Susan Knowles

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BB gun sparks scare, arrest near Obama motorcade

Police have taken a man into custody who was in possession of a BB gun while watching President Barack Obama's motorcade depart the University of Hartford on Monday.<p>According to police, the man was standing near the intersection of Charter Avenue and Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield, Conn., while …

In pictures: the Russian city of Samara being 'eaten alive' by sinkholes - Telegraph

Giant John Paul II statute to be unveiled in Poland

Workers are putting the finishing touches on what builders say is the world's tallest statue of the late Pope John Paul II before its unveiling in the pontiff's native Poland on Saturday.<p>The 13.8-meter (45.3-foot) white fibreglass figure will tower over the southern city of Czestochowa, home to …

Afghan women imprisoned for 'moral' crimes

Lost and alone in a strange city Mariam called the only person she knew, her husband's cousin. She had left her home in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, fleeing her husband's relentless and increasingly vicious beatings. The man promised to help, but too busy to come himself he sent a friend …

Osteen Hoaxster Explains: Goal Wasn't To Defame Pastor

The person behind the elaborate online hoax in which a fake website and Twitter feed falsely proclaimed Pastor Joel Osteen's intent to renounce Christianity and shut down his influential Houston ministry says that his goal wasn't to attack Osteen personally.<p>"I would like to state unequivocally my …

US homeless numbers expected to rise as spending cuts deepen

More than 630,000 Americans, equivalent to a city the size of Boston, are homeless, according the latest national estimate.<p>Federal stimulus funding …

IRS audits drop, but not on high incomes

U.S. taxpayers were slightly less likely to face an IRS audit last year, according to an analysis issued Tuesday.<p>The IRS acknowledged that the number of audits of individuals dropped last year, but said examinations of taxpayers with incomes over $200,000 and over $1 million increased in fiscal …

How Convenient: 'Accidental Racist' Just Disappeared from YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Less than 24 hours after the, shall we say, misguided Brad Paisley and LL Cool J song "Accidental …

Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

Homemade Funnel Cakes!

Funnel Cake!!! This is every bit of all your state fair/amusement park experiences packed into your kitchen. It's awesome. But I do have a few …

Grab a Slice of Our Lemon Lavender Champagne Cake

Have you planned what you’re making for Easter yet? Well, we’ve got a show stopping cake for you. Not only is it pretty, but it’s made using champagne and boxed cake mix! Two of the best ingredients, in one.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p><b>Cake</b><p>– 2 boxes lemon cake mix<p>– 6 eggs<p>– 2 1/2 cups champagne<p><b>Frosting</b><p>– 1 1/2 cups …

Dessert

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

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Loneliness

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

European Travel

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

Thailand’s islands: where to escape the crowds

Whether it is riding in the back of an open tuk-tuk or racing across the waves in a longtail boat, a journey through Thailand’s islands always feels like a real adventure. Thailand’s beauty is no secret, but there are still a few wonders that remain relatively under wraps.<p>Khao Sok National …

Thailand

Exploring the Big Island's volcanoes & valleys

The youngest of Hawaii’s main islands – and it's still growing, with over 500 acres of new land added over the last 30 years– the Big Island of Hawai‘i overflows with outdoor adventures. Here you can hike to the edge of the world’s longest-running volcanic eruption, then climb Hawaii’s two tallest …

Hiking

Galápagos wildlife spotting: why you should go underwater

This Pacific archipelago, 1000km adrift of the Ecuadorian mainland, has been called many things: evolution in action, a living museum, a 'little world within itself'. And they’re all true.<p>Visitors come to coo at the wildlife – the giant tortoises that lumber across the highlands, the comical …

Nature

Bali: beyond the usual suspects

Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking nothing more than seven days of sun, sand and sex in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of what’s on offer. In reality, Bali is a lush Indonesian island teeming with cultural experiences, delicious …

Asia Travel

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Hawaii's hush-hush getaway

Beaches all to yourself, no queues at restaurants or attractions – welcome to Molokai'i, Hawaii minus the hustle.<p>Moloka'i isn't just some 'undiscovered gem' – in fact, it's been thoroughly discovered. It's just that its residents have made sure that tourism happens on their terms. There is very …

National Parks

Hawaii for beach haters

What's the first thing you think of when you think of Hawaii? The foaming-white sea lapping at a golden-sand beach surrounded by palm trees swaying in the breeze? Well, sure - Hawaii's one of the world's ultimate beach destinations, an island paradise made for lying out in the sun sipping daiquiris …

National Parks

Top 20 Hawaiian vistas

When it comes to spectacular views in Hawaii, there’s not a bad seat in the house. The islands are stunning, spacious theaters for awe-inspiring panoramic performances, and sometimes you don’t even have to get out of your car – but at least roll down the window. Here are our 20 favorite easy-access …

Hiking