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8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

<b>Wrap Your Burger in a Lettuce Boat Bun</b><br>“One crisp piece of lettuce has about five calories, while the typical burger bun packs close to 250,” says Bogden. Considering that most white-bread buns don’t even taste all that good and provide little more than simple carb starchiness, it’s a no-brainer. …

Review: Meghan Trainor's 'Title' is cheerful, crafty yet vexing

Meghan Trainor breezes past troubles on "Title," the debut album that follows her 2014 smash "All About That Bass," which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Last month it also earned Grammy nominations for record and song of the year.<p>A cheeky doo-wop throwback that starts out with …

Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare

The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday (Dec. 19), after days of intense storms from our nearest star.<p>The huge solar flare registered as …

Astronomy

Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water

NASA's Curiosity rover is continuing to help scientists piece together the mystery of how Mars lost its surface water over the course of billions of …

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

US, South Korea suspend joint military exercise<p>Kim Jong Un makes third surprise visit to China in less than 3 months<p>Meghan Markle's father speaks out …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Obama unveils action on immigration, citing Scripture and precedent

President Obama invited as many as 5 million immigrants and international visitors Thursday to openly live and work in the U.S., a controversial, unilateral demonstration of his power that signaled a new phase of activism for the remainder of his presidency.<p>Without a vote from Congress, Obama set …

Militants launch attacks around Iraq's western Ramadi city

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic State militants launched coordinated attacks on Friday around the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, overrunning a village to the east and clashing with tribal fighters to the west, a local official and a tribal leader said.<p>Ramadi, about 90 km (55 miles) west of …

Spanish nurse reported Ebola symptoms many times before being quarantined

A Spanish nurse who was admitted to hospital in Madrid with the Ebola virus, after treating a repatriated patient who later died of the illness, had told health authorities at least three times that she had a fever before she was placed in quarantine.<p>Teresa Romero Ramos is the first person in the …

JK Rowling explains tweet riddle

<b>JK Rowling has explained the meaning behind a cryptic tweet sent earlier this week, scotching hopes that it referred to a new Harry Potter story.</b><p>On Monday, the author posted the anagram: "Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won't tolerate this nonsense."<p>Some fans translated it as: "Harry Returns! …

U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been …

Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

World leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries have gathered in Paris to discuss strategies for defeating the Islamic State insurgency, with France's president urging that there's "no time to lose" and Iraq's new president insisting that extremists must be pursued to their sanctuaries in …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Syria and Isis committing war crimes, says UN

The Syrian government and Islamic State (Isis) insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, UN investigators have said.<p>Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on civilian areas, including some believed to contain the chemical agent chlorine in eight incidents in …

Iraqi and Kurdish forces launch attacks to recapture towns from Isis

Iraqi government forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters have launched attacks to recapture two towns in the north from Islamic State (Isis) militants, as Western governments consider how to mount an effective response to the threat posed by the extremist group that has redrawn the border of Iraq and …

Outrage over Isis beheading of US journalist James Foley – live updates

Here’s a summary of the main developments:<p><b>Militants from Islamic State (Isis) claimed to have killed an American journalist long held captive in Syria in retaliation for ongoing US air strikes against its forces in Iraq.</b> A propaganda video showed a masked Isis fighter beheading a kneeling man …

The New York Times: Why Obama Is Helping the Yazidis in Iraq

With humanitarian crises around the world, a look at why President Obama decided to use military force to help the Yazidis, a religious minority in …

Ariana Grande's '99.9% sure' ex-boyfriend cheated with a guy

Ariana Grande is getting personal!<p>While discussing her song "Break your Heart Right Back" -- which samples Diana Ross' classic "I'm Coming Out" -- off her new albumMyEverything, Ariana reveals to Attitudemagazine that she's almost certain her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with another guy.<p>"It's about …

Beyoncé Pantslessly Shut Down Divorce Rumors

Mess with Bey, you get a racy Instagram.<p>Rumors about Beyoncé and Jay Z's possible divorce are rampant, and a lot of people thought that once the "On The Run" tour ended they would call it quits. So now that the tour wrapped Wednesday night in San Francisco, Bey is shutting that shit <i>down</i>. …

Iraqi refugees 'facing genocide' to receive UK airdrop of aid

Britain is seeking ways to rescue 40,000 displaced Iraqis trapped in a mountainous region by militant Islamist fighters amid fears of genocide.<p>The foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, said the first British humanitarian relief, including drinking water and tents, would be dropped "imminently" by RAF …

U.S. jet fighters, drones strike ISIS fighters, convoys in Iraq

U.S. fighter jets and drones repeatedly bombed Sunni Islamic extremists in northern Iraq on Friday, targeting what officials described as ISIS artillery units and convoys advancing on the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil.<p>The airstrikes ramped up America's involvement in Iraq where ISIS, which …

Report says Pentagon has lost track of thousands of firearms given to Afghan forces

The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency made public Monday.<p>The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction …

Ebola virus kills senior doctor in Liberia

A health official says a senior doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital has died of Ebola.<p>Tolbert Nyenswah, an assistant health minister, said Dr. Samuel Brisbane died Saturday at an Ebola treatment center on the outskirts of the capital, Monrovia.<p>He is the first Liberian doctor to die in an …

Police: Family of 5, including 3 children, found fatally shot in Maine apartment

The state medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies on the bodies of five family members found shot to death in an apartment in southern Maine.<p>Three children ages 4, 7 and 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday afternoon when a maintenance worker was asked to check on the family. A detective …