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House panel on Benghazi eyes White House document, Panetta testimony

As they wrap up their 13-month probe into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans, congressional investigators have zeroed in on a press release issued the day before the murders by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.<p>They also are seeking fresh testimony from former Defense …

Colorado floods: A month later, mountain towns 'spooky' and deserted

<i>By Tony Dokoupil, Senior Staff Writer, NBC News</i><p>GLEN HAVEN, Colo. – Flanked by a boom mic and an American flag, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper praised his state for rebounding after last month’s historic flood. “You can’t help but be inspired,” he told the Loveland Chamber of Commerce this week, …

Madagascar: floods and locust swarms threaten to leave residents hungry

Erratic weather and a locust plague take a severe toll on rice and maize harvests, leaving up to 4 million people short of food<p>Faravavy, 32, lives in the middle of an arid plain 93 miles south of Betioke in southern Madagascar. She tries to support herself and her three children by cultivating …

Foreign Office hoarding 1m historic files in secret archive

Justice secretary signed authorisation to place retention of files – some created in 19th century – on legal footing for 12 months<p>The Foreign Office has unlawfully hoarded more than a million files of historic documents that should have been declassified and handed over to the National Archives, …

Drone strikes by US may violate international law, says UN

Report says CIA attacks led to civilian deaths and casualties and says US protocols are 'hurdle to transparency'<p>A United Nations investigation has so far identified 33 drone strikes around the world that have resulted in civilian casualties and may have violated international humanitarian law.<p>The …

Brian Schweitzer eyes 2016 bid

Former Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer is considering a 2016 presidential bid, a new report says, offering the possibility of a populist candidate who would lay out the case against Hillary Clinton.<p>“There’s a whole lot of America that looks at each other and says, ‘Well, there’s 340 million people …

Mexico's lower house of Congress approves new taxes on junk food

MEXICO CITY — It may soon cost more to get fat in Mexico.<p>New taxes on high-calorie junk food and sugary drinks were approved by Mexico’s lower house of<p>Congressin a marathon 18-hour session that ended Friday morning. They are part of a broader package of taxes and other fiscal changes proposed by …

Oil companies, environmentalists oppose fed rules for removing sunken oil rigs

Oil companies and environmental groups may spar over off-shore drilling, but there's one thing they can agree on: Leaving scuttled rigs on the ocean floor creates a rich environment for coral, endangered species and other marine life.<p>The Gulf of Mexico – home to approximately 3,600 offshore oil and …

Princess Diana’s sister speaks out for the first time

Lady Jane Fellowes has given her first interview since the death of her sister Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.<p>Since Diana, Princess of Wales died in 1997, her sister Lady Jane Fellowes has shunned the limelight. Now, however, she has decided to speak out, in support of young people drawn into a …

Talks open on no fishing zone to protect Antarctic seas

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources negotiations aim to ban fishing across much of Southern Ocean<p>Graphic: proposed areas of protection in Antarctica<p>Fishing and oil drilling could be banned across more than two million square kilometres of the frigid seas around …

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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Super-large-scale solar installations are surging in the US

Don’t write Big Solar off yet. With the plunge in photovoltaic panel prices, US utilities that once enthusiastically signed deals for massive solar power plants to be built in the desert began to favor small installations deployed near cities that don’t require the construction of …

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Montenegro capital’s first pride march ends in tear gas, arrests

Twenty officers were injured and a dozen counter-protestors were arrested during Podgorica’s first pride march<p>The first-ever pride march in Podgorica, Montenegro ended in tear gas and a dozen arrests as police tried to detain violent counter-protestors armed with Molotov cocktails.<p>Organizers of the …

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Syria conference announced, as suicide bomb kills dozens

Announcement of Geneva-based talks aimed at ending civil war comes a day after bombers carry out deadly attack in Hama<p>An international conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will be held in Geneva in late November, the head of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, has said, after weeks of diplomacy …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …

Surefire Ways To Infuriate Your Restaurant Server

When it comes to dining out, there are some courtesies we think just seem like common sense -- like tipping at least 15 to 20 percent, or not standing on your chair. But anyone who's ever been a restaurant server knows all too well that this is not the case, and that customers often drop their …

9 Food Lies People Are Telling You, From Casual Myths To Straight Up Betrayal

Sometimes, someone will tell you something about food that just doesn't sound right. You'll think, "That doesn't totally jive with me, but maybe they're right." We're here to break the news to you: people are telling you food lies, and some of them are your family and friends. Sorry to be the ones …

10 Marijuana Edibles That Could Pass As 'Real' Food

The legalization of marijuana -- be it medical or recreational -- in more than 20 states across the U.S. has inspired a new industry: marijuana-infused food products.<p>People choose to eat pot-infused treats for a variety of reasons. For some medical marijuana patients, it can be the simplest or …

Fast-Food Worker Families Collect Nearly $7 Billion In Public Assistance A Year, Study Finds

A majority of families of front-line fast-food workers are enrolled in one or more public programs, compared to 25% of the workforce as a whole, a new study by the University of California-Berkeley and University of Illinois reveals.

Reports Say Low-Paying Fast-Food Jobs Cost Billions in Public Assistance

Two just-released studies claim more than half of low-paying fast-food-industry employees receive public assistance, to the tune of $7 billion …

All of British Columbia’s Sardines Are Missing

For some reason, the lowly sardine continues get a bad rap in our purportedly food-enlightened world, which is perhaps why it’s not huge news right …

11 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

There really can't be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It's consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we <i>love</i> our caffeine.<p>And that's fine. In fact, there are many advantages to being …

Sutton on E-Cigarettes

<i>Bloomberg</i> critic <b>Ryan Sutton</b> discusses his experiences spending a week dining out in New York City with a couple "<b>vaping</b>" or smoking electronic cigarettes. He says he believes e-cigarettes "are the future" and that in his experience smoking e-cigarettes usually "<b>doesn't elicit too many frowns</b>." …