02/14/2014 12:06amWhere is "30 Rock" when you need it?
02/14/2014 12:23amTwo blind, aging cows were 350 miles apart, distressed and facing a dark future.
02/14/2014 2:33amUsing videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills _ but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
02/14/2014 2:37amResearch shows that both how much and how well parents talk to babies and toddlers influence development of language and vocabulary skills crucial to later school achievement. Here are some tips:
02/14/2014 3:07amIt could be called "The Little Stamp That Could."
02/14/2014 3:58amThe state of Bavaria is proposing an end to Germany's statute of limitations on stolen property with the goal of making it easier to return art stolen by the Nazis to its rightful owners.
02/14/2014 4:22amUnfinished hotels, packs of stray dogs with a price on their heads, warnings not to drink the strange-colored water. Westerners coming to Sochi for the Winter Olympics seemed surprised by all this. Their widely reported comments have been somewhere between sardonic and suffering, as if they'd ended up in a real-life Fawlty Towers.
02/14/2014 5:31amThere's more to the story about how Peter Parker became the amazing Spider-Man than previously was known.
02/14/2014 8:42amWhether you'll be hosting a crowd or watching solo, Oscar night calls for dinner with a bit of panache.
02/14/2014 8:50amCarey Mulligan is heading to the London stage to play a teacher trying to rekindle feelings for a former flame.
02/14/2014 9:18amDubai and luxury are nearly synonymous. The city is home to the world's tallest tower, massive man-made islands in the shape of palm trees and a fleet of police cars that includes a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron.
02/14/2014 9:44amFederal transportation regulators are striking a sour note with musicians and their supporters in Congress.
02/14/2014 9:53amThe host of "The Soup" is coming to Washington.
02/14/2014 10:06amTV weatherman Al Roker is largely standing by his public shellacking of New York City's mayor for keeping public schools open during a snowstorm. But he is apologizing for his tweet forecasting "one term" for Bill de Blasio (dih-BLAH'-zee-oh).
02/14/2014 10:16amDrake is apologizing for lashing out at Rolling Stone for replacing him on the cover with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
02/14/2014 10:16amBusted guitars, mangled cellos, broken banjos, lost lutes _ musicians who rely on airlines to get them to performances have seen it all.
02/14/2014 10:18amAmerican photographer John Stanmeyer won the World Press Photo of the Year award for 2013 on Friday with a moonlit shot of African migrants in Djibouti holding their cellphones to the sky, seeking a better reception signal.
02/14/2014 10:31amProminent CNN talk show host Piers Morgan confirmed Friday that he has been interviewed by British police investigating the illegal interception of telephone voicemails.
02/14/2014 11:08amThey call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat.
02/14/2014 11:20amPope Francis offered some Valentine's Day advice Friday for a lasting marriage, telling 25,000 lovebirds that the recipe for success lies in saying three simple words: "Please, thanks and sorry."
02/14/2014 11:50amClassical music wunderkind Gustavo Dudamel is facing the heat in his native Venezuela for not speaking out against embattled President Nicolas Maduro while holding a series of high-profile concerts here this week.
02/14/2014 12:03pmPeople around the world were stunned when Copenhagen Zoo killed a healthy 2-year-old giraffe named Marius, butchered its carcass in front of a crowd that included children and then fed it to lions.
02/14/2014 12:18pmOn the walls of Jimmy Fallon's office are photos. Lots of photos. Of his 2007 marriage to film producer Nancy Juvonen. Of their 6-month-old daughter, Winnie. Of his mom and dad as newlyweds. Fallon points them all out to a visitor proudly.
02/14/2014 12:24pmWhen people take an interest in cooking, broth sales apparently get a bump.
02/14/2014 1:26pmThe relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
02/14/2014 1:46pmIsabel Allende would like to apologize to all the fans and writers of mystery novels.
02/14/2014 1:48pmA Nashville jury has sided with country music singer Garth Brooks in a dispute he had with a former employee over $226,000.
02/14/2014 2:03pmAn original letter written by George Washington that initiated a spy network during the Revolutionary War is going on display for a limited time at the International Spy Museum in Washington.
02/14/2014 2:10pmWith 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love.
02/14/2014 2:16pmMaking a stylish Broadway debut, four-time Grammy winner k.d. lang has taken over for Fantasia Barrino as the special guest vocalist in the colorful music and dance revue, "After Midnight." Emceed by the affable Dule Hill, the show light-heartedly celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem.
02/14/2014 2:29pmThere was a wall that oozed chocolate, a streaker on the runway, a gallery turned into a freaky fashion cathedral, an entire armory outfitted with fake puffy clouds, and so much snow _ REAL snow _ that even dedicated fashionistas traded in stilettos for boots. (Well, SOME fashionistas.)
02/14/2014 2:43pmWhen a state like Colorado offers money to moviemakers, it's often to lure Hollywood. The latest grant from the Colorado film commission is to an Academy Award-winning director from Denver who's making a movie about Evel Knievel, showing incentives can help homegrown talent.
02/14/2014 2:47pmA special blend of mother's milk just for girls? New research shows animal moms are customizing their milk in surprising ways depending on whether they have a boy or a girl.
02/14/2014 3:16pmPrince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village.
02/14/2014 4:28pmCan't get a ticket to a catwalk show? Use a little imagination, and you can star in your own.
02/14/2014 4:35pmThe political thriller "House of Cards" launched its second season with support from fans in real-life Washington power circles.
02/14/2014 4:42pmFashion weeks are not the friendliest events for larger women _ or anyone else not tall, slim and perfectly put together. But Hayley Hasselhoff says there's no reason why plus-sized models shouldn't get the same recognition as stick-thin ones.
02/14/2014 6:08pmSimon Cowell is a proud new father.
02/14/2014 6:56pmFarmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems.
02/14/2014 7:19pmIn the wake of a fresh diversity push among models and under the headline "New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk," the culture and style website Jezebel has already crunched the numbers on the number of models of color who walked this time around, declaring the math shows little progress.
02/14/2014 7:19pmThe husband of Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American pop star who died with six others in a 2012 plane crash, sued the aircraft's owners Friday alleging wrongful death.
02/14/2014 7:54pmMore than a ton of illegal shark fins were seized from a vendor in San Francisco, state wildlife officials said Friday.