Kira O'Bradovich

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4 Simple One-Pot Meals a Foodie Makes When She Doesn't Have Time to Cook

When it comes to getting dinner on the table on busy weeknights, we're all about one-pot, one-pan meals that don't compromise on flavor and promise a …

Recipes

Romanian expats return home for major anti-government protest

Many Romanians who left their homeland because of corruption, low wages and lack of opportunities have returned to rally for the government's …

Glaucoma may be a curable autoimmune disease, say scientists

Glaucoma, the blinding condition which affects nearly 500,000 people in Britain, may be an autoimmune disease which could be cured, scientists believe.<p>The common eye problem was thought to occur when fluid builds up in the eye, crushing the optic nerve and causing irreversible damage to the …

U.S. Diplomats Held Face-to-Face Talks With Taliban, Insurgents Say

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — In a reversal of a longstanding policy, American diplomats held face-to-face talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar a week ago without Afghan government officials present, two senior Taliban officials said on Saturday.<p>A State Department spokeswoman did not respond to …

Trump defenders downplay evidence of Russian collusion: “So what?”

Tucker Carlson and friends insist that colluding with a foreign adversary to win an election is not a big deal<p>Taylor Link<p>July 28, 2018 2:25pm (UTC)<p>More and more evidence is mounting in the case against President Donald Trump and Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. The latest information from …

The iconic ‘thumbs down’ vote that summed up John McCain’s career

In the early hours of July 28, 2017, Sen. John McCain slowly walked onto the floor of the Senate. The chamber was tense; two other Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, had already announced they would vote against the GOP’s “skinny repeal” bill — a measure that would have …

Mitch McConnell

Walsh: Working-Class Trump Voters ‘Forgot Where They Came From’

The progressive Boston mayor fits the profile of a Trump voter. And if Democrats want to win them back, he says they need to stop with the abstract talk and get real.<p><i>Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>BOSTON—Marty Walsh is a college dropout and recovering …

Walsh

I Tried Marie Kondo's New "Hikidashi" Boxes, and They Made Organizing 10x Easier

Marie Kondo's tidying philosophy might seem startlingly simple, but there's no doubt it has had a profound global reach. Her book <i>The Life-Changing</i> …

Marie Kondo

‘Our lives should be lived in the sun’: the couple fighting to legalise gay sex in India

My sister said to me: ‘How could you? How could you think that I would not love who you love?’<p>One day, about 15 years ago, Sunil Mehra’s partner, Navtej Johar, a classical dancer, was being interviewed on the phone at their New Delhi home. The journalist asked about Johar’s sexuality. Mehra waited …

Reporters, Facing a Hostile White House, Try a New Tactic: Solidarity

It was a subtle exchange, about 20 minutes into yet another clamorous White House press briefing, and a casual viewer of Wednesday’s proceedings would be forgiven for missing it.<p>But an unusual show of solidarity between rival journalists seemed to signal a new approach by the White House press …

Nigel Farage denies shorting value of sterling on night of Brexit vote

Nigel Farage has denied placing currency bets against sterling after an investigation raised questions over public statements he made suggesting the remain camp had won on the night of the EU referendum.<p>A spokesperson said on Monday that Farage “had no financial interest in currency movements on …

Study: 'Artificial pancreas' better controls blood sugars in hospital patients with Type 2 diabetes

<b>(CNN) —</b> A device some call an artificial pancreas was shown to better control blood sugar levels in hospitalized patients with Type 2 diabetes compared with those getting insulin manually, according to a study published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>The device, variations of which …

Type 1 Diabetes

Algeria expels thousands of migrants in forced Sahara march

ASSAMAKA, Niger (AP) — From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world's most unforgiving terrain in the blistering …

Algeria

U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take steps to curb ozone pollution that blows into New York and Connecticut from five other states.<p>The decision by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan is a victory for New York's and …

News

United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia Find Agreement on Oil Policy

