<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/pakistan-protests_n_5741482.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Pakistani Protesters March To PM's Home Demanding He Step Down</a>

Pakistani Protesters March To PM's Home Demanding He Step Down

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.

The march’s leaders, cricket-legend-turned politician Imran Khan and anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri, called for the demonstration to move to the house from separate massive rallies in front of the parliament, where they have been staging a sit-in for days. Some 20,000 police in riot gear are charged with …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/us-to-push-for-coalitio_n_5741588.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">John Kerry: U.S. To Push For Coalition To Fight 'Cancer' Of Islamic State</a>

John Kerry: U.S. To Push For Coalition To Fight 'Cancer' Of Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will use a NATO summit next week to push for a coalition of countries to beat back incursions in Syria and Iraq by Islamic State militants who are destabilizing the region and beyond.

“With a united response led by the United States and the broadest possible coalition of nations, the cancer of ISIS will not be allowed to spread to other countries,” Kerry wrote …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/american-time-use-chart_n_5741604.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Here's How Americans Spend Every Minute Of Their Days</a>

Here's How Americans Spend Every Minute Of Their Days

How many Americans are shopping, watching TV or working at any given moment of the day?

A new interactive chart, built by e-commerce company Retale using survey data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, answers that question, depicting what Americans are doing in real time.

You can also see just how routines shift along age, gender and employment lines.

Explore the data below:


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Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-boyd/labor-day-and-why-america_b_5741330.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Labor Day and Why America (Still) Works</a>

Labor Day and Why America (Still) Works

Labor Day isn’t the most celebrated of holidays on our calendar. It was birthed out of a movement to honor and respect the hardworking Americans who laid the foundation of our nation in the late 19th Century. Today it has come to mean lots of things — the end of summer, a three-day weekend and the best time to by a mattress or new car.

My company, Rebel Pilgrim Productions, in association with Run Improve Grow wanted to honor the hard working men and women of American this Labor Day. We made this short video …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/isis-amerli-siege_n_5741414.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Try To Break ISIS Siege Of Shiite Town Amerli</a>

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Try To Break ISIS Siege Of Shiite Town Amerli

By Raheem Salman

BAGHDAD, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants’ siege of the Shi’ite town of Amerli, army sources said.

Two officers said Iraqi troops, militia and Kurdish peshmerga were advancing from four directions on the northern town, which has been surrounded by Islamic State forces …read more

Source: World News


The Killing of Margarita Murillo in Honduras

Margarita Murillo was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in the village of El Planón, located within the municipality of Villanueva in northern Honduras. She was walking to tend a plot of land near her home when she was confronted by three men wearing ski-masks. Her body was found lying beneath a mango tree by members of the Asociativa Campesinos de Producción Las Ventanas (Window Production Peasants Association), made up of at least 23 peasant families who have been involved in a legal dispute over properties in the area.

According to Domingo Orellana, who was one of the men …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/hit-186-mile-an-hour-pitch_n_5741202.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Former Japanese Star Takeshi Yamasaki Tries To Hit 186 Mile An Hour Pitch</a>

Former Japanese Star Takeshi Yamasaki Tries To Hit 186 Mile An Hour Pitch

Takeshi Yamasaki hit 403 home runs in Japanese baseball — against human beings. But against a pitching machine hurling the ball at about 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour), he’s no slugger. All he can do is laugh. And that’s all we can do, too, watching this recently posted clip from a Japanese television show.

The man vs. fastball battle, such as it is, heats up at the 3:30 mark. Don’t blink. You’ll miss the pitch.

h/t Sports Illustrated

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Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kevinwalsh/labor-day-created-in-six_b_5741244.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Labor Day: Created in Six Days From Collective Guilt and a Stubborn Landlord</a>

Labor Day: Created in Six Days From Collective Guilt and a Stubborn Landlord

The following was first published on Kevin’s blog, MyMediDiary.

This weekend, we’re celebrating the end of summer — the bookend to Memorial Day and a great Monday to have off. Labor Day was created to supposedly honor the American worker but was passed in record time in 1887 by a Congress and president with a guilty-conscience.

Grover Cleveland

It began with a broken promise — probably one that shouldn’t have been made. But it was made — and believed to be made for all the right reasons on one side and the …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/week-in-photos_n_5736898.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Ferguson Funeral, California Quake and A Tomato Fight: Week In Photos, Aug. 24 - 31</a>

Ferguson Funeral, California Quake and A Tomato Fight: Week In Photos, Aug. 24 - 31

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into what happened around the globe this week.

1. Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, CA after an earthquake struck the area in the early hours of Aug. 24, 2014.

(Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

2. A boy waits to listen to senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh at a rally in Gaza City on Aug. 27, 2014, after a cease-fire was declared between Hamas and Israel.<br …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/30/tom-horne-lost_n_5739062.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">The Other Guy Behind The Mexican-American Studies Ban Lost His Primary Too</a>

The Other Guy Behind The Mexican-American Studies Ban Lost His Primary Too

The second of the two main forces behind an Arizona law banning a controversial Mexican-American Studies curriculum admitted defeat in his bid for reelection as the state’s Attorney General this week.

Attorney General Tom Horne — plagued by a campaign finance investigation, rumors of an extra-marital affair and a hit-and-run car accident — lost the GOP primary to Mark Brnovich. The defeat in Tuesday’s election, which Horne did not conceded until the following day, came in the same round of primary elections on Tuesday that ousted the state Superintendent of Public Instruction John …read more

Source: World News


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