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New York Gov. Mario Cuomo gives a thumbs-up gesture with both hands during his July 16, 1984, keynote address to the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:55

It may never be clear whether the late New York governor passed on the 1988 and 1992 presidential cycles — his natural turn at bat — for reasons related to politics or his personality.

People watch a TV news program showing Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, in November. She has reportedly married the son of the ruling party secretary.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:17

Kim Yo Jong, who is said to have recently assumed a key leadership role, has reportedly married the son of the secretary of the ruling party.

"The egg is a lens through which to view the entire craft of cooking," says food writer Michael Ruhlman.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:13

We looked back at the most popular posts of 2014 and found many of them were about eggs. So we asked: What makes this everyday food so intriguing?

Deputy Attorney General James Cole
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:03

James Cole says his decision to approve subpoenas for reporters' phone records, amid national security leaks, "was a very, very tough call. At the end of the day, I'd probably have to do it again."

A fan appears to console another fan.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:54

Video shows a young woman seemingly consoling a young man sitting next to her by running her hands through his hair. Then she realizes something. The Internet is now rife with speculation.

Buddhists pour fish into the river in Shanghai. Environmentalists say the ritual, while well-intentioned, can introduce invasive species. Many of the fish are quickly swooped up in nets by fishermen who position themselves nearby.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:23

It's a scene that reflects China's competing trends: Buddhist monks release fish into Shanghai's Huangpu River to "free" them. A few yards downstream, fishermen quickly scoop them up.

Wynn Macau casino resort is one of several new glitzy hotel-casinos that have gone up in the former Portuguese colony since the gambling industry there was liberalized in 2002.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:58

Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.

Sen. Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:34

Reid, a former boxer, is fine and "will return to Washington this weekend and will be in the office Tuesday," his office said.

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:06

The vessel, carrying about 450 people trying to reach Europe, has been taken under tow after smugglers jumped ship.

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 08:10

The clarification to a previous opinion means gay marriages will begin in the state next week. The judge says the issue of gay marriage is settled.

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 06:40

Fitness programs typically don't have much staying power. People are already saying adios to Zumba and Pilates. The cheapest and simplest routines are more likely to be keepers. Think down dog.

New York Gov. Mario Cuomo gestures while delivering the keynote address to the Democratic National Convention Monday, July 22, 1984 in San Francisco's Moscon Center.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 05:44

The speech catapulted Cuomo onto the national scene and cemented the three-time New York governor as one of the last avatars for New Deal liberalism.

Peerby allows people to share their stuff through a mobile app for free.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 02:27

Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.

Ali Akdeniz, 85, who always dresses to impress, in some of his various outfits in Berlin. Thanks to photographer Zoe Spawton, he became the star of a blog called What Ali Wore.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 02:26

In Berlin, street fashion's trendiest figure is Ali Akdeniz, age 85. His dapper attire is the focus of a blog that went viral. Its creator, Zoe Spawton, won Germany's most prestigious design prize.

Ecologists found signs of Ebola in a <em>Rousettus leschenaultii</em> fruit bat. These bats are widespread across south Asia, from India to China.
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 02:24

A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia.

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