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US travel quiz: how well do you know America?

What's the address of the White House, where was Jaws set, and which is the longest river in the US? Find out in our quiz, which includes a devilishly difficult question from the American ambassador to London<p>You really should know the name of this building, but what's its address?<p>1 Washington Street<p>…

Giants beat Royals 3-2 in Game 7 to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They made a mockery out of the home-field advantage. They finished six games out of first place. Their best player was missing in action during the World Series.<p>Yeah, all that and $8 will get you a bunch of garlic fries at AT&T Park — the home of the World Series champions for …

World Bank pledges $100m to send health workers to Ebola-hit countries

The World Bank is to invest $100m (£63m) in an attempt to increase the number of foreign health workers heading for west Africa to care for people with Ebola.<p>Treatment centres in the three countries at the heart of the epidemic – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – are being built but the biggest …

Man drops cigarette, runs over own head

AURORA, Colo. — An unidentified Colorado man suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday morning when he jumped out of his vehicle to avoid being burnt by a lit cigarette he had dropped down the front of his jacket — and was run over by his own car.<p>The incident occurred on the 15900 block of East …

Century-old notebook from Antarctic expedition found - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in 1912 while crossing Antarctica, but his story lives on in artifacts that continue to be discovered on the frozen continent at the bottom of the world.<p>The most recent find: a century-old photographer's notebook in the ice at one of Scott's expedition …

Amelia Earhart plane fragment identified

A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.<p>New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum …

Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard in New Video: Why the Decision to End My Life on Nov. 1 is My Choice

With two days left before Nov. 1 – the day Brittany Maynard originally said she was planning to end her own life if her suffering became too great – …

NATO 'Vigilant' over Russian Warplane Maneuvers

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the transatlantic alliance remained vigilant after an increase in Russian military maneuvers in …

What a strengthening U.S. economy means for Canada

U.S. real GDP (2007-present)<p>Annualized rate of change from previous quarter<p>The U.S. rebound<p>The U.S. Commerce Department’s first (or “advance”) estimate of GDP for the three months ended Sept. 30 pegged the annualized growth rate at 3.5 per cent, down from a sizzling 4.6 per cent in the second …

UN urges salt-damage solution to reduce threat to crops

<b>About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.</b><p>The total area now affected is equivalent to the size of France - 62 million hectares - which has increased from 45 million 20 years ago.<p>Salt degradation occurs in areas of dry irrigated …

Commission says Christian business owners should leave religion at home

The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has a chilling message for Christian business owners who refuse service to LGBT organizations: leave your religion at home.<p>“It would be safe to do so, yes,” Executive Director Raymond Sexton told me. “Or in this case you can find yourself two years …

Most Of The Highest-Paid Players In The World Series Will Not Start Game 7

The San Francisco Giants will face the Royals in Kansas City for game 7 of the World Series. While home teams have won the last nine game 7s in the World Series, there is one area where the Giants have an advantage.<p>The projected starting lineup for the Giants in game 7 made $58.8 million this …

6 Foods That Boost Your Mood AND Help You Lose Weight

Stop diet-induced hanger dead in its tracks with these feel-good foods.

Nutrition

Midnight in Europe : Book Review

I've been a fan of Alan Furst ever since receiving a copy of The Foreign Correspondent as a birthday present from my son. I wrote a review in The Buddha Diaries and, checking back in the archives, I see that it was in August, 2007. I've read a couple more since then, and have enjoyed them.<p>Now I've …

The Simple Pleasures of Taylor Swift’s New Album, 1989

In ways good and bad, the think-piece economy rewards complicated things, especially when it comes to music. Think about the women in pop whose albums have been met favorably and feverishly on the web over the past year: <b>Beyoncé</b> all but redesigned the wheel for the spectacular release of her visual …

New Albums

US nurse sues after being forced into quarantine as she returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone

Kaci Hickox accused New York and New Jersey officials of criminalising those risking their lives to fight virus in Africa<p>A US nurse who says she was treated like a "criminal" after returning from caring for Ebola victims in West Africa has hired a top human rights lawyer to challenge her enforced …