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Scores dead in heavy snowfall in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Scores of people have been killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by heavy snow and avalanches that hit mountainous areas in the region, officials said.<p>More than 100 people have been killed across Afghanistan, including 50 in Nuristan province, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise …

Afghanistan

Netflix crushed its subscriber growth targets, and the stock is soaring

The stock popped more than 8% on the news.<p>Netflix also beat on EPS and revenue, which was up 36% year-over-year.<p>Here are the key numbers:<p><b>Q4 EPS (GAAP):</b> $0.15, two cents above Wall Street forecasts of $0.13.• <b><br>Q4 revenue:</b> $2.48 billion, roughly inline with Wall Street estimates of $2.47 billion, and up …

Markets

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Get the USA TODAY app for yours:<p>Mobile Devices<p>iPhone<br>• Android Phone<br>• Amazon Fire Phone<p>Tablets<p>iPad<br>• Android Tablet<br>• Kindle Fire<p>Wearables<p>Apple Watch<br>• Android Wear<br>• Samsung S2<p>TV<p>Apple TV<br>• Android TV<br>• Amazon Fire<p>From Pulitzer Prize winning storytelling, photography, videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual …

Apps

Health Services and Innovation Company

EVENTS<p><b>HIMSS</b><br>March 5-9, 2018<br>Las Vegas, NV<p>NEWS<p>DaVita Medical Group to Join Optum<br>Dec. 6, 2017<p>CAREERS<p>Our mission depends on hiring the best and brightest. …

Innovation

XFINITY Home Automation & Home Automation Systems

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No one cooks anymore

It’s one of the more remarkable switcheroos in US economic statistics in recent years.<p>For the last year, retail sales at US eating and drinking establishments have outrun those of grocery stores, upending a longstanding pattern in which the bulk of American spending on food occurred at the …

Nutrition

How to stay focused and make good decisions

Humans are clever creatures.<p>We thought up outer space travel, penicillin, and the internet. We’ve come a long way in the past hundred years and consider ourselves the most intelligent beings around. And yet, we make irrational decisions to this day.<p>We’d rather stay at a job where we’re unhappy than …

Psychology

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House by Yuri Vital in Tibau do Sul, Brazil<p>Read more about this unique concrete house on WE AND THE COLOR.<p>Follow WE AND THE COLOR on:<b><br>Facebook</b> I …

Social Media

The Week in Review: Beyoncé’s Surprise Album

Beyoncé took to the stage in Miami on Wednesday for the opening night of her world tour, adding to an already busy week in the spotlight. Alongside the start of her Formation tour, the star launched new visual album <i>Lemonade</i> on Saturday. The surprise release was first shown on HBO, and is now …

Expect More. Pay Less.

911 was called to Prince's estate for medical reasons 4 times in the last 3 years

Someone at Prince’s Paisley Park estate in Minnesota dialed 911 for medical help four times since 2013. One call was placed on Oct, 23, 2013, another was placed on Aug. 9, 2015 and another just weeks later on Sept. 23, 2015. The last call was placed on April 21, 2016 when Prince died.<p>Units were …

Paisley Park

Is Grit Overrated?

The downsides of dogged, single-minded persistence<p>“Where does the power come from to see the race to its end?” asks the Scottish sprinter Eric Liddell in a scene from <i>Chariots of Fire</i>. His answer—“from within”—was until recently about as far as we’d come in understanding the roots of dogged …

Self-improvement

Prince has been cremated and celebrated in private ceremony, publicist says

Princewas cremated and celebrated afterward in a small, private service by a group of his "most beloved" family, friends and fellow musicians, his publicist said Saturday.<p>Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that the 57-year-old music superstar's family and friends gathered "in a private, …

Paisley Park

Kerry Washington Stands By HBO's 'Confirmation' in Spite of Republican Criticism

HBO's <i>Confirmation,</i> a film about the University of Oklahoma law professor <b>Anita Hill</b> (<b>Kerry Washington</b>) who accused <b>Clarence Thomas</b> of work place-based …

‘Ribbon of colors’ brings joy in Tulip Town

There was a time when the DeGoede family simply grew flowers — tulips, daffodils and irises.<p>But they saw that people would park on the road shoulders …

Daffodils

California sues Morgan Stanley over crisis-era mortgage bonds

California Atty. Gen.<p>Kamala Harrishas sued investment bank Morgan Stanley over mortgage-backed securities issued in the run-up to the financial crisis, saying the firm misrepresented the riskiness of those investments.<p>In the suit, filed Friday in San Francisco Superior Court, Harris accuses the …

Finance

Soda Consumption Falls to 30-Year Low In The U.S.

Slumping demand for diet sodas sold by PepsiCo and Coca Cola propelled a decline for the broader industry, as overall sales of carbonated soft drinks …

Why Swimming Is The Best Exercise Ever

Dive on in -- the water's fine.<p>Finding the perfect exercise regimen can feel like its own workout. Running might be too uninteresting, Crossfit could be too intimidating, spinning classes may be too loud.<p>Enter this tried and true workout you may not have considered: swimming.<p>Sure, the exercise may …

9 things you should never say on your honeymoon

Make no mistake, there is a right way to honeymoon and a wrong way to honeymoon. I'm not talking about spending a ton of money or taking egregious amounts of time off from work, or whether you're staying in a five-star hotel on stilts in the Maldives or a bathroom-less hut on the side of a mountain.<p>…

Andrew Zimmern

Authorities pick through suspects’ path: Marriage, baby and then bloodshed

Syed Rizwan Farook was looking for a wife. On at least two online sites, he posted details for prospective brides. “Religious but modern,” he apparently wrote on one. He made a point of noting his American citizenship on another.<p>How he ultimately made contact with Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik …

Columbine High School

Filtered extremism: how ISIS supporters use Instagram

Last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called ISIS the "most effective recruiter in the world," and pushed tech companies to help curtail the group's ability to woo recruits through online videos and social media. While studies like one last week by researchers from George Washington …

Bono bought Eagles of Death Metal new phones in Paris following attacks

Bono has been vocal since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, which saw 130 killed across Paris. Eighty-nine people were killed in a brutal attack on concert …

Eagles of Death Metal

After Paris attacks, only 10% of business travelers change plans

Despite the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, nearly three-quarters of travel managers for major U.S. corporations say their travel plans to Europe remain largely unchanged.<p>That is the finding of a survey of nearly 170 U.S.-based travel managers who were questioned by the Global Business Travel …

Tourism

9 TV dramas that will make you smarter about business

But one of the great things about modern television is that it can be simultaneously entertaining and instructive, especially about business.<p>We picked nine series that could make you a better businessperson, whether you're interested in learning more about effective leadership, integrating your …

TV

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The U.S. Supreme Court Is Acting Like Congress

It is easy to mock the enraged opinions coming from the justices—but they’re no laughing matter.<p>When he took office, he expressed his desire to put aside the pettiness of politics. He would make it a point, he said, to do away with the destructive divisions of partisanship. He would make it his …

Political Science

D.C. Mansion Murder Suspect Is Innocent Because He Hates Pizza, Lawyer Says

A lawyer visiting Daron Wint, the man charged in the murder of a wealthy Washington, D.C. family, says Wint couldn’t have committed the quadruple …

China rescuers right ship to speed up search for missing

JIANLI, China (AP) — Top-deck cabins poked out of the water from a capsized river cruise ship on the Yangtze on Friday after disaster teams righted the vessel to quicken the search for the more than 340 people who are still missing.<p>Divers found more bodies as they worked overnight to attach iron …

China

Humans are genetically modifying mosquitoes to fight a disease we helped create

It’s America’s closest thing to a tropical tourism mecca. But Key West’s biggest attraction isn’t the sun-splashed beaches. Its charm lies in its balmy evenings, with their open-air parties steeped in tequila and rum runners, drawing a blend of tourists and locals who pack the pastel-gothic Old …

Public Health