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How the AP-NORC Center and MTV poll was conducted

11/20/2013 1:29am
A survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV among teens and young adults on discriminatory language and images online was conducted Sept. 27-Oct. 7 by GfK. It was based on online interviews with 1,297 teens and young adults, including 489 teens ages 14-17 and 808 young adults ages 18-24 who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

George W. Bush shows off paintings with Jay Leno

11/20/2013 3:28am
Former President George W. Bush showed off his painting and his granddaughter and poked fun of his post-White House years on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Tuesday.

George W. Bush shows off paintings with Jay Leno

11/20/2013 3:34am
Former President George W. Bush showed off his painting and his granddaughter and poked fun of his post-White House years on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Tuesday.

Right at Home: tips for a no-fuss Thanksgiving

11/20/2013 7:03am
Preparing a Thanksgiving feast ranks high on the entertaining stress-o-meter. Expectations, traditions and a home full of guests can make even the most seasoned host lose sleep.

Fergie, Duhamel make beautiful baby music together

11/20/2013 7:25am
Fergie and her husband, Josh Duhamel, are writing songs together, but they're for an audience of one: their son, Axl.

The Rolling Stones announce 2014 Australia date

11/20/2013 7:40am
The Rolling Stones are headed to Australia, and they're taking Mick Taylor along.

Ginnifer Goodwin is expecting her first child

11/20/2013 9:07am
The fairy tale continues for Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas of ABC's "Once Upon a Time."

Clarification: Music Review-The Hunger Games story

11/20/2013 10:17am
In a review Nov. 18 of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the album was released by Republic Records and Mercury Records. It was released solely by Republic Records.

Double the oats for a pleasing holiday cookie

11/20/2013 10:31am
Many people would balk at the idea of eating holiday cookies for breakfast, but this recipe might make you reconsider.

Ice wines are a cool favorite for holiday menus

11/20/2013 10:50am
Leaving grapes to freeze on the vine seems like a recipe for stone cold failure. But under the right conditions, the grapes that come in from the (extreme) cold can produce delicious dessert wines that are a cool favorite for holiday pairings.

Fla. woman sues BET over 'The Game' Facebook page

11/20/2013 11:06am
A South Florida woman is suing the Black Entertainment Television network in a dispute over a Facebook page she developed to promote the show "The Game."

A look at Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

11/20/2013 11:09am
President Barack Obama honored 16 prominent Americans Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award the U.S. gives a civilian. The ceremony at the White House opened a day of tributes to former President John F. Kennedy, who established the modern version of the medal but was assassinated 50 years ago this week as the first award ceremony neared.

Mistrial in NY fan's suit against Rick Springfield

11/20/2013 11:22am
A judge has declared a mistrial in the lawsuit brought against 1980s pop star Rick Springfield by a fan who claims he fell on her during a 2004 show in upstate New York, injuring her.

Patchett's essay collection falls short

11/20/2013 11:28am
"This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage" (Harper), by Ann Patchett

IKEA spikes story on lesbian couple in Russian mag

11/20/2013 11:42am
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA says it has spiked an article about a lesbian couple in the Russian edition of its customer magazine because that would have contravened that county's law on gay propaganda.

Obama honors Clinton, Oprah with freedom medal

11/20/2013 11:46am
President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans 50 years after the death of the award's founder, President John F. Kennedy.

With no surprise, is the gift magic dead?

11/20/2013 12:06pm
Count Cynthia Gibson among gift recipients not interested in being surprised.

Decades in print, key civil rights comic digital

11/20/2013 12:19pm
The comic book used to teach and inspire civil rights proponents and activists in the 1950s and 1960s is being released digitally amid increased interest in its role in the movement.

Crew demolishes Eminem's childhood home in Detroit

11/20/2013 12:20pm
Eminem's childhood home in Detroit has been demolished.

'Real Housewives' stars plead not guilty

11/20/2013 12:32pm
Two cast members of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" have pleaded not guilty to two fraud charges.

Poll: Overweight people, gays slammed most online

11/20/2013 12:34pm
Most teens and young adults on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites see them at least sometimes: slurs, offensive images or mean-spirited video clips that stigmatize groups of people.

Kelly Clarkson adds new stars to Christmas special

11/20/2013 1:19pm
NBC says Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and William Shatner are among those joining Kelly Clarkson's holiday special.

Shaggs singer turns noise back up with solo album

11/20/2013 1:25pm
Not many rock groups get discovered years after they disband. Even fewer stage comebacks spread over more than three decades. Yet that's the story of The Shaggs, which started as an obscure girl band in New Hampshire in the 1960s, broke up in the '70s, became a cult favorite in the '80s and inspired a musical that enjoyed an off-Broadway run last year.

Ballooning animal controversies mar Macy's parade

11/20/2013 1:34pm
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is awash in animal-related protests over its floats, with controversies involving the unlikely pairing of rocker Joan Jett and Shamu the killer whale.

Actor Chris Hemsworth, wife expecting baby no. 2

11/20/2013 1:35pm
Chris Hemsworth has a sequel in the works, but it's not a new movie.

'Cops,' Spike TV call themselves a happy match

11/20/2013 2:22pm
"Cops" and Spike TV are having a mutual love affair, in a bad-boys manner of speaking.

Young people say online slurs common _ but not OK

11/20/2013 2:55pm
Most young people say they aren't very offended about the slurs and mean-spirited videos mocking overweight people or gays or blacks that they encounter on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Flight diverted after slide activates on board

11/20/2013 3:37pm
Officials say an evacuation slide activated during a flight from Fort Myers, Fla., to Boston, forcing the plane to divert to Orlando International Airport.

How many nuts should you eat for your health?

11/20/2013 3:42pm
New research suggests eating nuts regularly can help lower your risk of death, particularly from cancer and heart disease. Some advice on adding nuts to your diet:

New find in search for puppy face that never fades

11/20/2013 3:58pm
Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.

Man who sold fake Chihuly glass gets 5 months

11/20/2013 4:09pm
Jim Coombes was trying to surprise his wife by amassing a collection of works by famed American glass artist Dale Chihuly to donate to Gonzaga University in Spokane, where they've worked for decades.

Study ties nuts to lower cancer, heart death risk

11/20/2013 4:35pm
Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease _ in fact, were less likely to die of any cause _ during a 30-year Harvard study.

Lawrence is Hollywood's modern everywoman

11/20/2013 4:39pm
It's not always easy being an Oscar-winner.

Rupert Murdoch, wife reach divorce deal in NYC

11/20/2013 5:13pm
Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his soon-to-be-ex-wife said they were parting with "mutual respect" Wednesday after telling a judge they had reached a divorce deal.

American Airlines testing bidding for upgrades

11/20/2013 5:20pm
American Airlines is testing the idea of letting customers bid for upgrades to first class.

Palin's PAC asks about Bashir action

11/20/2013 5:32pm
Sarah Palin on Wednesday cancelled a scheduled interview with NBC's Matt Lauer following MSNBC host Martin Bashir's suggestion that she deserved a graphic punishment for comments made about slavery.

Alec Baldwin tries to ease backlash over gay slur

11/20/2013 6:49pm
Alec Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd Wednesday as he tries to ease the backlash triggered by an Internet clip that captured him berating a photographer with what sounded like a gay slur.

James McBride wins National Book Award

11/20/2013 8:29pm
James McBride's The Good Lord Bird," the comic and terrifying adventures of a disguised black child caught up in John Brown's abolitionist crusade, was the winner Wednesday night of the National Book Award for fiction.