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Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken

12/09/2013 12:19am
The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas opens new theater

12/09/2013 1:36am
Las Vegas appears to have a winner when it comes to hyper-specific themes. The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas has opened a concert venue intended to evoke a 1930s-era theater dropped into an Eastern European glass factory.

Paul Walker memorial in California draws thousands

12/09/2013 4:14am
The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air Sunday as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the "Fast & Furious" actor died in a car crash.

Champagne widows stamped grand legacy on wine

12/09/2013 5:22am
For Champagne to become the tipple it is today _ popped at weddings, quaffed in casinos, sprayed by racing drivers and smashed against ships _ a few men had to die.

Leighton Meester to make Broadway debut next year

12/09/2013 5:55am
Former "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful temptress in the revival of "Of Mice and Men."

Young Roma singers attacked in the Czech Republic

12/09/2013 7:22am
The head of a Roma youth singing group says her students were attacked in an eastern Czech town.

Woman's Christian Temperance Union targeting pot

12/09/2013 8:07am
The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the grounds. Now, in the state where Prohibition had its roots and in a city that just legalized recreational marijuana, the WCTU is overhauling the building and looking to reinvent itself.

Romance novelist Ida Pollock dies at 105

12/09/2013 9:48am
Ida Pollock once said she was born to write. And so she did _ millions of words over more than seven decades, spinning tales of impecunious young women romanced by handsome older men in far-flung locations.

Chobani to debut at Super Bowl in major ad push

12/09/2013 10:02am
Chobani says it will air its first Super Bowl ad this February, a move intended to make the Greek yogurt company more of a household name.

Hackberry's worth a second look

12/09/2013 10:07am
With many trees and shrubs now bereft of leaves and flowers, more subtle aspects of the landscape come into focus. A tree that many people hardly notice captures my full attention _ specifically, its bark.

Former 'X Factor' judge Tulisa to be charged in UK

12/09/2013 10:13am
British prosecutors say they are charging singer and former U.K. "X Factor" judge Tulisa Contostavlos for allegedly helping supply cocaine to an undercover journalist.

Study: Erratic TV violence ratings fail parents

12/09/2013 10:57am
Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like "The Walking Dead" but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.

Review: New 'Hobbit' breathes fire into trilogy

12/09/2013 11:00am
Sleeping dragons, as we know from our childhood literature, eventually awaken. If they didn't, there wouldn't be a story. So it's hardly news that in the second installment of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, the dragon rouses from his slumber.

Report: Kremlin amnesty could apply to Pussy Riot

12/09/2013 11:51am
A proposed Kremlin amnesty could pardon jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band and Greenpeace activists who are awaiting trial, a Russian newspaper reported Monday.

Gift Guide: Accessories to satisfy inner Spielberg

12/09/2013 12:42pm
Full-bodied cameras known as SLRs have long been able to shoot high-definition video besides still images.

'12 Years a Slave,' 'Her' land on AFI top-10 list

12/09/2013 1:15pm
Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave," David O. Russell's con artist romp "American Hustle," Ryan Coogler's numbing "Fruitvale Station" and Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey "Gravity" round out the American Film Institute's top-10 movies of the year.

Subjects of '20 Feet' to sing anthem at Rose Bowl

12/09/2013 1:16pm
On New Year's Day, they'll finally travel that last 20 feet.

Showtime's 'Californication' ending its run

12/09/2013 1:35pm
The party will soon be over for David Duchovny and the television series "Californication."

Mickey Haller returns in 'The Gods of Guilt'

12/09/2013 2:06pm
"The Gods of Guilt" (Little, Brown and Company), by Michael Connelly

Berlin Philharmonic in NYC for 6 October concerts

12/09/2013 2:24pm
The Berlin Philharmonic will open Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 season with four concerts in October and will give two performances of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" directed by Peter Sellars at the Park Avenue Armory.

Legal battle over Nazi-seized masterpiece revived

12/09/2013 2:48pm
A federal appeals court on Monday resurrected a Jewish family's long legal battle to regain ownership of a $20 million masterpiece seized in Nazi Germany during World War II.

Domestic case dropped against '127 Hours' figure

12/09/2013 3:27pm
No charges will be filed against Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal inspired the movie "127 Hours," after he and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with a weekend altercation at her home, prosecutors said Monday.

Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence

12/09/2013 3:45pm
Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America's economy and politics, according to new survey data.

Flight diverted with landing gear light on

12/09/2013 3:48pm
Airline officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Miami to Atlanta had to be diverted to Orlando because a landing gear door indicator light was on.

General manager of Atlanta airport to retire

12/09/2013 4:27pm
The general manager of the world's busiest airport in Atlanta has announced plans to retire early next year.

MTV declares Miley Cyrus its artist of the year

12/09/2013 4:53pm
Here's something to wag a tongue at: MTV says Miley Cyrus is the best artist of the year.

Brian Williams is only network anchor in S. Africa

12/09/2013 5:23pm
NBC's Brian Williams is anchoring his nightly newscast from South Africa early this week, covering the world's mourning for Nelson Mandela, but he won't have some of his usual company.

CBS orders miniseries based on 'The Dovekeepers'

12/09/2013 5:47pm
The makers of "The Bible" on TV are going back again in time for a CBS miniseries.

Storm snarls travel; power outages persist

12/09/2013 8:56pm
Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, and tens of thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.

Justin Bieber arrives in Philippines

12/09/2013 9:54pm
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber arrived Tuesday in the Philippines, where he has launched a campaign to help victims of last month's killer typhoon.