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Slow Cooker Quinoa-Stuffed Red Peppers

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on the laziest day of the week.</i><p>Stuffed peppers were one of the first things I cooked for my wife …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

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“Deep Dive” on Immigration

Faced with a life in poverty, of violence and far from their families, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

Tiny drones deploy for US allies

Black Hornet, the next generation of tiny combat drones, has arrived.<p>Norway’s Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Block II Personal Reconnaissance System is a tiny drone helicopter that can fit into the palm of your hand. The company says it is the world’s smallest operational unmanned air system.<p>It …

Google wants to know how the human body works

Google is exploring the human body, hoping to develop a definition for a “healthy” person by cells and molecules.<p>This ambitious project, which the company claims “has never been done before” and known as the Baseline Study, is being led by the Google X secret laboratory, Google said in a statement …

Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the social networking company over events surrounding its controversial initial public offering.<p>A woman holds a tablet displaying WhatsApp's logo in front of the screen with the Facebook logo in this …

Amazon’s Q2 Earnings Lower Than Expected

Amazon said Thursday that its second quarter financial performance was worse than expected, causing shares to tumble over six percent in after-hours …

Jeff Bezos

Congress restores consumers' right to unlock phones

Consumers will soon be able to free their cellphones from the grip of wireless carriers thanks to final legislation that Congress passed Friday allowing mobile devices to be unlocked.<p>President Obama said he looked forward to signing the bipartisan measure that cleared the House, which the wireless …

Verizon 4G LTE users to be subject to 'Network Optimization,' report says

Previously, only 3G users were tapped for optimization -- what some say is throttling -- designed to avoid clogs. But a report says that's changing.<p>Verizon Wireless is making a quick but potentially major change to the way it handles clogged networks.<p>Starting October 1, Verizon will expand its …

Telecoms

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone escaped patient dies

<b>A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials have told the BBC.</b><p>Her family had forcibly removed her from a public hospital on Thursday.<p>Saudatu Koroma's is the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in the country's …

Disease

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate in the U.S. over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.<p>Death penalty opponents say any killing is …

Egypt summons Turkish envoy over Erdogan slur

Egypt has warned Turkey of "further action" as it protested for the second time in a week at the Turkish premier<br>criticising its president and Cairo's handling of the Gaza conflict.<p>In a statement on Saturday, the ministry said it summoned the Turkish charge d' affaires, the highest-ranking Turkish …

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya, citing militia violence

The State Department on Saturday evacuated all U.S. personnel from its embassy in Libya after clashes among rival militias in the capital intensified in recent days in the vicinity of the diplomatic mission, officials said.<p>Traveling in Paris, Secretary of State John F. Kerry cited the threat posed …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

99 Common Photography Problems (and how to solve them)

As well as being one of the most expensive hobbies around, photography is also one of the more technical pastimes you can pursue. But it doesn't have …

Canadian airline passenger arrested by SWAT is mentally ill, father says

When Sadegh Shahi heard reports about a SWAT team armed to the teeth storming onto a Sunwing Airlines flight to arrest a passenger, he thought to himself, "it's probably my son."<p>The father's intuition apparently was correct.<p>Ali Shahi was arrested Friday by at least a half-dozen heavily armed …

How to Use a Surplus of Zucchini

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Delicious ways to use up a bushel of zucchini -- one peck at a time.</i><p>If you're …