George Clooney will host fundraising dinner for Obama presidential campaign

George Clooney will host fundraising dinner for Obama presidential campaign

Hollywood star George Clooney will host a $6 million fundraising dinner for Barack Obama at his Los Angeles home. The event, on May 10, will feature in the “Dinner with Barack” campaign which the president’s political braintrust dreamed up to drum up small donations and fire up grassroots supporters. Obama…

10 players Chelsea oust Barcelona to enter Champions League final‎: 2-2

10 players Chelsea oust Barcelona to enter Champions League final‎: 2-2

Ten-man Chelsea reached the Champions League final after drawing 2-2 with holders Barcelona in their semi-final final second leg clash here on Tuesday to progress 3-2 on aggregate. Chelsea will play the winner of Wednesday’s semi-final between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich – who hold a 2-1 first leg advantage…

Google zipper doodle for Gideon Sundback’s birthday

April 24 is a Gideon Sundback’s birthday, the Swedish inventor of the zipper as Google commemorates his birthdate today with a Google Doodle zipper. The Google homepage shows an embroidered Google logo with a zipper running in the middle. Check out on Google…

İstanbul hosting Goya in major new show at Pera Museum

İstanbul hosting Goya in major new show at Pera Museum

On Friday İstanbul started hosting yet another major exhibition when the Pera Museum unveiled its newest show, a selection of engravings and paintings by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, at its temporary exhibition hall.…

Lost Letters Reveal the Hindenburg’s History

Lost Letters Reveal the Hindenburg’s History

As we near the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, the Smithsonian shares its discovery of the sole surviving map of the airship’s final voyage. Seventy-five years after the tragedy, a curator at the National Postal Museum made a discovery that shed new light on what happened to the doomed dirigible…

Full list of 2012 Pulitzer winners and finalists

Full list of 2012 Pulitzer winners and finalists

Full list of 2012 Pulitzer winners and finalists below JOURNALISM Public Service — The Philadelphia Inquirer Breaking News Reporting — The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff Investigative Reporting — Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The…

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie engaged

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie engaged

After years of unwedded bliss, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have suddenly announced they’re engaged to be married. “Yes, it’s confirmed,” Cynthia Pett-Dante, Pitt’s manager, told USA TODAY in a statement. “It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time.” And yes, she confirms…

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake has hit off north-west Indonesia

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake has hit off north-west Indonesia.  A tsunami warning has been issued. A MAGNITUDE 8.9 earthquake struck off the western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra today, triggering a tsunami warning, the US Geological Survey reported.  The earthquake struck at a depth of 33 kilometers, at…

Rick Santorum Drops Out: GOP Presidential Candidate Suspends 2012 Campaign

Rick Santorum Drops Out: GOP Presidential Candidate Suspends 2012 Campaign

In a surprise decision Tuesday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) will announce that he is suspending his presidential campaign, The Huffington Post’s Jon Ward has learned and several other outlets have  reported.…

Instagram Acquired By Facebook For $1 Billion

Instagram Acquired By Facebook For $1 Billion

Facebook announced Monday that it is buying photo-sharing service Instagram, a two year-old San Francisco-based company that has attracted more than 30 million users, for $1 billion in a cash and stock deal. In an update posted on his Facebook profile, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that the “talented…