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Franco to star in Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men'

11/26/2013 4:14am
James Franco and Chris O'Dowd will make their Broadway debuts next year as unlikely friends in a stage adaptation of "Of Mice and Men."

Airport chaplains let fliers connect with heavens

11/26/2013 4:47am
The Rev. Frank Colladay Jr. stood at the end of the gate waiting. On the arriving plane was a passenger whose husband had just died of a heart attack on another flight. Her name was Linda Gilbert. The two had never met before.

Bono optimistic about 'Spider-Man' musical future

11/26/2013 6:13am
U2 frontman Bono feels optimistic that his musical, "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark" will continue to thrive after the show turns the lights out on Broadway early next year.

Foxy crafts for the Thanksgiving table

11/26/2013 7:08am
Want to decorate a fun table for Thanksgiving? Take your cue from a playful song and incorporate a fox theme. Or expand the motif to other woodland creatures _ an owl, squirrel, deer _ for a tabletop menagerie.

Airport chaplains let fliers connect with heavens

11/26/2013 7:17am
The Rev. Frank Colladay Jr. stood at the end of the gate waiting. On the arriving plane was a passenger whose husband had just died of a heart attack on another flight. Her name was Linda Gilbert. The two had never met before.

UK museum finds 'new' Constable oil sketch

11/26/2013 7:43am
A London museum says it has discovered a previously unknown oil sketch by John Constable tucked beneath the lining of another work by the English romantic painter known for his landscapes.

Britain's Bean, Brazil's Montenegro win Emmys

11/26/2013 8:05am
Britain's Sean Bean and Brazil's Fernanda Montenegro took the top acting honors Monday night at the 41st International Emmy Awards in which the statues were spread among TV productions from six countries.

Show's stars recall their first 'Sound of Music'

11/26/2013 8:48am
The 1965 film version of "The Sound of Music," with Julie Andrews in the starring role, won five Oscars, including best picture.

Recovered Nazi-looted painting given to LA museum

11/26/2013 8:59am
A Baroque-era painting looted by the Nazis in 1944 was returned last week to its owner, who promptly announced plans to donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, her former employer.

'Sound of Music' airtime nears! Anybody nervous?

11/26/2013 9:01am
How do you solve a problem like preparing a classic Broadway musical for live TV?

'Sleep No More' adds a restaurant and intrigue

11/26/2013 9:06am
A new restaurant opening this week in New York has more than just good food on the menu.

Valiant's 'Harbinger' tackles conspiracy, secrecy

11/26/2013 9:14am
The secret's out about superpowers among Valiant Entertainment's comics.

AP PHOTOS: The dolly wears Prada

11/26/2013 9:27am
Prada, Chanel and Christian Dior are among dozens of fashion houses taking a momentary pause from the red-carpet elite to design a series of dolls for charity.

No need to wrap: Some `gifts' headed straight home

11/26/2013 9:42am
Getting up early on Black Friday for a little shopping? Doing your part on Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday, too? It's all in the name of gift-giving _ or at least the guise of it.

Gift Guide: PS4, Xbox One won't disappoint gamers

11/26/2013 9:49am
The game consoles have landed. Millions of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are getting their first taste of what to expect from this new generation of high-powered video games.

Tunisian journalist, rapper get sentence reprieve

11/26/2013 9:58am
The lawyer for a Tunisian journalist and a rapper convicted of insulting the justice system said their suspended jail sentences represented a sign of progress in a country trying to come to grips with freedom of expression.

Thanksgiving includes gluten-free pies and all

11/26/2013 9:59am
Three different types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox's table this Thanksgiving: traditional, gluten-free and vegan.

Gift Guide: 10 games to make any player happy

11/26/2013 10:06am
A video game store can be daunting if you don't know what you're looking for. It's not easy to tell the winners from the losers, and sales clerks typically make the same salary whether they sell you a gem or a stinker. ("Farming Simulator," anyone?)

African art museum gets $1.8 million from Oman

11/26/2013 10:42am
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art is receiving a $1.8 million gift from Oman, the largest donation in the museum's history.

White House welcomes review of health law dispute

11/26/2013 11:00am
The White House is welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law. It involves a provision that requires most companies that offer health insurance to their workers to include contraception among a range of preventive health benefits.

