For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Is Key To Fighting ISIS

There’s an election law in Jordan known as “one person, one vote” that advocates of reform and democratization there regard, surprisingly, as a big step backwards. That’s because of the strong ties Jordanians feel to family, clan and tribe, says Omar Razzaz, an economist and banker in Amman, the Jordanian capital. “In the 1989 elections, […]

Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

Back in 2012, something unusual got started in an alleyway in an already tightly developed part of northeast Washington, D.C. On an 11th-of-an-acre lot next to a cemetery, behind a block of row houses, tiny houses started to go up. And not just one little house in backyard, like you might see in many places. […]

Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

Thad Rasmussen, 36, lost his mother, Rhonda, in the Sept. 11 attacks; she died at the Pentagon. This month, he sat in a courtroom at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and looked at five men accused of planning those attacks. “It was very difficult to see them as humans,” he says. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other […]

Friend of Josh Hamilton says slugger should retire

Roy Silver has been a key figure in Josh Hamilton’s recovery.(Photo: Greg Presto, USA TODAY Sports) Roy Silver, one of Josh Hamilton’s closest friends and a mentor in his struggles with addiction, says the best thing for the Los Angeles Angels outfielder is to retire from baseball. Silver last spoke with Hamilton around Christmas and […]

Federal judge overturns arbitrator’s ruling on Adrian Peterson

RB Adrian Peterson played one game for the Vikings in 2014.(Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn, USA TODAY Sports) The NFL isn’t reinstating Adrian Peterson yet. Hours after a federal judge handed the banished Minnesota Vikings star an unexpected win Thursday, vacating the arbitration award that upheld his suspension, the NFL announced Peterson will return to the commissioner’s […]

Bye, bye American pie: Desserts are disappearing

Emeril’s Delmonico in New Orleans always features these king cake-inspired dessert doughnuts during the Mardi Gras season.(Photo: Emeril’s Delmonico) Americans have become too lazy – and, perhaps, too cheap – to eat dessert. That is the unappetizing conclusion of an analysis by the research firm NPD Group of declining dinner-time dessert consumption nationally. The analysis […]

CPAC highlights, from the speeches to the swag

Adam Gabbatt of The Guardian newspaper holds images of potential Republican candidates, from left, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, and below, Rick Perry, during the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 26, 2015.(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP) NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The 2015 […]

Flight cancellations top 7,000 for the week

A Delta plane is de-iced at Richmond International Airport on Feb. 17, 2015.(Photo: Alexa Welch Edlund, AP) Tags John F. Kennedy Sr. Weather events Last update: 5:10 p.m. ET. A rough week for air travel got even worse Thursday as airlines grounded more than 1,000 flights for the sixth day in a row. All told, […]

KFC introducing edible Cookie coffee cups to the UK

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‘Titanic’ Fan Theory Involves Jack and Time Travel

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