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5 Easy DIY Weekend Projects Under $300

Most of the cost of these DIY weekend projects is in the materials. The labor — that’s you — is free. All you need now are the hours.<p>But, hey, you’ve …

Home Improvement

Video shows officers kill Boston terror suspect

<b>(CNN) —</b> Usaamah Rahim hits the ground in the parking lot, just as a yellow school bus passes through the foreground of the surveillance video.<p>That much is clear from the footage, obtained from a fast-food restaurant about 50 yards away, showing how police killed the Boston terror suspect last week. …

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DIY treats: make your own chocolate bars and bourbon biscuits

More people are making their own confectionery – and now a new book shows you how to recreate a host of megabrand goodies. Is homemade always better, or can nothing beat a Milky Way?<p>You’ve got a craving for your favourite big-name biscuit. Do you a) grab your wallet and head to the corner shop, or …

Serve up Thomas Keller's simple, juicy roast chicken

Do you love chicken but don't want to be stuck in the kitchen prepping and cooking? Lucky for you, TODAY is teaming up with celebrity chefs to make things simpler for you. Join TODAY's "Super Simple Chicken: The Only Recipes You'll Ever Need," cooking series, which features 5 days of delicious …

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Grilled Flatiron Steak with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Let the steaks rest on top of the tomatoes. Their juices will commingle and make the dressing that much better.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 ½ pounds flatiron or skirt steak, cut into 4 pieces<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 …

6 Best-Ever Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

If you want to take everyone’s favorite ice cream treat to the next level, here are some excellent ideas.<p>This week’s Mad Genius Tips video reveals …

Avoid These 7 Common Quick Pickling Mistakes and Your Pickles Will Be Awesome

The 7 pickle mistakes you should avoid, from oversweetening your brine to mixing up your vegetables<p>Homemade pickles are the ideal foil to fatty, salty cookout food—but they're not necessarily the easiest thing to make (full disclosure: This writer has never made a good pickle, but she has hope …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

Love Stories

Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: Miso Ramen With Crispy Shredded Pork and Burnt Garlic Sesame Oil</b><p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds chicken backs and carcasses, skin and excess fat removed2 tablespoons vegetable …

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

Spice Up Your Soiree with these Fall Cider Recipes

Cheers to all the delectable delights of Autumn — kettle corn, pumpkin pie, and apple cider, to name but a few! <b>When seasonal temperatures start to drop, nothing chases off the chills better than a toasty beverage.</b><p>Next time you pass a roadside farm stand, why not pick up a gallon of locally made …

Phablets are big in Asia-Pacific, equalling tablets and laptops combined

"Phablets", the large-screened phones with screen sizes of between 5in and 7in diagonally, sold as well as tablets and laptops combined in the Asia-Pacific region during the second quarter, says research company IDC.<p>The news indicates that the smartphone business has created a new category lying …

Elon Musk reveals plans for high-speed Hyperloop

In a blog post today, Elon Musk revealed plans for an alpha version of his much-anticipated Hyperloop, an innovative transportation system that would move passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than 30 minutes. According to the plans (PDF), the Hyperloop would transport passengers in …

Obama's Intelligence Chief Will Head Up the Promised NSA Review

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last Friday, President Obama promised a review of current government surveillance practice by an …

Kerry: Israeli settlements move was expected

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1002000/1002188_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524651299_e78a6fd92e8f06823b6c3f18b7fa2180<p><b>The US has urged the Palestinians "not to react adversely" to Israel's approval of 1,200 new settlement homes only days before peace talks …