Beats Electronics backing Muscle Shoals upgrades

11/26/2013 11:04am
Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood were so moved by the "Muscle Shoals" documentary, they're putting up money to make sure the unique spirit of the Alabama music haven lives on.

Alec Baldwin's show ending on MSNBC

11/26/2013 12:56pm
Alec Baldwin has his Friday nights back. He and MSNBC said Tuesday they were ending his weekly talk show after the actor had been suspended for two weeks for using an anti-gay slur in a New York City street encounter.

Macklemore and Lewis join UN gay rights campaign

11/26/2013 1:06pm
U.S. hip hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have joined the U.N. Free and Equal Campaign to encourage greater respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. grants unique experiences for charity

11/26/2013 1:12pm
Sure, you could buy that flat screen TV or logo-studded designer handbag. But wouldn't it be a bit more exciting to have a private dinner cooked for you by celebrated chef Tyler Florence?

Michael McKean, Brandon J. Dirden join Cranston

11/26/2013 1:20pm
The Broadway-bound play about President Lyndon B. Johnson starring Bryan Cranston has named its Martin Luther King Jr. and its J. Edgar Hoover.

Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute

11/26/2013 2:00pm
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law: whether businesses may use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.

Assessing child-abuse reports a complex challenge

11/26/2013 2:34pm
The calls, reporting suspicions of child abuse and neglect, come in at a rate of nearly 10,000 a day, to hotlines and law-enforcement offices across the country.

Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton passes away at 92

11/26/2013 2:37pm
Foreststorn "Chico" Hamilton, an influential jazz drummer and bandleader who was an architect of the West Coast cool jazz style and was known for discovering young talent, has died. He was 92.

Zac Brown Band teams up with Dave Grohl on new EP

11/26/2013 2:54pm
You never know who you're going to meet while waiting in line at John Varvatos' store in West Hollywood. When Zac Brown bumped into Dave Grohl while picking up some altered clothes for the Grammy Awards, he didn't let the random meeting go to waste.

Pa. news pioneer Florence Sando Manson dies in NYC

11/26/2013 3:10pm
Florence Sando Manson, a pioneering newscaster in radio and the early years of television journalism, has died at age 95.

American Regional English dictionary going online

11/26/2013 3:29pm
University of Wisconsin students and researchers set out in "word wagons" nearly 50 years ago to record the ways Americans spoke in various parts of the country.

Liberace exhibit a trove of glittery memorabilia

11/26/2013 3:53pm
For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town's founding fathers.

Review: Spike Lee riffs on 'Oldboy' in remake

11/26/2013 4:00pm
Nobody ever accused Spike Lee of an overabundance of subtlety.

Israeli musician Arik Einstein dies at 74

11/26/2013 4:47pm
Arik Einstein, a pioneering Israeli singer and songwriter who performed some of the country's best-known anthems, has died.

Health law's Spanish sign-up tools delayed

11/26/2013 5:18pm
Add one more delay to the list for the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law. This time, it's a postponement of the launch of online enrollment tools in Spanish.

Los Angeles museum gains painting, could lose seal

11/26/2013 5:22pm
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has welcomed the donation of a Baroque-era painting that was stolen in Italy by Nazis during World War II, but it could be losing a royal seal that may have been taken from a shrine in Seoul as the Korean War wound down.

Hewitt welcomes baby girl after quiet wedding

11/26/2013 6:01pm
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and her "The Client List" co-star Brian Hallisay are the proud parents of a baby girl.

Psalm book fetches record $14.2M at NY auction

11/26/2013 6:12pm
A tiny book of psalms from 1640, believed to be the first book printed in what's now the United States, sold for just under $14.2 million on Tuesday, setting an auction record for a printed book.

CBS: Lara Logan, producer ordered to take leave

11/26/2013 7:59pm
CBS ordered "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan and her producer to take a leave of absence Tuesday following a critical internal review of their handling of the show's October story on the Benghazi raid, based on a report on a supposed witness whose story can't be verified.

Man accused of taking Frampton's luggage in Denver

11/26/2013 8:38pm
Police say luggage belonging to 70s rocker Peter Frampton was stolen by a man who's suspected of taking several other bags from Denver International Airport.