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Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major …

Russia

American Medical Association urges ban on TV drug ads

By Justin Wm. Moyer<p>, Reporter<p><i>A Claritin ad aired in 1996 before regulatory changes made drug spots on television more common — and before the allergy medication became available over-the-counter. At the time, the Claritin ad could not even specify what condition the drug treated.</i><p>If one of doctors’ …

Pharma

Plus-Size Model Iskra Lawrence Launches RunwayRiot, a Fashion Website for Curvy Women

When plus-size model Iskra Lawrence decided to create a fashion website for curvy women, she made one rule: No Retouched Photos.<p>“It’s something I’m …

How India built the International Space Station, and other lessons from an Indian propaganda video

India’s election campaigns are uneasily adjusting to the digital age. Where there once were billboards, now there are jingles, videos and even holographic versions of the country’s politicians — some more successful than others.<p>A musical ode to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by one of the leader’s …

Royal Society photographic competition: The winner and runners up - Telegraph

Lunar Lovers, Why Now Is the Best Time to Moon Watch

One of the first things every new moon watcher learns is that, when observing the moon, timing is everything.<p>You might think the best time to look at …

Astronomy

Daniel Radcliffe Admits He Struggled With Alcohol Abuse After ‘Harry Potter’ Was Over

Alcoholism is a deadly disease, one that can kill the imbiber both during active addiction and during withdrawal. Therefore, we should applaud <i>Harry Potter</i> star Daniel Radcliffe for beating the urges to pour assorted liquors down his throat. He’s embracing both recovery and a healthier lifestyle …

Facebook is making it easier to donate to charity

Facebook is testing a new tool that will make it easier for charities to raise funds on the social media platform.<p>The new feature is called "fundraisers." It allows charities to use their own pages to raise funds for specific campaigns, a process that should take users just a few simple clicks to …

Don't Believe Everything You Read on Social Media About the Paris Attacks

By Allison Jackson<p>As news of the Paris attacks broke on Friday, social media users flooded Facebook and Twitter to express their horror and share the …

The internet has officially hit rock bottom

The internet can be a frightening and inspiring place, sometimes at the same time. The speed at which we can write and spread information means that one person’s knee-jerk perspective can become the entrenched views of millions in a matter of minutes.<p>As the events that took place in Paris last week …

Laissez-Faire

Zara fired employees in France after a woman in a hijab was barred from one of its stores

Fast-fashion retailer Zara has found itself in the midst of controversy after a security guard denied a woman in a hijab entry into one of its French stores.<p>A video of the event, which occurred in Plaisir, a suburb west of Paris, had spread quickly on social media, provoking outrage and calls for a …

Employment

Obama would veto bill toughening Syria refugee checks: White House

The US House of Representatives could vote as early as Thursday on resolution 4038, which aims to block administration plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year.<p>"Given the lives at stake and the critical importance to our partners in the Middle East and Europe of American …

Middle East

Jeb Bush: ‘The only way to defeat Isis is to increase US ground troops in Syria’ – video

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks to students at the Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, on Wednesday and calls for more action to tackle the threat of Islamic State in the Middle East. Telling the audience ‘we are at war with radical Islamic terrorism’, Bush calls for …

Congress approves space mining, minus regulation

American companies now have the all-clear to pursue their dreams of mining in space. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, a measure that lets US companies own any non-organic resources they harvest from asteroids and other …

Fallible But Final: Why Justice Scalia is Wrong About the Supreme Court's Authority

Are government officials obliged to conform their conduct to Supreme Court decisions that they believe to be wrong? Recently, at an event with Princeton University Professor Robert P. George, Justice Antonin Scalia addressed this question--one that, as Ramesh Ponnuru notes, has inspired no end of …

Antonin Scalia

Passenger's bomb 'joke' forces plane to land in Bulgaria

SOFIA/WARSAW (Reuters) - A bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax, made by a “joking” Polish passenger, forced an airliner flying from Warsaw to Egypt to make an emergency landing in Bulgaria on Thursday.<p>An Airbus A320-232, operated by charter firm Small Planet Airlines Poland, is seen in Burgas …

Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday threatened a presidential veto of House Republican legislation aimed at increasing screenings for …

Syrian Refugees

Gravy Recipes That Tie The Whole Thanksgiving Meal Together

Best not forget.<p>Come Thanksgiving, all anyone can talk about is the turkey, the sides and the pies. (We know because we’re guilty of it, too.) But that means we’re all forgetting about one of the most important parts of the meal: the gravy.<p>The gravy might not feel as special as any of the other …

Cooking

Venus, Mars, Jupiter and meteor

Alignment of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and a meteor on the ecliptic plane. Not a large meteor but a little gem of color.<p>By all reports, the Leonid meteor …

Oprah Winfrey Reflects Back on the Famous 'You Get a Car!' Giveaway

“You get a car, you get a car, everybody gets a car!”<p>Oprah Winfrey uttered those now-famous words 11 years ago on her mega-successful <i>The Oprah Show</i>, …

Oprah Winfrey

Encrypted messaging app Telegram shuts down Islamic State propaganda channels

Messaging service says it was 'disturbed' at reports that terrorist group was using it and has blocked 78 accounts since Paris attacks<p>Telegram, an encrypted messaging app that has been recommended as a secure communications tool by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), has shut down …

Bild: Hanover attackers tried to smuggle explosives into stadium

Tuesday's canceled football game in Hanover followed a warning that "numerous explosives" were due to explode inside the stadium, according to German …