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Gadget Watch: Nabu smart wristband from game maker

01/08/2014 1:11am
Razer Inc., whose gaming tablet won last year's "Best of Show" award at the International CES gadget show, has unveiled a wristband that combines the functionality of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch.

SKorea singer bids farewell to late family members

01/08/2014 3:42am
The leader of popular South Korean boy band Super Junior bade farewell Wednesday to his father and grandparents, who died in a suspected murder-suicide this week.

Diageo forms new joint venture with rap star Combs

01/08/2014 6:42am
Premium drinks company Diageo has formed a new joint venture with rap star Sean "Diddy" Combs and has bought the prestige tequila brand DeLeon.

Just 1 in 4 young teens meet US fitness guidelines

01/08/2014 8:15am
Young teens aren't exactly embracing the government's Let's Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest.

Ralph Lauren's niece fined in air rage incident

01/08/2014 8:47am
The niece of fashion designer Ralph Lauren has been fined 2,000 euros ($2,725) for an air rage incident on a New York-bound plane that forced it to land in Ireland.

Timberlake, Thicke have top-selling album, song

01/08/2014 8:53am
Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke owned 2013 in music.

Star-Spangled banner, song to be joined in DC

01/08/2014 9:01am
The original, handwritten manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the flag that inspired the song's lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

Clear Channel launches country festival in Austin

01/08/2014 9:10am
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment got such an overwhelming response to country music performers during the iHeartRadio Music Festivals, they've decided to start one geared toward country fans.

Start the new year with a fresh take on ambrosia

01/08/2014 10:48am
During Chinese New Year, displaying and eating tangerines and oranges is said to bring wealth and luck. Sounds like a fine start to the new year!

Millions of animals need human help during freeze

01/08/2014 10:54am
Backyard rabbit Mr. Bun-Buns has been calling a bathroom home for nearly a week, police K-9s have been relieved of chase duty in deep snow, feral cats got sugar and straw from a lot of good Samaritans and Ormsby, a skinny, toothless, blind and geriatric goat with a tendency to wander has been locked in a barn.

Bar fire briefly closes part of Bourbon Street

01/08/2014 11:20am
New Orleans firefighters have extinguished a small fire that broke out inside a well-known French Quarter bar and briefly shut down part of Bourbon Street.

Review: Renko probes death of crusading journalist

01/08/2014 11:24am
"Tatiana: An Arkady Renko Novel" (Simon & Schuster), by Martin Cruz Smith

Show inspired by Tupac Shakur songs heads to B'way

01/08/2014 11:28am
A musical inspired by Tupac Shakur songs is going to bring gangsta rap to Broadway.

Movie on boy's Holocaust fate premieres in Poland

01/08/2014 11:58am
A stirring movie by German Oscar-winning director Pepe Danquart about a Jewish boy struggling to survive the Holocaust is having its world premiere in Warsaw on Wednesday.

Review: Kindle FreeTime gives parents peace

01/08/2014 12:16pm
It's no secret that kids love tablets, but the devices also can get them into trouble.

Gadget Watch: The Internet-connected toothbrush

01/08/2014 12:41pm
Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them?

Insane Clown Posse sues feds over gang label

01/08/2014 12:55pm
The Insane Clown Posse sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday over a 2011 FBI report that describes the rap-metal duo's devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang, saying the designation has tarnished reputations and hurt business.

Burberry channels arty dandy at menswear show

01/08/2014 1:13pm
Colorful silk scarves tied daintily around the neck, fishnet mesh vests, big furry mohair coats _ and we're talking about menswear, not women's.

Study: Thinking positive helps migraine drug work

01/08/2014 1:31pm
Talk about mind over matter: A quirky new study suggests patients' expectations can make a big difference in how they feel after treatment for a migraine.

Delta to install new seats, bins on 225 planes

01/08/2014 1:47pm
Delta Air Lines says it will install new seats and bigger overhead bins on many of the planes it flies within the U.S. It's squeezing more seats onto many of those planes, too.

Fans gather at Graceland for Presley's birthday

01/08/2014 2:07pm
Television and radio personality Wink Martindale remembers the day nearly 60 years ago when Elvis Presley's first single, "That's All Right," played for the first time on the radio.

Cate Blanchett and Bolshoi to star in NYC festival

01/08/2014 2:21pm
Cate Blanchett, a Kabuki theater company from Japan and the full force of the mighty Bolshoi's ballet, opera, chorus and orchestra companies will be the highlights of this summer's Lincoln Center Festival.

Hancock named 2014 Norton Professor at Harvard

01/08/2014 2:54pm
Jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock will soon be a Harvard man.

'Modern Family' cast heading to Australia to film

01/08/2014 4:00pm
Typically one sign a TV series is doing well is if there's a budget to travel and film on location. By that definition, "Modern Family" is doing extremely well _ the cast is heading across the globe.

White House defends itself, Biden over Gates book

01/08/2014 4:00pm
Rushing to curb political fallout, the White House pushed back Wednesday against harsh criticism in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates that questions President Barack Obama's war leadership and rips into Vice President Joe Biden.

Gov't: Most school discipline need not mean court

01/08/2014 6:54pm
The Obama administration on Wednesday pressed the nation's schools to abandon what it described as overly zealous discipline policies that send students to court instead of the principal's office. Even before the announcement, school districts around the country have been taking action to adjust the policies that disproportionately affect minority students.

Billie Jean King part of diplomacy by diversity

01/08/2014 7:05pm
Billie Jean King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it, so she had no hesitation joining the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics.

Trucks, Haynes leaving Allman Brothers Band

01/08/2014 8:32pm
Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year.

Solar energy to power iconic Vegas welcome sign

01/08/2014 8:45pm
Officials in Las Vegas are harnessing the power of the sun to light the city's iconic welcome sign.

'Lone Survivor' a brutal tribute to Navy SEALs

01/08/2014 9:39pm
Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy SEAL whose deadly mission in Afghanistan has been turned into the film "Lone Survivor," strides into a hotel room for an interview, trailed by his service dog, Mr. Rigby.

Bullock top winner at People's Choice Awards

01/08/2014 10:37pm
Winners of the 40th annual People's Choice Awards: