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Austrians' pro-EU views scupper far-right bid for presidency | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrians’ desire to stay anchored in the European Union outweighed concerns over immigration and security and helped former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen defeat his far-right rival Norbert Hofer in Sunday’s presidential election.<p>Van der Bellen, whose win bucks a trend …

Europe

Oakland fire toll at 36; DA promises 'thorough' probe

<b>Oakland, California (CNN) —</b> The search for answers continued Tuesday in Oakland as city, state and federal agencies sifted through wreckage in one of the city's deadliest building fires on record.<p>Bucket by bucket, investigators painstakingly removed debris from inside the …

Alameda County

9 Healthy Breakfast Recipes to Kick Start The New Year

It's the new year and I'm sure you've made it a resolution to eat better, haven't we all? That's why I've compiled my best easy and healthy recipes from The Chic Site for you! Try one or try them all and stay on track with your goal.<p><b>1. Crispy Hash Brown Cups</b><p><b>2. Oatmeal To-Go</b><p><b>3. Breakfast Sandwiches</b><p><b>4.</b> …

Breakfast

How to Pack for a Trip Like a Top Fashion Blogger

Peony Lim shares her on-the-go essentials.<p>When she isn't snapping pictures around her native London, chances are Peony Lim is on a flight to Paris, Berlin, or Hong Kong in search of new Insta-ready experiences to share with her 67,000 plus followers. With all that travel comes a lot of packing, an …

How the Doctor Who Christmas Special Finally Gave River Song the Husband She Deserves

Alex Kingston on being Doctor Who’s secret weapon and getting the closure she richly deserves.<p>The following post contains spoilers for the latest <i>Doctor Who</i> Christmas special titled “The Husbands of River Song.” But it also contains some great insight from River herself, <b>Alex Kingston</b>. So make sure …

TV Series
New Jersey

Make Better Boozy Hot Chocolate With Bittersweet Amaro

Growing up, my sister and I considered hot cocoa to be the ultimate winter treat. After all, drinking your chocolate is the fastest way to ingest it. And it came with marshmallows!<p>Like every other family in the 80s, our cocoa always came in powder form from a white packet, but now that I've grown …

Dessert

Why insurance companies care about cranberries

With cranberry prices at the lowest in a half century, Nodji Van Wychen has been forced to cut back on fertilizer, staff and pollinating bees just to keep her farm going near Pittsville, Wisconsin. Other cranberry growers are finding it easier to sell the farm to John Hancock Life Insurance Co. and …