HOUSTON — It is unusual for the United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia to see eye-to-eye, much less try to achieve common energy policy goals, even indirectly.<p>But that is what seems to be happening, and it is taking the edge off the yearlong rise in oil and gasoline prices. Even if those countries …

The Latest: International court prosecutor won't be rushed

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Palestinians' complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (all times local):<p>6 p.m.<p>The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has signaled that she will not be rushed into making a decision on …

Israel

Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

ATLANTA (AP) — If you want to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur, look no farther than small-town and suburban America.<p>The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city. Of the 10 deadliest school …

Guns

Former Trump campaign aide is helping Russian firm shed sanctions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former senior campaign and transition aide to President Donald Trump recently inked a deal to help a Russian oligarch's conglomerate shed sanctions the Trump administration slapped on them last month.<p>Bryan Lanza, who is in regular contact with White House officials, is lobbying …

Donald Trump

HOW TO GROW 25 POUNDS OF SWEET POTATOES IN A BUCKET

Everyone likes potatoes, but there are two different types of potatoes: sweet potatoes and regular potatoes. These two types differ in the content of …

Gardening

Zakaria: Trump has proved Iran's hardliners right

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran is a repressive and anti-American regime that has spread its influence in the Middle East, often to America's detriment. But it is also an ancient civilization, with centuries of power and influence in the region. The notion that the United States could solve all of its problems with …

Middle East

A Muslim Among Israeli Settlers

What happens when a Pakistani American writer goes deep into the West Bank?<p>Image above: A Palestinian worker in Shiloh tends to the grounds of what some Jews believe was the first capital of the Israelite kingdom.<p>I was here to report on Jewish settlers, the 600,000 citizens of Israel living beyond …

It's Sure Weird That the Russia-Linked Firm That Paid Michael Cohen $500,000 Also Registered Alt-Right Websites

Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen is starting to take heat from the big guy himself over a brewing scandal involving a shady front …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Italian Food

Miracle cures or modern quackery? Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients.

By Laurie McGinley and<p>Laurie McGinley<p>Reporter covering health and medicine<p>Email Bio Follow<p>William Wan<p>William Wan<p>National correspondent covering science and news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Doris Tyler lay on the examining table as the doctor stuck a long, thin tube into her belly. The doctor pulled back a …

Medicine

Albania demonstrators clash with police in road toll row

TIRANA (Reuters) - A big crowd angered by new charges on the main artery linking 7Albania to Kosovo pelted police with stones and set the toll booths on fire on Saturday, television images showed.<p>Protesters set toll booths on fire on the Durres-Kukes highway in Kalimash near Kukes, Albania March …

Erdogan slams Kosovo PM over sackings after Gulen-linked deportations

The prime minster of Kosovo has come in for stinging criticism from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.<p>Turkish intelligence hunted down five teachers and a doctor working in Kosovo and deported them back to Turkey, accusing them of working for exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Erdogan claims …

Diplomatic Fireworks at U.N. Over Britain-Russia Feud

UNITED NATIONS — Britain called an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to formally accuse Russia of trying to murder a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil with a military-grade nerve agent.<p>The March 4 attack in the British cathedral town of …

A Sudden Promotion Raises Questions in the Brussels Bubble

BRUSSELS — Martin Selmayr is hardly a household name, but his personality and his ambitions are preoccupying the Brussels bubble of the European Union in the twilight years of Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm.<p>Mr. Selmayr, 47, a German lawyer, …

Evidence mounts that the Russian government may be using the UK and US as a 'killing ground' to eliminate its enemies

LONDON — Britain offers wealthy Russians many attractions: the great city of London, the bucolic countryside, exclusive schools, and a global financial hub. But for some former spies and other foes of President Vladimir Putin, it has become lethal.<p>The latest victims near death's door are …

The Mini Irish Soda Bread Recipe You’ll Eat All Year Round

I turned a traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe into a fun mini treat, perfect for sharing on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year.<p>Traditional …