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Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates

BEIRUT (AP) — Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense …

Alibaba and China Telecom are teaming up to sell smartphones

The phones, dubbed "Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets," will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's flagship Taobao online shopping platform or its home-grown YunOS mobile operating system, it said in a statement late on Friday. Buyers will be eligible for four months of free …

Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.<p>The …

Abercrombie & Fitch Is Ditching Its Shirtless Models

It’s time to take the abs out of Abercrombie & Fitch.<p>The retail store that once felt like a strange nightclub full of oddly attractive patrons is …

The Pinnacle of Pasta: The Top 9 Plates of Pasta in Rome

The top plates of pasta in Rome, from cult classics to signature dishes.<p>A decent carbonara is pretty easy to come by in Rome. But no one visits the Italian capital in search of a merely passable pasta dish. After several thousand Roman restaurant meals over the past dozen years—including more …

Italian Food

Powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake rocks Nepal

The quake’s epicenter less than 50 miles from capital city of Kathmandu. Hundreds dead and many historic buildings collapsed.<p>The death toll is still …

Facebook Video Is On Course To Steal YouTube's Crown

Facebook video is big and it’s getting bigger. For the first time, YouTube really needs to worry about losing its position as the king of online video.<p>Facebook video, which is relatively young in comparison to YouTube which launched in 2005, is now delivering 4 billion daily viewers. That’s up from …

Dunkin' Donuts is exploding higher after beating on earnings and raising its outlook

Shares of Dunkin Brands are exploding higher after the company reported first quarter results that topped estimates and increased its outlook for the year.<p>The stock was up nearly 9% in pre-market trading.<p>The owner of the Dunkin' Donuts franchise reported first quarter earnings per share of 40 …

Donald Trump slams Pacific free trade deal

Donald Trump has lashed out against President Obama's plans to create a free trade area across the Pacific.<p>The outspoken businessman, who is known to start brawls on Twitter, sent out a series of tweets explaining his opposition.<p>"The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an attack on America's business. It …

KFC, Pizza Hut Still Faring Poorly In China But Not As Poorly

Yum! Brands, the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, is still being scorned in China.<p>System sales in China declined 6% in the first quarter, while same-store sales fell 12%. This is an improvement over last quarter’s 16% same-store sales decline, but a far cry from the explosive growth …

Pizza Hut

How to piss off someone from Italy

1. Try to compare us to the French.<p>Italians appreciate and hold in high regards a lot of the same aspects of life as the French, but we are <i>very</i> …

Bruce Jenner To Talk About Personal Journey, Family In Diane Sawyer Interview

Jenner says family members are "the only ones I'm concerned with" in a new promo clip for the interview, which is set to air Friday on ABC.<p>The network has been slowly teasing the topics of the exclusive two-hour interview, in which BuzzFeed News has reported Jenner will discuss being transgender …

Apple could be America's first $1 trillion company

Just 18 years ago Apple flirted with bankruptcy. Now it's trying to become America'sfirst$1 trillion company.<p>Steve Jobs helped return Apple (AAPL) to greatness by churning out innovative products like the iPod and iPhone that consumers fell in love with.<p>Since taking over for Jobs in August 2011, …

Tom Hanks and HBO team up for miniseries about the Wright brothers

Tom Hanks likes to tell stories about people overcoming seemingly unstoppable forces. In <i>Band Of Brothers</i> it was the Nazis. In <i>Apollo 13</i> it was …

'Christian Taliban's' crusade on Ukraine's front lines | Europe

<b>Kiev, Ukraine -</b> Vitaly Chornly looked ominous as he stared across the room dressed all in black, his long jet-black beard contrasting sharply against his pale features.<p>He sat up straight, crossed his legs, folded both hands on one knee, and began to explain the need for a 13th century crusade …

Made for a Sunday Stroll: The Laid-Back Beauty of Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo, and More

If you’ve spent your winter weekends hibernating instead of hitting the gym with the iron-willed discipline of an Instagram star, let’s take this moment to remember that reemerging triumphantly to soak in the first rays of spring with a leisurely walk also counts as exercise—offering a …