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Why 2014 Won't Be The Year For New Immigration Laws

"There's just no way they're going to get it," a former top aide to Harry Reid said of a comprehensive immigration effort. Doubts on the Hill about the hopes of the "grasping at straws" crowd.<p>WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner may have won room to maneuver with his conservative members when it …

Rodman taking team to North Korea

BEIJING — Dennis Rodman said Monday he wants to show that North Korea isn’t so bad, as he took a team of former NBA players on a trip for an exhibition game on Kim Jong Un’s birthday.<p>The flamboyant Hall of Famer headed to the North Korean capital from Beijing with a squad of a dozen former …

NASA Takes You Inside Apollo 8, Recreates Experience of Taking Iconic Earthrise Photo

When it comes to iconic imagery, there are few individual photographers who can best NASA. From the pale blue dot, to the blue marble, to the amazing …

What To Do When Your Memory Cards Fail

Most of us have run into a situation where we find ourselves scrambling to recover files from a flash memory card, or a hard drive. I’ve found myself …

As interest rates rise, hybrid mortgages may be a good option

WASHINGTON — Higher mortgage rates for 2014? Count on it. Could this be the year to check out hybrid mortgages, which haven't been popular lately? Maybe.<p>You can count on interest rates going higher because:<p>•The<p>Federal Reserveintends to continue reducing its monthly purchases of mortgage bonds and …

Mitt Romney accepts MSNBC host’s apology

Melissa Harris-Perry issued a tearful apology after mocking Romney’s adopted African-American grandson<p>Prachi Gupta<p>January 5, 2014 2:50pm (UTC)<p>Mitt Romney has accepted MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry's tearful apology for an offensive segment in which the host poked fun at the former GOP …

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught fire yet, but that hasn’t stopped mobile game developers from rushing to create apps for the new devices, eager to seize what they hope is the next big moment in consumer …

Menu for Jan. 4, Day 3 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

Day 3 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014 begins with eggs and proceeds (naturally) to chicken—and then steak for dinner, because why not?<p><b>Breakfast:</b><p>Two-Egg Omelet with Red Pepper–Walnut Spread<p><b>Lunch:</b><p>Chicken, Cabbage, and Tangerine Salad<p><b>Snack: Pear slices with chèvre and 1 teaspoon hazelnuts</b><p><b>Dinner:</b><p>Warm …

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Acer's new Liquid Z5 smartphone is more expensive than it should be (hands-on)

Acer didn't just bring a couple of new tablets to Vegas this year, but something to make calls with, too. The latest addition to its Liquid range after the top-spec S2, the Z5 is very much a "value" proposition, as the raw numbers show. We're looking at a 5-inch, 854 x 480 display, 1.3GHz dual-core …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Wearable technology set to take the workplace by storm

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Like the PC, mobile phone and tablet, wearable technology is poised to change how organizations collect, access and use …

How a massive meth bust in China is tied to traditional medicine

Police in Southern China seized 3 tonnes (more than 6,600 lbs) of methamphetamine in a drug raid this week in a small village in Guangdong, and arrested 182 people in connection with the raid, including a local former Communist Party chief.<p>Boshe, population 14,000, is one of China’s biggest …