Glenn H. Thompson

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Eurasia Review

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised France for its important contributions to collective security and for its role as a<p>The shared economy …

American killed in Iraq hostage rescue, Pentagon says

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 70 hostages facing "imminent mass execution" were rescued and an American service member was killed in an operation against an ISIS-controlled prison in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said Thursday.<p>The commando became the first American combat death in Iraq since November 2011.<p>The …

Tasting a Flavor That Doesn't Exist

Scientists and food companies are experimenting with “phantom aromas,” in which a smell tricks the brain into manufacturing a taste.<p>In 2007, the Campbell Soup Company started slashing the salt content in its canned soups in an effort to be more health-conscious. But the move, while it may have been …

5 takeaways from Biden's not-quite-campaign

In the words of a longtime ally, it became increasingly clear that the planning was more “fantasy football than football.”<p>There was so, so much going for a Joe Biden presidential campaign — wasn’t there? His shaggy-dog “authenticity,” the tantalizing possibility of a Hillary Clinton face plant, the …

Multiple Pay Cuts Hit Doctors In 2015

A flurry of pay cuts for doctors hit today as physicians struggle to implement electronic health records, deal with new measurements to improve quality and deal with myriad changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement formulas.<p>The biggest pay decrease will be a return to the old rates paid by the …

Health Care

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

Secretary of Agriculture

Infinity

40 Things to Leave Behind in 2015

Photo: Getty Images<p>As yet another year comes to a close, and the initial giddy appeal of social media continues to cool, let's take a minute to descale the kettle of clichés and boil off the lingering herd words, expressions, and gestures that have been building up since we did this last year. Here …

Police chief to 911: I shot my wife

<b>(CNN) —</b> Magazines and websites regularly rank Peachtree City, Georgia, as one of the best places to live and raise a family. The community's trademark: Residents putter around in golf carts on the community's 90-plus miles of paved pathways.<p>But on the first day of 2015, the town of 35,000 people …

New Year’s Eve stampede leaves shock and confusion in Shanghai

Witnesses give conflicting views on cause of chaos after at least 36 people are crushed to death<p>Little Huang could not imagine a better place to bring in 2015 than Shanghai’s Bund riverfront, where he could stand amid restored 1920s art-deco buildings and watch an elaborate laser-light show …

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

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How low will oil fall? $30 is possible

Look out below! The plunge in oil prices may not be over just yet.<p>Oil took another hit Wednesday, sinking below $53 to a level last seen during the Great Recession. It's hard to recall that crude oil traded for over $100 a barrel as recently as July.<p>Few saw the energy meltdown coming. Now that it's …