02/17/2014 1:25amThe days when political campaigns would try to make inroads with demographic groups such as soccer moms or white working-class voters are gone. Now, the operatives are targeting specific individuals.
02/17/2014 1:27amA snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.
02/17/2014 5:20amWith Mardi Gras looming, I thought it might be fun to cook up some New Orleans-styled goodies featuring duck, andouille sausage and Creole seasoning. These rich ingredients are typical of the fare from this town that knows how to party _ an instinct that goes into overdrive during Mardi Gras.
02/17/2014 6:47amJ.K. Rowling is back with a novel involving a writer whose acid-tipped pen may have led to murder.
02/17/2014 6:55amRomania's national dish looks like it will be granted a European Union reprieve.
02/17/2014 8:42amMost Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them. Even when they find work, it's often part time, in a dead-end job or for pay well below the minimum wage.
02/17/2014 8:47amHoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their "socialistic, Marxist, communist" ways.
02/17/2014 9:01amEarly in "Captain Phillips," the cargo ship captain (Tom Hanks) and his wife (Catherine Keener) drive from their Vermont home to the airport where he'll take a flight to his next job, one that will bring him face-to-face with the less fortunate on the other side of the globe. Like the chatter of so many couples, their conversation turns to their general feeling of economic uncertainty.
02/17/2014 10:47amWith two visits in less than a year to the sprawling Sunnylands estate in Southern California, President Barack Obama is helping to fulfill the dream of the late philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg, who hoped the desert property they used as a winter home would become the "Camp David of the West."
02/17/2014 1:27pmSinger Betty Carter, guitarist Wes Montgomery, drummer Elvin Jones and bandleader Fletcher Henderson have been voted into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.
02/17/2014 1:36pmA trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.
02/17/2014 1:58pmA designer who did costumes for such Broadway shows as "Swing," "Promises, Promises" and "Evita" died after he apparently fell into the Hudson River while trying to board his boat in Manhattan, police said.
02/17/2014 4:46pmTom Ford may be best known for his razor-sharp men's suits and slinky womenswear, but the designer showed a humorous side Monday with a catwalk collection that played on his own fame and rapper Jay Z.
02/17/2014 6:19pmMary Grace Canfield, a veteran character actress who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on the television show "Green Acres," has died. She was 89.
02/17/2014 6:37pmLondon Fashion Week saw its starriest and most hectic day yet Monday, as Hollywood celebrities turned up at big-ticket shows and rubbed shoulders with fashion's elite on the front rows.
02/17/2014 6:46pmSinger Al Jarreau and bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate the legacy of their friend and musical partner George Duke on the opening day of the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.
02/17/2014 7:35pmIt's a telltale sign: you turn on the faucet and ... nothing.
02/17/2014 7:37pmMore and more gardens are going native these days. Butterfly weeds are edging out delphiniums, clethra is hobnobbing with flowering dogwood, and sunflower is strutting like a prima donna.