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Could drones be used against U.S.?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small drone crashed onto the White House grounds on Monday. Described as a 2-foot-long quadcopter -- a drone with four propellers -- the event raises some troubling questions about the possibility that terrorists using armed drones could one day attack the White House or other tightly …

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Market Reacts as Russia Cut to Junk

Russia’s rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s into junk territory late Monday is only the latest blow to Russia’s monthslong financial crisis, but it’s caused a fresh round of selling in the battered ruble. Here’s what the market thinks.

Economy

Is internet addiction real?

The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In South Korea, one couple was so committed to …

How A Tiny Brewery Run By Monks Came To Make The Best Beer In The World

But fame found them anyway in the mid-2000s, when the beer-information website RateBeer.com named their dark, quadrupel-style 12 the best beer in the world.<p>RateBeer executive director Joe Tucker, who put together the beer ranking based on reviews from the site's users, said he had no idea how much …

13 Chips We Love Even More Than Homemade

Nothing can approximate the thwop of a freshly opened bag of salty crunch, grease-up-your-fingers store-bought chips<p>While homemade food is cool and all, nothing can approximate the <i>thwop</i> of a freshly opened bag of salty crunch, grease-up-your-fingers store-bought chips. You can tell a lot about a …

Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize Pot by 2020

A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states …

Barack Obama to miss ceremony marking the liberation of Auschwitz

World leaders will gather in Poland on Tuesday to attend the ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The nine-person US delegation, meanwhile, will be headed by treasury secretary Jack Lew – the fifth person in the presidential line of succession.<p>About 300 …

Barack Obama

'X-Men' TV series may come to Fox

Could Fox have a <i>Gotham</i> / <i>X-Men</i> block next fall? Perhaps. The network is in early talks to develop an <i>X-Men</i> TV series, but the deal is far from done.<p>EW …

Odell Beckham Admits to Playing with Two Tears in Hamstring During Rookie Season

New York Giants star rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. admitted to playing with muscle tears in his leg during the regular season in a post game interview after Team Irvin defeated Team Carter 32-28 in the 2015 Pro Bowl on Sunday.<p>Conor Orr of NFL.com passed along his comments: "I was never really …

Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange

Bitcoin may be getting some of its groove back.<p>Coinbase, a startup that develops a mobile wallet to buy and store the digital currency, announced …

Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time

Astronomers in Australia have picked up an “alien” radio signal from space for the first time as it occurred. The signal, or radio “burst”, was discovered on May 15, 2014, though it’s just being reported by the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. “The burst was identified within 10 …

Kobani liberated: Kurds take strategic city from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kurdish fighters have taken the Syrian city of Kobani from ISIS' grip after 112 days of fighting with the Sunni extremist group, multiple sources said Monday.<p>The announcement comes a day after an Iraqi official declared that Iraq's Diyala Province had been "liberated" from ISIS.<p>Idriss …

Middle East

10 Best Dressed: Week of January 26, 2015

This week was about easy elegance: from glamorous street style à la Kate with fur and a big birthday smile to the enduring appeal of the little black dress and all its creative interpretations.

Small Drone Found On White House Lawn

The most illegal place to fly<p>In his State of the Union Address last week, Obama mentioned drones exactly once. Out of respect for human dignity, he said, our use of drones should be “properly constrained.” When he said “constrained,” Obama was referring to military drones, not toy drones, but now, …

Drones

Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

With a huge blizzard bearing down on the U.S. Northeast, Uber is instituting a cap on its surge pricing during the storm. In an email being sent to New York passengers, the company said prices will not exceed 2.8x its usual fares.<p>The cap comes after an agreement struck between Uber and the New York …

Red Cross

Ten killed in Greek military plane crash in Spain

Spain's defence ministry says 10 people have died after a Greek F-16 jet crashed at a military base in Spain during Nato training<p>A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed while taking part in a training mission in southern Spain on Monday night, killing at least 10 people – most of them French.<p>An official …

Mark Carney warns of liquidity storm as global currency system turns upside down

Governor tells audience at Davos that monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve will "test the resilience of the financial system"<p>The Governor of the Bank of England has warned markets to brace for possible trouble in 2015 as the US Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy and liquidity …

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All eyes on Fed, Greece after ECB fires bazooka

PARIS (Reuters) - After the surprises from central banks which rocked markets at the start of the year, the U.S. Federal Reserve will be watched as closely as ever this week to see that it doesn’t stray from its own policy path.<p>The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown in Washington …

Economics

Chinese Developer To Build San Francisco's 2nd Tallest Tower

The skyline of downtown San Francisco is about to be transformed by a pair of towering buildings totalling two million square feet (186,000 square metres) and the force behind this megadeal is a little-known developer from Beijing, China.<p>Oceanwide Holdings, which acquired the First and Mission site …

Police seize over $1 million worth of marijuana

Chicago police seized marijuana valued at over $1 million after stopping an East Garfield Park man in his car Saturday evening on the Northwest Side, authorities said.<p>Officers tried to stop James Hargrett in the Galewood neighborhood around 7:15 p.m. after seeing him fail to use a turn signal after …

4-year old calls 911, saves pregnant mother and becomes a big sister

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calise Manning is being called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling 911 operators in Kalamazoo, Michigan.<p>"She's shaking and she's having a baby," Calise tells a dispatcher in 911 audio obtained by CNN affiliate WWMT. "My mom is really pregnant and she's having a boy and she …

Japanese PM stands firm on foreign policy after Isis hostage murder

Shinzo Abe says Japan will continue to play active role abroad after ‘unforgivable’ killing of Haruna Yukawa by Islamic State<p>Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has vowed his country will continue to play an active and constructive role abroad, undeterred by the execution of a Japanese security …

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

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The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Selena Gomez, Emily DiDonato, and More

It takes confidence to look directly into the camera, and this week on Instagram was one of powerful eye contact. Perhaps it was a bounty of exceptionally good hair: <b>Caroline Trentini</b> gazed through reflective sunglasses while showing off an effortlessly undone side braid, while <b>Selena Gomez</b> peered …