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French comedian Dieudonné sentenced to two months in prison

During a show in Liege, Dieudonné called Hitler a "sweet kid" and a "joyful braggart", questioned the existence of Nazi gas chambers and described the Talmud as a "s*** book"

A Belgian court has sentenced controversial French comedian Dieudonné to two months in prison for incitement to hatred over …


ISIS Built Network of Tunnels Under Iraqi Town of Sinjar

ISIS has been digging tunnels for protection and movement throughout the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria

IRBIL, Iraq — Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria(ISIS) group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and …

Middle East

Confirmed: Apple Acquired Real-Time Motion Capture Firm Faceshift

Earlier this year, MacRumors uncovered some evidence suggesting Zurich-based real-time motion capture firm Faceshift was acquired by Apple, and as of today, that acquisition has been confirmed by Apple in a statement given to TechCrunch.

"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and …

Motion Capture

Russian FM: Downing of warplane a 'planned provocation'

Syrian and Russian officials said a Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived on Wednesday at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit. USA TODAY

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that the …


Chicago awaits more protests over police shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint.

The question now is whether those …


The Little Book of Thanks


These Are the World's Top 10 Young Billionaires

Young, smart and filthy rich, these charmed tycoons have it all.

Life isn’t fair. Some earn their billions; others are born into them.

Most of the world’s youngest billionaires fall in the latter category, but not Mark Elliot Zuckerberg. The 31-year-old hoodie clad programming prodigy is without a …

Top 10

Military Reviews U.S. Response to ISIS Rise

WASHINGTON — When Islamic State fighters overran a string of Iraqi cities last year, analysts at United States Central Command wrote classified assessments for military intelligence officials and policy makers that documented the humiliating retreat of the Iraqi Army. But before the assessments …


Do Successful CEOs Sleep Less Than Everyone Else?

Inadequate sleep is more harmful than most of us realize.

Is Donald Trump superhuman? Or is he depressed, cranky, and making poor judgments? Or is he fibbing?

The issue arises because in last week’s Republican debate he mentioned that he sleeps just three to four hours a night. He’s been saying this …

Donald Trump

The Science of Smiling

When we are happy, our natural response is to smile. But if you flip that around, does the reverse hold true? When we smile, is our natural response then to be happy?

Science says yes.

In fact, even faking or forcing a smile reduces stress and makes you happier.

That's what psychological scientists …

Scientific Research

10 Memorable Thanksgiving Day Desserts

There's a reason people always save room for dessert: it's usually the most memorable part of the meal. This year, ditch the plain ole pumpkin pie for some sweets with a little more pizazz.

1. Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberries

A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a …


How to Make Your Caramel 100x More Exciting: Replace Cream with Fruit

It feels like we've known about caramel since the beginning of time.

But the Romans, the Byzantines, the members of the Ming dynasty, the dinosaurs (!) did not spoon caramel sauce over their ice cream. Because in 1993, its existence was still news (in the U.S., at least).

In a New York Times article, …


"Knockout" attack video released in hate crime conviction

(CNN) — The U.S. Justice Department has released cellphone video of a so-called "knockout game" attack that resulted in a federal hate crime conviction.

Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, of Katy, Texas, was sentenced to almost six years in prison last month after pleading guilty to taking part in the …


Survivors of Afghan hospital attack tell of terror

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was like the end of the world, Anayatullah Nazari said. "It was like they were determined to kill us all and that nobody would survive. It was like doomsday, nothing I could ever imagine."

More than six weeks after a U.S. Air Force AC-130 gunship repeatedly struck a …


Couple Married 76 Years Share Their 100th Birthdays Together

They say true love stands the tests of time. And for Allan and Margaret Little, both 100 years old, time has certainly been on their side, making …

Church of Christ

Americans View Paris Attacks With Empathy, Fear and Resolve

DENVER — It made parents worry for their children studying abroad. It sent a shiver of fear into plans for vacations to France. Cafes and nightclubs in Miami or Los Angeles felt newly vulnerable, not so different from the bloody scenes unfolding on people’s phones and televisions. For Americans …

Charlie Hebdo

At $3,333, this sundae is yet the second most expensive ice cream ever!

