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Nearly 1 million Colombians in U.S. could tip peace deal vote

MIAMI — Nearly 1 million Colombians living in the United States may hold the decisive votes Sunday on whether their native country approves a peace deal to end the Western Hemisphere's longest-running guerrilla war.<p>Colombia's national referendum will ratify or reject a peace accord signed Monday by …

11 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

37 Recipes That Reinvented the Classics

We didn't think the classics could get any better—until they did.<p><b>Recipes like Caesar salads and ramen are classics for good reason:</b> They're close to perfect. But for exacting restaurant chefs and test kitchen editors, they're a foundation for endless inspiration. These 37 creative recipes …

Cooking

John Boyega Says the Star Wars Sequel Will Be 'Much Darker'

While <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> enjoys continued box office dominance, its sequel is already on the horizon for fans and those actually making it. …

Star Wars

The Better Way To Brown Ground Beef

Game changed.<p>When it comes to cooking meat, browning is everything. Not only does browning (aka the Maillard Reaction) take the flavor of your meal up a notch, but a crispy brown crust makes it look a whole lot more appetizing, too. Most of us know this is true when it comes to steaks, but few of …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Navajo Nation Says It Will Sue EPA Over Toxic Spill

The Navajo Nation will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an accidental spill of contaminated wastewater, the nation’s president, …

Pollution

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Call of Duty

52 Summer Outfit Ideas to Start Planning Now

Ready yourself for those lazy, hazy days and hot, hot nights, because summer weather has all but settled. Before you head off on your warm-weather adventures, make sure your...

Associated Press News

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

Grammy predictions: Who will dominate? Beyonce? Sam Smith? Pharrell? Sia?

Will Beyoncé reign as queen of the Grammys, or will the pop diva be dethroned by newcomer Sam Smith?<p>The AP makes educated guesses at who will dominate music's biggest night Sunday, when Smith, Beyoncé and Pharrell are the top contenders with six nominations apiece.<p>The Grammy Awards will air live on …

What Exactly Are Bitters, Anyway?

We spend a lot of time pretending to know what we're talking about when we're ordering cocktails. We feel comfortable saying this out loud, because we know you do it, too. No shame necessary. Cocktails are confusing and mixologists (not bartenders -- there's a difference) can be pretentious and …

The Difference Between Champagne And Sparkling Wine, Explained

There's one thing many of us know about Champagne, and it's that we like it. There's something about the bubbles, elegant glasses, and its pale amber color that makes the world feel festive and celebratory. But, that's where most of our knowledge stops.<p>With New Year's Eve right around the corner -- …