02/20/2014 5:56amIn a story Feb. 7 about the death of veteran CBS political sage Marty Plissner, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Plissner coined the phrase "too close to call" in the 1960s. The phrase has been in use as long ago as a 1933 sports column published in The New York Times.
02/20/2014 6:13amNo glitzy gold, no rich velvet, no regal fur. Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers through it is a perfect fit for his call for simplicity and humility among his clergy.
02/20/2014 6:14amShe emerges Venus-like out of a mist of hairspray with tousled hair, a shimmering 50,000-euro Chanel jacket and a 1,000-watt smile.
02/20/2014 6:41amDonkey Kong: He jumps. He punches. He swings on vines and swims with sharks. He wears a monogrammed necktie.
02/20/2014 7:29amIn a story Feb. 19 about Conor Oberst suing a woman who claimed the singer sexually assaulted her, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the woman accused Oberst of punching her in the face. The woman did not accuse Oberst of punching her in the face.
02/20/2014 8:10amEmirati security authorities have allowed all passengers on an Etihad Airways flight that had suspicious lavatory fires to leave after several were temporarily detained for questioning by police, the airline said Thursday.
02/20/2014 8:29amThe Academy of Country Music will pay tribute to members of the armed forces with its annual television special.
02/20/2014 8:40amInternational advocacy group Oceana says it has received a $3 million grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for its work to protect threatened ocean habitat and keystone marine species such as sharks.
02/20/2014 9:52amIt's Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen, Wash., the hometown for the singer who led Nirvana to grunge rock fame.
02/20/2014 10:02amAfter battling with his major label for years, 50 Cent has decided to become an independent artist.
02/20/2014 10:33amA Boston University student organization is calling on the school to cancel an upcoming concert by Robin Thicke over what it calls the singer's sexist lyrics, but school officials say that is unlikely.
02/20/2014 10:57amMichael Urie is finally getting out of the cellar _ and hitting the road.
02/20/2014 11:06amA former money manager to celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck has been arrested again on fraud charges.
02/20/2014 11:21amMark Millar is wasting no time in hatching his own world and universe, moving like lightning to populate it with heroes and villains of his own creation, from U.S. government-created speed demons fueled by illicit drugs to old-fashioned space opera that recalls 1950s-era science fiction tales with moon men, monsters and space cadets on dangerous missions.
02/20/2014 11:46amA man who says he was punched in the face by singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard during an altercation outside a Washington hotel is suing for $3 million.
02/20/2014 11:54amA federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color corona as the defining element of the Smithsonian's new black history museum being built on the National Mall.
02/20/2014 12:39pmFirst lady Michelle Obama helped a museum spread some health advice Thursday: Drink up _ water, that is.
02/20/2014 12:57pmInvestigators have concluded that the sinking of a Lake Mead yacht owned by Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton was an accident, a National Park Service official said Thursday.
02/20/2014 1:27pmB.J. Novak says his plan of action following nine seasons of writing, producing and acting on NBC's popular workplace comedy "The Office" was a bit random.
02/20/2014 2:06pmA man has been convicted of homicide by vessel in a Georgia jet ski crash that killed R&B singer Usher's 11-year-old stepson.
02/20/2014 2:29pmThe Long Island factory billed as the world's largest maker of knishes (kuh-NISH'-is) is reopening five months after it was badly damaged in a fire, leading to a nationwide shortage of the Jewish treat.
02/20/2014 2:34pmArchitect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall in a revised concept presented Thursday, despite recent criticism from a federal arts panel and outside groups.
02/20/2014 3:43pmPrada's latest collection is simple enough for any closet: a sweater, a coat, a dress.
02/20/2014 4:01pmThe son of legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson can keep profits from the only two known photographs of his father, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
02/20/2014 4:28pmEven international spies have trouble balancing work and family life, according to "3 Days to Kill," the latest lightweight action pic from writer-producer Luc Besson, here forming an unlikely (or perhaps unholy) trinity with director McG and star Kevin Costner. Surely the goal of the resulting tonal mishmash was to reignite Costner's career a la what happened for Liam Neeson after Besson's "Taken," but any possibility of sleeper-hit status has been fatally compromised by watered-down fight scenes and misguided family man dramatics.
02/20/2014 4:52pmThe home of Brooklyn's most famous cheesecake is up for sale.
02/20/2014 4:57pmJames Taylor still has Carolina in his mind these days.
02/20/2014 5:19pmSafety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation's aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they've been proved wrong.
02/20/2014 6:37pmDrugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday.
02/20/2014 6:43pmAndrew Carmellini is ready to shake up his culinary playlist again.
02/20/2014 6:44pmCelebrity chefs may be used to the heat of the kitchen, but can they handle hot bods?
02/20/2014 8:02pmThe Iowa featured in the new musical "The Bridges of Madison County" is flat indeed but, oh boy, the voices soar.