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Rubio Indicates He May Be Reconsidering Plan to Retire From Congress Following Orlando Terror Attack

For months, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a vanquished candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has vowed he will not seek re-election to the Senate. But Sunday’s terror attack in Orlando may have him re-thinking the decision to retire.<p>Speaking Monday with conservative radio host Hugh …

Government

Four Wineries With Incredible Food in Napa And Sonoma

Thanks to some seriously deranged laws, most wineries in Wine Country are not allowed to serve real food. Hence, the stale crackers and sweaty cheese …

Wineries

Thousands Protest at U.S. Air Force Base in Germany Against Drones

BERLIN — Several thousand demonstrators formed a human chain along the perimeter of a U.S. Air Force Base in southwest Germany on Saturday in protest against drone operations by the United States.<p>The demonstration was organized by the alliance "Stop Ramstein - No Drone War", which says the Ramstein …

U.S. Air Force

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Italy

Bars Are Playing Mind Games With Wine Glasses And People Are Noticing

Going for a night out and getting hammered is a great old pastime. We’ve been doing it for millennia. Some of us know our limits and sip one or two whiskeys and call it night. Some of us need a bottle of wine just to get going. Some of us don’t even care.<p>Bars and bartenders are the unsung heroes of …

Hope lost in Greece, some Syrians pay smugglers to get home

DIDIMOTICHO, Greece (AP) — Europe seemed like the promised land, worth risking their lives to reach. But in a muddy field on the northern edge of Greece, their dreams died. Now, dozens of Syrian refugees are risking their lives again but in the opposite direction — paying smugglers to take them …

Here's The Longest People Have Survived Without Air, Food, Water, Sunshine, or Sleep

Don't try this at home.<p>Humans can scale the highest mountains and live in the harshest deserts. But we all live precarious lives: ones not far from …

9 Lovely Wineries You Must See Along Sonoma’s Wine Road

You’ve been there: A spontaneous trip to Wine Country leaves you guessing which among roughly 3,000 wineries (that all sound the same) will offer a …

Wine

9 Lessons the Great Depression Taught Us About Money

Here are nine tips from the era that are still just as relevant today and can save your household a lot of money<p>Lasting from 1929 until 1939, the …

Three Somali Americans who plotted to join Isis in Syria convicted

Minneapolis jury convicts men of conspiracy to commit murder overseas after a counter-terrorism investigation led by the FBI in 2015<p>Three young Somali American men who plotted to join the Islamic State in Syria, have been convicted of conspiracy to commit murder overseas, following a landmark …

U.S. Federal Courts

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism

When Alain Benhamou walked into his apartment near Paris in July 2015 and saw the words "dirty Jew" scrawled on the wall, he knew it was time to …

Israel

Wine tasting in New Zealand’s stunning Marlborough region will do nothing for your drinking Hobbit

<b>A fine glass of wine is worth travelling 25,150 miles for.</b><p>I should know. I hauled butt to New Zealand for one – or to be precise, one hundred. …

Terror and tourism: The countries we're no longer visiting (and where we're going instead)

Turkey, Greece and Egypt are among those countries counting the cost of Europe's migrant crisis and fears over terrorism, with new figures revealing a sharp fall in foreign arrivals.<p>Egypt has suffered the most, with data showing that the number of tourists to the North African country so far in …

This Crazy Sponge-Filled Injection Just Saved Its First Life on The Battlefield

Technology FTW!<p>Those of you who've been following us for a while might remember that, last year, we reported on the development of an awesome …

In a major discovery, NASA observatory finds giant dark area on Sun

<b>Washington:</b> NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has spotted a giant dark area on the upper half of the Sun known as a coronal hole.<p>Coronal holes are …

Astronomy

Mickey Who? China’s Richest Man Opens Theme Park With Warning for Disney

The gates of China’s newest theme park were flung open Saturday — the first salvo in billionaire property magnet Wang Jianlin’s campaign to unseat …

Life truly is beautiful in Tuscany’s underappreciated Arezzo

<b>Arezzo was made famous as the setting for Roberto Benigni film Oscar-winning La vita è bella, but with its rich art and architecture, Elizabeth Warkentin finds the Italian city is an attraction in its own right</b><p>The Piazza Grande is the most noteworthy medieval square in Arezzo. (iStockphoto)<p>It’s …

A 67-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened Through LA's Urban Mountains

Los Angeles is a special place, geologically speaking: It’s one of a handful of large metropolitan areas that’s bifurcated by mountains. Not just a …

The 10 best budget places to stay in Italy

<b>Agriturismo Livadia</b>, <b>Gizzeria, Catanzaro, Calabria</b><p>On a gently sloping hillside gazing out to the Mediterranean, surrounded by olive trees and a heady …

Italy

401(k)s and estates: what you need to know

Taxes can have a big impact as you pass on your 401(k).<p>Key takeaways<p>Keep your 401(k) beneficiary designations current.<br>• Understand how inherited …

How to Paint Your Outdoor Woodworking Project - Quiet Corner

Outdoor woodworking projects such as patio or furniture present a problem that isn’t encountered when building projects that will be kept indoors: …

5 Stunning Hotels That Were Once Palaces

We often get caught up in the new and now when it comes to choosing a hotel, but sometimes it’s worth taking a look back at more unapologetically lavish times. Traveling in style used to mean opulent, over-the-top glamour and romanticism, not sharp, modern, and buzzy. This summer is prime time to …

27 of the Best Beaches in the World

Drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf, or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to Sri …

New beer made by monks arrives in the U.S.

At the Monastero di San Benedetto in central Italy, the monks understand the potential of the U.S. beer market — because these monks are American.<p>"I knew the difference between craft beer and run-of-the-mill factory beer," says Father Benedict Nivakoff of his life before committing himself to …

Beer

10 Actually Free and Interesting Things To Do in London

London can be an expensive city if you head to all the tourist traps. I am the master of finding something free to do in this city (could be to do with the fact I usually have no money in my pocket and I'm Dutch which means I'm basically a tight a**e!). Here's a great guide to London that's …

Bored with pinot grigio? Try these Italian white wines instead

I don’t want to be too rude about pinot grigio. The best ones (usually from Italy’s northern regions of Friuli and Trentino-Alto Adige) have some character – green apples, pears, a citrus streak.<p>The rest are, if not actually bad, just drearily dilute. Cheap pinot grigio has to be Italy’s blandest …

Spices

A luxury cruise line is launching private jet service so their passengers have nothing to do but relax

Passengers on the luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises are used to the finer things in life, so the company is on a mission to control every aspect of …

15-Year Old Canadian Boy Discovers Lost City in Mexico

A 15-year old boy from Quebec is making headlines today for discovering a lost Mayan city in Mexico. The boy used knowledge of ancient astronomy and …

Endlich! Free Wi-Fi Could Finally Become a Thing in Germany

Free Wi-Fi could finally become a widespread reality in Germany after the country’s ruling coalition partners struck a deal over new telecom …