#America

Why You Need to Visit New York in the Winter Months: Part I

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

It's easy to see why anyone would opt to visit the Big Apple in December. But grey January and dreary February? Forget it. Except.. perhaps you shouldn't. Cheaper hotels, less-crowded streets, more chance of an upgrade.. there are many reasons you should go against the grain and book after the hype of New Year's is over.

Beyonce Gets Political: Here's Why it Matters

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

Ordinarily, a new Beyoncé track is always an earth shattering, stop-whatever-you're-doing moment. The bass thumping song Formation gives us what we've long become accustomed to from her: brazen female strength, an unapologetic embrace of female sexuality, and an unashamed love for herself and her accomplishments. But Bey reaches new political heights in this song.

A Terrifying Kidnap Scam Is Scaring The Crap Out Of Americans And Taking Their Money

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

A scam in which people are led to believe a relative has been taken hostage and will not be released unless a large ransom is paid is duping Americans...

9 Wrongful Conviction Cases More Shocking Than 'Making A Murderer'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

While the world has been gripped by the case of Steven Avery in 'Making a Murderer', the real scale of wrongful convictions in the United States is tr...

Boy, 11, Guilty Of Shooting Dead Girl, 8, In Row Over Puppies

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

An 11-year-old American boy has been found guilty of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over puppies. The juvenile who has been named by...

Watch Jeb Bush Star In The Saddest Political Moment Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

The US presidential race always throws up moments of pure embarrassment and pleasure but Jeb Bush has topped them all in what has been described as "t...

Airlines To Refund Pregnant Passengers For Upcoming Travel To Zika-Infected Countries

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Parents

Pregnant women who have booked holidays to Zika-infected areas are being offered refunds by a number of airlines. Mums-to-be are being given the op...

Donald Trump's Rival Ted Cruz Left Red-Faced After Daughter Flicks Him Away

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Ted Cruz wins Republican nomination in Iowa caucus Republican politician Ted Cruz has been embarrassed by his own daughter in a cringeworth...

Gun Crime Victim Gives Nonchalant Interview Minutes After Being Shot

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

CAUTION: STRONG LANGUAGE For most television reporters, establishing clear facts in the wake of an incident is difficult. But Reyna Harvey had no s...

The Reason For This All-Female US Senate May Surprise You

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

For the first time the US Senate has been sat in by women only, and the reason why may be surprising for some. Senator Lisa Murkowski was the firs...

Trump Warned Himself About Himself In History's Most Ironic Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

Donald Trump can legitimately be called a lot of things and now - rather remarkably - we can add "prophesying sage" to the list. Back in May of la...

The Most Batsh*t Crazy Moments Of Sarah Palin's Trump Speech In 13 Vine Clips

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

On Tuesday night Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump's presidential bid in a speech that seemed to draw inspiration from the audition stages of The X Fa...

Police Officer Mistakes Suspect's Penis For Deadly Weapon During Incredibly Awkward Search

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Comedy

There's a lot of pressure on a police officer when arresting a suspect - are they mad? Are they the right person? And most importantly, are they conce...

Restaurant Workers Go Nuts After They Win £622m - Only There's One Devastating Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

This is the jubilant moment a group of restaurant employees jump for joy after believing they've won a major $900m (£622m) lotto win. Staff at Gr...

America is Saved

Mark Robins | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Robins

I admit - I love America. I love the country, the people, the diversity, the food, the craziness. I know it has its faults but in general I love it. Except for one major thing. Guns. The country is a mess over this. If it wasn't so tragic it would be laughable. The whole thing has become a farce and I want to add my bit of nonsense to the subject.

The Oregon Standoff: When We Mistake Terrorism for Protest

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK
Vidhya Ramalingam

Many have focused on how inaction of authorities in Oregon highlights racial biases and double standards in police use of force and counter-terrorism in the United States. But one of the most dangerous outcomes of inaction against violence is the legitimacy we implicitly lend it. Let's not mistake terrorism for protest.

14 Americans Who Got A Gun For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.01.2016 | UK

Because they do things differently in America. Not content with a new bike or an XBox, a true US of A present is a gun. There's this festive lit...

Miss Universe? I'll Give It a Miss, Thanks

Caroline Feraday | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Feraday

Even without pageant experience as suggested by said stranger, I managed to compose a reply all by myself and without any help from a penis. I also didn't mention the appalling apostrophe use in his own message, which I can only put down to his own inexperience - presumable ill-equipped after never being judged semi-naked on stage.

Stormtroopers Invaded The White House And The First Lady Live-Tweeted The Whole Ordeal

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK

The White House welcomed a very special guest on Friday as everyone's favourite dustbin-shaped droid R2-D2 dropped in. Welcome to the @WhiteHouse, ...

How Shifting The Focus Off Discipline Is Changing The Fortunes Of Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

Ryan Duffy has explored the ongoing debate about teachers, testing and the curriculum and how it can be improved in poor cities across the US. In ...

Police Shoot College Student Dead On His 21st Birthday After He Goes On Axe Rampage

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A University of North Texas student has been shot dead by campus police on his 21st birthday after he was seen wielding an axe. Officers were ini...

A Pro-Gun Group Is Staging A Mass Shooting At Texas University To 'Prove' Not Carrying Guns Is Silly

The Huffington Post UK | Chloe Kerr | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A pro-gun group in America is going to stage a mass shooting at the University of Texas (UT) this weekend, to show that gun-free zones are silly. M...

Ex-SeaWorld Worker Reveals Heartbreaking And Gruesome Details On Orcas

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

A former SeaWorld employee has revealed disturbing details of the exhibits and living conditions of the park's captive killer whales. Sarah Fischbe...

Muslim Woman Asks Incredibly Pertinent Question To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

A Muslim woman from the Council on American-Islamic Relations has slammed Presidential-hopeful Donald Trump's comments on banning members of the faith...

JK Rowling Says Comparing Donald Trump To Voldemort Is Unfair - On Voldemort.

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling has hit out at Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, saying Lord Voldemort is "nowhere near as bad" as the bi...