What’s next for Winter Olympics after Sochi? – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesSOCHI, RUSSIA – The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone…

Academy Awards 2014 Preview: ‘Gravity’s’ Alfonso Cuarón likely headed for new … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOscar-watchers and movie fans notice the times when the Best Director winner doesn’t match up with Best Picture. It seems wrong, and out of sync. (When directors…

City Council Passes LA ‘Fracking’ Ban – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council moved a step closer Friday to make L.A. the biggest city in the nation to approve a moratorium on a…

Please, Oscars: Don’t Give ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Any Awards – Huffington Post

Huffington PostIt’s not for anyone who identifies as LGBT. The movie is resolutely not about them. Is it for homophobes, who can learn from the movie’s example that maybe you…

3 Things We Learned From the Winter Olympics – Huffington Post

3 Things We Learned From the Winter OlympicsHuffington PostIf you’re like me, much of your free time in February was spent glued to the TV. I know, I know; I’m…

It’s International Polar Bear Day: What you can do to help – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHappy International Polar Bear Day! The polar bear conservation group Polar Bears International, has set aside Feb. 27 as a special day to celebrate those furry white giants…

5 Social Media Rules for Job Seekers – Huffington Post

5 Social Media Rules for Job SeekersHuffington PostIt would be nice if articles like this could begin, and end with, “don’t be an idiot,” but the world we live in…

Jeff Gordon gets revenge on Internet troll with a phony police chase – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIntent on clearing their names, Gordon and his sponsor teamed up again. They brought one of those Internet doubters — Travis Okulski from the car blog Jalopnik — down…

Katy Perry helps deliver baby in living room – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKaty Perry can check baby nurse off her bucket list. The “Dark Horses” songstress took to Twitter to reveal she helped deliver a baby in a living…

Paula Deen compares her struggles to ‘that black’ openly gay NFL prospect … – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribunePaula Deen’s $100 million empire crumbled last year after she admitted to using a racial slur in her everyday life, and as she continues campaigning to repair her public…

Paris: Jessica Alba’s main street high fashion – 7Online WSVN-TV

7Online WSVN-TVAP Fashion Writer. PARIS (AP) – The first big day of Paris ready-to-wear shows mixed up iconic fashion veterans like Dries Van Noten with a whole new sort of…

Astronaut Nearly Drowned in Space Due to NASA’s Poor Communication … – ABC News

ABC NewsNASA admitted today that Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drowned during his July 16 spacewalk last year because information about a previous water leak didn’t make its way up…

Top 8 Most Inspiring Moments From the Winter Olympics for Any Fitness … – Huffington Post (blog)

Top 8 Most Inspiring Moments From the Winter Olympics for Any Fitness …Huffington Post (blog)We can all learn a little something when it comes to the Olympics. Whether it’s newfound…

Academy Awards 2014: Foreign Language Films – Huffington Post

Academy Awards 2014: Foreign Language FilmsHuffington PostThis is the third time that actor Mads Mikkelsen has starred in a film that earned an Academy Award Foreign Language nomination. The previous…

Solving the San Francisco Housing Shortage: Lessons Learned From Seattle – Huffington Post

Solving the San Francisco Housing Shortage: Lessons Learned From SeattleHuffington PostThe accessibility of housing in San Francisco has been an issue gaining steam over the past several years. Last December,…

The Hollywood roll of a lifetime – BBC News

BBC NewsThe red carpet for Sunday’s academy awards was rolled out late Tuesday evening in Los Angeles. Organisers arranged for it to be laid a day early due to Wednesday’s…

Militias Hunt Kiev for Looters From Central Bank to Bling Palace – Bloomberg

Bloomberg“The fact that the situation in Kiev is relatively calm is due to the fact the city is in a state of shock,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, head of the Council…

Tainted meatballs found in SF’s Richmond District – abc7news.com

abc7news.comSAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There’s a new warning for pet owners in San Francisco about tainted meatballs and this time it’s directed toward a new neighborhood. Poisonous meatballs were first…

3 Ways Social Media Is Driving A Business Revolution – Forbes

ForbesIt’s hard to imagine a life before social media, even though sites like Facebook and Twitter have been around for less than a decade. As businesses look back over that…

The Power of Social Media in Healthcare – Huffington Post (blog)

The Power of Social Media in HealthcareHuffington Post (blog)When we looked at the social media landscape of healthcare CIOs, it could only be described as a ghost town. We found…

Bob Paris, Former Mr. Universe, Talks About Coming Out: ‘My Life Was … – Huffington Post

Bob Paris, Former Mr. Universe, Talks About Coming Out: ‘My Life Was …Huffington PostIn the 1980s, the chiseled Bob Paris was seen as the picture-perfect macho man. He had risen…

Introducing the world’s fastest car – NewsOK.com

NewsOK.comMeet the only car that that can pass the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, says the Huffington Post. The Hennessey Venom GT broke the speed record for a production car, hitting…

Civil Beat Poll — Hawaii’s US Senate Race In ‘Holding Pattern’ – Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu Civil BeatJust five months before the first votes are cast, likely Democratic primary voters are evenly split on who to support for the U.S. Senate. A new Civil Beat…

Justin Bieber: Deal or No Deal? – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceJustin Bieber was offered a sweetheart plea deal this week by the Florida State Attorney in connection with Bieber’s recent arrest in Miami on DUI, reckless driving, and…

NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag…

Romney To Attend Fundraiser With Christie – TIME

TIMEFormer Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will attend a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association meeting in Boston this week with embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Romney’s attendance at…

High price for WhatsApp ups ante among big spenders in tech industry – Online Athens

Online AthensSAN FRANCISCO | The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone application, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in…

Oscar juggernauts a rarity at Academy Awards – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOscar’s best-picture race already is considered a nail-biter. But it could also launch a film into the history books. With 10 nominations apiece, American Hustle and Gravity enter the…

Justin Bieber and his mom hit the recording studio – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter a turbulent past few months, Justin Bieber appears to be spending some quality time with his mom. The two hung out in a recording studio in Atlanta where…

Chris Christie’s Mansion Fund Collected Millions From Political Favor Seekers – Huffington Post

Chris Christie’s Mansion Fund Collected Millions From Political Favor SeekersHuffington PostWASHINGTON — In January 2010, as newly elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) took office, there was a major…

Tweeting the Revolution: Social Media Use and the #Euromaidan Protests – Huffington Post

Huffington PostAt the Social Media and Political Participation lab at NYU we have been closely following social media activity related to the protests since they began in November, collecting Twitter…

On the “A” w/Souleo: Black Fashion Designers Need Help Too – Huffington Post

On the “A” w/Souleo: Black Fashion Designers Need Help TooHuffington PostIn the past few years, the lack of diversity on fashion runways has garnered mainstream attention through activists such as…

Courts Rule In Favor Of Honolulu Rail – Huffington Post

Courts Rule In Favor Of Honolulu RailHuffington PostTwo federal court rulings Tuesday all but assured Honolulu’s $5.2 billion rail project will be built between East Kapolei and Ala Moana Center.…

Hunter boots make a splash at London Fashion Week show – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsLONDON — Watch out: The humble rubber rain boot has arrived with a big splash at the London fashion scene. Hunter, best known for those sturdy, no-nonsense…

Showtime Renews Shameless, House of Lies – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post IntelligencerShowtime has renewed Shameless and House of Lies, the network announced Tuesday. Pilot Season: Get all the latest news. The fourth season of House of Lies and fifth…