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This Teenager Accused Two On-Duty Cops Of Rape. She Had No Idea The Law Might Protect Them.

When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.<p><b>Anna was sitting</b> in the parked car with two friends when a charcoal gray van pulled up and flashlight beams …

Crime

Is Albania Eastern Europe's answer to the Amalfi Coast?

“Albania!” my barrister friend exclaimed when Mrs Harding divulged our holiday destination. “What have you done wrong?”<p>The answer, in short, was that we were taking a punt on the word of a politician. In a political interview I did for this newspaper with Edi Rama, the country’s prime minister, …

European Travel

The Best Secret Islands in the World

1 of 11<p>Little Corn Island, Nicaragua<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Ærø, Denmark<p>3 of 11<p>Lizard Island, Australia<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Langkawi, Malaysia<p>Advertisement<p>…

Melanesia

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven newly accessible wonders of the world

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

TURRIALBA, Costa Rica — The trees of the International Cacao Collection grow here in an astonishing diversity of forms, bearing skinny cacao pods with scorpion-stinger protrusions, spherical green pods that could be mistaken for tomatillos, oblong pods with bumpy skin resembling that of the horned …

Forestry

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw "Deadpool," "Rogue One," and "Finding Dory" take the stage.<p>With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable …

Horror Movies

Portugal has the best quality of life in the world for expats

If you’re thinking of quitting your job where you live and moving abroad for a new life and career, then Portugal is apparently the place to be.<p>According to one of the world’s most comprehensive reports—Expat Insider 2017—on expats, Portugal has the best quality of life in the world. InterNations, …

European Travel

Artist's wild tattoos tell a story about rebirth & interconnectedness

Body modification -- be it tattoos, piercings or implants -- has become quite popular in recent years. Yet, decorating one's body is a tradition that …

This Website Will Pay You to Book Flights for People

Savvy travelers: put those skills to good use.<p>If you’re a master at nabbing great flight deals, you could start getting paid for it.<p>Farefetch is a …

How to Make Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts

Award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author Hedy Goldsmith creates a classic cinnamon-sugar doughnut that's better than anything you've ever waited …

Baking

How This Couple Travels the World on Less Than $25 a Day

Mike and Anne Howard's planned one-year honeymoon turned into the adventure of a lifetime, and it's still going, ever since they took off in January …

This 23-year-old Travels the World on Weekends for Under $1,000 a Trip

Proving you don't need much time of money to travel.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>When Elona Karafin was a child, she was …

Airline workers share some of the most bizarre things they've seen in their line of duty

When you deal with even a fraction of these busy travellers from around the world on a daily basis, you can expect to encounter some bizarre human behavior.<p>As one flight attendant told Business Insider, you really get to see it all: "Never say never. Weirdness will always outdo itself if you …

Line of Duty

This graphene filter could make it cheaper to drink seawater

We'll drink to that<p>A new study released earlier this week in the journal <i>Nature Nanotechnology</i> may be a major step towards making desalinated water—water in which salt is removed to make it safe for drinking—a viable option for more of the world. Researchers from the University of Manchester …

This Calculator Shows You How Much You Can Make Renting Your House on Airbnb

If you're a millennial <i>and</i> you're a homeowner, we salute you. But seriously, if you have a mortgage bigger than you can afford, you may have …

Science should be taught like art or music: grab a test tube and have a go

Science is not just for boffins. If we can get our minds around football statistics, we can handle scientific enquiry – starting in primary school<p>Science is not just the brainy preserve of the stereotypical boffins you see on TV. In an interview last week, the head of the British Science …

It's Up to Congress to Call Trump to Account

A bipartisan vote condemning the president’s failure to distance himself from white supremacism could provide the leadership he has failed to offer.<p>On Saturday, Donald Trump was widely condemned for his response to the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a motorist …

Political Science

Terme Di Saturnia Is Bound To Be Your New Happy Place

And it's free to visit! 🙌<p>Way out in the Tuscan fields lies a magical little swimming spot that confirms Italy is pretty much a fairytale come true.<p>Terme di Saturnia is considered one of Europe’s most idyllic hot springs. The tiered pools sit atop a volcanic crater and perpetually gurgle with …

The Truth Behind New Mexico’s Mysterious 'Bottomless Lakes'

When cowboys were exploring the Wild West, they came across nine lakes in New Mexico. In an attempt to get to know the land, they cut giant pieces of …

Recipe: How to Make Portuguese Custard Tarts

Lisbon is a city with a sweet tooth, and its most iconic pastry is the palm-size <i>pastel de nata,</i> or egg tart, a creamy custard tart available in <i>pastelarias</i> across the city. The recipe dates back to the 16th century, when the confections, like many other Portuguese sweets, were made by nuns in …

Guatemala for first-timers

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to …

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population

Bormida, population 394, also offering homes to rent for as little €50 a month in effort to persuade people to move there<p>The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.<p>Those who take …

Some States Are Making It Easier To Get Birth Control

With or without a federal mandate.<p>Two months into the Trump presidency, the fate of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate is still …

Health Care

The 46 Best Beach Towns in America

Every corner of the U.S. has a different vibe.<p>While a shore vacation may involve the same types of R&R (enjoying a lovely view, catching up on beach …

Travel

The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's Russia problem is getting worse -- and more complicated.<p>Questions about his campaign's alleged ties to Moscow seem to proliferate by the hour. The mushroom cloud surrounding his baseless allegations that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is spreading faster. The …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Lawmaker's 'peculiar midnight run' endangers Trump-Russia inquiry

House intelligence chair Devin Nunes reportedly disappeared from Uber ride, fueling further questions over his role in committee’s investigation<p>The House intelligence committee investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged links with Moscow looks in danger of unravelling as a result of the …

Sexual harassment: records show how University of California faculty target students

Documents reveal patterns in how officials appear to target vulnerable students they oversee – in some cases dramatically impeding their studies and careers<p>University of California professor Eric Gans told his female graduate student that he loved her – and that “in another universe”, they were …