosecutors issued it at Centre County Court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 10 months the death of Timothy Piazza, 19.
The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can’t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that “Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,” according to the GAO report.
A former MSNBC employee was given separation compensation after accusing host Chris Matthews of making inappropriate jokes and comments about her in 1999, which according to one report were sexual in nature. An MSNBC spokesperson, in a statement to HuffPost on Sunday, confirmed that a complaint was made against Matthews, now 72, to CNBC executives at the time. The incident was reviewed and Matthews was formally reprimanded for comments that were deemed inappropriate and juvenile, based on discussions with individuals involved in the matter.
The tens of thousands of emails in question pertain to 13 senior Trump transition officials. Many of the emails that Mueller’s investigators have now include national security discussions about possible Trump international aims as well as candid assessments of candidates for top government posts, said those familiar with the transition.
Fifty years ago, Lou Nasti gained fame when he built a robot that landed him on the front page of the New York Times. Now his skill can be seen in his detailed animatronic Christmas workshop in Brooklyn, New York and on display all around the world.
Austrian conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the anti-immigration Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for Austria to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government. The agreement, two months after a parliamentary election dominated by Europe's migration crisis, ends more than a decade in opposition for the Freedom Party (FPO), which last entered government in 2000 with the People's Party (OVP) that Kurz now leads.
Mario Batali, the former host of “The Chew” who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.
A British woman who worked at the U.K. embassy in Beirut was found strangled by the side of the road east of the Lebanese capital and authorities are investigating whether she was also sexually assaulted, officials said Sunday. British officials declined to provide further details. A spokesperson at the embassy in Beirut also confirmed the death but didn't name the woman.