Jessica Glanzman

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Healthy Paleo Vegan Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies Recipe

Yes, Virginia: There is a god. And these cookies are proof.<p>I've become a black-belt baker in my quest to eat dessert pretty much all day long, and these chocolate chocolate chip cookies are one of my finest creations. I'm sharing the recipe exclusively with our readers because, well, you guys are …

Germany police investigate 50-person 'Isil jihadist cell’ in Wolfsburg

Suspected jihadist of Tunisian origin investigated for allegedly planning “serious subversive violence” reportedly member of 50-man Wolfsburg network<p>Prosecutors in Germany are reportedly investigating a suspected 50-member cell with links to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) that is …

White House Knew CIA Snooped On Senate, Report Says

WASHINGTON -- Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan consulted the White House before directing agency personnel to sift through a walled-off computer drive being used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to construct its investigation of the agency’s torture program, according to a …

Surveillance

Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released

Syrian rebels have been forced to agree to a 10-day cease-fire in a neighborhood within the central city of Homs that has become their last bastion there after two years of siege.<p>The rebels accepted the truce with forces loyal to President<p>Bashar Assadto avert the devastation rained on the Old City …

Middle East

Two Dead, One Injured in Anti-Terrorism Raid in Belgium: Officials

Anti-terror police in Belgium raided a town east of Brussels on Thursday, killing two terror suspects in a dramatic shootout that was part of a crackdown on Islamic extremists returning from Syria. Belgian federal prosecutor spokesman Eric Van der Sypt said at a news conference that police carried …

European History

Arizona cop's body cam captures fatal encounter with suspect

Newly released video captured by an Arizona police officer’s body camera captures the chilling moment when a deranged suspect drew a gun and fired the bullet that killed the officer last month.<p>Rookie Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart’s camera caught the entire, deadly encounter with Robert …

Law Enforcement

TSA finds 20% more firearms at airports in 2013

Have gun -- won’t travel.<p>Last year, the Transportation Security Administration officers uncovered 1,828 firearms at airports nationwide, a 20% increase from 2012, according to a study by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.<p>The tally represents the fifth year in a row that the …

Guns

Kerry: U.S. Will Not Accept North Korea as Nuclear State

Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. and South Korea remain “firmly unified” against North Korean nuclear missile activity after a …

US general: Not time to send American troops back to Iraq - U.S. News

By Courtney Kube and Tracy Connor, NBC News<p>A U.S. Army general who led the war in Iraq until late 2010 said Tuesday that this is not the time to send American troops back there even as the government is struggling to regain control of some cities.<p>Gen. Ray Odierno said the U.S. trained the Iraqi …

First batch of Syrian chemical weapons material leaves the country

BEIRUT -- The first batch of Syrian chemical weapons material has left the country, according to international officials overseeing the removal and destruction of the government's toxic arsenal.<p>"A first quantity of priority chemical materials was moved from two sites to the [Syrian] port of Latakia …

Middle East

U.S. Air Force helicopter crashes on Britain's eastern coast; 4 dead

LONDON -- A<p>U.S. Air Forcehelicopter on a training mission out of an eastern British base crashed in a bird sanctuary Tuesday night, killing all four U.S. crew members on board, British andU.S. militarysources reported.<p>The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter went down near the village of Cley-next-the-Sea, …

U.S. Air Force

50 Years After Landmark Warning, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths

Saturday marks an important milestone in public health – the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health.<p>Few if any documents have had the impact of this one — both on the amount of disease and death prevented, and on the very scope of public health.<p>An analysis in …

W.H. backs Biden on Gates remarks

The White House voiced its support Tuesday for Vice President Joe Biden, responding to the release excerpts of former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s new book in which he slams Biden for being consistently “wrong” over his decades of government service.<p>“The president disagrees with Secretary …

US investigates Yemenis' charge that drone strike 'turned wedding into a funeral' - Investigations

Yemeni shepherd Ahmed Mohammed Al Shafe'ee, 70, told a human rights activist that his 25-year-old son Aref, shown in photo, the father of seven children, was among those killed in the drone attack attack.<p>By Michael Isikoff, National Investigative Correspondent, NBC News<p>The Obama administration has …

New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from …

Corruption

Deep freeze to bring coldest temperatures in decades

A dangerous arctic blast will drive swiftly into the heart of the nation beginning Sunday, just as millions of people in the Midwest and Northeast had put a deadly snowstorm and wicked cold snap behind them.<p>"It's beyond nostril-hair-freezing weather," says Michelle Vanden Plas, 40, of St. Paul, …

22 States Curb Access To Abortion In 2013

The year 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.<p>It also marked another year of success for those who would restrict or even outlaw the procedure.<p>While much national attention was focused on efforts to restrict abortion in …

Associated Press News

NSA statement does not deny 'spying' on members of Congress

• Agency responds to questions from Senator Bernie Sanders<p>• Statement cites 'same privacy protections as all US persons'<p>The National Security Agency on Saturday released a statement in answer to questions from a senator about whether it “has spied, or is … currently spying, on members of Congress …

Sanders to NSA: Spying on Hill?

Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a letter Friday to the director of the National Security Agency asking if the agency is spying or has ever spied on members of Congress.<p>The Vermont independent said he was “deeply concerned” about the NSA’s collection of information on Americans and called reports that the …

3rd person dies after Minn. apartment building explosion

A third person injured in Minneapolis apartment building explosion has died, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office said Saturday.<p>Abdiqani Adan, 29, who did not live in the building, died Friday at the Hennepin County Medical Center, according to the office.<p>Meanwhile, two survivors still in …

Huge tunnel borer Bertha stopped by simple steel pipe in Seattle - U.S. News

In this photo made with a fish-eye wide-angle lens, the massive boring machine known as Bertha that is drilling a two-mile tunnel to replace Seattle's viaduct is shown before the project began.<p>By Gil Aegerter, NBC News<p>The great Seattle mystery has been solved: The object blocking the world’s …

Coast Guard ship to attempt to rescue 2 icebreakers in Antarctica

A U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker left Australia for Antarctica on Sunday to rescue more than 120 crew members aboard two icebreakers trapped in pack ice near the frozen continent's eastern edge, officials said.<p>The 399-foot cutter, the Polar Star, is responding to a Jan. 3 request from Australia, …