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The Best Thanksgiving Sides Ever

We've tracked down 13 can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.<p>Photo: William …

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Government Shutdown Heads For Collision With Debt Limit

WASHINGTON -- The resolution of the government shutdown appeared headed for a showdown over the fast-approaching national debt limit Thursday as Democrats linked the two and House Speaker John Boehner reportedly pledged to Republican members he would not let the country default.<p>The joining of the …

Woman shot and killed by Capitol police after chaotic chase from White House

A woman who tried to force her car through a White House security fence Thursday afternoon was shot and killed by police after a 12-block chase past the Capitol, which was locked down for a half-hour, authorities said.<p>The suspect — a dental hygienist with a history of mental issues, according to …

Spotlight on mental health

Just a few months ago, top officials in the Obama administration were stressing just how accommodating the security clearance system is to people who’ve experienced mental health concerns.<p>Now, the federal government’s clearance process is facing a new wave of scrutiny that could push officials to …

Gates, Panetta question Obama's Syria strategy

Robert Gates and Leon Panetta say Obama should not have asked Congress to OK a strike.<p>DALLAS (AP) — President Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on President Bashar …

Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth-lowest extent on record

Sea ice cover in the Arctic has shrunk to one of its smallest extents on record, bringing the days of an entirely ice-free Arctic during the summer a step closer.<p>The annual sea ice minimum of 5.099m sq km reached last Friday was not as extreme as last year, when the collapse of ice cover broke all …

German election goes to the wire with no clear winner in sight

The final stretch of the German general election is turning into a nail-biting race between the main parties, with latest polls showing that neither Angela Merkel's conservatives together with her liberal coalition partner, the FDP, nor a leftwing-Green party alliance is set to obtain an overall …

$64,000 Raised So Far For Homeless Man Who Turned In $42,000

This week's feel-good story of the homeless man in Boston who found a backpack containing $42,000 in cash and travelers checks and then turned it into authorities is developing into an even better tale.<p>An online fundraiser to collect money for that Good Samaritan, who we now know is named Glen …

Greek Golden Dawn member arrested over murder of leftwing hip-hop artist

The alleged murder of a prominent leftwing hip-hop artist by a self-confessed member of the far-right Golden Dawn party has sent political tensions soaring in Greece.<p>As the crisis-hit country was brought to a standstill by striking workers on Wednesday, police raided several Golden Dawn offices in …

Navy Yard gunman's mother says she is heartbroken and sorry for families

The mother of Aaron Alexis, the Washington Navy Yard shooter, said Wednesday that she was heartbroken and sorry for the families of the victims and that she was glad he is "in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone."<p>In a brief statement to a reporter in New York, the woman, Cathleen …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s reviews: Pretty, powerful and still leading the pack

Apple’s(s aapl) new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s aren’t available until Friday, however, in typical fashion, Apple has provided review units to a few …

iOS 7 Launches Today: Your iPhone and iPad Are in for a Big Change

Are your iPhone and iPad -- and more importantly you -- ready for a big change? A colorful, bright and more modern-looking change? Today Apple …

Crews could lose ground as Rim Fire gains speed in California

Hot, dry California weather through the weekend is expected to add fuel to the massive wildfire scorching Yosemite National Park, possibly undoing some of the gains fire crews have made in the past week, authorities said Friday.<p>The so-called Rim Fire has grown by 10,000 acres since Thursday, to …

Tokyo Will Host The 2020 Summer Olympics, Beating Out Istanbul

It will be Tokyo, not Istanbul or Madrid, who hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee and its president, Jacques Rogge, announced in Buenos Aires Saturday. Rival city Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting. We have updated this post with the latest</b> …

Japan celebrates as Tokyo wins right to host 2020 Olympic Games ahead of Madrid and Istanbul

Celebrations broke out across Tokyo early on Sunday morning at the announcement that the Japanese capital will host the 2020 Olympic Games.<p>People taking part in official events and crowded into bars and restaurants throughout the city erupted into cheers, tears and "banzai" victory shouts after …

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iOS 7 launch & release date: what to expect and what you need to know

The Techradar team says iOS 7 will bring the biggest changes to the operating system since its launch.<p><b>iPhone 5S and 5C release - live</b><p>Chief executive Tim Cook has described iOS 7 as “the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone”.<p>What Apple has done is show that it can cater to its own loyal fan base …

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The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

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The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

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How to spot if people are lying in texts

"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming than usual -- it's very possible that your Chosen One is lying.<p>No, I don't want to break up your relationship. Well, not unless you need my help. But I've …

E-cigarettes as good as patches in helping smokers quit

Electronic cigarettes work about as well as nicotine patches in helping smokers kick the habit, researchers report. And e-cigarettes helped people smoke fewer cigarettes overall, even if they didn’t quit completely.<p>The study is the first major piece of research to show that the products, which …

Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

Apple Is Said to Be Seriously Considering an iPhablet

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The whole idea of a phablet — a device the masses say they want — goes against everything Apple said …