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World Bank warns some Lebanon projects might be cancelled

A senior World Bank official said Tuesday that the Lebanese economy is "not doing great" and urged the country's leaders to approve some $1.1 billion worth of projects put forward by the international lender, saying otherwise they could be cancelled.<p>Ferid Belhaj, the bank's vice president for the …

Menendez co-defendant sentenced to 17 years in separate case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dr. Salomon Melgen, the alleged co-conspirator in the corruption case of Sen. Bob Menendez, was sentenced to 17 years in prison in a separate federal case Thursday.<p>Melgen had been charged with 76 counts of health care fraud; making false, fictitious and fraudulent claims; and making false …

Google is selling a tiny camera for $249 that apparently only takes perfect pictures

Have a spare $249 and a desire to never think about when you <i>should</i> be snapping a photo? Then Google has something special for you.<p>Google Clips …

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A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?

Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered that E. coli bacteria could hold the key to an efficient method of capturing and storing or …

Slain deputy's 4-year-old comforts mom

A candlelight vigil was held for fallen Douglas County sheriff deputy Zack Parrish. During the ceremony, his widow spoke about how she will raise their daughters to know and love him.

It Feels Like -7 Degrees and This Gas Company Just Told Customers to Turn Down the Heat

Amidst record cold weather, National Fuel Gas Gistribution has asked its Western New York customers to turn down the heat five degrees. The …

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

NASA Believes It Knows How To Make Mars Green Again

NASA is thinking about introducing an artificial magnetic field near Mars so that it can develop an atmosphere which would hopefully help Mars support life and liquid surface water in the future. If introduced, Mars could have an atmosphere with half the Earth’s atmospheric pressure within a few …

Trump’s spin on Manafort indictment just raises more questions

<b>(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)</b><p>Donald Trump is trying to distance himself from Paul Manafort, and it’s not going over too well<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 30, 2017 3:46pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump is trying to spin the arrest of Paul Manafort with a claim that, by implication, argues his campaign didn't …

3D Printing Gives Hackers Entirely New Ways to Wreak Havoc

3D printing is on the verge of mainstream adoption, which will mean a fundamental shift in manufacturing. The driving force is not improvements to the technology, although those are also important, but rather a transformation in the industry’s business model.<p>For the last decade, the 3D printing …

The Latest: Senators announce plan for insurance markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and health care legislation (all times local):<p>11:50 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is backing away from his …

Climate change could shut down the major current that brings warm water to the Atlantic

While not as extreme as the doomsday scenario portrayed in the movie <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>, such a shutdown could cause wintertime temperatures to plummet by an estimated 7 degrees Celsius or more in northwestern Europe and shift rainfall patterns across the globe.<p>Many previous climate simulations …

Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips Recipe

<i>Salt and vinegar potato chips are a crunchy, salty, tangy classic. Here’s how to make them at home.</i>Adapted from Imen McDonnell | The Farmette …

We need a Robert Mueller resignation or a second special counsel

The only way to avoid a tainted investigation or a political explosion is another counsel to investigate possible obstruction of justice.<p>Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a problem: He has a disqualifying conflict of interest regarding a large part of his work. It involves a choice between …

Cell Phone Privacy Will Soon Get Its Day in Court

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear a case about whether police can obtain your phone’s location data without probable cause. …

How does the body process pain? Study sheds new light

Currently available pain medications have limited efficacy and numerous side effects. New research, however, provides deeper insights into how our …

Nephew Of Colonel Sanders Revealed The Secret Ingredients Of KFC's Fried Chicken

<i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekc<p>Whether it’s original or extra crispy, KFC is phenomenal. There are things in this world we may never know like how many …

She started composting. Who knew red wigglers and worm poop were so interesting?

By Kathryn Tolbert<p>Kathryn Tolbert<p>Editor working with freelancers in the Talent Network<p>Email Bio Follow<p>I have 1,000 worms living in a bin in my basement, eating the fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, along with eggshells, coffee grounds and tea bags. It smells lovely down there, and …

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Managers made errors in handling of dam crisis

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Late in the afternoon of Feb. 12, Sheriff Kory Honea was at the emergency operations center for the tallest dam in America …

Here’s just how risky it is to fight North Korea

U.S. military options for confronting North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs are fraught with grave risks, unlike recent strikes in Syria and Afghanistan.<p>“Realistically, anything is on the table,” said Dean Cheng, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a Washington …

Why it’s dangerous to have so many generals in the Trump Cabinet

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer reporting from a center-right perspective<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>Don’t get me wrong: Some of the better appointments President Trump has made are generals or lieutenant generals (e.g. H.R. McMaster). In part, that’s because other picks suffer from …

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Inside The Computerized Lettuce Factory Of The Future

Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It's all a bit messy and inefficient, at least by the standards of modern technologists, who are more accustomed to server farms that churn through data …

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Jam Bars Recipe

<i>Jam bars. Just what the name implies—a collision of shortbread and preserves cut into bars. Sweet and crumbly and gooey and all around lovely.</i>Adapted …