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Correction: Obit-Marty Plissner story

02/20/2014 5:56am
In 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.

Pope's simple style influencing cardinal fashion

02/20/2014 6:13am
No 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.

Cinderella to couture queen: meet Mouna Ayoub

02/20/2014 6:14am
She 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.

Review: Donkey Kong stumbles in 'Tropical Freeze'

02/20/2014 6:41am
Donkey Kong: He jumps. He punches. He swings on vines and swims with sharks. He wears a monogrammed necktie.

Correction: Music-Conor Oberst story

02/20/2014 7:29am
In 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.

UAE lets passengers go after airline smoke probe

02/20/2014 8:10am
Emirati 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.

Academy of Country Music will salute troops

02/20/2014 8:29am
The Academy of Country Music will pay tribute to members of the armed forces with its annual television special.

DiCaprio Foundation gives $3M to advocacy group

02/20/2014 8:40am
International 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.

Kurt Cobain Day in Washington state hometown

02/20/2014 9:52am
It's Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen, Wash., the hometown for the singer who led Nirvana to grunge rock fame.

50 Cent leaves major label, Eminem for independent

02/20/2014 10:02am
After battling with his major label for years, 50 Cent has decided to become an independent artist.

Boston U students protest Robin Thicke concert

02/20/2014 10:33am
A 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.

Michael Urie to take 'Buyer & Cellar' on tour

02/20/2014 10:57am
Michael Urie is finally getting out of the cellar _ and hitting the road.

Ex-money manager to stars is arrested again in NY

02/20/2014 11:06am
A former money manager to celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck has been arrested again on fraud charges.

Writer Mark Millar pours foundation for a universe

02/20/2014 11:21am
Mark 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.

Man sues Chris Brown, bodyguard for total of $3M

02/20/2014 11:46am
A 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.

Smithsonian wins approval for new museum design

02/20/2014 11:54am
A 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.

First lady highlights drink-more-water show in NYC

02/20/2014 12:39pm
First lady Michelle Obama helped a museum spread some health advice Thursday: Drink up _ water, that is.

Drain hoses blamed for Wayne Newton yacht sinking

02/20/2014 12:57pm
Investigators 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.

B.J. Novak compiles his 'Stories' for new book

02/20/2014 1:27pm
B.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.

Man guilty in lake crash that killed Usher stepson

02/20/2014 2:06pm
A 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.

NY knish factory to reopen 5 months after fire

02/20/2014 2:29pm
The 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.

Eisenhower Memorial unchanged, despite objections

02/20/2014 2:34pm
Architect 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 2:59pm
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Prada's woman is a fun-loving floozy

02/20/2014 3:43pm
Prada's latest collection is simple enough for any closet: a sweater, a coat, a dress.

Bluesman's son wins custody of photos, profits

02/20/2014 4:01pm
The 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.

Review: '3 Days' a fatally compromised spy tale

02/20/2014 4:28pm
Even 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.

NYC property that is home to Junior's up for sale

02/20/2014 4:52pm
The home of Brooklyn's most famous cheesecake is up for sale.

James Taylor appears in anti-fracking TV ad

02/20/2014 4:57pm
James Taylor still has Carolina in his mind these days.

Accident rates improving for older drivers

02/20/2014 5:19pm
Safety 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.

Drugs on Maersk ship where 2 ex-SEALs died

02/20/2014 6:37pm
Drugs 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.

Pasta shop next venture for chef Andrew Carmellini

02/20/2014 6:43pm
Andrew Carmellini is ready to shake up his culinary playlist again.

Chefs and swimsuit models volley for charity

02/20/2014 6:44pm
Celebrity chefs may be used to the heat of the kitchen, but can they handle hot bods?

Review: Score soars in 'Bridges of Madison County'

02/20/2014 8:02pm
The Iowa featured in the new musical "The Bridges of Madison County" is flat indeed but, oh boy, the voices soar.

States outsource casino policing to private firms

02/20/2014 11:53pm
When Springfield, Mass. needed to choose who would build its first casino, the city hired an outside adviser to help with the process.