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Iceland remains most peaceful nation in the world, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> In search of peace? Maybe it's time to move to Iceland.<p>According to the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace, the thinly populated island in the midst of the North Atlantic has retained its place as the most peaceful country in the world.<p>The institute released its Global Peace Index …

San Francisco

Patriots owner Robert Kraft folds, won't fight Deflategate punishment

"I'm going to accept reluctantly what he has given to us," he said at a news conference at the NFL owners' meetings. "We won't appeal."<p>Kraft had been adamant that his team did nothing wrong. When the Wells report was first released, he put out a defiant statement challenging its conclusions, which …

NFL

After the Iraq invasion, the Pentagon thought it was worth killing up to 29 civilians to take out Saddam Hussein

The ace of spades, of course, was dictator Saddam Hussein. He was considered so important that US planners decided that an operation killing the deposed leader woud be worth it if it were likely that no more than 29 civilians were killed in the process.<p>"Our number was thirty," according to Marc …

War

This group believes Texas is a sovereign nation — and the FBI raided one of its meetings

Twenty minutes later, a menagerie of law enforcement agents, including the FBI, raided the building.<p>"We had no idea what was going on," Republic of Texas president John Jarnecke told the Houston Chronicle. "We knew of nothing that would warrant such an action."<p>As head of the group, Jarnecke leads …

19th Century

7 Things You Should Know About The Apple Watch

This ain't your grandpa's pocket watch<p>With a month to go before the average consumer can even see an Apple Watch in person, there are still plenty of questions about Apple's latest device--what it does, how it works, and even what it costs.<p>Well, if you have questions, we have answers. Whether …

Venezuelans are passing around this letter Fidel Castro allegedly sent to their president about Obama

And then the propaganda war started in full force.<p>On Tuesday, Venezuelan media published a letter that Fidel Castro sent to Maduro, congratulating him for his response to Obama's sanctions.<p>It was posted on Granma, the official Cuban Communist Party newspaper, and it says:<p>My Dear Nicolas …

Urban Meyer Reveals Plan for Ohio State's Unprecedented Quarterback Battle

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State took the field for its first practice as the reigning national champion on Tuesday, a mere eight weeks removed from the victory over Oregon that clinched college football's crown.<p>But as the Buckeyes warmed up inside the walls of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for the …

Retiring Google CFO Writes The Best 'Spend More Time With Family' Memo Ever

After more than six years in the job, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette today announced plans to retire, and he did it with customary style.<p>As Pichette wrote in a post on Google+, he wants to spend more time with his family–in particular his wife Tamar, since their two children are …

Middle Age

Android Wear to become more Apple Watch-like with Wi-Fi support

Google's Android Wear software for wearables will soon get some updates that will make it act more like the software on the upcoming Apple Watch, according to a new report.<p>Google is planning to bring Wi-Fi support to Android Wear when the company launches its next software update, The Verge is …