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Esquire's Official Guide to Airport Drinking

Important tip: You can get drunk during a layover.<p>Everybody thinks they know how to drink at airports, since everybody drinks at airports—at least all the degenerates I know do. Because that's the thing: You <i>need</i> to drink at airports. Not necessarily because you're scared of impending air travel, …

Q&A: Why you should secure your Wi-Fi network

<b>Q. Every evening when my neighbors get home, my Internet suddenly slows down to a crawl. Could they be doing something to it?</b><p>A. If you have an unsecured Wi-Fi network, it's possible they're connecting to your network and using your Internet to watch movies. You can log in to your wireless router …

A $75 airline ticket to Europe? Yes, but there's a catch

A $75 ticket to Europe? Yes, this round-trip fare between Dallas and Moscow was found last Friday. The catch is that $75 is the base airfare only. Surcharges, taxes and fees brought the total ticket price to $420 (which is still a steal).<p>In case you're wondering, that's a little too expensive to be …

Susan Rice: With Ramadi's fall, 'a long slog' ahead against ISIL

WASHINGTON — The fall of the strategic Iraqi town of Ramadi to the Islamic State is a significant setback that exposes continued weaknesses in Iraq's security forces and opens a larger role for Shiite militias, White House national security adviser Susan Rice says. It has underscored the "difficult …

Iranian gunboats fire on cargo ship in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON — Iranian gunboats opened fire on a cargo ship in the Persian Gulf after attempting to force it into Iran's territorial waters, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.<p>The Alpine Eternity, a ship flagged to Singapore, fled toward the shore of the United Arab Emirates, said the official who …

Puerto Vallarta lands on State Department's warning list

EL PASO, Texas — Cruise lines have canceled stops in Puerto Vallarta after U.S. officials issued a travel warning for the area earlier this month.<p>A spike in violence between drug gangs and Mexican authorities caused the State Department to recommend exercising caution throughout Jalisco state, …

CIA veteran Morell: ISIS' next test could be a 9/11-style attack

WASHINGTON – The Islamic State simply inspired the deadly assault by two men on an exhibit of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed near Dallas last week, CIA veteran Michael Morell says. But it's only a matter of time before the jihadist group is likely to be in a position to direct more …

Pentagon looking for future threats beyond ISIL

After missing the early stages of the Islamic State's rise into one of the world's most threatening militant groups, the Pentagon has begun a review to help anticipate possible threats beyond the Islamic State, military records show.<p>Called "Looking Beyond ISIL," the review was commissioned by …

Study: Sea level rise is accelerating worldwide

The rate that seawater is rising has sped up in the past two decades, according to a study Monday in the British journal <i>Nature Climate Change.</i><p>The level of ocean water has risen 2.6 to 2.9 millimeters — about a tenth of an inch — each year during the past 20 years, the study said. That may not seem …

Cord-cutting accelerates in first three months of 2015

For the first time, cord-cutting accelerated during the first three months of a year, a sign that more consumers are dropping pay TV or sidestepping it altogether.<p>With the release on Monday of satellite TV company Dish Network's earnings results, all pay-TV providers' first-quarter reports are in. …

Officials: 2 shot, 1 asaulted near UC Santa Barbara

Authorities say two people were shot and another assaulted Monday evening near the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara.<p>Santa Barbara County fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said the three victims were men in their early twenties who were taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.<p>The …

Quantum of Solace Haiti look

I recently had a friend return from Haiti on a peaceful mission to bring aid to Haiti so it seems fitting that I cover my own take on the Quantum of …

James Bond

Bond Style – Bond Relaxes in Quantum of Solace

Daniel Craig as James Bond in <i>Quantum of Solace</i> (2008).<p>A lot of folks are bitching about the fact that summer’s over. Take it easy and throw on a …

Violence prompts cruise lines to cancel Puerto Vallarta calls

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Disney Cruise Line have canceled calls this week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, citing recent violence in the resort city.<p>Royal Caribbean's 2,501-passenger Jewel of the Seas and Disney's 1,754-passenger Disney Wonder will skip stops at Puerto Vallarta scheduled …

Royal Caribbean

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Essential Ingredients for Authentic Mexican Cooking

Rick Bayless isn't just a world-renowned celebrity chef. He's also a scholar of Mexican food who spent years studying the country's traditional and …

Nibiru, The Koran, The Vatican & Obama

<b>Calamities, Judgment and Sudden Destruction</b><br>The Vatican’s Role in Hiding Planet X from the WorldFor those of us who have known that Planet X (Nibiru) …

Asteroid hurtles towards earth

Scientists were today warning of a possible asteroid collision with the Earth.<p>An asteroid around two-thirds of a mile wide (1.2km) could hit the …

Asteroids

Pope Francis to address Congress on Sept. 24

By Ed O'Keefe<p>, Reporter<p>Pope Francis will visit the U.S. Capitol and speak there on Sept. 24 as part of his trip to the United State, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Thursday.<p>Boehner noted that Francis will become the first pope to make the visit, which promises to be a historic and …

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Asteroid Impact Apocalypse 2015: Mass Anxiety As Conspiracy Theorists Predict Catastrophe

The claim that the U.S. government has information about an impending asteroid impact catastrophe, but is keeping the information secret to prevent …

Bring The HEAT

08/18/2018<p>Yeah, I'm still driving the hammer, but on a lark, we went Wooster heavy in Clan Battles. The results were much better than we …

Blame game: Climate change causing extreme weather

Man-made global warming is responsible for about 75% of all hot-temperature extremes worldwide in the past 100 years, according to a study published Monday in the British journal <i>Nature Climate Change.</i><p>It is also responsible for about 18% of heavy rainfall, the study said.<p>Even worse, climate change …

Is your snoring a health hazard? How to find out

A loud snorer can wake up a whole household without having a clue.<p>"There's always a certain level of denial," says Kathleen Bennett, a Cincinnati dentist who specializes in treating sleep breathing problems. "People come in all the time and say, 'I have no problem sleeping, but my wife is …

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Al-Qaeda cell planned suicide attack on Vatican

ROME — Italian police busted an al-Qaeda-linked terror ring that planned, but never carried out, an attack on the Vatican five years ago and is believed to have been involved in a bombing in Pakistan that killed more than 100 people, authorities said Friday.<p>Raids were carried out simultaneously in …

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it's an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. But Facebook is also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are 5 little known Facebook chills and thrills.<p>…

Boy detained after deadly school attack in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at a school in Barcelona, police and witnesses said Monday.<p>The unidentified boy, who local media say was 13, was detained by police as a suspect after the attack that also …