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Tech startups create virtual farmers markets

12/23/2013 12:24am
Sara Pasquinelli doesn't shop at the grocery store much anymore. The busy mother of two young boys buys nearly all her food from a new online service that delivers to her front door _ but it doesn't bring just any food.

A Mideast crossroads gets the Christmas spirit

12/23/2013 12:26am
Just days before Christmas, Ben Elliott-Scott was busy touching up the paint on a foam snowman and blasting trees with manmade flurries to turn them a wintery white. Santa was due to arrive soon, along with dozens of party guests at the exclusive villa nestled alongside a Dubai golf course.

Lawrence beats Cyrus, Netflix for top entertainer

12/23/2013 6:54am
The battle for AP entertainer of the year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk.

An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables

12/23/2013 7:39am
It's the same thing every year. We overindulge during the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year.

In 'Duck Dynasty' hometown local loyalty prevails

12/23/2013 7:41am
"Faith. Family. Ducks." It's the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana town.

Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

12/23/2013 8:35am
He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat _ though often it's a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho and, in one case, a red and black zoot suit. And he makes his grand entrance on lowriders or Harleys or led by a pack of burros instead of eight reindeer.

Pixies to perform in Israel

12/23/2013 9:05am
An Israeli promoter for the Pixies says the American alternative rock band will perform in Israel next summer _ four years after the band canceled a concert following a deadly Israeli raid on a pro-Palestinian Turkish aid flotilla to Gaza.

For quick and easy holiday decorating, think washi

12/23/2013 9:24am
Washi tape _ adhesive but easily removed and available in hundreds of colors and patterns _ is putting a new spin on holiday decorating.

Hollies need males to look their best

12/23/2013 9:26am
You might deck your halls with boughs of homegrown holly, but unless you planned ahead, those boughs could lack red berries. And that leads us to some frank talk about sex.

'Fast & Furious 7' delayed until April 2015

12/23/2013 10:56am
Universal Pictures has delayed the release of "Fast & Furious 7" for almost a year following the death of star Paul Walker.

Headphones, speakers top gift lists

12/23/2013 11:48am
Listen up, Santa.

Bah humbug: Heart woes can spike this time of year

12/23/2013 12:01pm
`Tis the season _ for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spirits, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year.

No contest: Miley was our 2013 pop-culture queen

12/23/2013 12:04pm
Call her this year's pop-culture prom queen.

Horseback protesters urge France: No new taxes

12/23/2013 12:04pm
Horse riders and trainers are demonstrating against a plan to nearly triple the tax on riding schools in France.

Mormon-centric Utah epicenter for food storage

12/23/2013 1:02pm
Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church's Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there's a whole section with large plastic tubs with labels that read, "Deluxe survivor 700." Radio ads hawk long-term supplies of food with 25-year shelf lives.

Holiday gifting can be vexing for kids of divorce

12/23/2013 1:14pm
Tomi Tuel remembers a particularly vexing Christmas after her divorce. Her two kids received an Xbox as a gift and hauled it from home to home when it came time to visit their dad.

Q&A: Ben Stiller dreams of a shift with 'Mitty'

12/23/2013 1:33pm
Ben Stiller's commonality with the hero of his new film hasn't gone unnoticed.

UAE sentences American to 1 year in video case

12/23/2013 1:52pm
A court in the United Arab Emirates sentenced eight people, including an American, to up to a year in prison Monday after being convicted in connection to a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai.

Study: Nuts in pregnancy do not raise allergy risk

12/23/2013 2:01pm
A new study gives reassurance that women who eat nuts or peanut butter during pregnancy are not raising the risk that their children will have nut allergies. Kids whose moms ate nuts most often were actually less likely to have problems consuming them, researchers found.

Colombians mourn death of star vallenato performer

12/23/2013 3:43pm
Colombians mourned on Monday over the death of musician Diomedes Diaz, the best-known performer of the country's accordion-heavy vallenato music.

Flu hits Alaska Airlines crews, cancelling flights

12/23/2013 4:54pm
Alaska Airlines cancelled 24 flights on Sunday and Monday after flu-stricken pilots and flight attendants called in sick.

APNewsBreak: Jewell rejects Alaska land swap

12/23/2013 5:48pm
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday rejected a proposed land swap with the state of Alaska to build a road through a remote Alaska national wildlife refuge that shelters millions of migratory waterfowl.

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