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Autumn Flush: The Best Darjeeling Tea You'll (Likely Never) Taste

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:57am

Darjeeling is the "Champagne of teas," sold by distinct harvest season, or flush. But while many of India's top tea experts point to the autumn flush as their favorite, those teas are largely unknown.

Polish Women Hold 'Black Monday' Strike To Protest Proposed Abortion Ban

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:43am

Abortion is already illegal in Poland, with exceptions for rape, incest and the mother's life. Legislators are proposing a total ban, prompting thousands of women to boycott work and school on Monday.

27 Better Titles For Ben Affleck's Solo Batman Film Than 'The Batman'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:11am

Oh, sure, it's bluntly descriptive. But the title Affleck has announced for his upcoming Batmovie has got no oomph, no zazz, no moxie. We offer some humble, better suggestions.

Watch The Dandy Warhols' Take On 'Catcher In The Rye'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:44am

Like the song's namesake novel, the video opens on a sullen Holden Caulfield character, complete with a red hunting cap and a suitcase in hand, smoking and strolling aimlessly down the sidewalk.

Maria Sharapova's 2-Year Doping Ban Cut To 15 Months

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:09am

The tennis star was suspended from international competition after testing positive for the banned drug meldonium. She will be eligible to play again beginning in April 2017.

Songs We Love: gobbinjr, 'manatee'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:00am

An earnest, twee melody evokes, in the words of songwriter and producer Emma Witmer, a "mid-conversation daydream."

U.S., Philippines Begin Combat Exercises As Duterte Calls For End To Practice

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:30am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says this will be the last year of the annual joint military exercises between the allies, but his officials say that's not a final decision.

Where Are The 40,000 Students ITT Tech Left Behind When It Closed?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:21am

Community and nonprofit colleges across the country are recruiting former ITT Tech students who face a tough decision: roll the dice on transferring credits, or lose them all for debt relief.

In The Navy And Out Of Reach: Being In A Relationship With A Service Member

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:15am

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider what it's like to be in a relationship with someone who is often away.

Moving, Memorable 'Today Will Be Different' Balances Humor And Tragedy

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 6:00am

Maria Semple's new novel centers on erratic, overworked mother Eleanor, who makes a promise before the book begins: Today will be different. And it is, but not the way she expected or hoped for.

Mom Sues JetBlue After Her 5-Year-Old Was Delivered To Wrong City

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:44am

It's not uncommon for an airline to lose luggage in transit. It's less common to lose children. But that's exactly what happened to Maribel Martinez. Her son was sent to Boston rather than New York.

Park In Queens Honors Native Christopher Walken With ... A Trail Of His Heads

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:37am

A number of disembodied heads emerge from the ground in the "Monument to Walken" installation through March. Should you get any ideas, the park informs visitors: "No Walken Picking" allowed.

Is It Fair That Businesses Get To 'Carry Forward' Their Losses?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

A developer such as Donald Trump can use a net operating loss "carryforward" to lower his taxes. That may sound weird, but the law has been in place for nearly a century, and experts say it's fair.

DOJ National Security Chief 'Not Afraid To Impose Consequences' on Hackers

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The outgoing leader of the Justice Department's national security unit confronted a shifting threat, from hackers tied to foreign powers to young Americans inspired by online extremism.

Vice Presidential Debates Have Mattered Before. Here's a Look Back

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The winning presidential ticket has come away with no worse than a draw in eight of the nine vice presidential debates to date. Here's what you need to know.

Physics Nobel Goes To 3 Scientists For Insights Into Matter's Behavior

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to David Thouless, who gets half the prize, and Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, who share the other half.

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Physics For Theoretical Research On Matter

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:58am

One half of the prize went to David J Thouless; the other half was shared by F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz. They used math to explain the odd behavior of unusual states of matter.

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