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How ISIS Capitalizes on Lone Wolves to Spread Terror 'At No Cost'

ISIS' claim of responsibility for the shooting in Garland, Texas, was proof of its effectiveness at capitalizing on so-called lone wolf attacks — even when it has no hand in planning or paying for them, experts said Tuesday.<p>ISIS provided no evidence to support its claim after the shooting on Sunday …

Nine foods to help you beat belly fat

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a lot of people, fighting belly fat is part of their New Year's resolution. But for me it's a lifelong mission.<p>Growing up as a fat kid in the 1980's, I figured there was nothing I could do about my growing girth.<p>My dad was obese, and I was well over 200 pounds by the time I was 14.<p>I'd …

Nutrition

Ghost trains and forgotten Ferris wheels: abandoned theme parks – in pictures

Bumper cars stranded in the ruins of Chernobyl, fairgrounds flooded by Hurricane Katrina, and the rotting remains of a giant Gulliver captured in Japan. Prepare to be spooked by the creepiest lost amusement park

Philippine traffic officers to wear adult diapers during papal visit

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>When Pope Francis visits the Philippines next week, traffic enforcers won’t let the capital’s streets get gridlocked if they have to answer the call of nature.<p>About 2,000 traffic enforcers who will be on duty during the 15-19 January papal visit will be required to …

Christianity

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Architecture

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Belize

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

The Foods You Should Never Eat in 2015

From chocolate-covered bacon to corn dogs and cheese fries.<p>It's resolution time again--and the vast majority of us are hoping to eat better, lose weight, and get in shape in the New Year.<p>Easier said than done. We already know the drill: We certainly know we need to eat lean proteins, heart-healthy …

Nutrition

Top 10 Extreme Environments

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Sony will release 'The Interview' at limited number of theaters on Christmas

<b>Wednesday morning update:</b> our newest story about "The Interview" release is over here.<p><b>Original Tuesday story:</b>"The Interview" is not over, after all.<p>Despite threats from hackers, Sony (SNE) Pictures is making the controversial Seth Rogen comedy available at a limited number of theaters starting on …

North Korea brands US a human rights tundra after Ferguson protests

Moscow has already stuck the boot in, now it’s the turn of Pyongyang. Citing the protests in Ferguson, North Korea has described the US as a human rights tundra where racial discrimination flourishes.<p>The foreign ministry heaped scorn on the notion of rule of law in the US. “This is clear proof of …

Booker recalls his own reaction to Rodney King beating in wake of Ferguson

"I'm 6-feet, 3-inches tall and 230 pounds, just like Rodney King. Do I scare you?"<p>Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, posted a photograph Wednesday of a column he wrote after the brutal 1992 beating of Rodney King, an African-American, and subsequent acquittal of the accused police officers, who were …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." …

Self-improvement

World Naked Bike Ride Is Exactly What It Sounds Like (And It's Awesome)

Thousands of bikers took to the streets this weekend to ride their bikes in the buff, as part of the annual World Naked Bike Ride event.<p>The …

Malaysia Releases MH370 Satellite Data to the Public

The Malaysian government has released a 47-page document containing the communication logs between the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and a …

Tennessee just became the first state that will jail women for their pregnancy outcomes

Against the advice of doctors, addiction experts and reproductive health groups, Gov. Bill Haslam signed SB 1391<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 30, 2014 1:48pm (UTC)<p>Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to pass a law criminalizing women for their pregnancy outcomes. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam …

Malaysia Airlines Jet Made 'Tactical Aviation Maneuvers': Law Enforcement Officials

U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials are focusing on the possibility that at least one of the Malaysia Airlines pilots is responsible for …

This week a do-nothing Congress did something

In an era when many Americans dismiss the House and Senate as entities incapable of action or accomplishment, Congress actually did something this week to rebut its do-nothing image.<p>The legislation passed and sent to President Obama won’t name a new post office or avert another fiscal crisis. It …

Sen. McCaskill’s military sexual-assault bill is meatier than advertised

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s bill to overhaul — yes, overhaul — the way sexual-assault cases are handled in the military has routinely been described as more modest, conservative, watered-down and incremental than her Senate colleague Kirsten Gillibrand’s measure.<p>The legislation pushed by Gillibrand …

Ukraine crisis escalates - in pictures

The Russian army has reportedly occupied key sites in the autonomous region of Crimea, where a majority of the population is ethnic Russian. Troops surrounded several small military outposts and demanded that Ukrainian troops disarm

What's Going On in Ukraine? An Up-to-Date Guide

<b>1. Russian Troops Invaded Part of Ukraine This Weekend</b><p>Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to go into a region of …

Federal Court Orders YouTube to Remove all Copies of 'Innocence of Muslims'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google must scrub YouTube of all copies of <i>Innocence of Muslims</i> after a federal appeals court sided …

Spacesuit Near-Drowning Could Have Been Avoided, NASA Says

Last year's near-drowning of Italian spacewalker Luca Parmitano could have been avoided if earlier warning signs were heeded, investigators said in a NASA report issued Wednesday.<p>The crisis cropped up last July 16 while Parmitano and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy were conducting a spacewalk to …

First Look: The FDA's Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover

Ready for a reality check about how many calories you're eating or drinking?<p>The proposed new nutrition facts panel may help.<p>The Obama administration Thursday released its proposed tweaks to the iconic black and white panel that we're all accustomed to seeing on food packages.<p>The most visible change …

Arizona residents begin monitoring immigration checkpoint

AMADO, Ariz. — Border-area residents, upset with what they called an increased militarized presence in their community, began an effort Wednesday to monitor Border Patrol actions at a federal immigration checkpoint about 25 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona.<p>Organizers with a …

FLOTUS goes big on label changes

The Obama administration has unveiled the most sweeping update to nutrition labeling on food packages in more than two decades — and Americans are in for a reality check about how many calories and how much sugar they are consuming.<p>What’s considered a serving size would get larger, the type used to …