3 hearty, unexpected fall desserts that don’t involve making pie crust

Fall baking is about more than just pumpkin and apple pies. When we’re planning the dessert course for weekend dinner parties (or hey, just Thursday night’s treat), we glean inspiration from fall colors and cooling temperatures just as often as fall ingredients. Caramel, warm spice and golden brown toppings all make an appearance in our favorite new fall desserts. Cast Iron Apple Cobbler Fewer dishes are more comforting in fall than a warm apple cobbler. In our cast iron skillet version, we use tart Granny Smith apples to offset the…

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South Park ban by China highlights Hollywood tightrope act

US entertainment studios try to avoid irking Beijing censors without suppressing artistic freedom for content producers. China’s removal of animated comedy South Park from online sites just as it dropped United States basketball broadcasts highlights a tension familiar to Hollywood studios: the need to please Chinese authorities in order to reach the country’s vast audience. Media companies count on ticket sales in China – projected to become the world’s largest movie market next year – to bolster their bottom lines. And some films, such as recent Oscar winner Green Book,…

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2 men tied to Trump lawyer Giuliani arrested on campaign charges

Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman are accused of conspiring to ‘funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office’. Two Florida businessmen associated with US President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested over violations of campaign finance laws, a spokesman for the Manhattan US Attorney’s office said on Thursday. The businessmen, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested in connection with a New York case involving campaign finance laws, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan said. The two men had been planning to fly…

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For first time, Biden declares that Trump must be impeached

The Democratic presidential hopeful departs from usual campaign pitch to deliver blistering speech against Trump. US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection. Biden made the remarks as part of a blistering 25-minute speech in New Hampshire, departing from his usual campaign pitch and signalling that he will aggressively confront Trump as the president faces an impeachment inquiry rooted in his unfounded accusations that the former…

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US Senator calls for review of TikTok’s merger with Musical.ly

Chinese ownership of TikTok and sudden spike in popularity have raised national security concerns among US lawmakers. United States Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday said he will ask the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) to review TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s acquisition of Musical.ly. “Today I will be asking CFIUS to review TikTok’s acquisition of Musical.ly. Ample & growing evidence exists that TikTok’s platform for western markets, including the U.S., are censoring content in line with China‘s communist government directives,” the Republican senator said in a…

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