02/06/2014 1:12amA day after Rachel Fredrickson won the latest season of "The Biggest Loser," after shedding nearly 60 percent of her body weight, attention wasn't focused on her $250,000 win _ but rather the criticism surrounding her loss.
02/06/2014 1:42amOlympic fans of the world, where are you?
02/06/2014 4:05amWhile three of four people arrested amid the investigation of the Philip Seymour Hoffman's death were arraigned on drug charges, the New York theater community mourned the actor with a dimming of Broadway's marquee lights and a candlelight vigil.
02/06/2014 4:55amInstead of singing, Madonna and Pussy Riot spoke with passion about human rights issues at a concert for Amnesty International.
02/06/2014 5:50amA longtime star of the British soap opera "Coronation Street" was cleared Thursday of multiple charges of sexual assault against young girls.
02/06/2014 6:12amMore than 3 tons of illegal ivory seized by French customs agents was pulverized into dust on Thursday in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks.
02/06/2014 7:10amOne by one, the bushy-tailed residents of Moscow's parks have been disappearing. The problem: Russians have gone nuts for pet squirrels.
02/06/2014 8:16amAlice Walker, who turns 70 later this month, is thinking about her legacy.
02/06/2014 8:59amBen Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, leans over his kitchen table, takes another look at the board and plots out his strategy.
02/06/2014 10:12amA large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million.
02/06/2014 10:44amA Paris streetscape by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro has sold for over $32 million _ double its top estimate in a week of strong sales of Impressionist and modern art at London auction houses.
02/06/2014 11:07amFlashback to a 1940s jazz club. A saxophonist performs on stage wearing his sunglasses at night. "I'm cool," he says, relaxed in the moment.
02/06/2014 11:12amFive things to know about G.I. Joe, the action figure that's turning 50 this year:
02/06/2014 11:16amLittle Mix, "Salute" (Columbia)
02/06/2014 11:35amThe latest Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie sequel is being described as powerful and elegant with a "mouthwatering finish."
02/06/2014 11:42amThe ghostwriter for the musician lauded as Japan's Beethoven said Thursday he became fed up and ended their 18-year collaboration last year and he questioned if Mamoru Samuragochi really could hear.
02/06/2014 12:18pmPolice have charged a musician who plays the drums in Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's band with five counts of sexual assault and five of sexual interference with a minor.
02/06/2014 12:19pmThose naughty kids from "Matilda the Musical" are hitting the road.
02/06/2014 12:35pmPresident Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, plan to join the premiere of the new play "Camp David" by Lawrence Wright that opens in April in Washington.
02/06/2014 12:35pmThe musical about the Motown sound is going home.
02/06/2014 12:56pmPeople who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing.
02/06/2014 1:01pmHe's deemed the man who unleashed the designer dog craze, this wave of Maltipoos, puggles and shorkies.
02/06/2014 1:19pmFox News Channel says it has hired Democratic strategist James Carville as a contributor.
02/06/2014 1:31pmG.I. Joe is turning 50.
02/06/2014 1:38pmPresident Barack Obama is wishing Jay Leno well as the television host prepares to say farewell to "The Tonight Show" on Thursday.
02/06/2014 1:46pmWhen the Sochi Winter Olympics begin Friday, many will be watching to see whether Russia will enforce its law on gay "propaganda" if athletes, fans or activists wave rainbow flags or speak out in protest.
02/06/2014 1:51pmIn a story Jan. 27 about the California Supreme Court's denial of a law license to former journalist Stephen Glass, The Associated Press relying on information from the court reported erroneously the publisher of a key article fabricated by Glass. The article "Hack Heaven" was published in The New Republic, not George magazine.
02/06/2014 2:07pmThe House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's massive Rim Fire in California.
02/06/2014 2:12pmThere are orange jumpsuits, and then there are orange jumpsuits.
02/06/2014 3:05pmAmerican athletes in Sochi are facing breakfast without their team-sponsoring Greek yogurt, thanks to a bureaucratic web of international trade negotiations.
02/06/2014 3:07pmA prize-winning journalist who has reported extensively on Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is writing a book about him.
02/06/2014 3:24pmA New York City couple arrested on low-level cocaine possession charges amid the investigation into Philip Seymour Hoffman's death has been released.
02/06/2014 3:31pmOfficials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.
02/06/2014 3:42pmThe Homeland Security Department is banning all liquids from carry-on luggage for nonstop flights from the U.S. to Russia.
02/06/2014 4:10pmOfficials at a high school on Hawaii's Big Island say they're increasing the level of food inspection at its cafeteria after a student found a snail in his lunch.
02/06/2014 4:13pmDespite a temporary Russian ban on liquids in carry-on luggage, some air travelers heading to the Sochi Olympics through Moscow brought toothpaste and other toiletries past security checkpoints without any problems.
02/06/2014 4:14pmBest-selling "The Drunken Botanist" author Amy Stewart is now writing novels.
02/06/2014 4:16pmA new strain of stomach bug was the virus responsible for almost 700 recent illnesses on a Caribbean cruise ship.
02/06/2014 4:20pmA Canadian real estate businessman and gambling high-roller is sought in Nevada on charges that he failed to repay $12.9 million in debts to two Las Vegas-area casinos more than five years ago, authorities said Thursday.
02/06/2014 4:32pmAfter nearly two decades of study, the Food and Drug Administration announced rules Thursday designed to make sure that infant formula is safe and nutritious.
02/06/2014 4:59pmLuxury fashion can sometimes look like a fast-food business, Josep Font says, with items that are mass-produced and mediocre quality despite high prices.
02/06/2014 6:12pmLos Angeles County sheriff's investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against Justin Bieber.
02/06/2014 6:24pmJoe Finnigan, a veteran Hollywood reporter who chronicled the comings and goings of stars such as John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and even Lassie during a decades-long career, has died at age 88, his family said Thursday.
02/06/2014 7:04pmThe first sign a major knuckleball is coming in the baseball play "Bronx Bombers" is when the smoke machines crank up.
02/06/2014 7:22pmMourning for Philip Seymour Hoffman continued as family and close friends paid their respects to the actor at a Thursday night wake in Manhattan.
02/06/2014 8:12pmJay Leno said goodbye _ again _ to "The Tonight Show" during a taping Thursday in Burbank, Calif. Here are five memorable moments from his final show: