12/19/2013 12:13amIn the mountains of southwestern Jordan, where tradition says Moses saw the Promised Land, dozens of sick dogs lay chained and starving at an isolated olive plantation.
12/19/2013 12:56amIt was used to groom ancient Olympic athletes and remains a widely used modern staple in Greece's diet. But olive oil could be the latest victim of the country's grueling financial crisis.
12/19/2013 1:24amPeople in China watch them in the subway, on buses, even as they walk down a sidewalk: homegrown short films that are low-budget, intensely popular and accessible to anyone with a smartphone.
12/19/2013 4:20amIs this where George Bailey lived his wonderful life?
12/19/2013 6:48amA Chinese court has ruled that the producer of a hit kids' cartoon was partly to blame for the injuries suffered by two children when their friend tied them to a tree and set them on fire in an imitation of a scene from the show, state media reported.
12/19/2013 6:52amLuke Spring's path to Broadway began in the unlikeliest place _ the lost-and-found bin.
12/19/2013 7:04amA trove of photographs of more than 400 artists at work is being given to five major American and European museums by the New York-based Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.
12/19/2013 7:59amThe top 10 video games of 2013, according to Lou Kesten:
12/19/2013 8:00amNot up to putting on a formal dinner party for New Year's Eve? Can't blame you. And who cares? Most people would prefer the more casual atmosphere of lots of appetizer-sized nibbles, anyway.
12/19/2013 8:20amIn 2013, everything and nothing happened in the publishing industry.
12/19/2013 9:46amYou look at them, and somehow it's not how they're supposed to look: Lucy and Ricky, Fred and Ethel, moving around familiar sets doing their familiar "I Love Lucy" thing. And yet they seem more substantial, more real. Because this time, they are rendered in color.
12/19/2013 10:33amAl Goldstein, the bearded, bird-flipping publisher of Screw magazine who smashed down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians, organized religion and anything that even suggested good taste, died Thursday, according to a friend. He was 77.
12/19/2013 10:38amWillie Nelson and Daft Punk will hit the stage at the Grammy Awards next month.
12/19/2013 10:52amYou know Harry Shearer from "The Simpsons," voicing Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy and so many of its other cartoon characters.
12/19/2013 11:48amDo you keep a close watch when you hand over your credit card?
12/19/2013 11:51amThe Associated Press-GfK poll on the American public's trust in others was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 3-7. It is based on online interviews of 1,227 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.
12/19/2013 12:15pmBritish novelist Paul Torday, who had a surprise best-seller with his debut novel "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," has died at age 67, his publisher said Thursday.
12/19/2013 12:22pmHey, kids! United Airlines says children flying alone need to go nonstop or stay home.
12/19/2013 12:25pmPalace officials say Prince William and his wife, Kate, will travel to New Zealand and Australia in the spring.
12/19/2013 12:31pmI was happy watching television shows and movies on my computer _ until I realized what I was missing.
12/19/2013 12:45pmSix states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
12/19/2013 1:41pmEven after all these years, TV in 2013 continued to surprise us.
12/19/2013 2:08pm"A big chunk of meat" is how Meryl Streep describes the sprawling, combative dinner scene at the core of "August: Osage County."
12/19/2013 2:19pmBlue Dog artist George Rodrigue was remembered Thursday as someone who, despite his fame, would step away from dignitaries to help a child, raised millions of dollars for charity and was told in high school to stop his doodling.
12/19/2013 2:45pmSinging star Adele has been honored at Buckingham Palace, being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles.
12/19/2013 2:56pmDemi Lovato says she's leaving "The X Factor" to focus on her music career.
12/19/2013 3:29pmSteven Van Zandt says his first thought when he heard Nelson Mandela had died "was a selfish one."
12/19/2013 3:29pmThe Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.
12/19/2013 3:35pmA Vincent Van Gogh painting that has been hidden away at a Virginia estate for decades will have a new home at the National Gallery of Art.
12/19/2013 3:38pmA tenured Colorado professor has run into trouble after a lecture on prostitution featured a skit in which students dressed up as prostitutes, sex slaves and escorts.
12/19/2013 4:03pmKatie Couric is calling it quits on her weekday talk show as she heads to Yahoo.
12/19/2013 4:08pmLarry Lujack, an immensely popular Chicago radio personality whose sarcasm, grumpiness and sense of humor was unlike anything listeners had heard and who influenced some of today's best-known broadcasters, has died. He was 73.
12/19/2013 4:33pmAssociated Press Music Writers Mesfin Fekadu and Chris Talbott pick their top 10 albums of the year.
12/19/2013 4:59pmDinosaurs rule the earth in this big-budget 3D feature update of the late `90s TV show.
12/19/2013 5:13pmFor all the dire predictions making the rounds, you'd think they were playing "The Hunger Games" at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2 instead of the Super Bowl.
12/19/2013 5:26pmFlights were disrupted at Salt Lake City International Airport on Thursday after a cargo plane slid on a taxiway made slick by a winter storm.
12/19/2013 5:34pmFinding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment.
12/19/2013 6:58pmA man looking for art for his new home has won a $1 million Picasso painting with a $138 raffle ticket.
12/19/2013 7:10pmFor most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal, and a jury's verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay.
12/19/2013 7:33pmA trove of 85 works by Spanish surrealist master Joan Miro acquired by the Portuguese government from a failing bank is up for auction with an estimated value of 30 million pounds ($49 million).
12/19/2013 8:09pmHunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. More than 75 people were injured – seven seriously, authorities said.
12/19/2013 9:11pmPaul Rudd has been cast as Ant-Man in Edgar Wright's superhero film about a scientist who can shrink himself down to the size of an insect.
12/19/2013 10:02pmThe detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found.
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