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Is This American Spy Dead? Or Was He Ever Real?

Russian media trumpeted the death of Aleksandr Poteyev, the spy found guilty for being an American mole. But it’s unclear he’s dead, or that he was …

Rusty Mustard BBQ Beef Burger

Rusty Mustard BBQ Beef Burger, we are having so much fun coming up with recipes for our shredded chuck roast. Our Rusty Mustard BBQ Beef Burger is …

BBQ

Six-Layer Coconut Cake with Passion Fruit Filling

This towering dessert is made up of layers of super-moist, almost puddinglike coconut cake spread with tangy passion fruit curd, then topped with …

Scientists Build A Live, No-Frills Cell That Could Have A Big Future

Scientists announced Thursday that they have built a single-celled organism that has just 473 genes — likely close to the minimum number of genes necessary to sustain its life. The development, they say, could eventually lead to new manufacturing methods.<p>Around 1995, a few top geneticists set out …

Domino's Unveils Delivery Robot That Drives Pizza Right To Your Door

It's already begun test deliveries in Australia<p>Domino's, a pizza company that courts a reputation for dabbling in technological innovation, has debuted its idea for a delivery-person-free future.<p>The last time I ordered pizza from Domino's, I had to interact with many humans to finally have it …

Syrian troops push toward Palmyra, with Russian support

BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Russian aircraft, Syrian troops pushed Friday toward the historic central town of Palmyra in an offensive to recapture it …

Middle East

Markets tell themselves trade dispute will turn out OK

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Global stock markets rebounded Thursday from sharp losses triggered by escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China - the world's two largest economies - as traders banked on conciliatory statements from U.S. officials.<p>KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 …

UK denies plan to send troops to support new Libyan government

Officials say there are no plans for airstrikes on Libya or to send British forces to provide security on the ground<p>The government has said it has no plans to deploy British troops to provide security for Libya’s newly-appointed national unity government.<p>The denial came in response to a letter to …

Middle East

Female World War II pilot proud to be a WASP - VAntage Point

<i>This article was originally posted on Defense.gov.</i><p>For one Larned, Kansas, native, Women’s History Month means more than just honoring the many women …

This rancher says the Bundys are idiots — but he too is worried about losing access to public land

The Bundy brothers and the rest of the armed gang holed up at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon claim to represent ranchers. They don’t. …

Community Picks Recipe Testing—The Best Thing You Ate This Year

It's that time again—time to help us pick the contest finalists for The Best Thing You Ate This Year!<p>Any Food52 member is welcome to help us test our Community Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test that's in the list below! We'd love to see some new testers in the …

Banoffee Pie

FedEx Is Delivering Packages on Christmas to Make Up for Delays

FedEx is delivering packages on Christmas Day, after severe weather across the southern U.S. delayed shipments that were supposed to arrive on …

GOLDMAN: Here are the 3 big changes the Fed will make today besides raising rates

After a two-day meeting, the FOMC — the Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee— is expected to announce on Wednesday that it is raising interest rates for the first time in nine years.<p>After keeping borrowing costs super-low to boost spending and mend an economy that was bashed by a financial …

Oscars 2016,Ian McKellen,Mr Holmes,Oscars,Film,Culture,Awards and prizes,Film industry,Laura Linney,Superhero movies,Maggie Smith<p>The actor regales audience with tales of Maggie Smith, Judi Dench – and his research into the missionary position<p>Of all the actors gunning for recognition in the best …

Film Festivals

Associated Press News

Cuba Frees American Alan Gross, Held for Five Years

In a historic thaw of a relationship chilled since the early days of the Cold War, the United States announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic and economic ties with the communist island of Cuba.<p>The changes came with the abrupt release of an American government contractor, Alan Gross, who had …

How one African country beat Ebola

At least one African country has been able to fight back against Ebola: Nigeria, West Africa’s largest and most developed nation, has set the tone for a successful public health response to the frightening and often-misunderstood disease.<p>Faisal Shuaib is a Nigerian physician and public health …

UK Ebola screening for arrivals from affected areas

<b>People arriving in the UK from areas hit by Ebola face "enhanced screening" for the virus at Heathrow, Gatwick and Eurostar terminals.</b><p>Downing Street said passengers would be asked questions and potentially given a medical assessment.<p>It comes as Whitehall sources say it is "very unlikely" a British …

1Weather:Widget Forecast Radar

1Weather meets all your weather needs in a simple, beautiful package.<p>Track and view weather forecasts and current conditions for “My Location” to get …

Is Ello the hip new Facebook?

Advert-free social network Ello has launched and is taking aim at the social media giants. Rhiannon Williams investigates whether it lives up to its own hype<p>Upon checking Facebook and Twitter today, you may have been witness to discussions about <b>Ello</b>. Ironically, these are the very sites giants …

Mark Zuckerberg

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Reveals Four Player Co-Op Mode

Activision and Sledgehammer games have revealed a new four-player co-op survival mode for <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>.<p>As with each release in the <i>Call of Duty</i> franchise, there are always three pillars of play: competitive multiplayer, single-player campaign, and cooperative mode or modes.<p>In <i>Black</i> …