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Election coverage shows growth of new Afghan media

02/04/2014 12:07am
In a crowded room overlooking a gleaming television studio, Tolo TV's election team is strategizing for Afghanistan's presidential debate when the room suddenly goes dark. The staff doesn't miss a beat.

Tips for parents of young children

02/04/2014 1:12am
Hillary Rodham Clinton is helping initiate a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing and talk more to their young children so they're better prepared for school. The effort is part of the "Too Small to Fail" campaign started last year by the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and Next Generation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit.

Macau feels strain during Lunar holiday influx

02/04/2014 3:14am
In a scene from the James Bond movie "Skyfall," the British superspy arrives in Macau aboard a small raft that glides under an arched bridge, past hundreds of floating paper lanterns and through an illuminated dragon head to reach a casino.

Rare white lion triplets born in Poland

02/04/2014 4:33am
A private zoo owner in central Poland feels three times lucky with the birth of white lion triplets who are getting loving care from their mother.

Judge allows Perelman's claim against art dealer

02/04/2014 4:57am
A judge has ruled that billionaire Ronald Perelman's fraud claim against a top New York City art dealer can go forward.

'Lego Movie' built to be a better toy film

02/04/2014 5:31am
Toy movies occupy a spot on the respectability meter somewhere between talking dog films and "Showgirls."

Marbles that belonged to Anne Frank re-discovered

02/04/2014 5:56am
Shortly before Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis, she gave some of her toys to a non-Jewish girlfriend who lived in the building next door.

Olivia Newton-John to begin Vegas show at Flamingo

02/04/2014 6:31am
"Grease" star Olivia Newton-John is headed to Las Vegas.

Bill Nye to defend evolution in Kentucky debate

02/04/2014 7:28am
Evolution, the Bible and the origin of the universe will be up for debate when "Science Guy" Bill Nye shares the stage with the founder of Kentucky's Creation Museum.

Victoria Jackson files for county seat in Tenn.

02/04/2014 7:47am
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson has filed to run as an independent candidate for a seat on a county commission outside Nashville, Tenn.

George Washington biographer receives $5,000 prize

02/04/2014 9:14am
The author of a George Washington biography has received a $5,000 prize.

Review: Smartphone app makes diagnosis in `Cell'

02/04/2014 9:26am
"Cell" (Putnam), by Robin Cook

Benedict Cumberbatch meets Muppets in PBS video

02/04/2014 9:47am
Benedict Cumberbatch is a star used to working with other stars, but even he was impressed by the cast of a new project.

Teenage blogger Tavi Gevinson has book deal

02/04/2014 10:06am
This is more than beginner's luck: Teenage blogger-actress Tavi Gevinson has a two-book deal for more highlights from her online magazine Rookie.

Steve Martin returning to Rochester jazz festival

02/04/2014 10:09am
Steve Martin and his bluegrass band are returning as headliners for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in June.

Legal concerns foil Portugal's art sale ambitions

02/04/2014 11:51am
Cash-strapped Portugal's attempt to raise money by selling a prized Joan Miro art collection has fallen foul of a late legal wrangle as startling as one of the Spanish artist's works.

Dog play: When is the roughhousing too rough?

02/04/2014 11:59am
Going to the dog park has become something dog owners think they almost have to do.

A demanding pet with 8 legs and personality

02/04/2014 12:05pm
When Nancy King got a pet octopus, she made a serious commitment: She wouldn't spend a night away from her home in Dallas the entire time she had it.

Catios give cats a safe way to enjoy the outdoors

02/04/2014 12:08pm
When Carrie Fagerstrom was looking for a new home in Portland, Ore., her must-have list didn't include a spacious yard, plenty of closets or even a large kitchen.

PT for pets? Vets prescribing physical therapy

02/04/2014 12:13pm
When Ronna Kelly's dog, Cici, made little progress following knee surgery, Kelly decided the athletic Australian shepherd mix should try treatment usually reserved for humans: physical therapy.

