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Congo braces for violence as president's mandate expires

Tens of thousands of paramilitaries and policemen have been deployed across the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the vast central African country braces for violent protests and riots when the mandate of the president, Joseph Kabila, expires on Monday.<p>Heavily armed security forces set up …

Africa

'Silver Angel' Joaquin Cosio says 3rd season of 'The Strain' is the most exciting yet | Fox News

Guillermo del Toro’s horror drama show “The Strain” is promising fans an action-packed third season picking up right where it left off.<p>Fox News Latino chatted about it with Joaquin Cosio, the prolific Mexican actor who plays Angel Guzman Hurtado.<p><b>For fans who are not caught up with “The Strain,” set</b> …

Vigil held in New Jersey hometown of slain 'Voice' singer

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Family, friends and fans gathered for a candlelight vigil in the New Jersey hometown of a singer who was shot dead as …

New Jersey

Robert Shapiro Reveals What OJ Simpson Whispered After Verdict

Former Simpson lawyer appears on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News special<p>Former O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro appeared on Megyn Kelly’s Fox special on …

Found: James Monroe’s Actual House

It wasn’t the modest house standing on his estate, as previously thought.<p>This was just the guest house (with a later addition). (Photo: …

Iran's Supreme Leader says the US lifted sanctions only 'on paper'

"On paper the United States allows foreign banks to deal with Iran, but in practice they create Iranophobia so no one does business with Iran," Khamenei was quoted as saying by his official website, addressing hundreds of workers in Tehran.<p>"The U.S. official says the sanctions regime is still in …

Local Experts

This story originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com.Once the craziness of summer has come and gone, our excitement for all things fall can sometimes …

Make an Italian fall feast: Potato and zucchini chips, chicken cacciatore and more

Planning a big dinner for family or friends? The Scottos from the restaurant Fresco by Scotto are sharing simple and savory Italian appetizer and entree recipes that will have everyone reaching for seconds. They're also whipping up desserts and a delicious cocktail in the fourth hour.<p><b>Potato and</b> …

Crock Pot Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

The ultimate comfort soup–and your slow cooker does all the work! ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Gimme Some Oven<p>March 7, 2017<p>Ingredients<p>Steps<p>Hide Images<p>1<p>Add first 10 …

Food

Fall Orzo Salad + Pan-Roasted Cauliflower

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Roasted vegetables, two ways.</i><p>You love roasted vegetables (join the club), but how can you turn them into a substanial vegetarian …

Pasta

NYC's Barchetta Sets Sail for Mediterranean Seafood

Hard to believe Chef David Pasternack opened the West Side seafood restaurant Esca fourteen years ago and that it is still going strong for its deceptively simple preparations with an Italian component. Now, with the opening of Barchetta ("little boat") with partner John Meadow of LDV Hospitality, …

Most Romantic Fall Getaways (PHOTOS)

"Of all the reasons we could have been swept away at Post Ranch Inn--the setting among primordial redwoods, the house-cured salmon at breakfast, the morning yoga classes in a yurt--it was the privacy that made it an ideal romantic destination," says Christiana Roussel, an Alabama-based food writer. …

Room With a View: 11 Hotels With Incredible Vistas

Whether it's overlooking a beach, set in the middle of a desert, across the water from a lit-up metropolis, or tucked away on a remote and picturesque hillside somewhere, there's nothing quite like a hotel with amazing views. This is why we've trekked from coast to coast seeking out the best views …

33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

New York City

24 Best First-Class Cabins in the Sky

<i>Caviar, vintages, and decadent suites aren't just reserved for luxury hotels. The movement towards all that's bigger and badder has soared sky-high.</i><p><i>Etihad 'The Residence'</i><p>With Etihad's introduction of "The Residence" -- an elaborate three-room fully staffed suite -- the ante has officially been …

Fitness Friday: Stretching for people who don't like stretching

<b>By Ron Kaspriske</b><p>I very rarely do long-hold stretches before I play golf. I prefer muscle-activation exercises. I want my muscles to fire when they're needed, and I believe stretching them for long periods hinders that process. Elasticity is key to muscle function so most trainers will tell you it's …

6 Iconic Restaurants That Have Been Beautifully Renovated

Beloved spots around the country are reopening after big renovations.<p>Beloved restaurants around the country are reopening after big</b> …

Everything You Need to Know About Rib Eye

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: This summer, forget the usual suspects -- rib eye is where it's …

BBQ

More Uses for an Ice Cube Tray

<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: Meet an unlikely contender for your kitchen's true jack of all trades.</i><p>Ice cube …

Food Preservation

9 New Grilling Recipes to Make Right Now

These 9 grilling recipes, from clams and chorizo to a pisco punch with grilled lemons, were developed for BonAppetit.com's 30 Days of Grilling campaign.<p><b>We've been really excited about a lot of things</b> during our 30 Days of Grilling extravaganza. But if we had to choose one favorite category from the …

Cooking

The best brunch in NYC to try right now

Brunch may be a New York institution, but too often the best brunch in NYC gets messed up by long lines, watered-down mimosas and substandard eggs. …

Dining Rooms

99 Essential Restaurants in Lower Manhattan | Best Restaurants in NYC

New York’s gastro-rep, however, is built upon bedrock: establishments that<br>collectively give shape to the town’s culinary character.<p>Which brings us to …

Manhattan

Meet the EYG Semi-Finalists: Attea, Drennan, Martin, Muncy, Wiseman

<i>Now that the the list of Eater Young Guns semi-finalists has been released, it's time to get to know these rising stars. Check this space for regular introductions to each of the 50 semi-finalists and tune in on June 24 to find the list of winners.</i><p><b>Mary Attea, 30 and a chef for under five years</b><b><br>What</b> …

Garden

Live in a 145-Year-Old Williamsburg Church for $4,250/Mo

163 North 6th Street - St. Vincent de Paul Church conversion<p>Squinting helps makes the door to this bathroom look like something out of Game of Thrones.<p>A 145-year old Catholic church in Williamsburg has just been born again—as <b>40 rental apartments</b>. The first five units hit the market yesterday, via …

Hell's Kitchen Rental-Hotel Launches After Five-Year Delay

Cassa Hotel and Residences 515 Ninth Avenue<p>It's taken over five years to limp onto the market, but it's finally arrived: Hell's Kitchen's <b>Cassa Hotel and Residences</b> at 515 Ninth Avenue—not to be confused with the slightly southern property of the same name—is officially up for grabs. Of the …