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News International security chief said he 'burned stuff', colleague tells court

The News International director of security told one of his team he had dug a hole in his garden to "burn stuff", the phone-hacking trial has heard.<p>Robert Hernandez, who worked in security at the company, said on Monday he and Mark Hanna went for a drink in St Katharine Dock on 9 July 2011 after …

N.J. Lieutenant Governor Denies Holding Sandy Funds Hostage

By Ellen Wulfhorst<p>NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - New Jersey's lieutenant governor on Monday denied a claim by the mayor of Hoboken that Governor Chris Christie's administration linked release of Superstorm Sandy relief funds to approval of a Hoboken development project.<p>Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has …

François Hollande: 'no more first ladies in Elysée in future'

French president's advisers say it is best he remain a bachelor, as he gives clearest indication yet of his plans<p>François Hollande wants “no more first ladies in the Elysée in future”, it emerged following the furore over his alleged affair with an actress.<p>The French president’s comments are the …

Goldman Sachs recap: With new rule comes \”Volcker implementation team\”

Where to put your savings in 2014

At some point, short-term interest rates will inevitably rise. Which begs a question for investors: Will they be ready to take advantage of the …

Raymond James bets on Intuit in its 2014 best picks list

This is the year to sell your home

Patience seems to have paid off for those who’ve postponed putting their homes on the market until this year, real estate analysts say. They stand to …

Congrats, you owe the Alternative Minimum Tax

We are now solidly into 2014, so it’s time to start thinking about your 2013 tax bill. One big question to be answered is whether you will owe the …

7 Ways to Raise a Well-Rounded Kid

Surround your children with love, happiness, and encouragement so they have the confidence to reach goals.<p>The key to raising a well-rounded child is to establish a solid support system at home so that she grows up satisfied with her achievements and ambitions. "The goal as a parent is to help your …

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

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Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

When times are tight we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.<p>Greek Islands<p>View of Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove, on Zakynthos Island. Image by Dave Porter Peterborough Uk / Photolibrary / Getty …

Put these 10 countries on your travel list for 2014

SOME OF THE PLACES below make the list because they’re hosting mega-events in 2014; others are included simply because they’re awesome and I’m dying …

Seahawks vs. Broncos: Early Predictions on Initial Super Bowl Odds and Spread

A pair of sensational NFL conference championship games have vaulted the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks into Super Bowl XLVIII, and once the participants were set, the sports books promptly began spitting out numbers.<p>With two weeks between games, that means two weeks of shifting odds, spreads …

Richard Sherman explains his postgame interview

Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman wrote about his postgame actions.<p>It took just over 12 hours for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to explain his side of a Sunday night postgame interview that's being bisected, dissected, mulled over and used as social commentary.<p>Sherman …

‘Happy Valley’: Jerry Sandusky’s son speaks out against family in new documentary

Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son Matt appears in the new documentary "Happy Valley" about the scandal that landed his father in jail for 30-60 years on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, and took down Penn State University coaching legend Joe Paterno.<p>"They could do what they wanted, they could do no …

Tom Brady Comments on Richard Sherman's Personality and Antics

Seattle Seahawks superstar cornerback Richard Sherman has been drawing his fair share of attention and criticism for his outspoken antics and audacious personality.<p>Now the Seahawks are going to Super Bowl XLVIII, seeking to knock off the team the New England Patriots and Tom Brady lost to in the …

Peyton Manning, Broncos rip Patriots to reach Super Bowl

The connection: Flawless, as usual.<p>The keepsake: Certainly one he'll want to hang on to.<p>The Broncos quarterback had an answer for everyone Sunday -- …

The Week in Review: Awards Season Is ON

Inside Flipboard / January 17, 2014<p>The Golden Globes last Sunday kicked off an intense stretch celebrating the best in entertainment. Next up, …

New species of toad discovered in Amazon rainforest

Scientists have described a previously unknown species of dead-leaf toad in the Peruvian Andes.<p>The species, which is a master of camouflage, is named <i>Rhinella yunga</i> after the Yungas, the montane forest ecoregion it inhabits. It lives in leaf litter, where it blends in with its cryptic coloration and …