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This Is The Story That Launched Anthony Bourdain's Media Career

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:12

The death of celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and TV personality Anthony

Honda Monkey and Super Cub C125 Coming to America

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:07

Honda Monkey and Super Cub C125 Coming to America OMG, OMG, OMG, it's actually happening! Honda is surfing the wave of tiny bikes as the market seems to have quite an appetite for them. After introducing such mini bikes as the Grom, the manufacturer

We Taste Test Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's $40 Royal Wedding Pinot Noir

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:06

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex poured Domaine Eden Pinot Noir from Mount Eden Vineyards for guests of the royal wedding this spring. We tasted the wine from California—here's our verdict.

Anthony Bourdain dead at 61: Remembrances pour in for celebrity chef and CNN host

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:24

Fans, friends and colleagues are reacting with shock and sadness to news of the celebrity chef and CNN host's apparent suicide.

Austria shuts seven mosques and plans to expel imams in 'political Islam' crackdown

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:51

The Austrian government is to order the closure of seven mosques and expel up to 60 imams in a crackdown on political Islam and Turkish nationalism, it has announced. “Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation have no place in our country,” Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian chancellor, said. Six of the seven mosques are being closed on suspicion of links to Islamic extremism. They are run by an organisation called the Arab Religious Community, which the government has also ordered to be shut down. The seventh mosque affected is a separate case. It is to be closed on suspicion of links to the Grey Wolves, a far-Right Turkish nationalist group. The move comes after images emerged earlier this year of children as young as four being made to wear Turkish army uniforms and salute the Turkish flag inside the mosque in Vienna’s Favoriten district. Two imams have received deportation orders, and another 60 are under investigation and could face expulsion along with their family members, Herbert Kickl, the Austrian interior minister, said.  They include 40 members of the Union of Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations in Europe (ATIB), a group close to the Turkish government which is also suspected of links with the Grey Wolves.  The Austrian government says it is targeting foreign financing of religious groups as well as what it calls political Islam in the country - but Turkey has reacted angrily, calling the moves discriminatory Credit: Ronald Zak/AP Turkey reacted angrily to the move. “Austria’s decision to close seven mosques and expel imams is a reflection of the Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory wave in this country,” a spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “It is an attempt to target Muslim communities for the sake of scoring cheap political points.” Austria denied that the move targeted Muslims in general and said it was only directed at politicised mosques whose activities were not in line with the country’s constitution. “It is not a contradiction to be a devout Muslim and a proud Austrian,” Gernot Blümel, the culture minister said. Mr Kurz is in coalition with the far-Right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and his government has been accused of fanning populist anti-Muslim sentiment. Six of the mosques to be closed are run by the Arab Religious Community. The Austrian government says the group is promoting the hardline Salafi school of Islam followed by extremists such as Isil and al-Qaeda.  

Queen of Holland's sister found dead in apartment in Argentina

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:39

The Queen of Holland’s youngest sister has been found dead in Argentina. Ines Zorreguieta, the 33-year-old sister of Queen Maxima was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires in what is believed to have been a suicide. The death was confirmed by the Royal House's communications department and no further details were provided.

2018 World Oceans Day: Simple steps can help to reduce the excessive, harmful plastic polluting our oceans

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:03

World Oceans Day is held annually on June 8, and 2018's action focus is on preventing plastic pollution, which kills more than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals per year.

The conversation around the Lewinsky affair has evolved – Bill Clinton has not

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:00

Bill Clinton is currently on a book tour to promote The President is Missing, a thriller he has written with James Patterson. Clinton, 71, has been criticized for responding in a manner many consider to be tone deaf. In an interview Monday on NBC’s Today program, Clinton said he doesn’t owe Lewinsky a personal apology.

Weekend Recipe: A Flourless Orange Cake

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 07:00

A refreshing summer treat

Vatican document suggests role for married priests, women in the Amazon

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:59

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A document for a meeting of Catholic bishops from the Amazon, expected to evaluate ordaining elderly married men as priests for the vast region, says the Church should make "daring proposals". A preparatory document released on Friday also says the meeting, known as a synod, taking place in October 2019, should consider conferring on women in the area some "type of official ministry". The synod will include bishops and other representatives from the nine countries of the Amazon basin, including indigenous peoples.

But How Feasible Is The 'Ocean's 8' Heist Really? A Blow-By-Blow Examination

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:45

Warning: This article contains spoilers. So many spoilers. Highly detailed,

Student From Iowa Killed 3 Weeks After ICE Sent Him Back To Mexico

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:06

An Iowa high school student who was sent back to Mexico by immigration

Obama official: 'We should have done more' on Russian interference in 2016 election

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:00

Ben Rhodes details the former president's missteps in dealing with the threat of a Russian propaganda campaign.

Former NBC host Matt Lauer can keep New Zealand ranch

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:05

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former "Today" show host Matt Lauer can keep a lakeside ranch in New Zealand after authorities there concluded Friday there wasn't enough evidence he'd breached a "good character" condition.

Trump Will Win 2nd Term In 2020, Mitt Romney Predicts

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:46

Mitt Romney, who has called Donald Trump a "con man" and who was at the

Ben Bernanke: 'Wile E. Coyote' Economy Will Go Off A Cliff In 2020

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:40

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that the Trump

France's Emmanuel Macron Throws Down Trump Twitter Gauntlet: G7 Can Be G6

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:15

From international pal to Twitter challenger, French President Emmanuel Macron

'Parts Unknown' Host Anthony Bourdain's Death Ruled a Suicide: Officials

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:00

His mother told The New York Times that a friend had described his mood as "dark" these last couple of days.

Canada Senate passes bill legalizing recreational marijuana

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:39

Canada's Senate passed a bill Thursday legalizing recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug. Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, passed the Senate with 52 votes for, 30 against and one abstention after months of debate over the ramifications of legalization. The Cannabis Act will now go back to the House of Commons, which passed the bill in November 2017 but needs to sign off on changes made by the Senate.

The Latest: Another use of force incident for Mesa police

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 22:28

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the beating of an Arizona man by police that was caught on video (all times local):