Why Nichols was a generation's hero
Charles Kaiser recalls a four-hour lunch that offered insight into the famed director's genius

Grand Jury 'Unfair,' Michael Brown Family Lawyer Says
Lawyer for the family of the black teen fatally shot by a white police officer says the grand jury process playing out in Missouri is unfair.

Security stepped up ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Police barricades around the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, on November 23, 2014Police stepped up security and erected barricades in St. Louis on Sunday, bracing for the worst with a grand jury to decide whether to indict a white officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager. Michael Brown, 18, a high-school graduate planning to go to technical college, was shot at least six times by Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on August 9, inflaming racial tensions and sparking weeks of protests, some violent. Metal interlocking fences and orange plastic barricades sealed off the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, another suburb of the city of St. Louis and where the grand jury has been meeting, with a handful of uniformed officers on duty outside.

​PB & Thai? A spicy take on a lunch box classic
With a more adventurous palate, peanut butter lovers today are mixing it up with a classic spread

Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel: report

Germany is dropping a probe into alleged US eavesdropping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone conversationsGermany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, magazine Focus said Saturday.

Cleanup on, Flood Threat Looms After Huge NY Snow
Western New York residents help each other dig out from massive snowfall as flood threat looms

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry as former EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton looks on ahead of key nuclear talks in Vienna, on November 20, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday "serious gaps" remained in talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna two days before a deadline to strike a nuclear deal. Kerry, who on Friday postponed a trip to Paris to remain in Vienna, was due to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday afternoon, their fourth meeting in three days. At stake is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions.

Israel demolitions
Jerusalem woke up on Tuesday to horrific images of slain Jewish worshipers, and scores injured in a terror attack on a synagogue. The assault which took place in the western Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof, shocked Israel to the core, as well as many others around the world. This is not surprising considering both the brutality of the attack and the fact it was carried out in a holy place, where innocent religious people were worshiping.














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