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10 Warm Places You Could Fly For Cheap RIGHT NOW

<i>by Paul Brady</i><p>For New Yorkers in need of an instant escape from a cold, hard winter, we used Kayak's handy "Explore" tool to search for cheap flights out of the city this month to destinations where the temperature is in the 80s <i>right now</i>. Kayak results show round-trip economy class travel, found in …

A gripping glimpse into bin Laden's decline and fall

<b>(CNN) —</b> Newly released al Qaeda documents, including letters to and from Osama bin Laden in the year or so before his May 2011 death, show an organization that understood it had severe problems resulting from the CIA drone program that was killing many of the group's leaders in Pakistan's tribal …

Osama Bin Laden

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Blue Ridge Mountains

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Archaeology

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

"A visual statement"<p>"This installation is definitely more symbolic," Gromadzki says. "But it is still significant because the merchant spaces on the first floor do consume energy, and being able to offset that consumption is something people can really assimilate and understand."<p>The curved, …

Death toll at 196 from Afghanistan avalanches

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> For almost a week, avalanches caused by heavy snowstorms have killed 196 people in the mountainous province of Panjshir, Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.<p>Ten new avalanches were reported early Monday morning, without any casualties. Over the weekend, a total of 40 …

Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Nurse Nina Pham tells the Dallas Morning News that while she is Ebola free, she suffers residual effects from contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.<p>Pham's patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was the first person in the United States …

'ISIL abducts' at least 90 Christians in Syria

ISIL militants have seized at least 90 Assyrian Christians from villages in north-eastern Syria, activists report.<p>According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the men, women and children were abducted at dawn on Tuesday (February 24) near the town of Tal Tamr in Hassakeh Province. Around …

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Biomedicine

Stunning Life-Like Animal Sculptures Made with Layers of Galvanized Wire

Artist Kendra Haste uses the ubiquitous galvanized wire and transforms it into life-like sculptures of wild animals. By layering, fraying, and sometimes painting it, she's able to mimic the anatomical appearance of creatures both large and small.<p>Haste masterfully crafts the wire so that even subtle …

Sculpture

Tokyo Club Kids Photographed in their Bathtubs

When looking for couples to model for both this series, <i>Couple Jam</i>, and his ever popular work, <i>Flesh Love</i>, Tokyo-based Photographer Hal goes to …

Meet The 13 Youngest Legislators In America (That We Could Find)

The average age of a state legislator nationwide is 56, but that didn't stop these folks from running for office. With differing political ideologies and representing a range of states, they share one uncommon characteristic: their youth. The youngest one was elected at 18, and even the oldest is …

Ideology

George Hurrell: the master of the Hollywood still

George Hurrell didn't just photograph Hollywood's greats: as a new collection of his work reveals, he also imbued them with their mysterious allure<p>At 16, George Hurrell couldn’t decide whether to become a priest or an artist. A Chicago resident, he applied to both the Quigley Seminary and the Art …

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Phones

10 of the best UK clubs – chosen by the experts

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/18/1424279733820/44a788cb-a8b9-43ea-bff3-7c22a7a892a8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

'Ghost Rider': B-52 resurrected from desert Boneyard

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, the U.S. Air Force has resurrected a B-52 bomber that had been in long-term storage at the Boneyard, the portion of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, Arizona, where the military sends aircraft that have been retired from the fleet.<p>The 53-year-old Stratofortress, …

Military

Draven Rodriguez, Teen Behind Laser Cat Yearbook Photo, Dead In Apparent Suicide

Draven Rodriguez, the high schooler who gained a following last year for his humorous yearbook photo with his cat, died Thursday at age 17, his parents told the Times Union. His parents said the cause of death was suicide.<p>The Schenectady High School senior rocketed to Internet fame last fall for …

Ethereal Landscape Photos Captured During Pitch-Dark Nights

Don't let these gorgeous, ethereal photos fool you – they were taken in the pitch-black darkness. For the past two years, British photographer Paul Thompson has pushed the boundaries of night photography using a large format camera. His images make up a series titled <i>Moonlight</i>, and they feature …

Photography

Al-Shabaab threatens malls, including some in U.S.; FBI downplays threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's clearly a chilling message.<p>But after a video from terror group Al-Shabaab calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, how worried should shoppers be?<p>Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told CNN Sunday that there's "no credible or …

Al-Shabaab

New ISIS video shows Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in cages in Iraq

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has released a new propaganda video showing what appears to be Kurdish Peshmerga fighters paraded down Iraqi streets in cages.<p>The video features a man saying the Peshmerga soldiers were captured by ISIS.<p>CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video. But it shows at …

Peshmerga

Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Oscars

Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Jason Merritt—Getty Images<p>Jason …

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Young Girl Bomber Kills At Least 5, Wounds Dozens In Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A young girl with explosives strapped to her killed five people and wounded dozens at a security checkpoint outside a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, witnesses said.<p>"(She) refused to be checked at the gate to the market and an …

Africa

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Water