Christine S Kinkead

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Snow, Sleet And Freezing Rain Blow Into Tri-State Area

<i>(Credit: CBS2)</i><p><b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> A messy mix of rain, snow and sleet was expected to hit the Tri-State area as part of a winter storm system …

The Week in Review: State of the Union Is ‘Strong’

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress, a tradition dating back to George …

Michelle Obama

Microsoft Windows 10 January Build is available now

If you’ve already signed up for Microsoft's Insider program, then you’re in luck. The Windows 10 January Build, also known as the Consumer Build, …

Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

TOKYO (AP) — Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a $200 million ransom, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors.<p>Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group …

National Security Council

Kristin Cavallari: I'm too skinny

While most celebrities are working hard to be thin, Kristin Cavallari is looking to bulk up her skinny frame.<p>“Because I have no curves … I can look really skinny and I don’t like that look,” the former “Hills” star told E! News. “So yes, I’m drinking protein shakes, I’m trying to put on muscle and …

Google Fiber could be announced for North Carolina next week

The chances of Google Fiber’s crazy-fast internet showing up in your town feel about as favorable as winning the lottery, but if you live in North Carolina, you may be in luck.<p>Google is holding events in Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte next week according to WRAL Techwire, and it’s very possible they …

A Bunch of New Microsoft Office Apps Are Coming This Year

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Virtual Reality

Snowboarding Heads Downhill as Skiing Hits an Upswing

Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over …

Skiing

The 8 Most Luxurious Mountain Resorts in America

While away this winter, nestle in these chic rustic escapes.<p><b>1) St. Regis Deer Valley, Utah</b><p>Settled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, this classic resort offers state-of-the-art spa services, heated outdoor pools and hot tubs and an enchanting terrace from which one can watch the sun blaze over …

First Look: 2015/16 Winter Gear

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show kicks off today in Salt Lake City, with thousands of brands coming together to debut products for fall …

Camping

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Spring in Chamonix

If the Charles Bozon piste is not steep enough for you, take the short cut<p>Chamonix is arguably one of the best ski destinations in the world. If not …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the<p>Jet Propulsion …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana, revamped Start menu, and Xbox app

Although Microsoft originally said it would release its new Windows 10 preview next week, the company has launched it today. The January build, as the company is calling this version, includes almost everything the company revealed at its event on Wednesday, including Cortana on the desktop, the …