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Ben Affleck will play Batman in new movie

Ben Affleck will don Batman's cape and cowl, and fans aren't too thrilled by the news.<p>Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together.<p>The studio said Affleck will star opposite …

Argument for having a good, old fashioned travel agent

Here's an argument for having a good, old fashioned travel agent.<p>Royal Caribbean is coming under fire for allegedly leaving an elderly American man stranded in a hospital in Bartin, Turkey after he fell and broke his hip.<p>Dodge and Jill Melkonian, of Clearwater, Fla., were on an Azamara cruise, …

America’s best chain steakhouses

1. LongHorn Steakhouse<p>LongHorn Steakhouse, which has more than 435 locations in almost 40 states, is essentially the ideal chain steakhouse, and excelled in just about every category we judged it on. Its Western theme is showy enough so you know it’s there but doesn’t smack you in the face, the …

Clinton faces rumblings from her left ahead of 2016

It's good to be Hillary Clinton. She and her husband Bill are spending a few days with family this week at a six-bedroom beach-house in the Hamptons. Though staying coy about the possibility of a 2016 presidential run, she's leading every poll of possible Democratic candidates.<p>Meanwhile, since …

Future telescope to be 10X sharper than Hubble telescope

An enormous mirror will be cast inside a scorching-hot furnace Saturday, marking a key milestone in the development of a future telescope that will collect more light than any instrument built to date.<p>The Giant Magellan Telescope mirror, the third of the seven primary mirrors planned for the …

Fund for Australian player allegedly killed by 'bored' Okla. teens tops $150G

An online fundraising drive set up by a former teammate of murdered Australia native Chris Lane designed to help his parents bring their son back home and pay for funeral expenses has amassed more than $150,000 in donations from people around the world.<p>The random killing of Lane, a 22-year-old …

GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011.<p>The American Center for Law and Justice on Thursday filed a brief on behalf of the 18 members of Congress …

Your career is not predestined by degree choice

Soon after applying to study philosophy at university, I read a newspaper article ranking employment prospects for graduates according to degree subject.<p>Philosophy was right at the bottom of the league table. My 17-year-old self was undeterred (the few philosophy books I’d read had ignited a …

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Abandoning HS2 would be act of national self-mutilation, says Lord Adonis

Former transport secretary says the lessons of the Channel tunnel and Thames airport must be heeded<p>The Labour peer conducting a review of the party's policies on economic growth said that abandoning support for the HS2 high-speed rail line would be an "act of national self-mutilation", as doubts …

From a dangerous and alluring waterway in Istanbul to rough rapids in the US, the best travel images of the week are a wild ride: http://bbc.in/1f7vEAp