While your street Haagen Dazs may serve a scoop for less than $5, Three Twins Ice Cream’s sundae has earned a tag of the second most expensive …

Lego’s Success Leads to Competitors and Spinoffs

When Paul Hollingsworth tried to recreate “Jurassic Park” in a video using Lego bricks, he ran into a roadblock. Lego offers plenty of T. rexes, velociraptors and other dinosaurs, but not Richard Attenborough or Jeff Goldblum, who played characters in the movie.

Fortunately, Mr. Hollingsworth had …

Wonders of the World

Man freed after 3 decades in prison vows never to return

DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A man whose 100-year murder sentence was commuted by Montana's governor walked out of prison still clad in the blue shirt of an inmate, shivering in the 25-degree weather that greeted him after three decades of incarceration.

Barry Beach, 53, fought to keep his composure …


5 surprising habits of the wealthy

Dine out less, but indulge your Starbucks coffee addiction.

Personal finance advice too often consists of prescriptions. Do this, not that and save the difference for a better financial future. That’s a diet, not a plan. And like diets, this kind of financial advice works great in the beginning but …


Bitter Sugar vs. Corn Syrup Lawsuit Ends in Settlement

The fight was years in the making.

The seemingly never-ending legal fight between America's sugar and high fructose corn syrup industries has come to …

Corn Syrup

The Latest: Parts of Iowa could get more than foot of snow

The latest developments in a storm bringing snow to parts of the Midwest. All times local:

6:20 p.m.

Weather officials say portions of northern Iowa could get more than a foot of snow as a winter storm moves through the state.

The National Weather Service says heavy snowfall was expected Friday …


Corbyn warns of police cuts 'gamble' after Paris attacks

Ministers will be "gambling with the safety of the British people" if they make cuts to police budgets, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to warn.

"After Paris, there must be no cuts in the police front line," he will say in a speech to party members on Saturday.

His comments come after senior police …


Kuwait arrest raises specter of Ukraine black market as source of arms for ISIS

The arrest in Kuwait of a Lebanese man with ties to the Islamic State has raised the specter that Ukraine's notorious illicit arms market may be a source of weapons for the the militant group.

One senior Ukrainian official with access to intelligence agency reports told Mashable on Friday that it is …


5 unexpected perks of speaking another language

Photo: Patricia Feaster


Seriously, why?

Maybe you want to sharpen your mind, or expand upon your job …

Brain Fitness

18 reasons to visit Argentina

As Argentina ends decades of anti-British rule at the polls, here are 18 more compelling reasons to visit the land of polo, gauchos and tango

Ride with gauchos

Argentinian cowboys wear actual chaps, share Mate tea so bitter as to make you gurn, raise and wrestle cattle and at night sing folk songs …


US wiretapping capital reportedly used hundreds of illegal wiretaps

Prosecutors in the Los Angeles suburb of Riverside County — home to the biggest wiretapping operation in the United States — likely broke the law when they approved as many as 738 wiretaps without proper approval, according to an investigation from USA Today and The Desert Sun, citing interviews and …

U.S. Attorneys

Paris Terror Attacks: Third Body Found in Saint-Denis Raid

A third person was killed in the anti-terror raid that targeted the Paris attack ringleader, officials confirmed Friday as the hunt continued for a suspected accomplice.

The unidentified body was found in a suburban apartment along with that of high-profile jihadi Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Hasna …

Charlie Hebdo

After Paris Attacks, Anxiety Returns to the Surface in New York

On a June night in 1919, followers of the anarchist Luigi Galleani set off bombs in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh and other major United States cities in a series of coordinated attacks directed at prominent civic figures, some of whom had supported the deportation of immigrants suspected of …