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16 islands you can buy right now

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison, and Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson have them.<p>But you don't necessarily have to be a billionaire to buy an island. Nearly a thousand islands come onto the market each year, and they vary greatly in terms of size and price.<p>With …

Real Estate

7 Ways to Cook a Better Steak

These tips from Vegas chefs will make dinner taste like a million bucks<p>The Las Vegas food scene sure can be gaudy: the Denny’s wedding chapel, the countless Hooters knock-offs, the endless buffets. But if you look harder, the city sizzles up some amazing meals.<p>One category: high-end steak. Lucky …

BBQ

A feast for Mom! 6 Mother's Day recipes from across America

This Mother’s Day, skip the crowds and toast Mom with a mimosa and a homemade spread inspired by the local food scene in cities throughout the country. We asked the editors of Edible magazines for their go-to Mother’s Day brunch recipes. From lemon olive oil shortcakes from southern California to a …

Breakfast

Chelsea Manning Proposed a Bill from Prison

Chelsea Man­ning wants to change the laws that earned her a 35-year sen­tence in pris­on.<p>The con­victed sol­dier on Thursday pro­posed the “Bill to …

Surveillance

After heavy storms, forecasters predict more to come

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Communities in several southern Plains states set to work cleaning up Thursday after a night of storms that spawned 51 tornadoes, assessing the damage under sunny skies but with the threat of even worse weather on the horizon.<p>The storms strafed northern Texas, Nebraska and …

Weather