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Study shows biking to work will keep you healthy

Bike commuting is one of the most effective ways to promote general healthy, according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. That’s not a surprise of course, as anyone who spends a lot of time bicycling knows. And of course bicycling has…  …

South Korea says North’s missile launch may be imminent

A top South Korean security official said Sunday that North Korea may test-launch a missile this week, as the United States delayed its own missile test due to soaring tensions on the peninsula. Kim Jang-Soo, chief national security adviser to President Park Geun-Hye, said a test-launch or other provocation could…

Florida Republicans seek investigation into Beyonce’s trip to Cuba

Two US Republican lawmakers want to know if popular American pop star Beyonce and her husband, rap singer Jay-Z, had the US government’s permission to travel to Cuba despite an economic embargo. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida on Friday sent a letter to Adam Szubin, director of…

‘World’s greatest chef’ building massive recipe and gastronomic database

From foie gras noodles and liquid olives to air baguettes and mimetic peanuts, much of what elBulli chef Ferran Adria and his team created across their nearly 2,000 dishes defies transcription. Two years after closing the beachside Spanish restaurant — repeatedly lauded as the world’s best by those lucky enough…

Secretary of State John Kerry warns Iran that time is running out on nuclear talks

The United States’ top diplomat warned Iran on Sunday that time is running out on nuclear negotiations between the Islamic republic and world powers. “This is not an endless process. … You can’t just talk for the sake of talking,” Secretary of State John Kerry told a news conference in…

‘Anonymous’ launches assault on Israeli government websites

Hackers have launched an assault on Israeli websites, but the damage has been minimal as the Jewish state is prepared to fend off such attacks, one of the country’s top cyber experts said on Sunday. The hackers associated with the activist group Anonymous reportedly hit the websites of the premier’s…

Same-sex marriage momentum spells trouble for the Republican Party

With Americans tilting toward support of gay marriage and two GOP senators now in favor, Republicans find themselves in a tightening political vice on the issue ahead of mid-term elections and the 2016 presidential race. Last year was a watershed of sorts for the movement, with gay marriage laws passing…

‘President Hillary Clinton’ wallops the competition in mock election

Clinton is working on a memoir and policy book about her years with the Obama administration. The book is tentatively scheduled for June 2014.(Marc Bryan…  …

Hagel delays U.S. missile test amid rising tensions with North Korea

The Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test due to take place in California next week amid soaring nuclear tensions with North Korea, an official said. The defense official told AFP that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel decided to to reschedule the Minuteman 3 test at Vandenberg Air Force Base…

Report: Disgraced French budget minister lied to Swiss bank

Disgraced former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac lied to a Swiss bank when it accepted his assertion that funds paid into his account had been declared to tax authorities, a newspaper report said Saturday. The Zurich-based Tages Anzeiger said the politician presented a “bogus tax certificate” to the Julius Baer…

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