Dog worship day in Nepal
A police dog with colored powder on its head at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School as part of the Diwali festival, also known as Tihar Festival, in Kathmandu, Nepal, October 22, 2014. The Tihar festival is the second major festival for Nepalese Hindus and this year is held from October 21, 2014. (EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA)
Is Iowa's Joni Ernst a pragmatist or a partisan? The Senate's balance of power could hinge on the answer
The contest between Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst and Rep. Bruce Braley is one of the closest Senate races in the country. And whether Iowans believe her claim that she is a middle-of-the-road Republican conservative who likes to solve problems — rather than a tea party candidate who wants to impeach President Barack Obama and abolish the Department of Education and the IRS — will decide the race and possibly determine which party controls the Senate...
The iPad Air 2: Thin, gorgeous, powerful — and that's enough
Yes, it's gotten to the point that we tech critics can pretty much recycle our iPad reviews from year to year. But to be fair, what else is there with the annual tablet refresh? You can make it faster, make its camera better, make its battery life longer, fool with the screen sizes. Then what?
What I loved about Oscar de la Renta
What a beautiful man Oscar de la Renta was. He truly epitomized class, style, and grace like no one else. I was lucky enough to have worked with Oscar on a few of his shows. I was thrilled every time I was asked to do the makeup that would accompany his gorgeous dresses. Oscar was a visionary and he knew how he wanted women to look: elegant yet fresh, feminine and strong.
CDC debuts new safety steps in Ebola training for thousands
Thousands of New York City health care workers — from nurses to janitors — learned how to safely put on and take off a full suit of protective equipment to treat a patient with Ebola at an upbeat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention event in Manhattan on Tuesday morning.
Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post during the Watergate era is photographed at his home in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, June 3, 2012. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
The Ben Bradlee Mystique
Usually, when Hollywood makes a movie about an historical figure, the actor who plays the character is better looking, more charismatic and sexier than the real person. Not in the case of Ben Bradlee. In All the President's Men, the iconic movie story of how a few salty newspapermen brought down President Richard Nixon by exposing the Watergate scandal, the part of Bradlee, executive editor of the Washington Post, is played by Jason Robards, no slouch in the charm department—but no match for the real thing...
Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope
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Jewish revolt written in stone
A details from a large stone bearing an official Latin inscription some 2,000 years old, which archeologists from the Israeli Antiquities Authority describe as 'extremely rare' and of 'tremendous historical significance' is displayed before the Rockefeller Museum in East Jerusalem, October 21, 2014. The inscription is a dedication to the Roman emperor Hadrian and consists of six lines engraved on hard limestone which reads, 'To the Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadranus Augustus, son of the deified Parthicus, grandson of the deified Nerva, high priest, invested with tribunician power for the 14th time, consul for the third time, father of the country (dedicated by) the 10th legion Fretensis (2nd hand) Antoniniana...
DJ & Entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman on Matcha & Selfie Sticks
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Photos of the day - October 21, 2014
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes her seat in a State Carriage with her husband Prince William for the carriage procession to Buckingham Palace, as part of the ceremonial welcome ceremony for Singapore's President Tony Tan at the start of a state visit at Horse Guards Parade in London October 21, 2014. The President of Singapore Tony Tan and his wife Mary Chee started a four day state visit to the Britain on Tuesday...
Cobalt chloride crystals growing in a solution of sodium silicate. (Yan Liang/Caters News)