Valerie T Porter

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A hotel booking site has revealed the things you should always ask for at hotel check-in to get 5-star treatment without paying for it

Staying in a nice hotel is a rare luxury for most of us, meaning that you'll want to make the most of it when you do.<p>With this in mind, travel experts at Hotels.com have shared some tips and tricks for scoring lesser-known freebies or upgrades that'll make your stay that little bit more …

Congressional Republicans Line Up Behind Trump

A top party leader, a committee chairman with a deep understanding of national security, and an aspiring senator endorsed Donald Trump shortly after he secured his place as the de facto 2016 GOP presidential nominee.<p>It's as sure a sign as any that the party is falling in line behind the New York …

After presiding over bin Laden raid, CIA chief in Pakistan came home suspecting he was poisoned by ISI

Two months after Osama bin Laden was killed, the CIA’s top operative in Pakistan was pulled out of the country in an abrupt move vaguely attributed to health concerns and his strained relationship with Islamabad.<p>In reality, the CIA station chief was so violently ill that he was often doubled over …

Osama Bin Laden

How to fight inflammation with food

Inflammation is hot topic these days because it’s the root cause of many unwanted symptoms and health issues. Inflammation can be caused by stress, mold, pesticides, mercury, hidden parasites, bacteria and viruses in our body as well as by eating an inflammatory diet filled with table salt, sugar, …

McDonald's new gray hamburgers are making people uncomfortable

The Modern China Burger, which has gray buns, will be available in China until Nov. 3, <i>Time Out Beijing</i> reports.<p>While restaurants have experimented with black burgers in the past, like Burger King's jet black kuro burger in Japan, the Internet has seemed skeptical of McDonald's gray iteration, to …

Google I/O Developers Conference

Defining Detroit Techno: The Retrospectives And Reissues Of 2013

On Nov. 1, New York dance-music promoters Verboten put on a party in a warehouse space in Brooklyn. Even with a ridiculous $40 cover charge (welcome to Nü-Brooklyn, a.k.a. Manhattan minus bottle service), the powerhouse lineup of all-Detroit house and techno veterans was difficult to resist for …

Detroit Auto Show 2014 in Pictures

Warriors get Jordan Crawford in trade with Celtics, Heat

The Golden State Warriors, who spent recent weeks canvassing the NBA for backcourt help that could aid their playoff push, finally found a deal on Wednesday.<p>According to two people with knowledge of the situation, they landed guards Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks from the Boston Celtics in a …