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Taiwan pop star alleges fecal matter thrown at car

10/30/2013 1:15am
Taiwanese pop star Jam Hsiao said he's outraged by an alleged attack in which two autograph-seekers threw a bucket of fecal matter into his van.

Beets put a fresh spin on a Thanksgiving staple

10/30/2013 6:56am
Roasted squash is so been-there-done-that. Not that it isn't delicious. But how many times can you get excited by tossing butternut chunks in oil and seasonings, then roasting?

Put an exotic touch on a classic Thanksgiving roll

10/30/2013 7:00am
Injecting a taste of the exotic at Thanksgiving is a tricky business. After all, this is a holiday built on tradition; mess too much with what everyone loves and you're going to have some grumpy diners.

The wardrobe wizard of 'Wicked' is revealed

10/30/2013 7:09am
If you're overwhelmed by the laundry piling up and the sheer amount of stuff that needs sewing, consider what faces Alyce Gilbert every week.

'Pit Bulls and Parolees' season premiere Nov. 2

10/30/2013 7:53am
A pit bull is trapped at the bottom of a pumping station near a New Orleans levee. Rescuers joined by a Louisiana prison inmate out on work release are frantically seeking to pull the dog to safety. This is real-life drama and the television cameras are rolling.

To bee? Hobbyist hives require time, money

10/30/2013 8:23am
There's no shortage of buzz about beekeeping these days.

Strokes' Moretti engages in interactive art

10/30/2013 8:26am
People listen _ sometimes really carefully _ to music, and Fabrizio Moretti, drummer of rock band The Strokes, certainly appreciates that. But, he says, it's a one-way conversation.

Marilyn Monroe to join Madame Tussauds collection

10/30/2013 9:04am
Marilyn Monroe has a unique place in history and now will be remembered in wax at the Madame Tussauds museum in Washington.

Feds post food allergy guidelines for schools

10/30/2013 9:35am
The federal government is issuing its first guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies.

Unvarnished Willie Nelson memoir due in 2015

10/30/2013 9:42am
At age 80, Willie Nelson is ready to say it all.

Daniel Radcliffe to star as Olympic runner Seb Coe

10/30/2013 11:10am
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to play British Olympic runner Sebastian Coe in a movie about rivalries on the running track.

Hugh Jackman honors mother-in-law at Angel Ball

10/30/2013 11:19am
When Hugh Jackman decided to marry the daughter of a woman who's dedicated her life to fighting cancer, he became part of the fight as well _ it was a package deal.

Author Neil Gaiman to join Bard College faculty

10/30/2013 11:31am
Neil Gaiman (GAY'-muhn) is joining the faculty of Bard College as an arts professor.

Calif. high school bans body-shaking twerking

10/30/2013 11:42am
One Southern California high school has added twerking to its list of dances that are banned for students.

Paris exhibit examines surrealism and Communism

10/30/2013 11:49am
Reality bites _ even in the dreamy world of surrealism, the 20th century's key artistic movement involving Andre Breton and Salvador Dali.

Exorcism of 1949 continues to fascinate St. Louis

10/30/2013 12:01pm
Saint Louis University junior Zach Grummer-Strawn has never seen "The Exorcist," the 1973 horror film considered one of the finest examples of unadulterated cinematic terror. He's only vaguely familiar with the monthlong 1949 demon-purging ritual at his school that inspired William Peter Blatty's novel and later the movie.

More study urged on concussions in young athletes

10/30/2013 12:45pm
No one knows how often the youngest athletes suffer concussions. It's not clear if better headgear is the answer, and it's not just a risk in football.

Keith Haring mural in Philadelphia gets a makeover

10/30/2013 1:55pm
The mural created 26 years ago by pop artist Keith Haring was badly discolored and cracked, but it still drew plenty of admirers to an otherwise nondescript corner in the heart of Philadelphia.

Review: Sky Ferreira turns focus onto her music

10/30/2013 2:27pm
Sky Ferreira, "Night Time, My Time" (Capitol)

Singer Daltrey plays Capitol to honor Churchill

10/30/2013 2:51pm
Congress honored Winston Churchill with a bust and a performance by another famous Briton, The Who's Roger Daltrey.

LeAnn Rimes' invasion of privacy suit dismissed

10/30/2013 3:13pm
An invasion of privacy lawsuit that LeAnn Rimes filed against two Northern California women has been dismissed.

Spaceport America in NM to seek more state money

10/30/2013 3:46pm
Virgin Galactic has again pushed back its estimated start date for launching commercial flights from New Mexico's Spaceport America, and spaceport officials say they'll need to ask the state for more money to make up for lost user fees and visitor revenue at the fledging project.

Dust storms common in arid climate, desert terrain

10/30/2013 3:54pm
Powerful dust storms that carry whirling dirt and debris are common occurrences across parts of Arizona and the arid Southwest during the spring and summer months. A day after a massive dust storm swept across an Arizona highway, killing three people in a 19-vehicle pileup, experts say the state isn't alone, across the country or the world, in its susceptibility to such a weather phenomenon.

Italian company proposes theme park for Venice

10/30/2013 3:58pm
An Italian company that built Coney Island's latest attractions and an amusement park in a never-activated nuclear plant in Germany on Wednesday unveiled plans to invest 80 million euros ($110 million) for a theme park in Venice.

DreamWorks acquires Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit'

10/30/2013 4:26pm
Steven Spielberg and Doris Kearns Goodwin are reteaming after their Oscar-winning collaboration on "Lincoln."

James Blake wins UK's Mercury music prize

10/30/2013 4:32pm
Classically trained musician James Blake has won this year's Mercury Prize, Britain's eclectic music award.

Celebrity-store partnerships run risks

10/30/2013 5:03pm
When big-name celebrities pair up with big businesses, customers often believe the adage: You are the company you keep.

Claire Danes to host Nobel Peace Prize concert

10/30/2013 6:04pm
Claire Danes has been tapped to host the 20th anniversary Nobel Peace Prize concert in December.

Judge dismisses part of lawsuits against Met

10/30/2013 6:06pm
A New York judge has dismissed claims by museum goers suing the Metropolitan Museum of Art that the Met doesn't have legal authority to charge admission fees but their lawsuits will go forward on allegations that the Met has been deceptive in how it asks for fees.

Judge dismisses part of lawsuits against Met

10/30/2013 6:19pm
A New York judge has dismissed claims by museum goers suing the Metropolitan Museum of Art that the Met doesn't have legal authority to charge admission fees but their lawsuits will go forward on allegations that the Met has been deceptive in how it asks for fees.

Teen guilty of stealing Guy Fieri's Lamborghini

10/30/2013 7:19pm
A jury on Wednesday found a Northern California teen guilty of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini sports car from a San Francisco dealership.

NYC lawmakers approve plan for giant Ferris wheel

10/30/2013 8:58pm
The New York City Council has approved a plan for a Ferris wheel on Staten Island that's billed as one of the world's largest.