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Chilled Oranges in Rum

<b>Author Notes:</b> This easy, stylish recipe is an old favorite, adapted from a recipe in a French fashion magazine circa 1972. You can serve it as you would fruit compote for brunch, or as a refreshing, light dessert after a spicy meal. Or spoon a moat of it around a scoop of vanilla or honey ice cream …

Ice Cream

Late Summer Trifle Recipe on Food52

Dessert

Banana Pudding Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> In case you're unfamiliar with this Southern classic, it's basically a trifle made with pudding, vanilla wafers and bananas. Like most traditional dishes, there are as many versions of banana pudding as there are cooks who make it. While I'm not a huge fan of their cupcakes, which are …

Dessert

American Flag Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a simple white cake with a patriotic surprise inside. First thing's first, you need five 9-inch cakes: two white, two red, and one blue. You can use the recipe here, or any favorite white cake recipe that you have. After making a large amount of cake, the rest is pie (or at …

Dessert

Bridge Controversy Could Take Toll On Chris Christie's Future

Were access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, the nation's busiest span, closed as political retribution against a mayor who didn't publicly endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election?<p>The governor denies that politics played a role in the traffic-snarling decision, but the …

Amanda Knox email: 'I didn't kill' Meredith Kercher

<b>Amanda Knox, the American accused of the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher, has pleaded her innocence in an email to an Italian court.</b><p>Ms Knox, 26, insisted she "didn't kill Meredith" but was afraid to appear in person for fear of wrongful conviction.<p>She and her Italian then-boyfriend …

Crime

Food ingredients shift as consumers push for change

Take another look at that food label. An ingredient or two may have vanished.<p>As Americans pay closer attention to what they eat, food and beverage companies are learning that unfamiliar ingredients can invite criticism from online petitions and bloggers. The risk of damaging publicity has proven …

Hudson Valley

EU says pesticides may harm human brains

<b>Two neonicotinoid chemicals may affect the developing nervous system in humans, according to the EU.</b><p>The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) proposed that safe levels for exposure be lowered while further research is carried out.<p>They based their decision on studies that showed the chemicals had an …

Imperial College London

A Majority In U.S. Favor Legal Pot, But Will That Stick?

<i>As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They're numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in.</i><p>This year, for the first time, national polls show a majority of Americans support the legalization of …

Why Glaxo Won't Pay Doctors To Sell Its Drugs Anymore

Doctors talking up drugs to other doctors has been quite lucrative for pharmaceutical companies — and the physicians who moonlight as their salesmen.<p>Drugmakers learned long ago that deputized doctors were effective pitchmen. A doctor paid by a company to give a dinner speech or to chat over lunch …

Gunman Reportedly Commits Suicide After Opening Fire in a Reno Hospital

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A gunman reportedly opened fire at a medical building on the campus of a Reno, Nevada hospital on …

New Research Affirms That Milky Way Has Four Spiral Arms

Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K.<p>The findings, published in the <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i>, affirm what astronomers surmised in the 1950s but began to doubt in 2008 after seeing …

'Privacy' is Dictionary.com's word of the year

Last month The Oxford University Press dubbed "selfie" the word of 2013, and now Dictionary.com is going in a completely different direction for its choice. The popular online dictionary picked "privacy" as for its coveted "word of the year" honors, a decision it says was fueled by myriad news …

The 'Affluenza' Teen Might End Up in Jail After All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old whose "affluenza" defense got him the amazingly light sentence of just …

Tomorrow Is Bernanke's Last-Ever Scheduled FOMC Press Conference

Anyway, tomorrow is his last ever scheduled press conference, though not his last ever meeting at the helm, which will be in January.<p>Here's Mike O'Rourke of JonesTrading:<p>Although tomorrow is not Chairman Bernanke's last FOMC meeting, it is his final scheduled press conference. As we have noted …

Singapore to deport 53 foreign workers over riot

<b>Singapore says it will deport 53 foreign workers for their involvement in the country's worst riot in more than 40 years.</b><p>Another 28 face criminal charges for the riot, which broke out earlier this month in Singapore's Little India district.<p>The violent protests broke out after an Indian national was …

Asia

School tries to silence fifth-grader’s speech on religion

<b>Zachary Golob-Drake (WFLA)</b><p>A Florida student writes about injustices committed “In the Name of Religion”<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>December 17, 2013 3:36pm (UTC)<p>Zachary Golob-Drake is the kind of kid any school would be proud to have representing it. And last week, the Tampa, Fla., fifth-grader won a …

Associated Press News

Migrant workers 'going hungry' in Qatar

Dozens of migrant workers in Qatar are running low on food after a pay dispute with their employer, according to London-based rights group Amnesty International.<p>More than 80 labourers, mostly from Nepal, are waiting for up to a year's worth of pay after having worked on a prominent skyscraper in …

In defence of drones

Few defence issues have excited as much passion over recent years as military "drones". Much criticism, though, is based on genuine misunderstanding or a wild misrepresentation of reality – even in the pages of prestigious newspapers. We in the Ministry of Defence have not done enough to correct …

Documents say Carnival knew of fire risk before Triumph sailed

Carnival Cruise Lines knew about the risk of leaks from engine fuel hoses and recommended taking precautions on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph, which caught on fire at sea, according to documents filed in recent days.<p>A "compliance notice report" sent to the Triumph one month before it departed …

Detroit is burning: Mysterious arson fires plague renowned public art project

DETROIT, Mich. — The air on Heidelberg Street reeked of smoke one recent morning. Char and ash darkened the snowy sidewalks. But the color remained: shocks of red and yellow and blue that polka-dot this blighted east side neighborhood, making it one of the city’s leading tourist attractions.<p>For 27 …

Bottled Water Ban In San Francisco Would Be One Of Nation's Strictest

San Francisco may implement one of the strictest bottled water bans in the country if the Board of Supervisors approves a proposal to ban its sale on public property.<p>The proposed legislation from Supervisor David Chiu would gradually phase in a ban on the sale of bottled water of 21 fluid ounces or …