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15 Fabulous Make-Ahead Holiday Recipes

When it comes to holiday entertaining, there's nothing worse than being stressed out and stuck in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the party. The key is to plan a menu that can be made almost entirely ahead of time. All of these dishes can -- and often should -- be made in advance so you can …

Cooking

12 Days of Cookie Recipes: Biscotti-Like Polenta Cookies

There are many reasons to fall in love with the delicious polenta cookie, a beloved, traditional sweet from the Piedmont region of Northern …

NYPD officer suspended after new video shows brutality

A New York City police officer who appears to punch a black youth during an arrest that was captured on video and widely circulated on the Internet has been suspended from duty, the department said on Friday.<p>The posting of the footage follows weeks of protests across the country over recent cases …

Law Enforcement

Ferguson prosecutor: Some witnesses clearly lied

ST. LOUIS — Some witnesses who testified before the grand jury that investigated the shooting of an unarmed teenager clearly lied under oath, according to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.<p>In an interview Friday with radio station KTRS in St. Louis, McCulloch said he had no regrets about …

US drone attack kills at least five Taliban fighters in Pakistan – report

A US drone fired two missiles at a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said.<p>In a separate operation, the military said Pakistani security forces killed five “terrorists” on the outskirts of Peshawar, where the …