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Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt onto a piece of parchment paper or into a medium bowl; set aside. Beat the butter and sugar in a large …

Syrian refugees flight lands in UK

<b>About 100 Syrian refugees have landed in the UK - the largest group to arrive since the government expanded its resettlement scheme in September.</b><p>The group - thought to be mainly families - arrived at Glasgow Airport on the first of a series of charter flights expected in coming weeks.<p>They are due …

Israel declares radical wing of the Islamist Movement illegal

The head of the organisation, Raed Salah, was sentenced to 11 months in jail last month for having incited violence at the holy site in a 2007 speech.

South Carolina Boy, 3, Fatally Shoots Himself in Mother's Bedroom

A 3-year-old South Carolina boy shot himself to death in his mother's bedroom on Sunday afternoon, police said Monday.<p>Savion Barrow was at home in Rock Hill, S.C., when he fired the semi-automatic handgun at himself, Rock Hill Police Department spokesman Mark Bollinger told NBC News.<p>Barrow was …

At Least 277 Bodies Found Under British Tram Line

"This is the most amazing piece of history."<p>A mass graveyard containing the remains of at least 277 people has been discovered beneath an English city’s tram line.<p>Construction workers found the burial site, believed to date from the 18th century, while working on the expansion of the Metrolink line …

NASA 'Wins The Internet' By Giving Surprise Interview To Young Boy

"We *are* going to launch a new rocket into space!"<p>This little reporter got his first big interview after NASA replied to a photo blog post where he said he wanted to write about rockets going into space.<p>The youngster was out with his journalist father when they were photographed by Brandon …

Kerry says ceasefire in Syria potentially weeks away

PARIS (AP) — A ceasefire between Syria's government and opposition could be just weeks away from reality, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said …

The Beer Store: Canada’s best political satire

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne surprised many observers when she announced today that, after months of study, she has decided that rather than ending the private monopoly known as The Beer Store, her government will instead use it as an inspiration to revitalize the provincial economy.<p>"I originally …

Iran arrests cartoonist as crackdown on free expression goes on

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have arrested a cartoonist and sent him to prison to complete a suspended jail sentence, his lawyer said on Tuesday, joining a growing list of journalists, artists and activists detained on security charges.<p>Hadi Heidari, a cartoonist at the Shahrvand newspaper, …

Journalism

Rupert Murdoch Suggests U.S. Admit Only 'Proven Christians' as Refugees

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch suggested that the U.S. admit only “proven Christians” as refugees in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Paris …

Wall Street

US police and prosecutors aim to cut prison population

Top police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs from around the United States have called for reforms that would reduce the country's prison population.<p>The US is home to five percent of the world's population - and holds around 25 percent of the world's prisoners. It has the highest incarceration rate …

Cyprus agrees to process 114 asylum seekers who landed at British base

Cyprus agrees to take on the arrivals, including 28 children, despite the UN’s refugee agency saying they are the responsibility of the UK<p>Cyprus has agreed to process the asylum claims of all the 114 refugees and migrants who arrived at a British military base on the island despite the UN’s view …

Major drug tunnel found on US-Mexico border in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the …

​Prosecutors Served Up Their Smoking Gun in the 'Goodfellas' Trial Today

"That fucking Jimmy kept everything," 80-year-old mobster VIncent Asaro says on a wire played in Brooklyn federal court Thursday, apparently referring to the gangster played by Robert De Niro in the Scorsese flick.<p>"We never got our right money, what we were supposed to get. We got fucked all …

Texas Officials Demand Documents From Planned Parenthood Clinics: Reports

Authorities in Texas turned up unannounced at several Planned Parenthood locations on Thursday in search of a variety of documents, officials from …

Planned Parenthood

Mexican church reappears nearly 50 years after being submerged

Ruins of 16th century Apostle Sandiago church re-emerge following drought<p>A 16th century church submerged in a southern Mexico dam project 49 years ago has reappeared following a severe drought, drawing visitors by boat to gaze at the spectacular ruins.<p>The Apostle Santiago church, built by Dominican …

Marijuana use in U.S. adults doubles in decade, surveys show

CHICAGO — Marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show.<p>The trend reflects a cultural shift and increasingly permissive views about the drug, the researchers say, noting that other …

Cannabis

How to Make a Panorama - A Simple Tutorial

Imagine those occasions where you need a wider lens but you don’t have one on you at the right moment. The only thing you can do in that scenario is …

How England has changed over forty years, by Magnum's Ian Berry

The veteran Magnum photographer started the project after seeing Robert Frank's The Americans. His series, examining the changing culture of England, …

Time I

Photographer Chronicles the Lives of Punks Squatting in Leeds

For <i>Edge of Living</i>, United Kingdom-based photographer Ricky Adam chronicles the ins and outs of daily life for a tight-knit group of young punks …

Northern Ireland

Borscht-Braised Beef Short Ribs - Beef Short Ribs Braised with Beets

What Renaissance art can teach us about the history of vegetable domestication

Parents In Poor Countries Worry About Vaccines, Too

Some Western parents worry whether vaccines for their kids are spaced too closely together. The last Republican presidential debate fueled anxiety over the issue.<p>Once again, health experts have been rushing in to reassure parents that the schedule for vaccinating children is not only safe but …

Unclear if bones found in Florence church belong to ‘Mona Lisa’ model

Scientific testing of bone fragments from a Florence church grave could not determine whether they are from the body of a Renaissance-era woman some believe was the model for Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," researchers said Thursday.<p>Perhaps as enigmatic as that Mona Lisa smile, the question of who …

Guantanamo Bay Detainee Shaker Aamer to Be Released Back to U.K.

The last remaining British national being held in Guantanamo Bay will be released back to his home country, American and British officials said Friday.<p>The U.S. government approved the release of Shaker Aamer, a suspected al Qaeda fighter, following a thorough review of his case, a senior defense …

Delaware governor calls police shooting of man in wheelchair 'deeply troubling'

The governor of Delaware has described cellphone video footage of a man in a wheelchair being shot dead by police as “deeply troubling” as campaigners called for a special prosecutor to consider the case.<p>Delaware officials investigating fatal police shooting of man in wheelchair<p>Read more<p>Governor …

Police Shootings

Students killed in Seattle bus crash were from four countries

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Four college students killed in the crash of their charter bus and an amphibious tour bus on a Seattle bridge were from Austria, China, Indonesia and Japan, their school said on Friday.<p>Personnel remove the bodies of victims from the scene of a crash between a Ride the Ducks …

Traffic Safety

Stroger Hospital slammed for plan to merge pediatric, adult emergency rooms

At a Cook County board meeting this month, Dr. Tatyana Kagan stood to address the commissioners. It was the first time she had attended a meeting.<p>Kagan works in the pediatric emergency room at Stroger Hospital and came to object to the hospital's plan to consolidate the pediatric ER with the main …

Nearly a third of migrants in Germany claiming to be Syrians aren’t from Syria

BERLIN — German officials said Friday that nearly a third of all asylum seekers arriving in Germany and claiming to be Syrian in fact come from other nations, even as Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière called on European nations to take radical new steps to curb the region’s refugee crisis.<p>So far …

Caller on 911 tape in police shooting: 'He's got a gun'

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As investigators from the Delaware attorney general's office talked to potential witnesses and examined the scene Friday …