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Tens of thousands of Japanese protest against 'war law'

Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied outside Japan's parliament to oppose legislation that could see troops in the officially pacifist nation engage in combat for the first time since World War II.<p>In one of the summer's biggest protests ahead of the new law's anticipated passage next month, …

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2015 Cadillac Escalade with 8-Speed Automatic

Caddy's big SUV doubles up on eights.<p>Now in its fourth generation since its 1999 introduction, the Cadillac Escalade remains one of the automotive world’s patron saints of conspicuous consumption. Checking in 1.5 inches wider, 1.4 inches longer, and about 100 pounds heavier than the model it …

7 Habits of Thoughtful Gift Givers

<i>“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa</i><p>‘Tis the season for giving. And research suggests that doing so may …

Nigerian militant boasts of abducting girls, with over 270 missing

An extremist Nigerian insurgent leader boasted Monday that he had kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls who three weeks ago were loaded into trucks by gunmen in the dead of night, according to a video released to Agence France-Presse.<p>"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by God," …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Valet Confessions: What They Really Think of Your Shiny Car

Ferraris are "a dime a dozen" in the world of top-rated restaurant parking.<p><b>"Ferrari is like a beautiful woman," Ferrari</b> chief Luca di Montezemolo explains. "You must desire her, you must wait for her." That explains the two-year wait for a nearly $300,000 458 Spider model. Owners are members of a …

13 Air Travel Facts You Can Use To Impress The Hottie In The Window Seat

Holiday travel season is here, and there's nothing more draining than waiting in long security lines at the airport, or sitting in one of those slippery leather chairs while your flight is perpetually delayed. And because some of you unfortunately aren't home yet, we know you'll have a lot of time …

Cars With The Highest Resale Values

After their homes and perhaps putting their kids through college, an automobile is typically the next largest financial outlay a family makes. To help wring the most value out their vehicular investments, it’s prudent to choose a model that will bring a higher resale value (in the industry this is …