12/28/2013 6:40amIndian actor Farooq Shaikh, the plump, unlikely hero of scores of Bollywood films, has died. He was 65.
12/28/2013 7:14amAs soon as the beat started, the young woman bobbed her head to the rhythm, raised her hands to get the crowd clapping and then unleashed a flood of rap lyrics that tackled some of the biggest social challenges women face in the Arab world.
12/28/2013 8:38amOffice workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.
12/28/2013 8:59amThe celebrated French tightrope walker and chair-balancer known as Henry's, who balanced high above the Alps, Niagara Falls and for months over a supermarket in his hometown, has died.
12/28/2013 9:10amBlues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson.
12/28/2013 11:44amBritney Spears has begun her early retirement in Las Vegas with a show that looks strikingly like the eye-popping Cirque du Soleil productions found elsewhere on the Strip.
12/28/2013 2:55pmRomanian director and writer Dinu Cocea, who made popular historical adventure movies before being forced into exile by the Communists, has died, his daughter tells a Romanian news agency. He was 84.
12/28/2013 3:29pmA central Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to beating a star of the TV series "Amish Mafia."