Donald Trump Speaks To Taiwan's President, Reversing Decades Of U.S. Policy

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. The call was the first in more than 30 years between an American president-elect and a leader of the semi-autonomous island. According to a readout of the call from the Trump transition team, Tsai congratulated Trump on his victory, and the …

HUFFPOST HILL – Secretary Of State Giuliani To Save Us From Thermonuclear War

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

ASSOCIATED PRESS Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!  President-elect Trump sparked a major international incident with China ― but look at it this way: it’s pretty clear he can distinguish Thailand from Taiwan. Washington’s most phallic building will be broken for …

EWG and Healthy Child Healthy World – Making the World Toxin Free

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

For the past ten years, I’ve been a big fan of Ken Cook and the Environmental Working Group since I learned about their work. So when they asked me to co-host EWG’s Healthy Child Healthy World Annual Gala, a celebration of the group’s 24 years of achievement in promoting children’s environmental health and reversing its …

Matt Czuchry Knows The Answer To The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival Cliffhanger

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

The “Gilmore Girls” revival left us with many questions (Rory, heels on a journalism assignment, really?), but the major mystery hanging over our heads is the key to the final four words.  SPOILER ALERT: Do not read further if you haven’t watched “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” In the closing moments of the revival, …

Everything We Know About Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick's Reconciliation

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Gabe Ginsberg/Wireimage Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have reconciled, more than a year after she broke up with him. But what does this mean? While they “have been romantically involved” recently, they are taking it one day at a time, E! News has learned exclusively. The two have gotten closer in recent months amid a positive change …

Nearly 2,000 Iraqi troops, 900 civilians killed in November

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

That’s nearly triple the number of military casualties reported in October, when an offensive to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS first began. The toll for November includes Iraqi army, police in combat, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and allied militias. The Iraqi-led coalition forces’ advance slowed after Iraqi Security Forces entered Mosul last month, a …

Katie Holmes Clears Up Her Relationship Status

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Audemars Piguet Katie Holmes made her relationship status clear with the New York Times: she’s not married. The Dawson’s Creek alum opened up to the newspaper about her upcoming film directorial debut and relationship with her daughter, Suri Cruise, and ultimately clarified the one question that has been swarming her since …

Beloved clown killed in strike

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Footage of the July 2015 party, shot by activist group Aleppo Media Center, shows a costumed and face-painted Anas al-Basha at the center of the festivities, bouncing a smiling girl on his hip as music plays and youngsters clap along with the tune. Clown and entertainer Al-Basha, 24, was killed Tuesday in a missile strike …

Attorney general files suit to stop recount in swing state

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

“Today I am filing suit to stop @DrJillStein’s frivolous, expensive recount request,” Bill Schuette, a Republican, wrote on Twitter. The state’s top law enforcement official said that he had “filed an emergency motion with the Mich Supreme Court to bypass the Court of Appeals to ensure a timely process.” Schuette’s office later put out a …

Prolific film and television actor Don Calfa dead at 76

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Don Calfa, the film, stage and television actor whose credits included “The Return of the Living Dead,” ”Weekend at Bernie’s” and “Barney Miller,” has died. His publicist Michael Perez tells The Associated Press that Calfa died Thursday in Palm Springs of natural causes. Calfa died two days before his 77th birthday. The New …

Expert: Buzzfeed story on 'Fixer Upper' stars a 'hit piece'

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

  “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have found themselves at the center of a media firestorm after an item on Buzzfeed called out the pastor of their church for making what they called anti-gay remarks. But some media experts say the story was off base. “Buzzfeed’s [story] was basically a hit …

Anna Faris says cheating rumors left her feeling very 'insecure'

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

  Marriage is a difficult business and in Hollywood, couples face the added pressure of tabloid stories. Anna Faris opened up about struggling with “tabloid rumors” about her marriage to Chris Pratt. She said she at first tried to laugh off the cheating rumors but admitted it made her feel insecure. “Chris …

Cuba Gooding Jr. a drunk 'mess' at event

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Jan 16, 2016. Cuba Gooding, Jr. arrives at the 2016 FX Winter TCA in Pasadena.  (The Associated Press) One drink, two drink, Cuba Gooding Jr. takes the floor. During Tuesday’s Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York, the “American Crime Story” star gave an expletive-filled speech while presenting the Social Impact Award to designer pal …

EPA keeps car-emission rules to 2025; what happens under Trump?

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Follow John Two days ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a ruling that existing limits on tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. The EPA’s carbon limits correspond exactly to NHTSA standards for corporate average fuel economy, and the EPA decision was widely (if incorrectly) reported to be …

VW electric car plans, 2018 Ford Fiesta, cities ban diesels: Today's Car News

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Today, Volkswagen plans to build electric cars in North America, the 2018 Ford Fiesta debuts in Europe, and four capital cities agree to ban diesel vehicles by 2025. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We have additional plug-in electric car sales figures for November 2016. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda will lead the automaker’s …

Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons) Enlarge Photo Even before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have been the de facto choice of many buyers for decades. Increasing concern over air pollution and the VW …

Reality behind Russia's fake news

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Take, for example, “Pizzagate,” a made-up story of a pedophilia ring supposedly being run out of a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor by none other than Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta. Fueled by conspiracy theorists posting on social media sites like Reddit, Facebook and Twitter, the story picked up so much traction that …