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Isil and Italian mafia teaming up to smuggle cannabis into Europe

The Islamic State is working with the Italian mafia to smuggle cannabis to Europe, a new investigation shows.<p>While smoking and handling hashish is forbidden under Sharia law and the group punishes those living in its territory in Syria and Iraq caught using it, its leaders are making millions from …

A Study Claims Global Warming Could Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

Climate Change

Bahrain: policeman dies from injuries after car bomb attack

A policeman has died after being injured in a bomb attack in Bahrain.<p>The blast happened during protests marking the third anniversary of the country’s uprising on Friday when demonstrators attempted to reach the site of a brutal crackdown almost three years ago.<p>The policeman was one of two officers …

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Saying it is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company's 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.<p>Larry Merlo also said CVS will try …

Mexico Legalizes Vigilantism

W.H. responds to Gates book

The White House scrambled late Tuesday and early Wednesday to respond to a political fragging from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates <b>.</b><p>Gates’s new book accuses Vice President Joe Biden of “poisoning the well” with the military and being “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national …

Colorado Restaurant Unveils Weed-and-Sushi Pairing Menu

In celebration of the January 1 legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, a sushi mini-chain with locations in Denver and Boulder has introduced <b>weed pairing menus</b> to help customers answer an age-old question: "What kind of weed goes best with sushi?" Creativity Online reports that <b>Hapa</b> …

10 Luxurious Recipes for New Year's Eve

Whether it's been the most amazing year or the worst, whether it's been <i>meh</i> or great or mediocre or spectacular, New Year's Eve calls for a celebration. It calls for opulence; it calls for luxury. Because the holidays <i>still</i> aren't over; there are still oysters to be eaten, Champagne to be toasted, …

Recipes

Did you know the best way to separate an egg is with your hands? Or that you can avoid bitter green juices with one simple ingredient? 10 tips from 2013 that will take your cooking to the next level: http://thekitc.hn/1fMEF3y

Congress to block Turkey using US funds to buy missile system from blacklisted Chinese firm

Washington concerned over Turkey's plans to use Chinese company under US sanctions for selling arms to Iran and Syria to supply its first long-range anti-missile system<p>The US Congress is set to adopt a law next week forbidding Turkey from using American funds to acquire a $4 billion missile system …

South Asia

17 Warm And Cozy Breads To Bake When It's Cold Outside

And OMG imagine the smell in your kitchen.<p>A light, muffin-topped loaf with an ample amount of cinnamon butter swirled inside.<p><i>Makes 1 loaf</i><p>For the bread dough<p>3/4 cup milk<p>1/4 cup room temperature water<p>1 package active dry yeast<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened<p>5 to 5 1/2 …

New Snowden Leak Reveals The NSA Planted Agents Inside 'World of Warcraft'

The Guardian recently said they have only published a very tiny percentage of the NSA documents provided to them by the now-infamous leaker Edward Snowden, and now a new revelation has taken a strange turn into the video game realm.<p>Documents provided by Snowden from 2008 say that the NSA and the …

Movie theater in Florida accidentally plays “Nymphomaniac” trailer ahead of Disney movie

Shocked adults reportedly scrambled to cover the eyes and ears of children watching<p>Unsuspecting audiences expecting to enjoy Disney's animated movie "Frozen" in a Tampa, Florida movie theater were recently shown the sexually explicit trailer for "Nymphomaniac," Lars von Trier's art house film about …

Medical radioactive material truck 'stolen in Mexico'

<b>A truck carrying medical radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, the UN's nuclear watchdog says.</b><p>Mexico told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the truck was carrying a "dangerous radioactive source" used for cancer treatments when it was stolen on Monday.<p>The radiotherapy …

Mexico City

31 Awesome Dips for Football Noshing

Cooking

Sequestration resignation sets in

Washington’s defense establishment has been through nearly all the stages of grief as it has grappled with sequestration — denial, anger, bargaining and depression — and may have arrived near the end: acceptance.<p>The Pentagon, the defense industry and their allies in Congress have tried nearly …

Boston Brown Bread

This dense quickbread is traditionally baked in empty coffee cans.<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon butter plus more for serving, room temperature<p>1/2 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses<p>1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 cup rye flour<p>1/3 …

Baking

'Mountain Dew Mouth' Is Destroying Appalachia's Teeth, Critics Say

Obesity. Diabetes. By now, we've all heard of the health risks posed by drinking too much soda.<p>But over in Appalachia, the region that stretches roughly from southern New York state to Alabama, the fight against soda is targeting an altogether different concern: rotted teeth.<p>Public health advocates …

This Is How You Make an Instagram Cake

Ann Readron of How to Cook That has an excellent Youtube channel full of great baking tutorials. A couple months ago she created this intricate cake …

Dessert

How To Make Flavored Butter

This is extremely satisfying and useful.

Recipe Of The Day: Sponge Cake

There was a time in the history of food when cakes were only made with yeast. Bakers used the yeast that naturally collected on the top of beer to make their cakes rise. It wasn't until the discovery of the leavening power of eggs in the 18th century that began the golden age for cake -- and for …

M&M Recipes: Cookies, Cakes And More (PHOTOS)

When it comes to candy, M&Ms are hard to beat. They've got the chocolate and the candy shell. They're small and easy to snack on. And they're even easier to throw into one of your favorite dessert recipes. M&M recipes are almost better than eating this candy-shelled chocolate as is (because you get …

The Only Fried Chicken Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to fried chicken, you have to trust the South. No matter how well David Chang can crisp up a chicken leg, no one knows better than Southerners when it comes to battering and frying chicken. We get the need to experiment when it comes to food -- it's how we've been blessed with …

Garlic Bread Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

Garlic bread is a natural crowd pleaser. Made with nothing more than a good loaf of bread, a heavy dose of garlic and tons of butter or olive oil, it's easy to understand why. One thing we don't get though is why we don't eat it more often. It's simple to make and goes well with absolutely …

TripAdvisor Has Got To Be Kidding With This Pizza Ranking

Somehow beating out NYC — which is famous for its slices— were San Diego, Las Vegas, and Boston.<p>Chicago, another city with die-hard pizza fans, didn't even make the top 10.<p>Even worse, the glowing praise of number one seed San Diego's pizza was ironically that it was "just as good as being home in …

Las Vegas

Top 5 Fastest Dollar Dumpling Spots in Manhattan's Chinatown

McDonald's may have its 60-second service guarantee, but if it's not a Sausage McMuffin or McChicken you're craving off the dollar menu, the same buck can buy four or five Beijing-style fried meat-and-chive dumplings at dollar-an-order establishments all over Manhattan's Chinatown.<p>Fried dumplings …