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Comcast mega-deal stirs memories of TV's Kabletown

02/14/2014 12:06am
Where is "30 Rock" when you need it?

Border no barrier for rescuers uniting blind cows

02/14/2014 12:23am
Two blind, aging cows were 350 miles apart, distressed and facing a dark future.

More talking to babies helps their brains

02/14/2014 2:33am
Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills _ but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.

Tips for talking to babies, toddlers

02/14/2014 2:37am
Research shows that both how much and how well parents talk to babies and toddlers influence development of language and vocabulary skills crucial to later school achievement. Here are some tips:

Rare stamp could bring millions at NYC auction

02/14/2014 3:07am
It could be called "The Little Stamp That Could."

Bavarian plan would facilitate return of artworks

02/14/2014 3:58am
The state of Bavaria is proposing an end to Germany's statute of limitations on stolen property with the goal of making it easier to return art stolen by the Nazis to its rightful owners.

Through fog of complaints, Sochi's light shines

02/14/2014 4:22am
Unfinished hotels, packs of stray dogs with a price on their heads, warnings not to drink the strange-colored water. Westerners coming to Sochi for the Winter Olympics seemed surprised by all this. Their widely reported comments have been somewhere between sardonic and suffering, as if they'd ended up in a real-life Fawlty Towers.

Marvel to spin new webs in Spider-Man's history

02/14/2014 5:31am
There's more to the story about how Peter Parker became the amazing Spider-Man than previously was known.

Teriyaki chicken wraps for an easy Oscar party

02/14/2014 8:42am
Whether you'll be hosting a crowd or watching solo, Oscar night calls for dinner with a bit of panache.

Carey Mulligan heads to London stage in 'Skylight'

02/14/2014 8:50am
Carey Mulligan is heading to the London stage to play a teacher trying to rekindle feelings for a former flame.

Dubai vying to be world's next fashion capital

02/14/2014 9:18am
Dubai and luxury are nearly synonymous. The city is home to the world's tallest tower, massive man-made islands in the shape of palm trees and a fleet of police cars that includes a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron.

Gov't fails to issue rules on musical instruments

02/14/2014 9:44am
Federal transportation regulators are striking a sour note with musicians and their supporters in Congress.

Joel McHale hosts White House Correspondents event

02/14/2014 9:53am
The host of "The Soup" is coming to Washington.

Al Roker: My tweet about NYC mayor was too much

02/14/2014 10:06am
TV weatherman Al Roker is largely standing by his public shellacking of New York City's mayor for keeping public schools open during a snowstorm. But he is apologizing for his tweet forecasting "one term" for Bill de Blasio (dih-BLAH'-zee-oh).

Drake apologizes after rants to Rolling Stone

02/14/2014 10:16am
Drake is apologizing for lashing out at Rolling Stone for replacing him on the cover with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Gov't fails to issue rules on musical instruments

02/14/2014 10:16am
Busted guitars, mangled cellos, broken banjos, lost lutes _ musicians who rely on airlines to get them to performances have seen it all.

Moonlit migrant image wins World Press Photo award

02/14/2014 10:18am
American photographer John Stanmeyer won the World Press Photo of the Year award for 2013 on Friday with a moonlit shot of African migrants in Djibouti holding their cellphones to the sky, seeking a better reception signal.

Piers Morgan interviewed by police in hacking case

02/14/2014 10:31am
Prominent CNN talk show host Piers Morgan confirmed Friday that he has been interviewed by British police investigating the illegal interception of telephone voicemails.

Military nears holy grail: Pizza that lasts years

02/14/2014 11:08am
They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat.

Pope's marriage recipe: 'Please, thanks, sorry'

02/14/2014 11:20am
Pope Francis offered some Valentine's Day advice Friday for a lasting marriage, telling 25,000 lovebirds that the recipe for success lies in saying three simple words: "Please, thanks and sorry."

Critics blast Venezuelan classical maestro Dudamel

02/14/2014 11:50am
Classical music wunderkind Gustavo Dudamel is facing the heat in his native Venezuela for not speaking out against embattled President Nicolas Maduro while holding a series of high-profile concerts here this week.

