Shawnda Whittaker

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English Christmas Food Makes Us Want To Move Across The Pond

As of today, we're in the double digits of December, which is both incredibly scary and very exciting, because Christmas is really close. With Christmas in plain sight on the calendar, it's officially time to start panicking about holiday shopping (and then calming yourself with gift inspiration …

Vietnam's Solution for Corrupt Bankers: Firing Squads

BANGKOK — For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.<p>Odds are that scandal would have played out differently in Vietnam, another nation struggling with misbehaving bankers.<p>The authoritarian …

The New Face of Heroin

Eve Rivait rode her first horse when she was five, too small to get her feet through the stirrups, let alone give the animal a kick that registered. …

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Tal Ronnen: Los Angeles' Top Vegan Chef

Where do Los Angeles celebrities dine? One place that big name personalities visit is Crossroads Kitchen on Melrose Avenue. It's a great-looking spot filled with great-looking people, but what is most remarkable is the plant-based cuisine. Who is behind this "must visit" restaurant? Chef Tal …

Why Metallica and Judas Priest's Rob Halford Bow Before Dio

"When I hear Ronnie's voice, I just get excited," Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford tells <i>Rolling Stone</i>. "As a singer, he really makes me want to pick …

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CEO: Roku's future is TV's future (Q&A)

As Amazon enters the streaming-video device market today, Anthony Wood -- inventor of the DVR and founder and CEO of Roku -- already sees boxes and dongles as stepping stones to TV’s ultimate future.<p>The day a while back that Apple TV's $99 box launched, Roku founder and Chief Executive Anthony Wood …

BlackBerry breaks ties with T-Mobile after spat

Following a T-Mobile e-mail campaign encouraging BlackBerry customers to switch to an iPhone, BlackBerry announces it will no longer sell devices with the carrier.<p>It appears to be an end of an era. The BlackBerry vs. T-Mobile squabble has culminated in a break between the two companies.<p>In a rare …

WhatsApp announces 64 billion messages sent through its texting app — in just one day

Whatsapp, the popular messaging client for iOS and Android, announced today on Twitter that it had reached a new record for messages sent in a single day. With 20 billion outgoing messages and 44 incoming messages handled in a single 24-hour period, the grand total came out to 64 billion.<p>[tweet …

Outlaws: Nogales Underground

Photo from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.<p>Close to the border wall separating the town of Nogales, Ariz., from its much larger sister city, Nogales, …