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US-Saudi relations are being put to the test

This week, tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been magnified by the Saudi execution of an outspoken Shi'ite Sheikh, Nimr al-Nimr.<p>This has resulted in a growing diplomatic crisis between the United States and Saudi Arabia.<p>We should not expect that this incident will lead to a breaking of …

14 Golden Snacks to Serve at Your Last-Minute Golden Globes Party

Surprise! It's awards season! (Did it sneak up on you like it snuck up on me?) Whether or not you're a film and/or television buff, whether or not you have a ball gown tucked away for just such occasions, pop open some Champagne and fix some of the finest of finger foods.<p><b>Here are 14 golden ways to</b> …

Golden Globes

As Iraq fights Islamic State, violence rises in Shiite south

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the sun sets over Iraq's southern city of Basra, Ahmed Hilal rushes to lock his door. At night, every knock sends his heart beating …

Oil

Why taxi drivers are suddenly getting nicer

Taxi drivers are hamstrung in their ability to compete with Uber. They don't control the major lever of competition, the ability to lower their fares. They aren't allowed to surge price either, which can boost the supply of cars when and where passengers need them. In many markets, they can't let …

Transportation

Kim visits military as Koreas slide into Cold War standoff

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's leader has taken a victory tour of military headquarters to celebrate the country's widely disputed claim of …

North Korea

Samsung’s smart clothes are wearables you’d actually wear

LAS VEGAS — The man talking to me looks dapper in his grey suit. As we chat, he takes a smartphone out of his pocket and waves it over an enlarged …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of January 4, 2016)

The news this week was dramatic—from North Korea’s claims about a nuclear test, to the height of innovation at CES and a volatile international stock market. Read some of the week’s biggest stories from The Daily Edition.<p><b>1.</b> North Korea’s Nuclear Test Triggers Warning From South Korea—NBC News, …

North Korea

Meet Kendall Jenner’s Creepy-Ass, Brilliant “Twin”

the satire is #blessed<p>There’s no reason we should have missed this, but miss this we did. Thanks to Mic, we are now aware of Kendall Jenner’s “twin,” Mr. Kirby Jenner. This is not—we repeat, not—Poot 2.0. Rather, it’s a brilliant, rather creepy satire of the #perfect, #blessed life Kendall offers …

Fitbit is officially scared of Apple

Blaze isn't the first smartwatch that Fitbit offers, but it does show that Fitbit is serious about its continued move upmarket into full-featured wearable territory.<p>This strategic shift has already translated into meaningful increases in average selling prices, and the market for smart wearables is …