16 Pictures Of The Destruction Wrought By California's Biggest Earthquake In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has caused several injuries, damaged buildings, and caused power cuts across the northern Bay Area in California. It's t...

Creepy As Hell Porcelain Dolls Are Being Left Outside Family Homes In California

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

In what could be a plot straight out of a horror film, a series of porcelain dolls have been anonymously left outside homes in California. What...

The Edgy Ambience of US Supermax Prisons

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

In certain London bars I reckon the bare monastic cell look is considered quite cutting edge. By contrast, ADX Florence is beyond cutting edge (unless it's prisoners cutting their wrists in despair). ADX Florence's ambience is an altogether bleaker affair, one which seems designed to crush people and push them right over the edge.

What Does Freedom Mean to You?

Alastair Macartney | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK
Alastair Macartney

Leaping from mountains, flying my Jedei winguit through valleys, soaring past the circling birds and glancing across at my team mates just inches away is an almost indescribable experience. An experience that I live for.

Missing 'Kidnapping And Sex Assault' Victim Found Alive After 10 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

The victim of a California kidnapping and sexual assault has been found alive after 10 years and their captor arrested, reports say. The missing 25...

Hero Cat Tara 'Throws' First Pitch At Baseball (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport

Heroic Tara, the cat who saved a four-year-old boy from a dog attack in California, had the honour of "throwing" the first pitch at a baseball game. ...

Cat Saves Boy, Now To Become Baseball Star

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

The heroic cat who saved her young master from a vicious dog attack will "throw first pitch" at a minor league baseball game. Yes, baseball. A cat ...

Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack: Hear The Panicked 911 Call Here (AUDIO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

This is the frantic 911 call made by the owner of the dog who attacked a child only for it to be seen off by the family cat. When the operator answ...

The Internet Reacts To #HeroCat

The Huffington Post | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Tara the hero cat, is now an internet sensation, it's official. In CCTV footage filmed by the father of four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo, the dog c...

Dog Which Attacked Boy In Viral Video Will Be Put Down

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack: Hear The Panicked 911 Call Here (AUDIO) The dog which attacked a boy in a viral video which saw him being sav...

'She's A Hero': Boy Introduces Pet Cat Who Saved Him From Dog Attack (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack: Hear The Panicked 911 Call Here (AUDIO)Dog Which Attacked Boy In Viral Video Will Be Put Down The heroic c...

Cat Saves Young Boy From Savage Dog Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack: Hear The Panicked 911 Call Here (AUDIO)Dog Which Attacked Boy In Viral Video Will Be Put Down'She's A Hero': B...

Hotter, Wetter, Deeper: The World's Most Extreme Places | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Humans love extremes. Extreme sports, extreme weather and extreme places. Higher, harder, longer. Hotter, wetter, deeper. No one recalls the second-lowest point on earth, but everyone knows the lowest - the Dead Sea. Go extreme or go home. There's no place for also-rans in this blog post: only the extremest of the extreme.

Runaway Survives 5-Hour Flight Hidden In Wheel Well Of Hawaii Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A runaway teenager spent a five-hour flight hidden in the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii, surviving freezing temperatures of -...

Why Was Nigella Lawson Refused Entry To The US?

Megan Hughes | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

Ultimately, the decision to refuse Nigella Lawson entry to the US reflects the uglier side of its immigration legislation. It was apparently arbitrary; Lawson's behaviour suggests that she had no prior indication of the Border Agency's decision...

WATCH: Couple Find $10m Treasure Buried In Their Garden

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A couple who stumbled on a stash of old coins buried in their garden have been told they could be worth $10m. The unnamed couple, from California, ...

California Dreamin' on Such a Winter's Day

Lynn Houghton | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

Having grown up in Southern California I had never driven the famous stretch of coastal road that runs from Monterey and down through Big Sur. Today would change all that.

Retreat Review: Escape to SoCal's Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's far warmer than usual, I'm told, but even at the height of summer there's the cooling presence of a sheer caressing breeze. The sun beams brilliantly in the pure blue sky, illuminating the rich and vibrant colours of my surroundings; the olive green palm trees, the emerald lawns, the citrus hued flora and the dusky coral casitas.

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

Adam Matthews | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose l...

Were You Fooled By The Giant Squid?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A satirical news website has fooled the internet -- and a national newspaper -- into believing that a giant squid recently washed up on Californian sh...

The USA for Wine Lovers

Mike Gerrard | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The United States is the world's fourth-biggest wine-producing nation, after France, Italy and Spain. It's also seven times bigger than those three great European wine countries combined, so wine lovers will have to choose carefully where to go...

Get Your Kicks: The Top Ten Songs That Inspired Me to Discover America

Mike Gerrard | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mike Gerrard

I've driven bits of Route 66, gone walking in Memphis, been 90 miles out of Atlanta by sundown and seen the cathedral mountains of Colorado. Of my top ten songs for inspiring travel in the USA, I've experienced nine of them personally. But, so far at least, I've only been to Carolina in my mind.

Teenager Carrying Pellet Gun Is Shot Dead By Police

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun. Sheriff deputies fired at Andy Lopez as he walked to a friend’s hous...

Why Are Our Oarfish Overlords Are Dropping Like Flies?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 13.5ft-long oarfish has washed up on the shore of southern California - the second to do so in less than a week. The most recent specimen appear...

Briton Found Dead In US Hospital Stairwell

PA | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

A British woman has been found dead in a hospital stairwell in America, more than two weeks after going missing. Lynne Spalding, 57, disappeared fr...