Serena Williams advances to US Open quarterfinals but injures her ankle

(CNN)When it comes to her health this year, Serena Williams just can’t catch a break. It came at 2-2 in the second set after Williams just hit a volley at the net. “I was like, instantly, no, this can’t happen,” Williams said after Sunday’s match. “I’m finally healthy.” And even though the 37-year-old ended up prevailing 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals — her 99th win at the US Open in her career — she worryingly needed a medical timeout. How thus will the ankle hold up as Williams continues her bid to collect a record-tying 24th grand slam title? “So far I’m good,” Williams said. “I have been managing it. We’ll see tomorrow.” In the short term, she’ll face …

Pumpkin Spies? CIA’s Cryptic PSL Message Sends Twitter Into A Tizzy

Pumpkin spice is back and even the Yes, that CIA.  Is this just an innocent celebration of seasonal coffees? Or is there a hidden message on those mugs? Some Twitter users played along. Some cracked jokes. And others used the tweet as a chance to serve some extra-hot spice right back at the agency:  REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

‘Straight Pride’ parade in Boston draws counterprotesters

(CNN)A “Straight Pride” parade in downtown Boston attracted counterprotesters — and a heavy police presence — resulting in almost three dozen arrests. Floats and signs expressed pro-military and pro-Trump sentiments, such as “Support our troops” and “Build the wall and crime will fall.” A man in a jester’s hat carried a sign saying “Great to be straight” as he danced down the street. “I’m outraged by the idea that straight people need a pride parade,” said parade watcher Shoshanna Ehrlich, who came with her daughter. “We are not an oppressed majority by an stretch of the imagination. This is full of hate and offensive.” Monica Cannon-Grant of Black Lives Matter Cambridge helped organize one of the counterprotests and said her …

Ariana Grande ‘overwhelmed’ on Manchester return

The US singer began her 35-minute, nine-song set with No Tears Left To Cry, the first song she released after the bombing, and the night was at times emotional for both the singer and her fans. Arena fans return to cheer her on Mason Thomas, 20, from Manchester, was at Manchester Arena the night of the attack, and said the Pride show contained “so many tears, so much happiness”. He said: “I think she was crying at the start during No Tears Left To Cry, which obviously is heartbreaking. But she’s so strong. She was there for us. She was there for the LGBT community. She was there for Manchester. “I don’t know that there was one person who didn’t …

Dave Chappelle hosts benefit concert for Dayton, Ohio, weeks after mass shooting

Dayton, Ohio (CNN)Comedian Dave Chappelle is hosting a free benefit concert for Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday to honor people killed in this month’s mass shooting and to benefit families and survivors. “And we’re not just doing this for our city,” he added. “We’re doing this for every victim of every mass shooting in our country.”

Flying a jet and firing a gun: Thailand releases rare photos of King’s royal consort

(CNN)Thailand’s royal palace has released candid photographs of the king’s newly-anointed consort, offering a rare and intimate window into the lives of the Thai royals. In one shot, Sineenat and Vajiralongkorn are wearing military fatigues and holding the King’s royal poodle. In another, the two are wearing casual clothes and laughing naturally. The images received so much interest that the Thai palace’s website crashed following their release, due to the volume of traffic, Reuters reported. A biography released with the images said Sineenat was born in the northern Thai province of Nan on January 26, 1985. She graduated from Army Nursing College in 2008 and spent time in the military undertaking courses in jungle warfare and piloting, according to state …

US Army memo with Nazi phrase from Auschwitz prompts probe, suspension

Arbeit macht frei (work sets you free) slogan on the entrance of Auschwitz concentration camp, the biggest extermination camp in Europe built by the Nazis during World War II. (iStock) Jews and others who were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz during World War II saw the infamous words on an iron gate above the concentration camp’s main entrance. “Probably not a good idea to use the saying above Auschwitz Concentration camp as a recruiting incentive,” Truth of Army Recruiting, a whistleblower Facebook page, wrote Wednesday when it broke the story. LAST SURVIVING POLISH INMATE FROM FIRST TRANSPORT TO AUSCHWITZ DIES The actual Army memo was distributed digitally and did not contain any images of Auschwitz, Army Recruiting Command spokeswoman Kelli …

A Night At Butt-Con, The Convention For Butt Lovers

bidet company Tushy to celebrate its favorite ass-et.  “I’m here because my butt is my career,” said cake sitter and cam girl Lindsay Dye, who popularized the sexual art form for her webcam audience. She baked a special butt-shaped cake for the event and lowered her butt onto it onstage while singing the Britney Spears ballad “Everytime.” Some attendees, like Maribel Montora, arrived with an open mind. “I’m 54, so I would like to learn [something new],” she said. The night’s entertainment ranged from artistic to functional. Kim Worsham, billed as a “butt-washing specialist,” based her presentation on her career in the sanitation industry. “I know all about toilet culture. I know all about the history of toilets and the history …

