Lisa Busch

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In Search of a Legendary Medicine Soup in Providence, Rhode Island

It may not be FDA-approved, but we're convinced a few spoonfuls of this spicy broth can cure anything.<p>Everyone in Providence, Rhode Island, knows the powers of medicine soup. The brothy noodles at Angkor Restaurant are invigorated by the spices typical of Cambodian cuisine—black pepper, cardamom, …

Rhode Island

Two people may have committed suicide after Ashley Madison hack: police | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - At least two people may have committed suicide following the hacking of the Ashley Madison cheating website, Toronto police said on Monday, warning of a ripple effect that includes scams and extortion of clients desperate to stop the exposure of their infidelity.<p>Avid Life Media …

Ashley Madison

Koreas reach deal, easing military tensions after exchange of fire

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North and South Korea have steered military tensions away from the threat of imminent confrontation, announcing an agreement over a series of recent flashpoints.<p>Landmine blasts, loudspeakers blaring propaganda, an exchange of artillery fire and threats of more hostilities …

North Korea

Falling grain prices, record cattle prices mark 2014 season

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Farmers and ranchers across Kansas are wrapping up the 2014 growing season, marked by rapidly changing fortunes that were …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

Russia says NATO turning Ukraine into 'frontline of confrontation' | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a “frontline of confrontation” and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine’s hopes of joining it were realized.<p>An Ukrainian serviceman guards at a checkpoint near the eastern …

There's a New Terrorist Threat Emerging in Western Sahara, and the World Isn't Paying Attention

When the Sahrawi refugees of North Africa drink tea, they make each successive cup sweeter than the last. The first cup, they explain, is bitter like …

Will anyone stop ISIS?

If you're following the news about ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic State, you might think you've mistakenly clicked on a historical story about barbarians from millennia ago.<p>In a matter of months, the group seized territory in both Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate, …

Iraq's largest Christian town abandoned as Isis advance continues

Iraq's largest Christian city was all but abandoned on Thursday as the jihadist advance through minority communities in the country's north-west rampaged towards the Kurdish stronghold of Erbil.<p>UN officials said an estimated 200,000 new refugees were seeking sanctuary in the Kurdish north from …

Aftermath of Gaza op

With Israeli and Palestinian delegations conducting cease-fire negotiations in Cairo, and as reports come in that Israel is ready to extend the truce …

US airdrops supplies to thousands besieged in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military dropped humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities besieged by militants and desperately in …

U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants

U.S. cargo planes escorted by fighter jets dropped food, water and other supplies Thursday for tens of thousands of people who fled an advance by Sunni militant fighters in northern Iraq and are stranded on a barren mountain in danger of starvation, U.S. officials said.<p>The airdrops, intended to …

Middle East

Top officer in Iraq: 'We must neutralize this enemy'

The advances of Islamic militants in Iraq are not an isolated problem but rather a "growing global challenge" that needs to be dealt with, the top American general in Iraq told Army Times.<p>"We must neutralize this enemy," Army Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, …

Obama Authorizes Air Strikes, Humanitarian Aid in Iraq

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he has authorized U.S. air strikes against militants in Iraq to prevent them from moving on the Kurdish …

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Obama authorises air strikes on Isis to help Iraqis besieged on mountain

Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.<p>Describing the threats against stranded Yazidi refugees as holding the potential …

Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq to counter militants

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he's authorized "targeted airstrikes" in Iraq to protect American personnel and help Iraqi forces.<p>"We do whatever is necessary to protect our people," Obama said. "We support our allies when they're in danger."<p>A key concern for U.S. officials: dozens …

Text of President Obama’s statement on air strikes, airdrops in Iraq

Good evening. Today I authorized two operations in Iraq — targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death. Let me explain the actions we're …

Islamic State Seizes More Iraqi Towns, Christians Flee

By Isabel Coles<p>ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and world powers.<p>Reuters …

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Who Are the Yazidi, and Why Is ISIS Targeting Them?

Most of the 40,000 refugees stranded this week atop Mount Sinjar near Mosul, Iraq, are women and children who are Christians and members of a small religious sect called the Yazidi. Who are the Yazidi, why have Iraq's militant rebels threatened them with execution if they don't convert to Islam, …

Yazidis

US begins air strikes against Isis targets in Iraq, Pentagon says

American warplanes began bombing Islamic militant targets outside the Kurdish city of Irbil on Friday, in the first offensive action by the US in Iraq since it withdrew ground troops in 2011.<p>Following authority granted by Barack Obama on Thursday, the Pentagon said two FA-18 jets dropped 500-pound …

Why Obama acted on Iraq

The threat of a double nightmare this week forced President Barack Obama to do something he likely hoped he’d never have to — order the use of force in Iraq.<p>American warplanes based in the Middle East now are authorized to attack the Sunni fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Obama …

Rise of the “Glocker Moms”: The NRA’s aggressive new push for women

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>In the face of controversy and demographic challenges, the gun lobby is making a dramatic pivot<p>Alexander Zaitchik<p>May 6, 2014 1:10pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p>INDIANAPOLIS -- The theme of last month's National Rifle Association annual meeting was an odd …

Obama Standing by VA Secretary as Veterans Demand Resignation Over Waitlist Scandal

President Barack Obama continues to have confidence in Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, amid increased demands for the secretary’s resignation because of reports that veterans had to wait weeks for care and in some cases even died, the White House said.<p>Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric …

White House pushes climate report

The Obama administration issued its loudest, most coordinated warning to date Tuesday that Americans are already feeling the harm from climate change — then immediately began seeking to amplify the message inside and outside Washington.<p>From hurricane damage worsened by rising seas to allergies …