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The 7 Hot Food Neighborhoods of Downtown LA

A Crisp, Clean Austin Kitchen

"The space has so much light that it wants to have bright colors and plants everywhere," says Chris Apollo Lynn in this tour of his home. He …

Cronut Knockoffs

Here's the latest in Cronut fakery: the <b>bacon Cro*Knot</b> from <b>Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar</b> in Minneapolis. Cro*Knots feature a croissant-doughnut hybrid that's knotted around a strip of bacon, and will be available at the bakery "soon." The baked goods are already a hit with <i>Bizarre Foods</i> host <b>Andrew</b> …

Bizarre Bites: Taste Testing Pizza Topped With Ice Cream

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Chefs' Books as Rite of Passage; Making a Celebrity Chef

· Rite of Passage: The Chef Book [Publisher's Weekly]<br>· Secret Ingredients that Make a Celebrity Chef [GoodFood]<br>· Papa John Shared Some of His Pizzas' Ingredients in 2010 [Eater Louisville]<br>· Vietnam Seeks Millions for Edible Bird Spit Industry [Bloomberg]<br>· Smashburger Wants to Be 'Starbucks of …

The Quotable Jay Rayner

The <i>Guardian'</i>s <b>Jay Rayner</b> simply cannot abide by "grown-up cocktails," mainly the gin, vermouth, and Campari concoction known as the <b>negroni</b>. On the "foul" drink: "I don't like its bitterness in the same way I don't like having my corns sliced off. Drinking a negroni feels like <b>punishment for a crime</b> …

World Records

An eight-chef team in San Antonio, Texas has broken the record for the <b>World's Largest Pizza</b>, cooking up a 50-foot, 100-pound pizza on site at the Guinness World Record museum. It took the <b>Dirt Road Cookers</b> culinary team <b>two years of prep</b> and a custom-built giant oven to pull off the pie. [Daily Mail]

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Help Me Find the Best Crowd-Pleasing Brunch Recipes!

<b>Q:</b> What are some crowd-pleasing brunch recipes? I'm hosting brunch for my large family and I want to be creative without alienating some of the picky …

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Ex-Romanian princess Irina on Oregon cockfighting charges

<b>A former Romanian princess has appeared in court in the US accused of running a cockfighting business.</b><p>Prosecutors say Irina Walker, 60, and her husband ran 10 cockfighting events in Oregon in 2012 and 2013.<p>Blades were attached to the birds' legs, according to the federal indictment, and paying …

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Despite Bloodshed, Many Egyptians Support Military

Egypt witnessed the bloodiest day in its modern history this week. More than 600 people were killed, most during a security crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.<p>And it isn't over. Dozens more have died since, some in citizen-on-citizen violence. A standoff is going on at a …

Mid-Atlantic Dolphin Die-Off Leaves Scientists Puzzled

Dead dolphins have been washing up in alarming numbers on mid-Atlantic beaches since July as scientists struggle to find a cause for the largest such die-off in a quarter-century.<p>More than 160 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have turned up dead from New York to Virginia, says Charley Potter, a marine …

Cosmonauts break record for longest Russian spacewalk

Two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk on Friday, spending more than seven hours working outside the International Space Station to prepare it for the addition of a new Russian-built orbital lab.<p>Veteran cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Alexander Misurkin …

Rulings on gay rights alter couple's retirement needs

After 14 years together, Mark Frey and Doug Vogel are finally finding out what it means to be a married couple preparing for retirement.<p>The Rancho Palos Verdes residents were elated when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act in June. But the couple, who married in …

No problem with controls in deadly UPS crash at Alabama airport, investigators say

Federal investigators said Saturday they have not discovered any issues with the controls in the large UPS cargo jet that crashed Wednesday while attempting to land in Alabama, killing the pilot and co-pilot.<p>National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said that the cockpit controls …

Scotland Yard 'Assessing' New Information In Diana Death

Scotland Yard says it is "assessing [the] relevance and credibility" of new information relating to the 1997 death of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed in a Paris car crash.<p>The Metropolitan Police would not say what the information entailed or where it came from, but that it was "not a …

Kids are getting acne younger than ever, doctors say

Back-to-school physicals are a good time for parents to raise concerns with kids' doctors.<p>A skin problem that mortifies many teens is now appearing in younger kids.<p>More pre-adolescent children, ages 7 to 12, are developing acne, dermatologists say.<p>"It is common for 9- to 11-year-olds to have early …

New Zealand holds its first same sex weddings

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" on Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage.<p>Vows were exchanged in venues ranging from an airliner cruising at 30,000 feet to a historic bath house as gay men and women took advantage …

Man Hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook

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'Jobs' bio-pic turns in disappointing opening weekend

Movie-goers were not fans of Steve Jobs this weekend.<p>"Jobs," the movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple co-founder, brought in an estimated $6.7 million this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, well below the $8 million to $9 million its distributor had projected for the movie's opening …

Death toll from Philippine ferry disaster rises to 52

The death toll from a ferry disaster in the Philippines rose to 52 on Monday as more bodies were pulled from the water, the coastguard said.<p>Divers and patrol boats were continuing to search for 68 other people still missing after the St Thomas Aquinas ferry collided with a cargo ship on Friday …

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Has Voyager 1 Left The Solar System?

The Voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977 on a mission to Jupiter and Saturn. It kept on going. Today it's billions of miles from Earth, and scientists have been predicting it will soon leave the solar system.<p>NPR has been on Voyager watch since at least 2003, when longtime science correspondent …

Virgin passengers stranded in Canada

More than 250 passengers and crew on board Virgin Atlantic's flight VS25 from Heathrow had to make the unscheduled touch down at Gander Airport in Newfoundland due to a "technical fault".<p>The plane will not be used to fly the passengers on to John F Kennedy Airport, a Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman …