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The Key to the Best Chicken Fingers Ever

<i>by Matt Duckor</i><p>Photo: Romulo Yanes<p>"Aren't chicken fingers basically just fried chicken?" you might ask.<p>Absolutely not.<p>The chicken fingers of our childhood were glorious sticks of white breast meat, coated in a dubious, yet totally delicious breading that contained who-knew-what but got fried in oil …

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Caller says she has the officer's side of the Ferguson shooting

Another tense standoff developed Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, which has seen nightly protests since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer.<p>The renewed tensions came after the preliminary results of an autopsy that Brown's family requested were released, …

The man who created the first pop-up ad says 'sorry'

"I'm sorry. Our intentions were good."<p>Ethan Zuckerman was a designer and programmer for the early web-hosting service Tripod.com when a car company freaked out. The unspecified manufacturer had bought a banner ad on a page that "celebrated anal sex," and was not too pleased at the association of …

Reversible USB Could Be iPhone 6’s Biggest Little New Feature

When the iPhone 6 arrives, likely in September at Apple’s upcoming special event, a lot of people will be looking for a larger screen as the core feature to get excited about. But one change that could actually have more of an impact in terms of daily use could be a new, rumored reversible …

Hillary Clinton: She's running, against Obama (Opinion) - CNN.com

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pictured in October 2012, has become one of the most powerful people in Washington. Here's a look at her life and career through the years:<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight<p>Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight<p>Hillary Clinton's …

The Bush/Obama Quiz: What's The Difference?

Perhaps this is the sound of history repeating itself.<p>In the early days of his first term, President Obama was painted as "the anti-Bush" and many of his ideas — for instance his foreign policy and his approach to global terrorism — were considered non-Bushesque initiatives.<p>Of course, Obama has …

Europe's Crash-and-Burn Economy

As the euro-region economy struggled to emerge from recession in recent years, officials could at least comfort themselves with the performance of …

The Philippines now has 100 million people—and just about as many problems and possibilities

The population of the Philippines hit 100 million this week with the birth of a baby girl. Its central bank also raised interest rates for the first time in three years to guard against inflation, even as the economy slowed down—two milestones that underline the fast-growing Southeast Asian …

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Sierra Leone declares Ebola emergency as crisis deepens across West Africa

The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecedented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the U.N. agency said Thursday.<p>WHO Director-General Margaret Chan will meet in Conakry, Guinea, on …

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within …

Gay men are shaming each other over the anti-HIV drug that could save their lives

What would it be like to live in a world where preventive medication has rendered HIV completely non-infectious? In the general population, this question may seem somewhat less pressing, but among gay and bisexual men, especially those who live in urban centers like New York and San Francisco, it’s …

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a …

Ebola virus kills top doctor, infects U.S. doctor

An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in Africa is now taking a toll on doctors and health care workers battling the deadly disease, including two Americans.<p>Kent Brantly, 33, an American doctor who has been working in Liberia since October for the North Carolina-based aid …

Ebola crisis: US doctor working in Liberia tests positive

An American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Liberia after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in the West African nation, a spokeswoman for an aid organisation said on Sunday.<p>Dr Kent Brantly was in stable condition, talking with his doctors and …

Why Putin Shot Down MH-17

While investigations continue, at this point most people accept that the missile that shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 was supplied by Russia, came from an area that its separatists controlled and involved training—if not outright participation—from the Russian military.<p>It has also become …

Obama says downing of plane a 'wake-up call' for Europe over Ukraine conflict

HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers.<p>As militants kept international monitors …

Israel and Hamas Trade Rocket Attacks, Tension Builds

Over the past few days, Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip have been launching dozens of missiles into Israel, while Israeli forces have struck more than a hundred targets in Gaza, killing dozens. The Israeli army said its offensive, dubbed "Operation Protective Edge," is aimed at striking Hamas and …

This self-cleaning car tech could change everything

Rich chocolate syrup on a pure white car would usually be the trigger for a trip to the detailing shop, but this time around there’s something …

BMW, Daimler Developing Wireless Charging System

View 3 Photos<p>Everything seems to be going wireless these days, and soon enough, plug-ins may not have to plug in at all. BMW is the next automaker to announce it's working on a wireless charging system, pairing with Daimler to develop a charger that not only gets rid of the cable, but also reduces …

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