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  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 12:35 A.M.

    Peppermint pigs a smashing tradition in NY

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A holiday tradition in this upstate New York resort town has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to smash …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Alan Alda asks scientists to explain: What’s time?

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Professor Alan Alda has a homework assignment for scientists. Yes, that Alan Alda. The actor known for portraying Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce on the TV …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 11:29 P.M.

    Alan Alda asks scientists to explain: What’s time?

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Professor Alan Alda has a homework assignment for scientists. Yes, that Alan Alda. The actor known for his Emmy-Award-winning work on the TV show “MASH,” is …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 2:57 P.M.

    Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    MIAMI (AP) — Another man on Monday sued the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Black women battle obesity with dialogue, action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012, 9:32 A.M.

    ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Guardians’ duel for box-office win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond is in a box-office photo finish with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny over what looks to be the last slow weekend of the …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012, 8:56 A.M.

    Obamas attend annual holiday concert in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday concert attended Sunday by President Barack Obama and his family included some non-traditional entertainment this year: a performance by South Korean rapper and Internet sensation …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 11:37 A.M.

    NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 1:21 A.M.

    Rotting whale casts foul stench into Malibu

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A dead whale rotting near the Malibu homes of Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and other celebrities is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 5:04 A.M.

    Capitalism and socialism wed as words of the year

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thanks to the election, socialism and capitalism are forever wed as Merriam-Webster’s most looked-up words of 2012. Traffic for the unlikely pair on the company’s website …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 6:38 P.M.

    Costas gun control commentary gets notice

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Costas’ “Sunday Night Football” halftime commentary supporting gun control sparked a Fox News Channel debate Monday on whether NBC should fire him and a Twitter …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 1:25 A.M.

    Alaska inmates find identity in orchestra

    EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center once …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012, 8:38 A.M.

    ‘Twilight,’ ‘Skyfall’ remain top picks for fans

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Twilight” finale and “Skyfall” continued to dominate the box office on a typically slow post-Thanksgiving weekend that brought big business for holdover films but a …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 5:08 P.M.

    APNewsBreak: Tribes raise $9M for sacred SD land

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — After months of high-profile fundraising that drew celebrities’ attention and dollars, a group of Native American tribes has raised $9 million to buy a piece …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 1:57 A.M.

    Fatal shooting over music compared to Martin case

    ATLANTA (AP) — The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car a week ago has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 6:53 P.M.

    Gilda’s Club name change insult to late comedian?

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedian Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 2:55 P.M.

    Gilda’s Club name change seen as insult to Radner

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedienne Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 3:57 A.M.

    Lindsay Lohan arrested on assault charge in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested Thursday after police said she hit a woman during an argument at a New York City nightclub. The “Mean Girls” and …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    Empire State Building surprises NY with new lights

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the middle of the night, as most of New York slept, something big and bright lit up the Manhattan skyline for just seconds — a …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 11:42 P.M.

    Empire State Building surprises NY with new lights

    NEW YORK (AP) — Earlier this week, a switch was flipped at the Empire State Building, turning on its dancing new LED lights. They burst from the skyscraper, synchronized with …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 5:33 A.M.

    NJ spruce lights up as Rockefeller Center tree

    NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy was transformed into a beacon of shimmering glory Wednesday when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 5:32 P.M.

    Tampa socialite fighting back in Petraeus scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa socialite embroiled in the scandal that cost CIA Director David Petraeus his job fought back Tuesday after more than two weeks of silence as …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 8:55 A.M.

    Lines by Madonna and other celebs pop up in stores

    This holiday season you’re likely to spot singer Jennifer Lopez in Kohl’s. You could get a peek at pop music icon Madonna in Macy’s. You might even catch a glimpse …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 2:41 P.M.

    ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor calls his show ‘filth’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage actor who plays the half in the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” says in a video posted online by a Christian …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012, 8:46 A.M.

    ‘Twilight,’ Bond, ‘Lincoln’ lead record weekend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bella Swan, James Bond and Abe Lincoln have combined to lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue at the box office. Kristen Stewart’s finale as Bella in …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 3:56 P.M.

    New trail spurs interest in ex-Atlanta rail route

    ATLANTA (AP) — Since a new urban trail opened last month in an old rail corridor in Atlanta, it has drawn a steady stream of joggers, dog-walkers and cyclists to …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 8:23 A.M.

    Singers continue long Wis. tradition of protest

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Every weekday as the clock strikes noon, dozens of demonstrators pass out songbooks inside the Wisconsin Capitol. Office workers who know what’s coming scramble to close …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 7:57 A.M.

    5 things to know about ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman

    Five things to know about “Dallas” star Larry Hagman: 1. HIS FAMOUS MOM


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 12:39 A.M.

    AP PHOTOS: TV icon Larry Hagman through the years

    Larry Hagman, whose masterful portrayal of the charmingly loathsome J.R. Ewing on “Dallas” brought him his greatest stardom, has died at the age of 81. That role on CBS’ long-running …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 12:05 A.M.

    ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron — and coaxed …


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