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Tom Hanks: By the Book


Tom Hanks

Illustration by Jillian Tamaki

Tom Hanks, the actor, producer, director and author of a new story collection, “Uncommon Type,” has no desire to read novels of murder and conspiracy.I thought the book would be a dense read, a slog, with a struggle for my brain on every page.

The Real Failure of U.S. Men’s Soccer

10, the United States men’s national soccer team managed to project at least a pleasing illusion of progress.It felt as though we’d come a long way since 1986, the last year the United States men failed to qualify for a World Cup.

Venezuelan Opposition Chief Says Maduro May Block His Visit to Russia

National Assembly President Julio Borges plans to leave Venezuela over the weekend to attend an international parliamentary forum in St.”The opposition has received information that the government intends to annul Borges’s passport to stop him from flying to Russia, said Alejandro Martinez Ubieda, who’s already in St.

Delta's app will automatically check you in to flights

The airline on Thursday released an app update that automatically checks in travelers 24 hours before their scheduled departure time.It's unclear how users will be able to confirm they don't have prohibited and restricted baggage items with the new automatic feature.

10 Spooky Ghost Towns Across America

Some ghost towns provide insight into the country's history, while others are steeped in folk tales and ghost stories.DEADLY PROTEST: LUDLOW, COLORADO

Rather than ghost stories and local legends, this coal mining town is the site of a real-life horror story.

21 Horror Movie Locations You Need to Visit

It was certainly not the first "found footage" horror film, but it did spawn numerous copycats in the years to come.These gates are visible in the 1979 film "Phantasm" as the gates to a cemetery.

8 of the world's best new penthouse suites

The 2,012-square-foot, one-bedroom penthouse, located on the hotel's 10nth floor (topped only by a rooftop pool and bar), faces Table Mountain.The Whitby, New York

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The Whitby's two-bedroom penthouse also features a spacious patio.

15 US cities where you really don’t need a car

15 US cities where you really don’t need a car

Life is good in the best cities in the US for getting around without a car.Minneapolis, MN

Known for its many beautiful lakes, Minneapolis also happens to be one of the best US cities for getting around without a car.

Hyatt Hotels discovers card data breach at 41 properties

Video provided by CNBCHyatt Hotels said Thursday it discovered unauthorized access to payment card information at certain Hyatt-managed locations worldwide between March 18 and July 2.The owner of Andaz, Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt chain of hotels said a total of 41 properties were affected in 11 countries, with China accounting for 18 properties, the most among impacted countries.