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Sunday April 26, 2015    04:19 AM
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A violent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday destroyed ancient temples, triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest and left survivors camped outside of their homes as night fell, fearful of more aftershocks.

At least 3,700 people were confirmed dead across Nepal, according to the police. Another 34 were killed in India, 12 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died in the Nepal-China border. The death toll is almost certain to rise, said deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam.

It was a few minutes before noon when the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, began to rumble across the densely populated Kathmandu Valley, r


Friday April 24, 2015    11:56 AM
The Huffington Post | By Dominique Mosbergen

A migrant construction worker in Singapore has been dubbed a hero after he was captured on camera rescuing a 3-year-old girl who was dangling precariously from a building’s ledge after her head got stuck in a railing.

According to blogger Alvin Lim, whose friend reportedly filmed the rescue, a passer-by had seen the toddler in distress on Thursday afternoon and had shouted for help. Two men are said to have attempted to climb onto the second-floor ledge to help the child, but they were unable to heave themselves up.

That’s when two construction workers who were doing repairs on a road nearby reportedly dashed to the scene. In the vide


Friday April 24, 2015    11:53 AM
The Huffington Post | By Arin Greenwood

At this party, the dogs eat first.

On April 11, at the 4th annual Bullie Que festival, sweet spoiled dogs got even more special treatment than usual. Nearly 300 people and about 200 dogs -- mostly bulldogs, but a few Frenchies and pugs sneaked in, too -- gathered in North Carolina for a bulldog superhero-themed costume contest, a silent auction to benefit bulldog rescue group Bullies 2 the Rescue and a dog-friendly spread.

"Brisket, no seasoning," says Courtney Vaux, organizer of Bullie Que, the yearly gathering of bulldogs and their passionate fans. "Pineapple and green beans. It's hysterical."

Photographer and bulldog enthusiast Brian B


Sunday April 19, 2015    04:45 PM
Between its outlaw image, controversial legal status and complex makeup -- the cannabis plant contains more than 400 individual chemicals -- marijuana's action in the brain and body is in many ways a mystery. The vast majority of studies on the drug have examined potential harm, as opposed to potential benefits. Even so, some medical uses are widely accepted and others are the subject of serious research. Here's a look at some potential uses of marijuana as medicine.

In the United States, pain is the most common condition for which medical cannabis is taken. Studies show the drug is especially effective against neuropathic pain, a type of pain involving nerve damage. Marijuana is less hab


Sunday April 19, 2015    10:16 AM
Well, this is a horse of a different color.

Jacob the police horse uses orange, greens, and blues to paint his abstract art while relaxing in a Florida pasture before his night job with the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Officer Jason Hughes, his trainer for six years, noticed how the horse, a mix of Percheron and thoroughbred, always liked to grab things with his mouth.

“I was like, ‘You know, I bet if I gave him a paint brush, and put a canvas in front of it, he’d paint on it,'” Hughes says in a video posted on the police department’s YouTube page. “And, sure enough, he did. He took to it pretty easy.”