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Among Santa Fe's Many Virtues? History, Art, Culture, Hospitality and Killer Vintage Clothing

As I'm regularly reminded by the video that plays each time I board an <i>American Airlines</i> flight, "There are so many places to go in this world..." While I've been fortunate enough to visit many wonderful destinations, until recently, Santa Fe, New Mexico has not been one of them.<p>Having just returned …

Santa Fe

37 Surprisingly Chic Gifts Under $25

Don't show a soul your receipts because these finds look très expensive.<p>It doesn't take bells and whistles to show your loved ones how well you know them. These thoughtful gift ideas are guaranteed to be some of the best birthday, anniversary, or just because gifts they've ever gotten.

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

Christmas Ornaments

10 Super Last-Minute Holiday Gifts That No One Will Know Were Last Minute

If you procrastinated on your holiday shopping or simply just forgot Christmas was a thing, don’t panic. We’ve got you covered with 10 ideas for …

Ferguson prosecutor: Some witnesses clearly lied

ST. LOUIS — Some witnesses who testified before the grand jury that investigated the shooting of an unarmed teenager clearly lied under oath, according to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.<p>In an interview Friday with radio station KTRS in St. Louis, McCulloch said he had no regrets about …

North Korea demands joint inquiry with US into Sony hacking scandal

Pyongyang threatens "grave consequences" if demands for dual probe are not met<p>North Korea has demanded a joint inquiry with the US into the Sony hacking scandal.<p>The regime on Saturday proposed that the Washington and Pyongyang conduct a joint inquiry into the affair, threatening "grave …

Return to Sri Lanka, 10 years after disaster struck

When Tal Abbady first visited the Sri Lankan town of Hikkaduwa, it was reeling from the devastating Boxing Day tsunami. This year she returned to see how it has changed.<p>The sound of reassurance can be many things. On the outskirts of one Sri Lankan town, it’s the noise of villagers rhythmically …

Sri Lanka

How the FBI says it connected North Korea to the Sony hack — and why some experts are still skeptical

The FBI on Friday said that North Korea was responsible for the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hack leaked personal employee …

Sony calls in celebrity spin doctor to limit fallout from The Interview

A Washington fixer who inspired the lead character in television show <i>Scandal</i> has been hired to get a grip of Sony Pictures’ communications after the computer hack that exposed its secrets and sparked a bizarre showdown with North Korea.<p>Judy Smith, “the real Olivia Pope” who worked in the George HW …

U.S. seeks China's help against North Korean cyberattacks

The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday.<p>"We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this …