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In an IS training camp, children told: Behead the doll

SANLIURFA, Turkey (AP) — The children had all been shown videos of beheadings and told by their trainers with the Islamic State group that they would …

Brian France calls Confederate flag offensive, wants it removed from NASCAR events

Calling the Confederate flag an "insensitive symbol" he personally finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France says the sport will be aggressive in dissociating the flag from events.<p>France told The Associated Press on Saturday that NASCAR is exploring how far it can go in trying to eliminate the …

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

A Lesson in Moroccan Flavors

In Fez, food is the entryway to a culture that is traditionally quite closed, says cooking teacher Tara Stevens. Here, she shares her favorite …

All Anthony Bourdain Wants Is To Be Remembered as 'Not a Half-Bad Cook'

<i>Parts Unknown</i> host/writer/cat person <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> wants to be remembered as a decent guy and a "not half-bad cook." According to <i>People</i>, Bourdain opened up about his hopes for the future in the March issue of <i>Wine Spectator</i>. The TV host has a history rife with drug use and a reputation as a "bad …

12 Ways You're Making Coffee Wrong

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Turning water into caffeine isn't quite alchemy, but there are plenty of secrets to making a golden cup of coffee. And unless you're a professional, odds are your equation has some errors in it.<p>So, to find the most common coffee-making mistakes, we asked for tips from a cast of …

Krafts exploring soccer stadium in Boston

Planning is quietly underway for construction of a soccer stadium in Boston, one that would bring the resurgent New England Revolution closer to …

How I quit my job to travel: The financial writer

Mired in depression after the loss of both her parents, a corporate writer suddenly quit her job and went to India. What she found there changed her life.<p>In 2004, when I was at one of the lowest points of my life, I decided to go to India.<p>I'd never visited India; I’d never even been on a long-term …

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

7 Ways to Transcend the Typical EuroTrip

Europe is the world's most ubiquitous travel destination, certainly for North Americans. At the same time, many travelers regard a trip to Europe as an item to be checked off a list, an excursion to be undertaken in one fell swoop before moving on to grander, greater adventures, be it as a college …

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The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Ever since the Wright Brothers first launched their rickety creations into the skies, humanity has been obsessed with flying. Collectively we've honored engineers for their innovative designs, allowing aircraft to soar high or go faster, and celebrated the achievements of pilots like Lindbergh and …

The Two Sides of Beautiful in the Dolomites

The Val Gardena in northeastern Italy is a sight to behold, no matter how you look at it -- or from what height. When people talk about beautiful landscapes, they generally mean one of two different, in fact totally opposite things.<p>On the one end of the spectrum, there is the …

Where to Eat in Montreal Now

That Montreal's food scene is impressive is hardly news, but a spate of new restaurants embracing the locavore ethos means there are more reasons than ever to visit this island city. The Mile End district continues to lead the hipster foodie boom, while well-trodden, developed, and …

10 Tips for Traveling Light (And Looking Like You Didn't)

At Vayable, we're huge fans of the benefits of carry-on -- no extra luggage fees, no losing luggage and greater flexibility for last-minute changes in plans. And as carry-on devotees, we've mastered the art of traveling light, without compromising on the essentials that provide us an ideal …

Hotels With Spectacular Views (PHOTOS)

“A room with a view” isn’t always as advertised (and no, a peek at the Grand Canal in Venice or London’s Big Ben in the distance doesn’t qualify). The most memorable hotel rooms offer views you can’t find on the ground, and access to unique vantage points is the reason to check in.<p>From Tokyo to New …

6 Things Foreigners Hate About the US

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Keoni Cabral</i><p>Sure, we stick out like sore thumbs overseas, the French think our country consists entirely of pictures of chicken wrapped in bacon, and the Euros don't like our best snacks. But so what? We didn't rescue the world twice in one century so we …

Obama to sign cellphone unlocking bill

President Barack Obama pledged Friday to sign a bill passed by the House and Senate to legalize cellphone unlocking, in a rare example of tech policy advancing in Washington.<p>The House passed the legislation just hours earlier, and the Senate approved the measure last week. The bill reverses a …

Have Baby, Will Travel

My eldest son was 2 months old when he traveled for the first time on an airplane. As new parents, we really didn't know what to expect and packed everything but the kitchen sink -- cramming as much as we could into our carry-on and checked luggage, as well as packing the overflow into our golf …

The Best Thing To Eat In 35 Countries Around The World

Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. We added in some of our own selections.<p>From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, don't miss these 35 …

10 Reasons Travel Agents Are Better Than the Internet

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>While you might put travel agent right up there with VCR repair man and video store clerk on the list of jobs that have gone the way of the Yellow Pages, there's a reason you still see them wedged into strip malls between your dry cleaner and the new VaporZone. …

I Drove Weev Home from Prison

Getting an internet troll out of prison, and back to IRL.<p>"Did you know they have special laws to protect kid-fuckers in federal prison?” Andrew Auernheimer asked me with a grin on his face. “I can't hit them, it's a five year felony if I do. We're not held to the same standard because the feds …

Starbucks Rolling Out Dinnertime Beer and Wine Menus Nationwide

The coffee giant’s quest to be all things to all people continues apace: First Starbucks announced that Oprah’s finally gotten her own namesake …

Syrian rebels seize prison near Jordan and free inmates: activists

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels seized a prison outside the city where Syria’s uprising began three years ago this month and freed dozens of inmates, activists said on Wednesday.<p>They took control of the Gharaz Central Prison on the outskirts of Deraa near Syria’s border with Jordan after fighting off …

Al-Qaeda spokesman: Bin Laden said 'deliver a message'

<b>A man US prosecutors say was al-Qaeda's spokesman after 9/11 has testified Osama Bin Laden wanted him "to deliver a message to the world".</b><p>Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, took the stand in his own defence at his terrorism trial in New York City on Wednesday.<p>He has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired …

17 signs your soul belongs in France

<b>1.</b> You not only <i>can</i> but you <i>enjoy</i> surviving off of baguettes, cheese, and red wine (and you’re not an alcoholic because you know wine doesn’t <i>really</i> …

Syrian Forces Kill 175 Rebels in a Major Ambush Near Damascus

Forces loyal to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad said they delivered a devastating blow to opposition elements, including Al Qaeda-linked …

Floating Hotel Will Be Among World Cup Attendees' Lodging Options in 2022

Finnish Sigge Architects has designed a floating hotel which is aimed at accommodating football fans for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, scheduled for Qatar.<p>…

I Spent Two Hours Talking With the NSA's Bigwigs. Here's What Has Them Mad

My expectations were low when I asked the National Security Agency to cooperate with my story on the impact of Edward Snowden’s leaks on the tech …