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Now Watch Me . . . Shake

Whipping cream by hand is hard work. If you use electric beaters or a stand mixer, the task is easy, but without it, you need serious arm strength …

Google vs. Microsoft: a cheap laptop showdown

My parents have had three laptops in the past two years, and they’re still looking for the right one. My mother is very specific: she wants to check her email, browse Facebook, YouTube, and QVC, create and save documents, and maybe store some photos. And she doesn’t want to spend more than $400. …

Iraq child-marriage bill sparks outrage among human rights groups

A draft law before Iraq's parliament that would legalise the marriage of girls as young as nine and restrict women's rights in matters of parenting, divorce and inheritance is a political move to define the identity of the country's majority Shias before next month's election, officials say.<p>The …

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Meth flowing in from Mexico through border crossings, report says

California has emerged as the major gateway for methamphetamine into the country, with Mexican organized crime groups smuggling an estimated 70% of the U.S. supply through state border crossings, according to a report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris.<p>The 98-page report on …

Russia lawmakers vote to annex Crimea; U.S. steps up sanctions

Russia's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a treaty Thursday to annex the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine, prompting tougher sanctions from the United States.<p>Russia responded with its own sanctions against a list of U.S. officials and lawmakers.<p>After Russian Foreign …

Obama: U.S. Could Target 'Key Sectors of the Russian Economy'

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he has signed an executive order giving the United States authority to impose sanctions on "key sectors of the Russian economy" if necessary in light of Russia's "dangerous risks of escalation" in Ukraine.<p>"These sanctions would not only have a significant …