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‘Raised in Captivity’ reveals author’s warped imagination

"Raised in Captivity" is like a read-only version of "The Twilight Zone," complete with a cover graphic of a skeleton on a leash being taken for a walk. But unlike that TV show, readers don't have to wait very long for the twist. Most of these stories suck you in right away with a perfect opening sentence: "I have the kind of job where I take a shower at night, after I get home."; "It started with a question from a six-year-old, which is the only way it could have happened at all."; "Sheila knew she wanted to murder her husband." Five to seven minutes later, you're laughing or looking under your bed. Then it's on to the next one before the fizz from the first stops tingling in your brain.

8 tips for saving money on groceries

I do not know of a single person who doesn't like to save money. And the supermarket is one of the most important places...

Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

"For us, the arepa represents Venezuela," says Alejandra Castro, who opened an arepa business in Buenos Aires, Argentina over a year ago. "It's our culture, our daily bread. What one misses and longs for the most is an arepa."

Get that sticky rice crispy chew that kids and adults love

The basic procedure is the same as the back-of-the box recipe: Melt butter and marshmallows, mix in cereal, and press into a pan_it couldn't be simpler. But we like a generous portion of these cereal treats; for thick, substantial squares, we pat the mixture into an 8-inch square pan instead of the usual 13-by-9 inch pan. Adding a little salt to the mix kept sweetness in check.

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Richard Branson inspired by Apollo, his own space shot soon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson said Thursday his spaceship has just a...

How your 2019 vacation can pay for your 2020 vacation

If you're gearing up for summer vacation, you might be wincing at the cost. Plane...

Space-tourism biz Virgin Galactic going public after merger

"We are at the dawn of a new space age, with huge potential to improve and sustain life on Earth," Branson said. "I am delighted that SCH has decided to become such an important part of our amazing journey. They share our dreams and together we will make them reality."

Climate of guilt: Flying no longer the high road for some

"Even I, who was climate aware 10 years ago, didn't think about flying in the way that I think now," said Bjorstrand as she waits on the platform of Nykoping station in eastern Sweden. "I didn't know that the effect of flying was so big. So we flew everywhere."

AP Interview: Airbus is ready for pilotless jets – are you?

LE BOURGET, France | The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the...