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Senate committee votes to authorize war against ISIS

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday voted to authorize President Obama's war against the Islamic State group -- the first vote in Congress to explicitly grant him war powers in the U.S. battle against the militant extremists.<p>The vote was 10-8, with most Democrats in favor and …

Sweet Green Pistachio Cupcakes

Pistachio cupcakes are pure comfort food. Made with instant pudding and love, these are an after-school treat everyone will adore.<p>When I was in elementary school, I discovered pistachio pudding. It was honestly a revelation -- the buttery, smooth flavor with a hint of cherry was one of the best …

Venezuela Tells U.S. To Cut Embassy Staff By 80 Percent

By Diego Ore<p>CARACAS, March 2 (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday ordered the U.S. embassy in Caracas to reduce staff from 100 to 17 amid the worst diplomatic flare-up between the two ideological foes since socialist President Nicolas Maduro was elected in 2013.<p>Maduro, who like his predecessor Hugo …

Kerry suggests Russia sanctions decision could come soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday additional sanctions against Russia are “teed up” should events in eastern Ukraine warrant them, and he suggested a decision may come soon.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at a Senate Appropriations State, …

Russia

Rubio: Cuba taking advantage of U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> In "The Godfather Part II," Michael Corleone famously responds to a U.S. senator's demands by saying, "My offer is this: nothing."<p>Since President Barack Obama announced his normalization deal with the Cuban regime in December, life appears to be imitating art. Last week, Cuban President …

Was Michael Brown surrendering or advancing to attack Officer Darren Wilson?

Just before Michael Brown was felled by police bullets, he turned to face the officer, Darren Wilson, who had been in pursuit.<p>Then, at the climax of an incident that has gripped and divided the country, Brown started moving toward the officer. The question of what happened next was at the heart of …

Legal toking still months away despite pot votes in Alaska, Oregon

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Voters in the blue state of Oregon and red state of Alaska have joined the fledgling green column of the U.S. political map by choosing to legalize recreational marijuana, but supporters are not at liberty to light up or buy their cannabis just yet.<p>Pedestrians pass by a DC …

U.S. Muslim leaders say FBI pressuring people to become informants

Muslim leaders nationwide say the FBI is pressuring some Islamic community members and religious leaders to spy on fellow Muslims as part of a government effort to combat extremist recruiting in the U.S.<p>The campaign has intensified in recent weeks, with mosques in California, Texas, Minnesota, …

Civil Rights

Obama Rebukes State Ebola Quarantine Rules

President Barack Obama delivered an implicit rebuke to states that have imposed strict Ebola quarantine rules Tuesday, warning they could undermine …

Halloween Tricks You Can Play With Food

Temperatures are falling, leaves are turning, pumpkin spice lattes have returned with a vengeance, and Halloween candy is crowding supermarket shelves. Fall is here and that means Halloween is on its way.<p><b>Click Here to See All of the Halloween Tricks You Can Play with Food</b><p>Halloween celebrations can …

Decorations

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

(Reuters) - At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola.<p>A soldier goes through the decontamination process with U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st …

Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks

Ebola has officially gone global.<p>The World Health Organization recently confirmed that a Spanish nurse was the first case of transmission outside Africa. Now it seems the first patient diagnosed in the United States transmitted the disease before he died.<p>More outbreaks are on their way.<p>While …

Ebola Panic As Video Captures Moment Plane Is Quarantined At Boston's Logan Airport (VIDEO)

Panic-stricken passengers have recorded the moment emergency workers in protective suits removed five people on board a flights from Dubai who were …

Obama and the Secret Service

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned her post under pressure on Wednesday, but the agency’s most important protectee has been notably reserved in his response to the flood of details about incidents that could have threatened him.<p>President Barack Obama hasn’t spoken out on the security …

Embattled Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns

The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile security lapses.<p>Julia A. Pierson, the first woman to hold the post, stepped down hours after an Army veteran who is …

Nuclear weapons expansion pushed in Congress despite accidents at lab

This month, the Department of Energy released its initial findings into one of the worst American nuclear accidents since the end of the cold war. On February 14, a 52-gallon drum containing radioactive waste from nuclear weapons production exploded at a storage facility near Carlsbad, New Mexico, …

Airstrikes in Syria: U.S., Allies Hit ISIS Oil Facilities

U.S. military forces and Arab partner nations targeted 12 ISIS-controlled modular oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday, officials said. Coalition forces also took out one vehicle linked to ISIS in the strikes, which involved Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.<p>In a release, the U.S. …

How Serious a Threat Is ISIS?

U.S. officials say the extremist group could harm the homeland. But does the danger justify another military campaign in the Middle East?<p>It wasn’t much fun to be a journalist in the aftermath of the Iraq War. When it became clear that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, many Americans, …

Not Fighting ISIS Could Be Worse Than Fighting It

Why intensifying the campaign against the group is justified<p>My friend and colleague David Frum makes a compelling case against America’s ramped-up war on the terrorist group ISIS. The thrust of David’s argument is that the U.S. will be waging this war on behalf of the Iranian regime, which, of …

How-Tuesday: Apple Cider Caramels

These apple-flavored caramels really evoke the essence of the fall season. You’ll love how fast the candy cooks up, and they make a sweet homespun gift for friends and neighbors. Boiled cider is the secret ingredient that gives them warm, baked apple flavor. Add cinnamon and nutmeg, and you’ve got …

13 Nostalgic Childhood Foods for Grown-Ups

Here are 13 recipes inspired by everyone’s favorite childhood foods.<p>Remember being a kid? All you needed to be happy was a gooey grilled cheese …

13 Best-Ever Sundae Toppings

From chewy tapioca balls to fluffy coconut-lime marshmallows, here are 13 incredible sundae toppings that are sure to please.<p>For star chef Jacques …

11 Drinks to Start Your Morning

In the world of morning beverages, there are a lot of personal preferences. There are hot drink drinkers and cold drink drinkers: Some people will adamantly order a cold coffee, even in the dead of winter, while others can never give up their hot latte, even as they sweat through an August commute. …

The Secret to Soft-and-Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

When blogger Silvana Nardone set out to replicate her favorite supermarket cookie, she quickly discovered that the texture was the hardest thing to …

Samosas (Fried Potato-Filled Pastries)

Make the dough: Pulse flour, butter, and salt in a food processor into pea-size crumbles. Add water; pulse until dough forms. Divide into 12 balls; …