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The Most Romantic City in America Is...

Is your hometown good for romance? The top 10 cities for love are revealed by Amazon.com.<p>According to a new ranking by Amazon.com, Valentine, Nebraska is <i>not</i> a top spot for romance, but 10 other US cities are sharing the spotlight. Each year, the company takes stock of romantic purchases from cities …

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Germany to introduce Nazi-looted art law

The upper house of Germany's parliament is voting on a draft law to make it easier to return Nazi-looted art to its rightful owners.<p>The new legislation would eliminate the statute of limitations applied to stolen property, usually 30 years, that some art collectors have used to protect their …

Largest-ever drug tunnel in Nogales found

Pathway from Mexico to U.S. discovered by multiagency task force.<p>NOGALES, Ariz. — Nogales has been the epicenter for cross-border drug tunnels for years. U.S. authorities have found 100 drug tunnels in that city since 1990, more than any other location along the 2,000-mile United States-Mexico …

Out of the 'Shadows': Pot Sellers Can Now Do Business With Banks

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration issued new rules Friday intended to ease the concerns of banks wanting to deal with businesses that legally sell marijuana, something the nation's banks have so far declined to do.<p>The rules, issued by the Treasury and Justice Departments, are intended to "move …

Second Giraffe Won't Be Killed, Says Denmark Zoo

Media reports that another giraffe named Marius will die are overblown.<p>A second Danish zoo giraffe will not be killed, the Jyllands Park Zoo announced on Friday. The announcement counters widespread media reports that the animal was on death row.<p>"There is no plan, and there has never been a plan to …

Georgia Sheriff Cancels Valentine’s Day

Sheriff Scott Berry in northeastern Georgia has canceled Valentine’s Day due to inclement weather. The announcement was made on February 12 through the Oconee County Sheriff’s Facebook page and has since garnered a lot of attention.<p>“The Oconee County County Sheriffs Office announces that Valentines …

U.S. Ice Storm 'Holds Hands' With UK Flood

Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based on satellite imagery, this …

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes South Carolina

The quake was widely felt from Georgia to North Carolina.<p>A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck South Carolina near the Georgia border Friday night, and was widely felt across the region.<p>According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered 7 mi NW of Edgefield, S.C. or 60 mi SW of …

USAID Retracts Request for ‘Positive Images’ of Work in Afghanistan

Jordain Carney<p>Feb. 14, 2014, 10:48 a.m.<p>The U.S. Agency for In­ter­na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment — which has faced ac­cus­a­tions of mis­man­age­ment and …

Nazis 'researched use of mosquitoes for war' at Dachau

<b>German scientists at Dachau concentration camp researched the possible use of malaria-infected mosquitoes as weapons during World War Two, a researcher has claimed.</b><p>Dr Klaus Reinhardt of Tuebingen University examined the archives of the Entomological Institute at Dachau.<p>He found that biologists had …