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Feds Crack Down on Not-So-Hot Tamales at Airport

The tamales weren't hot, but they were illegal.<p>The traveler, who was not named, admitted having food on a declaration form but denied it was pork products when questioned, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Inspectors then found hundreds of tamales wrapped in plastic bags.<p>"Although …

Mexico

Scientists caught a new planet forming for the first time ever

The image above is just an illustration, but don't let that dampen your excitement too much — because it's illustrating something <i>really awesome.</i><p>On Wednesday, a study in the journal Nature announced that scientists have directly observed the formation of a planet for the very first time.<p>[<i>The most</i> …

Princeton University

Bangladesh's high court upholds death sentences for 2 opposition leaders; protests planned

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentences imposed on two opposition leaders for war crimes committed during the nation's 1971 war of independence.<p>The court rejected the appeal of Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid of the Jamaat-e-Islami party and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury of the …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Celebrities and Onesies: The Cozy Cold Weather Trend to Try Now

Wonderful! It’s another frigid, frosty day where you wake up with your teeth chattering, the unbearable windchill is creeping through your drafty windows, and you regret your choice of wearing silk pajamas to bed. But fear no more, there is a better item to comfortably fall asleep in without the …

Bell: Patriots deserve some due process

It's the one storyline for Super Bowl XLIX that you didn't see coming.<p>And chances are it will stick around for a bit, given how we've officially entered the Super Hype zone.<p>Even if the NFL quickly determines that it found no wrongdoing by the New England Patriots – and finds no videotape of Bill …

NFL
Guantanamo Bay

Islamic State seeking bases inside Lebanon: Lebanon security chief | Reuters

KAWTHARIET ASSIYAD, Lebanon (Reuters) - Islamic State militants holed up in the Qalamoun mountains on the Syrian-Lebanese border are seeking to gain control of nearby Lebanese villages to support their fighting positions, the head of Lebanon’s main security apparatus told Reuters.<p>Major General …

Middle East

8th day of AirAsia search begins; big parts found in Java Sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> One week after AirAsia Flight QZ8501 disappeared from air traffic control radar, the search for victims and more of its wreckage was underway Sunday, officials said.<p>Waves are expected to be 1.5 to 2 meters high, said Bambang Sulistyo, head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, at a press …

Airplanes

Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick's 2014 Failures Leave Both Futures Up in Air

They were the hottest head coach-quarterback tandem at the end of the 2012 season. Now, they're both at risk of being let go by the San Francisco 49ers.<p>Welcome to the reality facing Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick, who have failed each other in 2014.<p>It's hard to decide who failed who more. For …

Football (U.S.)

Despite aggressive rate hike, Russia on the brink as ruble plummets

Frantic Russians are crowding foreign exchange windows, real estate offices and big-ticket retailers in search of dollars, euros, property, jewellery, cars, appliances and other assets that seem more likely to retain their value than the dwindling cash in their bank accounts.<p>Deep worries over the …

Russia

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

Homeland The TV drama accurately presents the mission, intensity, pace, contradictions and complexity of a CIA station engaged in deadly battle, say …

3 wealth-building secrets that the rich already know

Others look at old photographs and chuckle at the person they used to be. I feel that way when I look back at the columns I wrote before leaving The …

Stock Markets

Venezuela's bolivar drops to new low

CARACAS--Venezuela has hit a new, dubious milestone in its slow-motion economic decline: Its largest banknote, the 100-bolívar bill, is worth just …

Venezuela

Housing is biggest expense for retirees

It’s become fashionable these days for advisers to warn retirees and pre-retirees to set aside enough money to pay for health care in their golden …

Retirement

Opinion: Wait for one more bounce in stocks before a broad decline

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Investors’ mood has quickly soured in recent days, potentially setting up the stock market for a short-term …

Stock Markets

The Steve Jobs Industrial Complex

"This is a very strange business and a very strange endeavor of life," Steve Jobs once said in a candid interview about his legacy in 1994. "All the …

Why women leave tech: It's the culture, not because 'math is hard'

I knew something was up when Sandhya, a talented project manager I only knew slightly, asked me if we could have lunch.<p>She had recently come back …

HP to split into two companies, report says

The next step for computing giant Hewlett-Packard's restructuring may be a split into two companies.<p>The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that HP (HPQ) plans to put the PC and printer operations under one roof and its business that provides software and services to …

Patriots bounce back, use 2 TE set to rout Bengals

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick went back to the drawing board in putting together a plan to topple the NFL's last undefeated team on Sunday night.<p>Or maybe to the archives.<p>The New England Patriots punished the Cincinnati Bengals for 220 rushing yards in the 43-17 pounding at Gillette Stadium, …

Underwater search for Malaysian Airlines flight resumes

The Malaysian-contracted GO Phoenix began its search for the vanished airliner on Monday, far off the western coast of Australia. The ship will spend …

Remains of missing students likely part of mass grave in Mexico

At least 34 charred corpses buried at site in southern Mexico where 43 students went missing, with local security officials suspected of conspiring with gang members to commit multiple murders<p>Missing students were likely among charred corpses found in mass graves in southwest Mexico and local …