Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has called for a review of military ethics among the nation's top military officers. The Pentagon chief wants to learn whether there is a breakdown that explains recent incidents: the affair by retired Gen. David Petraeus, the investigation into Gen. John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, the punishment this week of another general found to have used military resources for personal benefit, and several more.
Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is back with his first novel in four years. Inferno follows academic hero Robert Langdon on a chase through Italy as he attempts to avert a biological catastrophe.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
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