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Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …

Art

Russian who 'saved the world' recalls his decision as 50/50

FRYAZINO, Russia (AP) — The elderly former Soviet military officer who answers the door is known in the West as "The man who saved the world."<p>A movie …

United Nations

'You Buy These Or I Take Your Car': Cop Shakes Down Driver For Police Fundraiser

"Nothing he did was right," said Philadelphia's police chief.<p>A Philadelphia police officer was reassigned to desk duty and stripped of his service weapon on Friday, the day after video surfaced showing him pressuring a motorist to donate to a fundraising event.<p>In the first video, posted to Facebook …

Breast Cancer

Put Your Best Face Forward: 3 Steps to Contouring Like the Pros

Face it -- the art of contouring has always been one of hollywoods best kept beauty secrets. From playing up your cheekbones, to reshaping your nose, professional makeup artists have been using contouring for years. While it used to be a technique known only to celebrities, the tricks to …

FBI's 'Smoking Gun' Video of Boston Marathon Bombing Doesn't Exist

Tsarnaev Brothers on the day of the marathon bombing. FBI handout.<p>What do former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, an appeals court justice, several …

Off the Runway

Jenn de la Vega / February 13, 2015<p>Secret’s out: the real fun at New York’s Fashion Week is far from the runway. Each season, the sidewalks swarm …

Boehner raises possibility of Homeland Security shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because …

Homeland Security

The Dangers of the Appearance-Driven Diet

A new study found that when people focus on looks, they're less tuned in to the body's signals of hunger and fullness.<p>Growing up I was terrified of being fat. My mother made disparaging remarks about girls on TV who were slightly chubby and the teen magazines I read were endlessly obsessed with …

The Lost and “Found ID” Oddity in Terror Cases—Stupid or Sinister?

One intriguing—if barely discussed—aspect of the Paris massacre was the quick progress authorities made in their investigation.<p>According to <b>CNN</b><b>,</b> this …

20 Ways to Fall In Love All Over Again

There are lots of great things about being in a long-term relationship: Research shows that happy couples, in many ways, have better health and …

I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle’s war was not my war

Don’t make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it<p>I spent nights in Iraq lying prone and looking through a 12-power sniper scope. You only see a limited view between the reticles. That’s why it’s necessary to keep both eyes open. This …

Bibi & Boehner blow it: How they strengthened the White House’s hand

The speaker and Israeli prime minister had the perfect plan to subvert diplomacy with Iran. It failed spectacularly<p>John Boehner and the Republican Party had what it thought would be a fun idea to tweak the president, assert congressional authority, give U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East a …

NAACP Official: Cop Who Fatally Shot Armed Man Is Proof of ‘Shoot First and Ask Questions Later’ Culture

After reviewing body-cam video of a police officer fatally shooting an armed man, the president of a local NAACP said the incident is proof of a “shoot first and ask questions later” culture.<p>Image source: KTUL-TV<p>Pleas Thompson, president of the NAACP in Tulsa, Oklahoma, told KTUL-TV that a Muskogee …

Law Enforcement

How Will Obama Punish Netanyahu?

The White House is rightly apoplectic about Netanyahu’s address to Congress, but will Obama or Hillary sack up and let the Israelis know that it’s …

Israel

America’s new golden age of black ops: Inside our secret global war abroad

The U.S. has already launched missions in 105 countries in 2015 — approximately 80 percent of 2014’s total<p>In the dead of night, they swept in aboard V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Landing in a remote region of one of the most volatile countries on the planet, they raided a village and soon found …

More than 15 dead on the 4th anniversary of Egypt's revolution

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A Landslide for Guilty at the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial?

Tsarnaev is transferred to court. Courtesy WHDH TV.<p>The pre-trial results are in from a straw poll of prospective jurors in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s …

What Sarah Palin Did in Iowa Left Democrats Saying Two Words: ‘Thank You!’

What could Sarah Palin possible say that would leave Democrats saying, “Thank you”?<p>Quite a few things, it turns out.<p>Image via YouTube<p>During her address to the Freedom Summit in Iowa Saturday, the former Alaska governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate embarked on a verbal tangent, seeming …

United States

Our South Korean Allies Also Hack the U.S.—and We Don’t Seem to Care

South Korea’s online espionage program may be primarily focused on the North, but it’s also targeting the United States—and the U.S. government isn’t …

Jindal: Muslims form 'no-go zones' outside civic control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some countries have allowed Muslims to establish autonomous neighborhoods in cities where they govern by a harsh version of Islamic …

Religion

Closing Off The Courtroom: Latest from the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Where else do you see journalism of this quality and value?<p>Please help us do more. Make a tax-deductible contribution now.<p>Our Comment Policy<p>Keep it …

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

21 Creative Ways to Cook With Whole Grains

From barley to farro to brown rice, we love these creative ways to cook whole grains.<p><b>Whole grains are good for you</b> and taste great—these creative recipes for soup, salad, and more are proof. From brown rice to freekeh and millet, we've got 21 tasty options for breakfast, dinner, and everything in …

Healthy Eating

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N Korea offers US talks over nuclear impasse

North Korea has offered holding talks with the United States in a renewed bid to sway Washington after it rejected Pyongyang's proposal to suspend nuclear tests under the condition that annual US military drills with South Korea were put off.<p>North Korea's deputy UN Ambassador An Myong Hun told a …

North Korea

Stakes High, Expectations Low for Nuclear Talks With Iran

North Korea offers to meet U.S. on rejected nuclear test proposal | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea offered on Tuesday to meet directly with the United States in a bid to sway Washington after it rejected Pyongyang’s proposal to suspend nuclear tests if annual U.S. military drills with South Korea were shelved.<p>North Korea’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador An Myong …

Mitt's Multiple Personalities

In 2008, Romney was the True Conservative. In 2012, he was the Economic Turnaround Whiz. He wants to run in 2016 as the Poverty Fighter.<p>The 2012 election seems so long ago, doesn't it? Michele Bachmann's autism theories, weekly Biden gaffes, Nine-nine-nine ... it's all so hazy. You probably can't …

Hotels with Height: The World's Ten Best Treetop Stays

<i>By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>A treehouse sojourn is a memorable holiday that every avid traveler should add to their bucket list. From the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand, we've unearthed the planet's most incredible treetop escapes:<p><b>Tongabezi</b> …