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Japan food seeks heritage gong as young spurn rice

12/03/2013 1:47am
Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for the endangered list at home. The younger generation is increasingly eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts and McDonald's, not rice.

Pa. museum tells blind visitors: Please touch!

12/03/2013 4:10am
Angel Ayala has never been a big fan of museums. Blind since birth, the high school student says the exhibits are so sight-dependent that he can't enjoy them.

Movie plans for bestselling Hitler satire

12/03/2013 5:28am
A bestselling German satirical novel about Adolf Hitler's reappearance 66 years after the end of World War II is to be turned into a movie.

Bob Dylan charged in France over Croatia remarks

12/03/2013 5:45am
French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.

10 home video releases to give for the holidays

12/03/2013 7:00am
Tired of staring at your Christmas tree or flickering menorah _ or at legions of rival shoppers at the mall?

Prince to headline 20th annual Essence Fest

12/03/2013 8:24am
Next year's Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince.

Boston keeps classic '70s sound on new album

12/03/2013 8:38am
Boston "Life, Love & Hope" (Frontiers)

Kenya breaks ground on big new airport

12/03/2013 8:40am
Only four months after a raging fire engulfed the arrivals terminal at Kenya's main airport, Kenya's president on Tuesday broke ground on new construction that officials hope will cement the country as East Africa's transportation leader.

Ethnic menus: Hotels loosen rules on outside food

12/03/2013 9:00am
Mariam Hashimi and her husband, Munis Alkouz, chose the hotel for their November wedding reception mainly for one reason: It allowed them to use a local caterer to bring in the traditional Afghan rice and meat dishes that hotel chefs often aren't trained to prepare.

Being a good wedding guest: some do's and don'ts

12/03/2013 9:02am
Of Tiffany Schutt's 250 wedding guests, one surely stood out.

Teens in Asia dominate global test; US stagnant

12/03/2013 9:03am
Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.

Favors for wedding guests get personal, creative

12/03/2013 9:05am
Jillian Mackey had seen wedding favors that seemed like an afterthought, and she knew she did not want to give one of those _ an impractical trinket that would likely get tossed in the trash or thrown in a drawer.

Correction: Holiday Toy Safety story

12/03/2013 9:11am
In a story Nov. 26 about toy safety, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, reported erroneously that toy jewelry rings that tested positive for excessive lead were purchased at Dollar General. U.S. PIRG now says the toy rings were purchased at Dollar Tree, not Dollar General.

Lena Headey narrating audiobook of 'Low Down'

12/03/2013 9:21am
Lena Headey is not only appearing in the upcoming film version of "Low Down," she's narrating the audiobook.

In your face, selfie! 'Science' also tops for 2013

12/03/2013 10:01am
Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you.

Despair proves amusing in Coens' 'Llewyn'

12/03/2013 10:14am
In an alley behind a cafe in New York's Greenwich Village, an unidentified stranger knocks singer Llewyn Davis to his knees. Within the first 10 minutes of the Coen brothers' latest dark comedy, the filmmakers acquaint us with the curiously obscure, as violent fits are not usually associated with folk music.

As IPOs return, Milan index aims to be fashion hub

12/03/2013 10:22am
Moncler, an Italian fashion house known for its down jackets, is launching an initial public offering this month in what Milan's main stock exchange hopes will boost its plan to become an international hub for luxury goods company listings.

Warmth a factor for winter wonderland wedding look

12/03/2013 11:17am
No bride has ever asked designer Mark Badgley, half of the Badgley Mischka duo, about incorporating a cold-weather look into her wedding ensemble. Coats and boots just aren't the stuff of fantasy wedding dreams, he says.

A groom's guide to getting involved (sort of)

12/03/2013 11:31am
Generations ago, planning a wedding was 100 percent the bride's job, but in today's age of gender equity, it's a mere 99 percent.

15 documentaries named as Academy Awards finalists

12/03/2013 11:42am
The Academy Awards has winnowed the best documentary field down to 15 finalists that include the Indonesian death squad examination "The Act of Killing" and the backup singer tribute "20 Feet From Stardom."

Egypt's best known satirical poet dies at 84

12/03/2013 11:46am
Ahmed Fouad Negm, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, was Egypt's poet of revolution, inspiring protesters from the 1970s through the current wave of uprisings with sharply political verses excoriating the country's leaders in the rich slang of colloquial Arabic.

Health officials: Passenger doesn't have TB

12/03/2013 12:07pm
Authorities in Phoenix say tests indicate a passenger whose presence on a flight from Texas caused a tuberculosis scare doesn't have the infectious disease.

Bolshoi dancer gets 6 years for attack on director

12/03/2013 12:12pm
Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for his role in an acid attack on the ballet's artistic director, after a trial that at times made it seem as if the victim was the one in the dock.

Free tickets part of Live Nation settlement in NJ

12/03/2013 1:57pm
Hundreds of thousands of people who attended concerts at a New Jersey amphitheater over eight years would get free tickets and discount coupons under a preliminary court settlement reached with promoter Live Nation.

NY film critics name 'American Hustle' best film

12/03/2013 2:18pm
The New York Film Critics Circle named "American Hustle" the best film of 2013, giving David O. Russell's fictionalized Abscam tale an early jolt in Hollywood's awards season.

Gucci Mane indicted in Atlanta on gun charges

12/03/2013 2:18pm
Rapper Gucci Mane is facing federal firearms charges after authorities say he possessed guns on two occasions when police were called to investigate his behavior.

Award-winning San Francisco chef Judy Rodgers dies

12/03/2013 2:28pm
Judy Rodgers, the award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, has died. She was 57.

White and gold gown worn by Diana fetches $167,000

12/03/2013 2:51pm
A lavish white and gold ballet-inspired ball gown worn by Princess Diana has fetched 102,000 pounds ($167,000) at a London auction.

'Curb Appeal' co-host dies in San Francisco crash

12/03/2013 2:55pm
A co-host of the HGTV show "Curb Appeal" has been killed in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco.

Sale of Frontier Airlines closes

12/03/2013 3:09pm
The sale of Frontier Airlines to a company that plans to turn it into an ultra-low-cost airline is a done deal.

Katy Perry is newest UNICEF goodwill ambassador

12/03/2013 3:11pm
Pop star Katy Perry said Tuesday that becoming a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children's agency has made her realize there's more to happiness than material possessions and social status.

Correction: Obit-Paul Walker story

12/03/2013 3:26pm
In a Dec. 1 obituary for Paul Walker, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Walker's "Fast & Furious" co-star Vin Diesel reacted to Walker's death in a message on Instagram. The account that was quoted is a fake and does not represent Diesel, said his publicist. Diesel has since posted a message on his Facebook page, verified by the publicist, honoring Walker "as the brother you were, on and off screen."

Natural history museum diorama painter dies in Vt.

12/03/2013 3:35pm
Painter Fred F. Scherer, who created vivid dioramas of animals and birds in natural scenes for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, has died at age 98.

Fatherhood inspired 1 of Paul Walker's final roles

12/03/2013 4:34pm
Before his death, "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was drawing parallels between his real-life role as dad to 15-year-old daughter Meadow and his part as an unexpected father to a newborn baby in the upcoming Hurricane Katrina drama "Hours."

Oops, she did it again: Spears fails on new album

12/03/2013 4:59pm
Britney Spears, "Britney Jean" (RCA Records)

Christian Slater marries girlfriend in Florida

12/03/2013 8:02pm
Christian Slater has married his girlfriend in an impromptu ceremony.

CMT celebrates the men of country music

12/03/2013 9:17pm
CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest.