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Four French journalists freed after ten months of captivity in Syria

Four French journalists returned to their home country Sunday, one day after they crossed the border between Syria and Turkey and ended ten months of captivity.<p>Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres — all said to be in good health — were freed over the weekend in unclear …

Google Trends email alerts will guarantee you never miss another cat meme

You can always swing by Google Trends if you want to gauge the popularity of a given search, but visiting that website every time can be a hassle. Thankfully, there's now an easier way: Google has added a subscription option that sends email notifications when there are changes in the interest …

Meyer Lemon Mousse With Candied Lemon Peels

This Meyer lemon mousse is the kind of dessert that will make your taste buds come alive -- full of delicious tanginess, dreamily aromatic and as light as a cloud. The base for the mousse is a lemony egg custard. It's the only part of the recipe that demands a bit of work -- the rest is easy as pie!<p>…

Army Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair pleads guilty on lesser counts, sexual assault charges dropped

An Army general who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up Monday as he told a judge that he'd failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him.<p>At his sentencing hearing, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair explained details of his …

Japan decides bitcoin is not a currency

TOKYO — The Japanese government officially said Friday that it doesn’t consider bitcoin to be a currency and has no plans at present to regulate it …

Cryptocurrency

Peppers and Rodgers lead Packers in rout of Vikings

The Green Bay Packers kept scoring on a rainy Thursday night.<p>Even Julius Peppers found his way across the goal line through the mist against the Minnesota Vikings.<p>Peppers returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown, Aaron Rodgers threw for three scores, and Green Bay routed its NFC North …

Crimea Election Official Says 95 Percent of Voters Chose to Join Russia

<i>UPDATE, 4:45 P.M. ET</i> - Mikhail Malishev, head of the Crimean referendum committee, said 95 percent of voters approved splitting from Ukraine and …

3 Quick Mustards for Corned Beef Sandwiches

You don’t have to be an Anglophile like me to love the British way of serving corned beef (a.k.a. salt beef) sandwiches, with English mustard and …

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Like Alie Georgia

Our absolute favorite holidays are ones that call for dressing up. Halloween, Purim, Gay Pride — all holidays that are much more fun when you deck …

Open-faced Avocado Hummus Sandwich With Pickled Shallots and Baby Spinach

Here's a sandwich that's easy to assemble, healthy and quite spunky! Indeed, the pickled shallots bring a marvelous contrast to the creamy avocado hummus and the hefty whole-wheat pitas (which I love to use for this sandwich). Drizzled with avocado oil and dotted with baby spinach leaves, this …

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The Food Lab: How to Make a Muffuletta Shooter's-Style Sandwich

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>The classic shooter's sandwich is made by stuffing cooked steak into a hollowed out loaf of bread along with sautéed mushrooms and onions, dressing it with mustard and horseradish, then wrapping it tightly and pressing it …

US rejects criticism of 'toothless' sanctions following Crimea referendum

The US and the European Union retaliated over the Crimea referendum by targeting sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials on Monday, a move widely greeted with scepticism as "toothless".<p>The White House imposed sanctions against 11 named individuals: seven senior Russian politicians and …

Missing Malaysia plane MH370: What we know

<b>The missing Malaysia Airlines plane, flight MH370, had 239 people on board and was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March 2014 when air traffic control staff lost contact with it.</b><p>The search for the plane eventually focused on a 120,000 sq km area of seabed about 2,000km off the coast of …

12 Green Drinks That Are Better Than Dyed Beer

We love beer. We love our greens. But just because you like two things doesn't mean you should put them together -- we're looking at you, socks and sandals. So do we have <i></i>to mess up a good beer with fake green coloring? Much better to pour out one of these drinks, whose green is all natural, to …

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …

Martin Rowson on the Crimea crisis – cartoon

First published on Sun 2 Mar 2014 19.14 EST

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

The First Bitcoin ATM In The US Is Opening In Austin, Texas

USA! USA! We are now officially almost as good as Canada! Why? Because the folks at Robocoin are officially turning on the first U.S.-based Bitcoin ATM at the HandleBar in Austin, Texas.<p>The ATM, placed prominently in the Austin tavern, will be much like any other ATM you’ve used. You walk up, put …

Korean reunions resume after Pyongyang accord

A group of 82 elderly South Koreans gathered at a coastal resort before crossing into North Korea for the first reunion in more than three years for the peninsula's divided families.<p>With an average age of 84, they were accompanied by 58 family members for physical and emotional support as they …

Critics Attack Wrong Target for Pentagon Change

Once again, according to the headlines, the Pentagon has bowed to Islamic demands:<p>— “Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed …

Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner reportedly built into home button

During the early days of Galaxy S5 rumors we heard several reports suggesting that Samsung would one-up Apple by introducing an iris scanner. Eventually it was learned that the iris scanner wasn’t going to happen after all, and instead the device would feature some sort of fingerprint-scanning …

Phones

20 Recipes Full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

From salmon to mackerel to kale, 20 recipes that are rich with Omega-3 fatty acids.<p>As the editor of BA’s health column, I hear about, read about, and talk about omega-3 fatty acids as often as The Foodist writes about uni. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids your body needs to function. The …

Cooking

Analyst: Apple’s iWatch could generate $17.5B in first year

Apple(s aapl) could be sitting on a potential goldmine, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. In a research note to investors on Tuesday, the firm …

Scotland's Parliament Legalizes Gay Marriage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday that will legalize gay marriage in …

Winter Olympics torch relay nears end of long and bumpy road to Sochi

After being plunged to the bottom of the world's deepest lake and hauled to the top of Europe's highest mountain, the Olympic torch will finally arrive in Sochi on Wednesday evening, as it completes a gargantuan relay designed – like everything else about the Winter Olympics – to showcase Russia's …

Farm bill headed to Obama after Senate passage

WASHINGTON — After years of delays and contentious negotiations that threatened to derail the farm bill, Congress completed its work on a new five-year package Tuesday that now heads to the president.<p>The Senate voted 68-32 on a $500 billion farm bill that will end direct payments to farmers, expand …