02/04/2014 12:07amIn 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.
02/04/2014 1:12amHillary 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.
02/04/2014 3:14amIn 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.
02/04/2014 4:33amA 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.
02/04/2014 4:57amA judge has ruled that billionaire Ronald Perelman's fraud claim against a top New York City art dealer can go forward.
02/04/2014 5:31amToy movies occupy a spot on the respectability meter somewhere between talking dog films and "Showgirls."
02/04/2014 5:56amShortly 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.
02/04/2014 6:31am"Grease" star Olivia Newton-John is headed to Las Vegas.
02/04/2014 7:28amEvolution, 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.
02/04/2014 7:47amFormer "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.
02/04/2014 9:14amThe author of a George Washington biography has received a $5,000 prize.
02/04/2014 9:26am"Cell" (Putnam), by Robin Cook
02/04/2014 9:47amBenedict Cumberbatch is a star used to working with other stars, but even he was impressed by the cast of a new project.
02/04/2014 10:06amThis is more than beginner's luck: Teenage blogger-actress Tavi Gevinson has a two-book deal for more highlights from her online magazine Rookie.
02/04/2014 10:09amSteve Martin and his bluegrass band are returning as headliners for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in June.
02/04/2014 11:51amCash-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.
02/04/2014 11:59amGoing to the dog park has become something dog owners think they almost have to do.
02/04/2014 12:05pmWhen 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.
02/04/2014 12:08pmWhen 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.
02/04/2014 12:13pmWhen 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.
02/04/2014 12:14pmWhen 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.
02/04/2014 12:16pmSydney 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.
02/04/2014 12:37pmPrince Charles has visited flood-hit areas of southwest England, riding by boat and tractor to survey the damage and showing support for the locals.
02/04/2014 12:48pmThe 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.
02/04/2014 1:18pmFacebook'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.
02/04/2014 1:39pmClaiming 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.
02/04/2014 1:55pmJay 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.
02/04/2014 1:55pmAnti-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.
02/04/2014 3:22pmFor 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.
02/04/2014 3:48pmHillary 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.
02/04/2014 4:01pmSharon 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.
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.
02/04/2014 4:42pmWhen 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.
02/04/2014 4:51pmPaul Walker's teenage daughter is the sole beneficiary of the actor's estate, which is valued at an estimated $25 million, court records show.
02/04/2014 4:56pmMark Helprin's next novel will have a touch of Hollywood.
02/04/2014 5:11pmAmericans 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.
02/04/2014 6:27pmThe 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.
02/04/2014 6:27pmMissouri'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.