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Review: Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Author: Tim Moynihan. Tim Moynihan Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.02.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Sub Title: Leica's Fancy New M-P Camera May …

How not to catch Ebola

<b>As the outbreak continues to spread, the fear of catching the disease is rising.</b><p>Experts are learning more about how to contain the virus that has infected around 7,500 people in West Africa.<p>The race is on to stop this deadly disease that kills more than half of those it infects.<p>Here's what is known.<p>…

A different type of Art

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As Cuts to SNAP Benefits Loom, Food Pantries Can Only Guess How to Prepare

U.S. will hit debt limit between Oct. 18 and Nov. 5, analysis says

WASHINGTON -- The<p>Treasury Departmentwill be unable to pay all the nation’s bills starting sometime between Oct. 18 and Nov. 5 unlessCongressraises the debt limit, according to a private analysis released Tuesday.<p>The new "X date" from the Bipartisan Policy Center gives lawmakers a more specific time …

14 Reliable Sources to Follow on Twitter for Syria News

The Syrian government has been accused of using chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack against rebel forces outside Damascus, killing hundreds and …

Fukushima radiation set to hit the U.S. by 2014

<b>Simulation showing the ten-year trajectory of the radiation released after the Fukushima disaster (Screenshot, Adrift.org.au)</b><p>Fortunately, it should be harmless<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 29, 2013 4:05pm (UTC)<p>Unless you were one of the 160,000 thousand people in the near vicinity of the Fukushima disaster …

NSA under renewed fire after report finds it violated its own privacy rules

The NSA serially violated its own restrictions on bulk surveillance, according to a report that puts further pressure on beleaguered intelligence chief James Clapper and strengthens claims by a leading Senate critic that a "culture of misinformation" exists at the agency.<p>The Washington Post …

Newly Discovered Carnivore Looks Like Teddy Bear

In "incredibly rare" find, scientists discover animal in Andean cloud forests.<p><b>A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear is the first carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says.</b><p>The 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) creature, called an olinguito, didn't make …

Two Persian leopard cubs born, first birth in 50 years

Two Persian leopard cubs were born in a Russian national park last week for the first time in 50 years, according to a statement from the World Wildlife Fund. The species is endangered.<p>The Persian leopard is one of the largest leopard subspecies, and the beasts once heavily roamed southwest …

Wildlife

Supreme Court Sides With Adoptive Parents In Heartbreaking Custody Fight

The justices' 5-4 decision came in a case about a federal law intended to keep Indian children from being taken from their homes and typically placed with non-Indian adoptive or foster parents. South Carolina courts said the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act favored the biological father of the girl, …

South Carolina

Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen Compete for Samsung’s Super Bowl Ad (Within An Ad)

Is this a Samsung ad or the new Judd Apatow movie? If there’s any confusion there, it’s 100% intentional, as the electronics manufacturer’s Super Bowl ad sports appearances from two longtime Apatovian leading men: Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.<p>Created by agency 72andSunny and blockbuster director Jon …

G20 summit: NSA targeted Russian president Medvedev in London

American spies based in the UK intercepted the top-secret communications of the then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, during his visit to Britain …

Europe warns US: you must respect the privacy of our citizens

European Union officials have demanded "swift and concrete answers" to their requests for assurances from the US that its mass data surveillance …

World Bank sees end of poverty in 2030

Before saying a word at a press conference in Washington this year, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim held up a piece of paper on which he had scrawled a number: 2030.<p>The finance ministers and central bankers who set the World Bank's agenda had just signed off on his request to set a deadline – 17 …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

'Nothing New': Senators Dismiss Verizon Phone Record Dragnet

Obama administration officials and lawmakers in charge of overseeing American intelligence efforts reacted defensively to reports of a secret federal …

J.C. Penney Returns to Coupons and Marks Up Prices

J.C. Penney, responding to reports that it is marking up prices in stores only to discount them later, is defending its return to sales and coupons …

World’s largest study on gay parents finds the kids are more than all right

According to the report, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the national average<p>According to preliminary findings from the world's largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the children of straight parents on a …

Jason London's Cats Go for Coffee in La Cañada

The famous actor and his wife take their toilet-trained kitties with them just about everywhere.<p>When actor Jason London heads out for coffee, he …

Pets

MERS Infects Two More

Woman documents pregnancy, agony over adoption in revealing self-portraits

<i>Rock Center</i><p>Young mom Callie Mitchell is forging her own path to create a new kind of modern family. The photography student garnered national attention when she went public with a series of intimate self-portraits taken during her pregnancy that showed her agonizing over whether she should keep her …

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An alligator got this lady': 911 call captures moment of deadly attack<p>More than 1,200 people claiming to have been stung by jellyfish in Fla.<p>What …

Crime

GMO Wheat Found In Oregon Field. How Did It Get There?

A farmer in Oregon has found some genetically engineered wheat growing on his land. It's an unwelcome surprise, because this type of wheat has never been approved for commercial planting.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's investigating, trying to find out how this wheat got there. The …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes: 5 Upgrades To Create The Best Ever

<i>By Lynn Andriani</i><p>Take your go-to recipe, make one of these smart additions, and you won't believe how brilliant this basic treat can taste.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>5 Upgrades To Create The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever<p><i>Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter</i> .

Argentina and Chile order evacuation of Copahue volcano

<b>Chile and Argentina have ordered the evacuation of some 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano in the south of their shared border.</b><p>The authorities in both countries issued a red alert - the highest possible - saying the Chilean volcano could erupt imminently.<p>The 2,965m (nearly 10,000ft) …

China's Baby 59 left in sewage pipe evokes mass sympathy and anger

He has no name, just a number: Baby 59. But his face is now familiar to millions and wellwishers across China are anxiously monitoring the fate of …