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The Longest Way Home

• <b>Author:</b> Andrew McCarthy<p><b>WITH AN IRREPRESSIBLE TASTE</b> <b>for adventure, candor, and a vivid sense of place, award-winning travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy takes us on a deeply personal journey played out amid some of the world’s most evocative locales.</b><p>Unable to commit to his fiancée of nearly four …

Airbnb gears up for big legal and legislative battles in New York

The battle over illegal vacation and apartment rentals in one of the world’s biggest travel markets is getting interesting.<p>The apartment share …

Why Riotous Istanbul Is Still The Coolest City In Europe

The protests began in Istanbul over a plan to demolish the last park in the city, but soon escalated into widespread protests around the country directed at the Turkish government.<p>In Istanbul, protesters have taken over Taksim Square, a major hub in the city, where they have continuously clashed …

Turkey is a big hotel development hotspot, but can it continue?

Turkey has become a hotel development hot spot…According to STR Global, 58 hotels with 9,471 rooms are in the development pipeline in Turkey, nearly …

Big Apple Debates Storm Prep As Hurricane Season Begins

As hurricane season begins, New Yorkers are debating how to protect the city's 520 miles of coastline from major storms and rising sea levels. One camp favors giant offshore barriers to divert storm surge. The other says barriers are too expensive and too risky. They argue New York must learn to …

84-Year-Old Woman Claims Powerball Jackpot

The question of who won the record $590 million Powerball jackpot was answered Thursday when an 84-year-old woman came forward to collect the money.<p>Gloria C. MacKenzie opted to take the prize in a lump sum of just over $370 million. After taxes, she'll take home $270 million. The retiree from Maine …

Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Amazon already delivers everything from toothpaste to televisions to your doorstep. Now, it wants to bring your berries and beer, too.<p>The online retailing behemoth is planning a major expansion of AmazonFresh, the home delivery service of meat, dairy and other fresh and frozen foods that it has …

Susan Rice To Take Over As National Security Adviser

President Obama has selected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next National Security Adviser. She'll take over from Tom Donilon, who has played a critical role in developing the White House's relationship with China. The president is also nominating former aide Samantha Power to fill Rice's …

NSA Collecting Verizon Phone Records Of American Customers

The National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of Verizon customers in the U.S., NPR has confirmed.<p>The news was first reported by the <i>The Guardian</i> newspaper.<p>The order, granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to the FBI on April 25, gives the government the …

Female Perspectives: Five Novels That Bring Outsiders In

For readers in search of tales that step outside familiar viewpoints, there is an abundance of fiction by women unraveling the big themes of conflict, religion, race and love — from new and different angles. The five novels I'm recommending offer up-close-and-personal engagement with characters who …

Spy Agency's Collection Of Phone Records Reopens Controversy

(<b>Most recent update</b>: 2 p.m. ET)<p>The controversial broadening of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's powers after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is under renewed focus after Wednesday's report that the panel has given the National Security Agency the authority to collect millions of …