ISABELLA CARAPELLA/ HUFFPOST In 1999, bestselling author Stephen King took the unusual step of pulling one of his novels out of print. “Rage,” a bloody revenge fantasy about a troubled teenager who brings a gun to school, had been found inside the locker of a school shooter, a 14-year-old Kentucky boy who killed three girls as they prayed before class....
Anderson Cooper started his CNN show on Friday night as he perhaps would if President Donald Trump actually used his position to unite people rather than divide them. “Good evening. At the end of another difficult and turbulent week, we begin tonight, keeping them honest, with what President Trump has been doing lately to calm the waters, to heal the divisions...
Anthony Scaramucci thinks he knows when Donald Trump will decide not to run for president again. And, according to “The Mooch,” it’s only seven months away. “He’s gonna drop out of the race because it’s gonna become very clear. Okay, it’ll be March of 2020. He’ll likely drop out by March of 2020. It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for...
Ohio school officials were stunned when they discovered that two first-grade students had managed to remove a gun intended for school safety from an unlocked box in an administrative office, the Columbus Dispatch reported Friday. The frightening incident underscores fears that plans to arm teachers supported by President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association could end up instead putting...
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) appeared to display a highly questionable understanding of climate change on Twitter, and promptly got hauled over the coals. The lawmaker was on Friday widely ridiculed for the way in which he responded to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) call for action on the climate crisis. Schumer had tweeted about July 2019 being “the hottest month...
The New York Daily News on Saturday reworked one of its classic front pages to poke fun at President Donald Trump’s reported interest in buying Greenland for the United States. “Fjord to Trump: Drop Dead,” read the tabloid’s cover headline after the island’s foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger declared “we are open for business, but we’re NOT for sale.” Trump wants...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honor a woman she had never met. She was one of hundreds of strangers who braved 100-degree...
Brian Karem, Playboy magazine’s senior White House correspondent, is suing the Trump administration over the suspension of his press pass, becoming the second journalist in less than a year to launch a legal battle over that credential. The 30-day suspension, which began on Aug. 5, follows a Rose Garden shouting match between Karem and former White House aide Sebastian Gorka in early July. On...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A New York couple’s luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere. The Palm Beach Post reports the Casimano family can’t even visit the $702,000 home they purchased earlier this year in the Ibis Golf and Country Club. Siobhan Casimano described the smell as “like...
The New Yorker published a satirical story on Friday that Denmark wants to buy the U.S. — and readers were loving it. The piece spoofed President Donald Trump’s reported interest in buying the Danish territory of Greenland. Greenland and Denmark’s officials slammed the idea as “ridiculous” and “final proof” that Trump “has gone mad.” In any case, some wondered, why would anyone choose to be...