PT for pets? Vets prescribing physical therapy

02/04/2014 12:14pm
When Ronna Kelly's dog, Cici, made little progress following knee surgery, Kelly decided the athletic Australian shepherd mix should try treatment usually reserved for humans: physical therapy.

Pet-owner challenge: buying new furniture

02/04/2014 12:16pm
Sydney Masters' dog Angus has white fur. But he loves to play and dig in the mud, so his paws are often brown. And that was a factor in Masters' choice of sofa.

Prince Charles visits UK flood victims

02/04/2014 12:37pm
Prince Charles has visited flood-hit areas of southwest England, riding by boat and tractor to survey the damage and showing support for the locals.

George Lucas' San Francisco museum plan rejected

02/04/2014 12:48pm
The stewards of national park land at the base of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge rejected a museum proposal by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas.

GO FIGURE: Facebook read daily more than Bible

02/04/2014 1:18pm
Facebook's numbers are epic. More Americans check Facebook daily than read the Bible and it has more monthly users worldwide than most continents have people.

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

02/04/2014 1:39pm
Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring more classrooms with high-speed Internet.

Jay Leno's top targets on 'Tonight'

02/04/2014 1:55pm
Jay Leno's top targets for jokes during his time at the "Tonight" show, through Jan. 24, as compiled by the Center for Media and Public Affairs.

Anti-abortion groups boycott Girl Scout cookies

02/04/2014 1:55pm
Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates, including Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, have launched a cookie boycott.

Bill Clinton was Leno's top 'Tonight' target

02/04/2014 3:22pm
For Jay Leno, Bill Clinton was the comic gift who kept giving. By one exhaustive count, the outgoing "Tonight" show host made 4,607 jokes at the former president's expense during his time on the program.

Clinton encourages reading in Hispanic families

02/04/2014 3:48pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mayor Bill de Blasio joined forces Tuesday for a cause dear to both, initiating a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing and talk more to their young children so they're better prepared for school.

Slain student's mom in NY warns of date violence

02/04/2014 4:01pm
Sharon Love says dating violence wasn't even on her radar when her college-age daughter was killed nearly four years ago. She wants other parents and their teenagers to be better informed than she was.

A look back at the allegations against Woody Allen

02/04/2014 4:13pm
"Cries and Whispers: The Ugly Explosion of an Unconventional Family," announced the Aug. 31, 1992, cover of Time magazine, which bore Woody Allen's bespectacled face. The sordid saga involving Allen and erstwhile romantic partner Mia Farrow had indeed exploded into the public consciousness days earlier. The most sensational part: an allegation that the celebrated director had taken their adopted daughter Dylan, 7, into an attic-like space at Farrow's Connecticut home and molested her.

Real 'Monuments Men' records go on display in DC

02/04/2014 4:42pm
When art historians saw Paris fall to the Nazis in World War II, they immediately realized Europe's vast monuments, art, cathedrals and architecture were at risk and began mobilizing to protect such treasures.

Paul Walker's estate estimated at $25 million

02/04/2014 4:51pm
Paul Walker's teenage daughter is the sole beneficiary of the actor's estate, which is valued at an estimated $25 million, court records show.

New Mark Helprin novel expected in 2015

02/04/2014 4:56pm
Mark Helprin's next novel will have a touch of Hollywood.

In NYC, Pussy Riot critiques conditions in Russia

02/04/2014 5:11pm
Americans who will be at the Winter Olympics should look beyond the facilities created for the games and take a hard look at the host country itself, two members of the Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot said Tuesday.

Flea: Red Hot Chili Peppers mimed Super Bowl song

02/04/2014 6:27pm
The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided long ago they were never going to mime a live performance. The band made an exception for the NFL, it turns out.

Missouri AG challenges California egg law

02/04/2014 6:27pm
Missouri's attorney general has asked a federal court to strike down a California law regulating the living conditions of chickens, setting up a cross-country battle that pits new animal protections against the economic interests of Midwestern farmers.

'Little House' star Richard Bull dies at age 89

02/04/2014 11:22pm
Richard Bull, who played shopkeeper and put-upon spouse Nels Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," has died. He was 89.