Thousands of zoo animals killed in Europe yearly

02/14/2014 12:03pm
People around the world were stunned when Copenhagen Zoo killed a healthy 2-year-old giraffe named Marius, butchered its carcass in front of a crowd that included children and then fed it to lions.

A new 'Tonight' dawns with Jimmy Fallon as host

02/14/2014 12:18pm
On the walls of Jimmy Fallon's office are photos. Lots of photos. Of his 2007 marriage to film producer Nancy Juvonen. Of their 6-month-old daughter, Winnie. Of his mom and dad as newlyweds. Fallon points them all out to a visitor proudly.

Campbell: Broth sales get bump from more cooking

02/14/2014 12:24pm
When people take an interest in cooking, broth sales apparently get a bump.

Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

02/14/2014 1:26pm
The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Allende sorry for remarks about mystery novels

02/14/2014 1:46pm
Isabel Allende would like to apologize to all the fans and writers of mystery novels.

Jury sides with Garth Brooks in loan lawsuit

02/14/2014 1:48pm
A Nashville jury has sided with country music singer Garth Brooks in a dispute he had with a former employee over $226,000.

George Washington document on view at Spy Museum

02/14/2014 2:03pm
An original letter written by George Washington that initiated a spy network during the Revolutionary War is going on display for a limited time at the International Spy Museum in Washington.

What Facebook knows about love, in numbers

02/14/2014 2:10pm
With 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love.

Review: K.d. lang winning at 'After Midnight'

02/14/2014 2:16pm
Making a stylish Broadway debut, four-time Grammy winner k.d. lang has taken over for Fantasia Barrino as the special guest vocalist in the colorful music and dance revue, "After Midnight." Emceed by the affable Dule Hill, the show light-heartedly celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem.

A look at NY Fashion Week: Weird and wonderful

02/14/2014 2:29pm
There was a wall that oozed chocolate, a streaker on the runway, a gallery turned into a freaky fashion cathedral, an entire armory outfitted with fake puffy clouds, and so much snow _ REAL snow _ that even dedicated fashionistas traded in stilettos for boots. (Well, SOME fashionistas.)

Colorado director gets boost for Evel Knievel film

02/14/2014 2:43pm
When a state like Colorado offers money to moviemakers, it's often to lure Hollywood. The latest grant from the Colorado film commission is to an Academy Award-winning director from Denver who's making a movie about Evel Knievel, showing incentives can help homegrown talent.

Animal moms customize milk depending on baby's sex

02/14/2014 2:47pm
A special blend of mother's milk just for girls? New research shows animal moms are customizing their milk in surprising ways depending on whether they have a boy or a girl.

Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods

02/14/2014 3:16pm
Prince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village.

Street stylists steal scene at London Fashion Week

02/14/2014 4:28pm
Can't get a ticket to a catwalk show? Use a little imagination, and you can star in your own.

'House of Cards' cast enjoys support from insiders

02/14/2014 4:35pm
The political thriller "House of Cards" launched its second season with support from fans in real-life Washington power circles.

The Hoff's daughter: Respect for plus-sized models

02/14/2014 4:42pm
Fashion weeks are not the friendliest events for larger women _ or anyone else not tall, slim and perfectly put together. But Hayley Hasselhoff says there's no reason why plus-sized models shouldn't get the same recognition as stick-thin ones.

Simon Cowell welcomes baby son Eric

02/14/2014 6:08pm
Simon Cowell is a proud new father.

Farmers: Obama's drought relief efforts lacking

02/14/2014 6:56pm
Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems.

Jezebel says little progress in model diversity

02/14/2014 7:19pm
In the wake of a fresh diversity push among models and under the headline "New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk," the culture and style website Jezebel has already crunched the numbers on the number of models of color who walked this time around, declaring the math shows little progress.

Lawsuit filed over Jenni Rivera plane crash death

02/14/2014 7:19pm
The husband of Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American pop star who died with six others in a 2012 plane crash, sued the aircraft's owners Friday alleging wrongful death.

California officials make big shark fin bust in SF

02/14/2014 7:54pm
More than a ton of illegal shark fins were seized from a vendor in San Francisco, state wildlife officials said Friday.

De La Soul give away catalog _ for 25 hours

02/14/2014 10:35pm
De La Soul is making it feel like 1989 all over again _ for 25 hours.