People Can’t Calm Down About Taylor Swift Dancing To Her Own Song

The singer threw a party over the weekend in celebration of her whopping 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations, and the resulting footage has, unsurprisingly, gone viral. Clips of Swift dancing in a sequined dress to her own song, “You Need To Calm Down,” have been circulating and giving fans their “new aesthetic.”  Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘I wouldn’t admit I was from Luton’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFormer England cricketer Monty Panesar tells 5 Live he wants people to stop criticising his hometown of Luton “When I used to play cricket and people would ask me where I was from, I’d say Bedford.” Growing up, former England cricketer Monty Panesar would not always admit he came from Luton. “I was literally thinking I need to get out of Luton; it’s dull, it’s grey, nothing is there apart from the Vauxhall plant and the airport,” he said. Panesar’s feelings towards Luton were echoed in the media. The town has twice been voted the worst place to live – once in a 2004 poll for The Idler magazine, and again in …

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch in Saudi Arabia draws criticism

(CNN)The decision to stage the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia has drawn heavy criticism from human rights group Amnesty International. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features Saudi Arabia has hosted a number of fights in recent times, including Amir Khan’s win over Billy Dib and Callum Smith’s World Boxing Super Series victory against George Groves. It also welcomed the opening race of the 2018-19 Formule E season, motorsport’s all-electric race series, and will stage the world’s richest horse race — with a prize purse of $20 million — next year. However, the middle east country’s “abysmal human rights record” has been called into question by Amnesty International UK, which urged Joshua to …

The democratic socialist revolution comes to a crossroads

Atlanta (CNN)On the night Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the Democratic Socialists of America had about 8,000 dues-paying members. By the time the group opened its 2017 convention the next summer, its ranks had grown threefold. But in entering the current election cycle with such gusto, DSA also ramped up the internal divisions simmering within its rank and file. Many of those disputes mirror the ones facing the Democratic Party — the very party DSA is dedicated to radicalizing from the inside out. After Bernie, who? Ideology repeatedly clashed with electoral pragmatism during this year’s convention, which veered between a giddy celebration of the group’s previously unfathomable successes, delegates’ passage of Green New Deal and open borders initiatives, …

The people behind that Halloween petition want to create a new holiday: National Trick or Treat Day

(CNN)Fear not, Halloween purists: Your beloved holiday will probably remain on October 31. But what’s better than one day of witches and vampires roaming the street? Two days of treats! The association will partner with Party City to launch #ALLoween, a campaign to promote the new holiday that — fittingly — hits stores on Friday, September 13, according to the petition. The association’s campaign to shift Halloween to a Saturday began in 2018. Organizers claimed that the change would make the holiday “safer, longer and stress-free.” After a year languishing on the petition website, it began picking up steam this month. The group didn’t specifically outline just how a Saturday spookfest would make for a better Halloween, but in theory, …

Virginia black caucus, state Democrats boycott commemorative events over Trump’s attendance

(CNN)Black state lawmakers in Virginia are planning to boycott an event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in the western hemisphere because President Donald Trump plans to attend. “The VLBC will not in good conscience sit silently and support his inclusion in this event. It is impossible to ignore the emblem of hate and disdain that the President represents,” the 20-member caucus said, adding, “Those who have chosen to attend and remain silent are complicit in the atrocities that he incites.” Trump on Tuesday appeared unbothered by the boycotts, downplaying it as “all a fix.” “That’s OK. Well I think if that’s the case I’d be shocked, but if that’s the case, they’re fighting against their …

Ill-Fated Woodstock 50 Festival Is Canceled Once And For All

Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won’t take place next month. Last week Jay-Z, Dead & Company and John Fogerty announced that they wouldn’t perform at the event after organizers said it was moving to Maryland from New York. Organizers said they were planning to make Woodstock 50 a free benefit concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, before announcing they had canceled the festival altogether. Lang announced the 50th anniversary event in March alongside Fogerty and rapper-actor Common, two acts that were slated to perform. Other artists who were booked for the festival included the Killers, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper, Robert Plant …

Gwyneth Paltrow On What Happens To Your Identity When You’re Not ‘F**kable’

Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about her looks, the aging process and struggling with her identity as she gets older on a recent episode of Goop’s new podcast, “ “I’ve always felt so funny about my looks,” the “Iron Man” actress told Goop editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill. “I think that it’s very rare to think that you’re a beautiful person, and so, I feel like every other woman — like, I don’t see that when I look in the mirror.” “I think when you come to age, if you have this broad identity as that, what does it mean to get wrinkles and, like, get closer to menopause, and all these things?” she pondered. “What happens to your identity …