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Is nothing sacred? Forest Service says drop chocolate, add fruit to your s'mores

One of the great moments in history came when an unsuspecting camper sandwiched a marshmallow and a piece of chocolate between two graham crackers -- creating an American masterpiece -- the s’more.<p>But now the Obama administration is attempting to modify the third sacrament in camping’s holy trinity.<p>…

Romney: Obama 'out of touch' on Islamic State, other global threats

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday ripped into President Obama for his handling of the Islamic State militant group and other foreign policy decisions, accusing the president several times of being “out of touch.”<p>Romney, who lost to Obama in the 2012 presidential election, …

US intelligence gaps crippled mission to rescue hostages held by ISIS, report says

Gaps in U.S. intelligence led to the failure of a mission in Syria to rescue hostages held by Islamic State militants, including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, according to a published report.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that the July 3 raid on an oil storage facility, a …

ISIS Claims To Behead Another Lebanese Soldier

Islamic State fighters on Saturday claimed to have beheaded a second Lebanese soldier captured by the militant group last month.<p>Supporters of the group posted photos on Twitter claiming to show the hostage, identified as Abbas Medlej, being decapitated. Medlej's family said the images appear to be …

Strategy against Islamic State in hand, Obama now must make it work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It took President Barack Obama and his top aides a week to explain that he does in fact have a strategy for confronting the Islamic State militancy. Now he has to prove that he can make it work.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of the NATO …

Radioactive material missing in Kazakhstan

Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 disappeared in the west of the country, local police have said.<p>A police spokesman for the Mangistau region said on Tuesday that the material - used for medical purposes …

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

<b>Updated at 3:38 p.m. ET</b><p>A federal jury in Richmond, Va., has found former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty on 11 of 14 charges in his corruption trial. His wife, Maureen, was found guilty on nine of 14 charges, including obstruction of justice.<p>Our partners at member station WAMU report that the …

Puerto Rico Announces Plan To Promote Itself As Medical Tourism Destination | Fox News

Puerto Rico on Tuesday presented its strategy for promoting itself as a medical tourism destination, especially among the Hispanic population of the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States, offering medical care ranging from dental treatment to liposuction and weight-loss surgery at …

Stocks close mixed as S&P pulls back from record

Stocks gave up early gains and closed mixed Wednesday as the S&P 500 pulled back after hitting a new intraday record. The Dow closed with small gains after briefly jumping above its record closing high.<p>Investors were initially encouraged by news that Russia and Ukraine were discussing a cease-fire …

Venezuela's oil minister replaced in a shake-up amid economic crisis

President Nicolas Maduro replaced Venezuela's petroleum and mining minister, who ran the state-owned oil company, in an apparent move to shore up support for the socialist economic model put in place by late leader Hugo Chavez.<p>Rafael Ramirez, who became energy and mines minister in 2002, is thought …

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Lawyer: Brown never convicted of serious felony

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The 18-year-old fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer didn't face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and …

Tim Wu Could Become A Thorn In Andrew Cuomo's Side

Tim Wu talks to reporters outside of the Albany Capitol Building. AP/Mike Groll<p>In the heat of the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn on Monday, Columbia law professor Tim Wu stumbled into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). It was awkward.<p>"He gave me this funny look and he kind of looked into the …

Thousands of Egyptians evicted without compensation for Suez project

Thousands of Egyptians have been evicted from their homes without compensation to make way for a bypass to the Suez canal, one of the world's most important trade routes. The inhabitants of two villages in the path of the proposed bypass say that 1,500 homes have already been destroyed, with a …

Tony West, No. 3 official at Justice Department, is stepping down

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Tony West, a San Francisco lawyer who has been the No. 3 official in the Justice Department for the last two years, is stepping down.<p>West's resignation adds to a leadership vacuum in the Justice Department, where some jobs have gone vacant because of …

Venezuela reshuffles cabinet, backs away from economic shake-up | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has reshuffled his cabinet in a bid to boost his popularity but shows no sign of revamping Venezuela’s troubled economy, meaning prospects of gasoline price hikes and a unification of Byzantine currency controls have dimmed.<p>Venezuela's new Oil and Mining …

Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge in New Orleans has upheld Louisiana's law banning same-sex marriage. The decision is the first break in a string of more than two dozen federal court rulings that have struck down same-sex-marriage bans in other states over the past year.<p>In upholding Louisiana's ban, Judge Martin …

Libyan jet crashes in Tobruk near parliament

<b>A Libyan military jet has crashed in the eastern city of Tobruk, causing a huge inferno and killing a child and at least two other people, officials say.</b><p>The jet hit a block of flats near the new parliamentary building after developing a "technical fault", a security official said.<p>The jet was …

Ukraine Cites 'Permanent Cease-Fire,' but Russia Disagrees

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine said on Wednesday its president had agreed with Russia's Vladimir Putin on steps towards a "cease-fire regime" in Kiev's conflict with pro-Moscow rebels, but the Kremlin denied any actual truce deal. "The parties reached mutual understanding on the steps that will facilitate …

British hostage threatened by Jihadi John helped Muslims in Balkans

The aid worker threatened with beheading by Islamist terrorists has 'tried so hard' to help others, friends say<p>A British hostage threatened with beheading by Islamist terrorists spent years helping Muslims rebuild war-torn communities in the Balkans, it has emerged.<p>Former colleagues said the aid …

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Israel shows evidence of rocket fire from Gaza schools

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The Israeli military has provided its most detailed assessment yet of the conduct and impact of the Gaza war, including photographs indicating that militants stored and fired rockets from schools and a breakdown of the toll inflicted on Hamas.<p>Palestinian militants from the …

Obama: Justice Will Be Served to ISIS

Penne with Spicy Lamb Sauce

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Pantry pasta, to save the day.</i><p>Some nights, the ones that most often follow busy days, require meals that emerge from pantry ingredients. On those nights, pasta is …

Cranberry Crostini

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 10 mins<br>• Cook Time: 15 mins<br>• Total Time: 25 minutes<br>• Yield: 8<br>• Category: Appetizer<br>• Cuisine: American<p>★★★★★<p>4.2 from 5 …

Grandma Bercher's Cinnamon Rolls

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Jess O'Toole of La Domestique introduces us to her German grandmother's cinnamon rolls, beloved by an entire town.</i><p><i></i><p><i></i><p>Cinnamon rolls are a Bercher family tradition. It all …

Sweet Potato Biscuit Pillows with Honey and Coconut Oil

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Biscuits that live up to their name. (Seriously.)</i><p>WHO: TheWimpyVegetarian is a blogger, food writer, and cooking teacher …