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Venezuela frees jailed activists, ex-presidential candidate

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government has freed a former presidential candidate and several student activists who were jailed during anti-government protests in 2014.<p>Former opposition candidate Manuel Rosales was imprisoned in October 2015 on charges of illicit enrichment upon returning to …

Venezuela

Frank Sinatra's Fettuccine Recipe Is the Perfect Dinner Dish

We'd expect nothing less from the Italian-American crooner.<p>Before you commit to the latest diet trend and swear off carbs entirely in 2017, you'll want to give Frank Sinatra's famous fettuccine recipe a try. Originally published in <i>The Sinatra Celebrity Cookbook: Barbara, Frank, and Friends</i> …

Italian Food

Audi drops Le Mans in favor of Formula E

Here's an unusual turn of events: Audi is dropping its best-known presence in motorsports. The car maker is terminating its FIA World Endurance Championship commitment, which includes 24-hour Le Mans races, in favor of a Formula E factory-backed team. If you ask executives, it's about reflecting …

Le Mans

The Story Behind TIME's Original 9/11 Cover

TIME's original 9/11 cover photographed by Lyle Owerko, on September 11, 2001<br>TIME—Photograph by Lyle Owerko<p>1 of 12<p>On the morning of September 11, …

World Trade Center

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.<p>Well, that's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we put together the 100 movies on Netflix you have to watch in your …

Tom Hanks

AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State group last month: It is digging a trench around the city.<p>The trench will have a single opening for residents to move in and out of the city, which is virtually empty …

Middle East

This ‘dark mode’ iPhone 7 might make Darth Vader squee

With so many iPhone 7 leaks and rumors on the interwebs right now, there may not be many surprises left by the time Apple unveils the device. But what if everything we think we know is wrong? Could all the iPhone 7 rumors be pointing toward something more interesting than the current crop of leaked …

Turkey prime minister says coup attempt foiled

A total of 265 people were killed in an attempted coup that played out overnight across Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday, among them 161 government forces and civilians.<p>The army's acting chief of staff, Umit Dundar, told a news conference on Saturday that 104 so-called coup …

South Asia
Donald Trump

U.S., Russia expel each other's diplomats

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Russia began to unravel after Moscow said Saturday it had expelled two American diplomats and the U.S. revealed it had tossed two Russians in response to an attack on one of its personnel.<p>"On June 17, we expelled two Russian officials …

Russia

North Korea military threatens physical response against US THAAD missile defence deployment

North Korea's military said on Monday it would take "physical response" to a move by the United States and South Korea to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defence system to the Korean peninsula to counter the threat from the North.<p>The United States and South Korea said on Friday that the Terminal …

North Korea

Smashed burgers are the new kale. No, but really: Try this recipe

Sizzle is the best part of the burger. But it's limited to side A and side B. In-between lurks the granular middle — it's a lot of ground to cover.<p>Solved by the genius of math. Remember geometry's plane — the way it's all surface, no depth? Applied to the burger it produces infinite sizzle.<p>Here's …

The Brain

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Off-roading

State Department audit faults Clinton on email security

A new finding by the<p>State Department’s internal watchdog thatHillary Clintonclearly broke department rules when she used private email for government business once again focuses thepresidential raceon an issue the Democratic front-runner has worked for months to put behind her.<p>The highly critical …

Disney will make Netflix the happiest place on earth this September

Nearly four years after the deal was announced, Netflix will become the exclusive place (in the United States) to stream new Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar movies.<p>"Star Wars," "Captain America," "The Jungle Book" and "Finding Dory" -- this September, Netflix will become the exclusive place to …

Entertainment

Why Do Chinese and Russian Fighters Keep Buzzing U.S. Spy Planes?

When you’ve got an itch, you scratch it. That urge is often caused by an irritation, which is how China and Russia perceive recent U.S. military …

Military
Middle East

The first American in space

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space.

Space Exploration

5 Things You Should Know As Puerto Rico Confronts Its Unpayable Debt

Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank defaulted on most of a $422 million debt payment that came due on Sunday, once again casting a spotlight on Congress's failure to address a spiraling debt crisis that has fueled the largest wave of emigration from the island in half a century.<p>"We've been …

Caribbean

Paraguay to host opening stage of Dakar 2017

Paraguay will play host to a stage of the Dakar Rally for the first time next year when the 2017 edition of the South American event kicks off in the …

Argentina

Philippine voter data hacked but polls to go ahead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The hacking of a Philippine election database may have exposed the personal information of all 55 million registered voters, but will not undermine May 9 national elections, officials said Friday, in the latest hacking scandal to hit the Southeast Asian nation.<p>They said …

Voting

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

Employment

IoT Networks Report

BI Intelligence<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) — a vast network of connected devices — is set to become the world’s largest device market over the next decade, potentially creating trillions of dollars in economic value. However, without a reliable and secure network connection, these devices will …

Internet of Things

N. Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine and warned of its growing ability to cut down its enemies with a "dagger of destruction." South Korea couldn't immediately confirm the claim of success in what marks Pyongyang's …

North Korea

The Latest: Solar plane's Pacific crossing going smoothly

The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>The final leg of a solar-powered airplane's journey across the Pacific Ocean is going smoothly.<p>That's according to the project's website, which says …

Solar Impulse

The DEA made a mysterious deal with the 'most dangerous man in the world'

One a DEA agent, the other his snitch, a ship's captain who was leaking information about drug loads.<p>Joseph Hunter, a burly former US Army drill sergeant nicknamed Rambo, briefed them on the assignment.<p>"It's just like a military mission," Hunter told the men, four ex-snipers from the US, German, …

Corruption