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Common Core yields odd political allegiances

12/04/2013 1:06am
To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement.

Study finds most US silent films have been lost

12/04/2013 1:26am
The vast majority of feature-length silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th century art form to all but disappear, according to a study released Wednesday.

Public art project elicits the profound, profane

12/04/2013 5:37am
It is public art made of private wishes.

Simon and Sondheim talk shop at joint appearance

12/04/2013 7:25am
Stephen Sondheim and Paul Simon, two longtime New Yorkers and giants of American song, embody two very different musical traditions.

Cambodia will resume int'l adoptions in next year

12/04/2013 8:07am
Cambodia will resume international adoptions in 2014, more than four years after suspending them over concerns about child exploitation, an official said Wednesday.

Chris Wallace marks 10 years as Fox host

12/04/2013 8:33am
Chris Wallace may have fewer Sunday-morning viewers than his rivals on the weekly political chat shows, but he concedes nothing on quality.

Right at Home: luxe leisure

12/04/2013 9:19am
"To the art of working well, a civilized race would add the art of playing well," philosopher George Santayana said.

Lawsuits target Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre

12/04/2013 9:36am
Former supporters of the Kabbalah Centre have sued the Los Angeles-based spiritual organization, claiming more than $1 million in contributions was used fraudulently.

Banana Republic's red carpet out for L'Wren Scott

12/04/2013 10:12am
L'Wren Scott is no stranger to sequins.

Wags and barks speak volumes when talking to dogs

12/04/2013 10:19am
Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?

For Iron Man, fabled foe melds myth, magic

12/04/2013 10:32am
As if mythical Dark Elves from Svartalfheim weren't enough of a test for Tony Stark, the armor-clad Avenger is poised to find himself in the middle of a dimensional caper while having to match wits with the now-dead Mandarin's fabled rings of power.

Secret bunker under Prague hotel opens to public

12/04/2013 11:16am
One thing was for sure when foreigners stayed at a prestigious Prague hotel during the Cold War era _ their telephone conversations were carefully monitored by secret police in a hidden underground bunker some 20 meters (66 feet) under the building.

Hint of hippie in Burton Olympic snowboarder look

12/04/2013 11:41am
The U.S. snowboarders will be showing off a patchwork of styles in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

5 things to expect as Grammy nominations approach

12/04/2013 11:45am
This is a great year to be a Grammy Awards prognosticator.

Wonder Woman cast for Batman and Superman film

12/04/2013 11:52am
Wonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen.

Simple cocktail that's sensational at the holidays

12/04/2013 12:37pm
With the exception of a good margarita, I've never been one for mixed drinks. Which doesn't mean I don't like a great cocktail.

A pitcher-style margarita perfect for the holidays

12/04/2013 12:38pm
Want to take the fun out of hosting a holiday party? Spend the whole evening playing bartender.

Obama hopes youth not discouraged by health woes

12/04/2013 12:52pm
President Barack Obama says he hopes young people don't get discouraged by how hard it has been to implement health care reform.

National Board of Review names 'Her' best film

12/04/2013 1:14pm
The National Board of Review named the futuristic romance "Her" best film and Spike Jonze best director in its annual awards.

Puerto Ricans honor Paul Walker, cause chaos

12/04/2013 2:15pm
Puerto Rico police have issued more than 100 tickets to drivers who organized a caravan to honor "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and created massive traffic jams across the island's capital.

Netflix sets 'House of Cards' return on Feb. 14

12/04/2013 2:19pm
The second season of Netflix's political thriller, "House of Cards," will debut on Valentine's Day next year.

'Game of Thrones' to be used to promote NIreland

12/04/2013 2:24pm
"Game of Thrones" has drawn in millions of viewers. Can it bring in tourists, too?

Police: Keri Russell's Brooklyn home burglarized

12/04/2013 2:37pm
New York City police say thieves broke into Keri Russell's Brooklyn home while she was sleeping and stole a laptop, jewelry and a purse.

Fertility drugs lead to more big multiple births

12/04/2013 3:17pm
Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs _ not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.

Services send mystery boxes of socks, sex toys

12/04/2013 3:24pm
Sex toys. French films. Star Wars action figures. Erotic photos.

Numbers behind Christmas at the White House

12/04/2013 3:37pm
Some numbers that help tell the story behind Christmas at the White House:

Michelle Obama unveils White House Christmas decor

12/04/2013 3:39pm
The familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama's White House, but America's first pooch had to let someone else in the picture this holiday season: his little sister, Sunny.

Universal shuts down 'Fast & Furious 7' production

12/04/2013 3:56pm
Universal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.

Mass. school renamed for Ron Burgundy for a day

12/04/2013 4:06pm
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell told students he was "literally in a glass case of emotion" Wednesday as Emerson College temporarily named its School of Communication after Ron Burgundy, his character in "Anchorman."

Boy's 'gun art' on display at art fair in Miami

12/04/2013 4:46pm
Charles Gitnick is only 11 years old, but his art appears far more mature.

Newport Jazz to add 3rd festival day to mark 60th

12/04/2013 5:11pm
The Newport Jazz Festival is adding a third day of music to mark its 60th anniversary and will focus that day on new and emerging acts, part of a plan to ensure the event does not become a "museum piece," festival producer George Wein said Wednesday.

Skydivers return to Arizona site where 2 died

12/04/2013 5:30pm
Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier.

Top general to teens: Watch what you post online!

12/04/2013 5:54pm
If they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general.

Wife of bounty hunter 'Dog' sees charge dismissed

12/04/2013 6:22pm
Prosecutors in Colorado have dismissed harassment charges against the wife of TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman.

Martin Bashir leaves MSNBC over remarks on Palin

12/04/2013 6:58pm
MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Rockwell art sells for record $46M at NY auction

12/04/2013 8:50pm
A Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator and for any work sold at an American art auction, Sotheby's said.

Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list

12/04/2013 8:56pm
The United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese food to its cultural heritage list, making it only the second national cuisine to receive the prized designation.

Growing trend for 2014: Orchid as top color

12/04/2013 10:24pm
Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.'s color of the year for 2014.

Yoko Ono recounts own hunger during war in Japan

12/04/2013 11:45pm
Yoko Ono says her own bitter experience in Japan during World War II inspired her to support WhyHunger's "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign to fight childhood hunger around the world.