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'Which (blank) are you?' Online quizzes go viral

02/24/2014 12:09am
For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: "Which sandwich are you?"

CNN says Piers Morgan's talk show is ending

02/24/2014 1:47am
CNN's prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday.

UK wants retrial of UK DJ acquitted of assault

02/24/2014 4:45am
Veteran British radio and television personality Dave Lee Travis will appear in court again in March despite being cleared of a dozen counts of indecent assault earlier this month.

Backers of 'Allegiance' embrace innovation

02/24/2014 5:17am
Most theater producers with a new work heading for Broadway first secure a theater and gather a cast before trying to fire up an audience. By that measure, the man behind "Allegiance" is doing it backward.

Greek olives face squeeze in efficiency drive

02/24/2014 6:28am
In the olive groves around Ancient Olympia, sanctuary of the Greek gods, the trees were once considered sacred, and in many ways they still are.

Review: Phish's Gordon creates accessible sound

02/24/2014 6:56am
Mike Gordon, "Overstep" (ATO Records)

Noah Emmerich as a spy hunter with scruples, flaws

02/24/2014 7:16am
"The Americans" puts its audience on the spot.

McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours

02/24/2014 7:45am
McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day.

Smoked fish lends big flavor to a light soup

02/24/2014 8:53am
With St. Patrick's Day nearly upon us, our minds often turn to corned beef and cabbage. This recipe was inspired by that tradition, but swaps out the corned beef in favor of smoked fish (also incredibly popular in Ireland) in a richly satisfying savory broth.

Lime illuminates gray at Armani in Milan

02/24/2014 9:01am
Giorgio Armani's collection for next winter _ a palate of grays with a flash of lime _ is aimed `'not at the fashion icon, but her next-door neighbor."

Actor Alec Baldwin contemplates leaving NYC

02/24/2014 9:48am
Alec Baldwin says he misses the days when New Yorkers signaled their appreciation of celebrities briefly and politely while taking care to maintain privacy.

Morisseau's play 'Detroit '67' wins drama prize

02/24/2014 10:01am
Dominique Morisseau's "Detroit '67" on Monday won a theater award honoring the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, one of the largest prizes given for dramatic writing.

Review: Dierks Bentley continues creative approach

02/24/2014 10:09am
Dierks Bentley, "Riser" (Capitol Nashville)

Armani left holding the proverbial bag

02/24/2014 10:44am
Giorgio Armani was left holding the proverbial bag on the last day of Milan Fashion Week on Monday.

'Barefoot Bandit' documentary mix of fact and lore

02/24/2014 10:52am
The story of "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore is told in a documentary made by Canadian independent filmmakers Adam and Andrew Gray.

Graceland exhibit gives glimpse into young Elvis

02/24/2014 11:05am
The telegram sent by Elvis Presley to his parents in November 1954 gives a glimpse into the young singer's priorities and his optimism, as he begins what will become a career as a rock `n' roll icon and cultural phenomenon.

Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro dies at 90

02/24/2014 11:14am
Carlos Paez Vilaro, a self-trained painter, sculptor, screenwriter, musician and architect who championed Afro-Uruguayan Candombe music and dance, created colorful murals in dozens of cities around the world, and built a huge "living sculpture" that became an iconic 50-room hotel, died on Monday. He was 90.

Green light often highest hurdle on road to Oscars

02/24/2014 11:33am
This year's Academy Awards nominees reflect a Hollywood truism: The margin between the dust bin and the Oscar red carpet is often razor thin.

Fast route to successful gardening? Buy smart

02/24/2014 11:34am
Garden centers, with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes, can be intimidating to inexperienced buyers. But you can become a discerning purchaser with a little homework and by quizzing the sales people as you shop.

Expect an Oscars filled with music, heroes, Ellen

02/24/2014 11:34am
With less than a week to go before the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood is on lockdown. Guards stand at every door, and handlers with walkie-talkies keep a close eye on any visitors.

'Wolfenstein': 5 ways it's being reinvented

02/24/2014 11:56am
In the upcoming video game "Wolfenstein: The New Order," players will be doing only one thing _ killing Nazis _ but the creators at MachineGames, who have never before taken on a "Wolfenstein" game, have added several updates to make the 32-year-old first-person shooter franchise feel modern.

Ready to rock you: Imagine Dragons talk success

02/24/2014 1:20pm
Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds has been enjoying rock stardom from a relevantly sane place.

Review: Beck mixes orchestral magic on new album

02/24/2014 1:24pm
Beck, "Morning Phase" (Capitol)

Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

02/24/2014 1:28pm
Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco.

Jamaica school serves as cradle for island's music

02/24/2014 1:29pm
Barefoot and dressed in donated clothes, 12-year-old Renaldo Brown methodically plays scales on a flute under the canopy of trees at a Jamaican vocational school renowned for nurturing many of this music-steeped island's top instrumentalists.

Ovary removal aids high-risk women but at what age

02/24/2014 2:04pm
For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.

BRCA cancer genes at a glance

02/24/2014 2:05pm
A look at faulty BRCA genes that raise women's risk of breast and ovarian cancer:

'Avatar' actor Sam Worthington arrested in NYC

02/24/2014 2:05pm
Police say actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in New York City on charges of punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington's girlfriend in the shin.

Judge sets deadline for Bieber video objections

02/24/2014 2:45pm
A Florida judge has set a Wednesday afternoon deadline for Justin Bieber's lawyers to file objections to the release of police video taken after the singer's Jan. 23 arrest in Miami Beach.

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton ending marriage

02/24/2014 2:58pm
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are calling it quits.

Neil Young working on second memoir

02/24/2014 2:59pm
Neil Young is not done with writing memoirs.

One-day tickets at Disney World now more expensive

02/24/2014 3:03pm
The cost of going to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World just got more expensive.

Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke working on book

02/24/2014 3:04pm
Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir.

Correction: South Beach-Sammy Hagar story

02/24/2014 3:24pm
In a story Feb. 23 about Sammy Hagar at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hagar is the current lead singer of Van Halen. He is the former lead singer.

Amanda Bynes pleads no contest to reckless driving

02/24/2014 3:55pm
Amanda Bynes has pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving after she clipped a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car.

First lady honors star Cicely Tyson at screening

02/24/2014 3:59pm
Michelle Obama says African-American History Month is about "honoring those who came before us" and "resolving to do our part to live up to that example."

Al Roker, NYC mayor smooth over their snow spat

02/24/2014 4:12pm
TV weatherman Al Roker and New York City's mayor made up Monday after a spat over snow and school closings.

Tamron Hall joining 'Today' 3rd hour as a co-host

02/24/2014 4:22pm
NBC says Tamron Hall is joining the third hour of the "Today" show as a co-host.

5 classic comedies Harold Ramis helped create

02/24/2014 5:52pm
You may not know his name or remember his face, but you have surely heard of at least some of the movies that Harold Ramis directed, helped write or appeared in. Here are five smash comedies created in part by Ramis, who died Monday at age 69:

Correction: South Beach-Daniel Boulud story

02/24/2014 6:19pm
MIAMI (AP) _ In a story Feb. 23 about chef Daniel Boulud, The Associated Press erroneously reported Boulud's wife's name based on incorrect information from the his media relations. Her name is Katherine.

Ramis, Zen master to a wild comedy storm, dies

02/24/2014 6:59pm
"Caddyshack." "National Lampoon's Animal House." "Ghostbusters." "Groundhog Day." "Stripes."

Baby on the way for Jimmy Kimmel and new wife

02/24/2014 7:36pm
Jimmy Fallon may be the late night host with a new show, but Jimmy Kimmel has reason to celebrate, too.

Jimmy Fallon to swim Polar Plunge in Chicago

02/24/2014 8:06pm
Jimmy Fallon is getting ready to do the Polar Plunge, Chicago-style with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

New host Seth Meyers lands at NBC's 'Late Night'

02/24/2014 8:48pm
The monologue jokes were mostly thin and the host seemed stiff delivering them.