David Levy

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Tomato Soup From Scratch

I grew up in the Andy Warhol generation of tomato soup. Not only did it come from a can, but the can itself was worshiped.<p>But recently I was traveling and had one of those weird "it's too early for dinner but too late for lunch, yet I'm still starving" moments and found myself in a restaurant …

Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some.

There will be a nacho cheese fountain at my wedding reception someday. <i>(If a wedding never happens, this is a formal request that there</i> at least <i>be one at my funeral.)</i> Knowing this, you should now understand that the importance of nacho cheese in my life is paramount. So heed my advice: Sodium …

Is This the Ultimate Grilled Cheese?

<i>Tasting Table | Jillian King</i><p>Childhood lunch staple. Best friend to tomato soup. Rainy-day indulgence.<p>An affection that started way back with those simple orange slices melted between white bread has morphed into an all-out obsession for our team.<p>So we decided to examine the humble sandwich a little …

7 Summer Soups to Enjoy All Week

Here, seven fantastic soups to make that are perfect for a quick weekday meal.<p>Here, seven fantastic soups to make that are perfect for a quick …

Iraqi Shiites Take Up Arms as Militants Consolidate Hold

Hundreds of young Iraqi men streamed into volunteer centers across the Iraqi capital on Saturday, answering a call by the country's top Shiite cleric to join the fight against al Qaeda linked militants advancing in the north.<p>From across Baghdad, volunteers were ferried in buses to a base in the …

Indian police 'gang-rape woman after she fails to pay bribe'

An Indian woman has said she was gang-raped by four officers at a police station, the latest in a string of sex attacks in the state of Uttar Pradesh.<p>The woman said she was attacked when she went to the station overnight on Monday in the Hamirpur district to seek her husband's release.<p>"At 11.30pm …

Feds: NYC strippers drugged, stole from rich men

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a tawdry tale of New York City strippers on the prowl for men with money, drinks spiked with illegal synthetic drugs and runaway …

Recording: ISIS promises more fighting in more Iraqi cities

An audio recording purportedly from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria promises more fighting in more Iraqi cities, including Baghdad.<p>"Continue your march as the battle is not yet raging," a voice said to be that of ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani says on the message posted early Thursday …

New York State Assembly Passes Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill

The legislation, or the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in New York, but must now be approved by the state Senate.<p>The New York State Assembly approved legislation Tuesday that would finally add gender identity …

Boko Haram Abducted At Least 20 Young Mothers in New Kidnapping Attack

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At least 20, and possibly as many as 40, young mothers and three men have been kidnapped in Nigeria, …

Occupy Protesters Reach Major Settlement Over 2012 Arrests

NEW YORK -- Jennifer Peat was one of 14 Occupy Wall Street protesters marching in Manhattan's East Village in the early hours of New Year's Day 2012 when the New York Police Department surrounded them on the sidewalk. A video released by their law firm shows them trying to leave but blocked in by …

Al-Qaeda seizes Iraq's third-largest city as terrified residents flee

Militants storm northern city of Mosul, freeing thousands of prisoners, as Iraqi prime minister declares state of emergency and offers to arm citizens who volunteer to fight against militants<p>Al-Qaeda seized control of Iraq's third biggest city on Tuesday, freeing thousands of imprisoned fellow …

4 of ‘Taliban 5’ Will Likely Fight Again, U.S. Spies Say

Obama’s top intelligence officers warned that four out of the five Taliban prisoners swapped for Bowe Bergdahl would return to the battlefield.<p>A top …

Mob sex assaults on women overshadow Egyptian inauguration

Uniformed Egyptian police pull a woman in nothing but her underclothes from a frenzied mob.<p>"Get back boy! Get back!" the officers say as one lifts his pistol into the air.<p>Large patches of skin on the victim appear bloodied and raw as she struggles to walk toward a police van with hordes of men …

New York's Big Step Toward Safer Streets for All

A package of legislation passed late last week, including "Cooper's Law," shows the city is finally getting serious about reducing traffic fatalities.<p>When a law is given the name of a child, you know there’s a terrible tragedy behind it. These legislative and regulatory efforts – Megan’s Law, the …

'I Wanted to Live': 'Slender Man' Stabbing Victim Released From Hospital

A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times last weekend mustered the resolve to crawl out of the woods because "I wanted to live," her parents said Friday.<p>The girl, who isn't being named because she is a juvenile, was released Friday from Waukesha Memorial Hospital, her parents said in a …

Christians object to serving in Israel's army

<b>Nazareth -</b> The leaders of Israel's large Palestinian minority are stepping up opposition to Israeli government plans to recruit Christians into the military with a specially convened congress on Friday.<p>The congress, due to be held in the Galilee town of Sakhnin, will include all the minority's …

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South Ossetia holds polls amid slow recovery | Georgia

<b>Tskhinvali, Georgia -</b> Residents of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia are going to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new parliament.<p>The previous government was dismissed this January, after criticism that it has failed to improve the economy, provide social services and repair …

EU: Germany backs British call for tougher benefit rules

Iain Duncan Smith describes talks with German ministers on reforming EU benefits rules as “a meeting of minds”, as David Cameron prepares for a key summit with Angela Merkel in Sweden<p>Britain and Germany have reached agreement on the need for sweeping reforms to European immigration rules in order …

Hundreds of foreign criminals escape deportation on human rights grounds

Criminals from foreign countries are allowed to stay in the UK on human rights grounds despite supposedly automatic deportation rules<p>More than 630 foreign criminals have escaped deportation since 2011 purely on human rights grounds, Home Office figures up to January 2013 show.<p>In two thirds of these …

Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

We're a bit late to this. But it's so stunning, we'll share it anyway: Thursday night, the remnants of a strong storm and a sunset came together at just the right time to form a beautiful celestial treat: a red sky, double rainbow spanning the city of Atlanta.<p>Associated Press photographer David …

Why Marijuana Needs Chemical Quality Control Testing

Medical and otherwise<p>Medical marijuana isn't always as advertised—at least not in the Seattle area, as one lab found out.<p>The lab, Analytical 360, recently worked with medical-marijuana patient Jessica Tonani to test samples from 22 area dispensaries and growers, <i>The Seattle Times</i> reports. The …

Radish, Enoki, Tangerine, and Avocado Salad From 'Feast'

During the wintertime, my salads are usually little more than pre-washed boxed salad greens and a little oil and vinegar; I struggle to find inspiration in the root vegetables and super bitter greens of January. That's why love to read recipes like Sarah Copeland's salad of radish, enoki, …

Charred, Oven-Roasted Carrot Salad With Feta Cheese

Oven-roasted carrots get their caramelized sweetness from honey, balanced by a tangy dose of vinegar and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. When tossed with feta, the result is a refreshing, salty, and multi-textural alternative to staid or overly sweet vegetable preparations.<p>While wholly unnecessary, if …

Guantanamo officials defend force-feeding, say 'compliant' inmates can play video games

The brutal force-feeding process that Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike endure twice daily has been called torture. But as part of its defense in a series of recently unsealed legal documents, administrators say that at least inmates are able to watch TV and play video games during it. In a …