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Climate Change Could Trigger More Volcanic Eruptions, Study Finds

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 16:42

WASHINGTON — Climate change fueled by human activity could boost the frequency and severity of volcanic eruptions, a recent scientific study has found.

Baby Hospitalized After Being Attacked by Raccoon in Her Home, Family Says

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 16:26

Little Journi Black was asleep on her parent’s bed in their Philadelphia apartment when a raccoon apparently dragged her onto the floor and attacked her Wednesday, her uncle Kenneth McDuffie said.

Former U.S. Attorneys Warn Trump About 'Severe Repercussions' Of Firing Robert Mueller

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 15:10

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of more than 20 former federal prosecutors has urged President Donald Trump to stand by his recent statements and allow special counsel Robert Mueller to conduct his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election without interference.

Parents Give Teachers Gift Suggesting Son Drives Them To Drink

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 15:06

Instead of whining about their son’s teachers, Ohio parents Mary and Paul Sommers decided to wine them for Christmas instead.

John Schnatter Is Out as Papa John's CEO. Here's What We Know About His Money

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:07

Papa John's founder John Schnatter will step down as chief executive on January 1. This comes after his controversial comments about the NFL protestors.

There Is Now Weed Named After Monica Lewinsky

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 13:58

A Washington-state based cannabis producer called Sugarleaf created a strain of weed named “Monica Lewinsky,” and the woman behind that namesake has discovered it.

Arab alliance: Yemen one million cholera cases report exaggerated

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 13:02

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Friday an announcement by the International Committee of the Red Cross that cholera cases in the country had reached one million suspected cases was exaggerated. "It is nearly impossible to accurately determine whether the suspected cases are cholera or simple diarrhea," a statement by the spokesperson for the coalition said. Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthi armed movement, aligned with Iran, and a U.S.-backed military coalition headed by Saudi Arabia.

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Sedan

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 13:00

The sports sedan to beat.

The Latest: Barely active, California wildfire nears record

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:58

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Southern California's big wildfire (all times local):

Divers Find Sunken WWI Submarine, 100 Years After It Disappeared

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:51

One of Australia's oldest naval mysteries has been solved.

U.S. drops charges that U.N. economist underpaid Bangladeshi worker

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:42

U.S. prosecutors have dropped charges accusing a United Nations economist in New York of committing visa fraud by bringing into the country a domestic worker from Bangladesh and then failing to pay her a lawful wage, his lawyers announced on Friday. Hamidur Rashid, a Bangladeshi national and economist at the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs, was charged with visa fraud and fraud in foreign labor contracting in June.

Afghan raisin houses get a facelift to boost productivity

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:21

Afghan farmer Abdul Jalil Gulzar sits by a pile of raisins in the squat mud brick shed where generations of his family have dried their grape harvest.

Trump tweets 'thank you' to head of group accused of illegal political activity, racial bias

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:20

Trump’s commendation of Charlie Kirk comes on the heels of the New Yorker report which suggests that the nonprofit Turning Points may have violated campaign finance laws with its involvement in political activity during the 2016 presidential election and has been accused of creating a racially biased work environment.

This Food May Help You Sleep Better

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:18

Your brain may see a boost, too

Of Course There Was A Secret In That Big 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Cameo

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:44

When it comes to “Star Wars” cameos, there is do or do not.

Iran’s North Korean Playbook to Protect Its Nuclear Program

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:41

Tehran is building up Hezbollah as leverage against an attack by Israel.

Major powers seek to hold Syria peace congress in late January

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:17

Major powerbrokers agreed Friday to hold a peace congress for Syria in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi in late January after previous attempts to hold the conference collapsed. Sochi will host the "Congress of National Dialogue" on Syria on January 29 and 30, said a joint statement released after two days of talks spearheaded by Russia and Iran, both key backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, and rebel-aligned Turkey.

How to cook the perfect Christmas dinner – the definitive step-by-step guide

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:15

Juggling all the components that go into having the Christmas dinner all laid out on the dinner table can seem like having to deliver six billion presents all over the world in one evening. And with just four hobs (or seven reindeers in Santa's case) too. Everything has to be piping hot and on the dinner table at the same time, on time (quite like the presents under the tree). And while this may seem like mission impossible, you can do it. Really. You just need a little help. That's why, with the kind help of Leiths Cookery School, we have put together this definitive interactive guide to cooking the perfect Christmas dinner on this most stressful of days.   Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith founded the school in 1975, and their teachers have been helping home cooks master the seemingly dark arts of cookery ever since.  With this guide you can follow their expert timings and instructions, making a breeze of the (roughly) five hour cooking process. Just hit start on the graphic and follow the step-by-step guide. Checklist | What you need to make our perfect Christmas dinner The guide works on the basis that you are working with a conventional home oven and four hobs. It's a done-in-one-go instruction manual; there's no need to do anything the day or the week before (although you do need to make sure your turkey is fully defrosted by the time you wake up on Christmas morning). And if you fall behind at any point, don't worry too much: Leiths say they'd always allow for an hour's contingency when cooking a meal as large as this. Simply click the link at the bottom of the graphic to reveal the step-by-step process in full. Good luck and have a Merry Christmas! Christmas roast interactive timer Celebrate Christmas with Leiths with their festive gift guide How to make the perfect gravy | Source: Leiths cookery School  

Rights groups call on Egypt to free Al-Jazeera journalist

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:13

CAIRO (AP) — Rights groups and a press freedom organization renewed calls on Egyptian authorities Friday to release an Al-Jazeera journalist whose detention passed the one-year mark. Egypt accuses the Qatar-based news network of bias toward Islamist groups including its own outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

'Beds Are Just Wireless Chargers For Humans'

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 09:15

Separated from their cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free.