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Staten Island-Wheel

Staten Island-Wheel

This image shows an artist's rendering of a proposed 625-foot Ferris wheel planned for the Staten Island waterfront in New York. The groundbreaking for the site is planned for early 2015 and it is expected to open in 2017. A hotel, retail outlet stores and a 4-D thrill ride will be part of t…

October 16, 2014 7:23 pm
"The Big Chill"

"The Big Chill"

“The Big Chill” isn’t a great film, ala “The Godfather” and “The Graduate.” But Lawrence Kasdan’s comedy drama captures the lead edge of the baby boom at its most self-absorbed, staring down middle age while trying to grow up.

October 10, 2014 12:20 pm
Don Pardo

Don Pardo

This March 14, 1992, photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live." Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Aug. 18 in Arizona at the age of 96. (, A…

September 18, 2014 4:27 pm
Mosquito Outbreak

Mosquito Outbreak

An undated photo provided by the Northwest Mosquito Abatement District in Wheeling, Ill., shows two varieties of mosquitoes. At the left is Culex pipiens, also known as the northern house mosquito. It is the species mainly responsible for transmitting the West Nile virus to humans. At right …

September 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart

Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart

In this February 1950 file photo actor Humphrey Bogart, left, and his wife, actress Lauren Bacall, appear at the Stork Club in New York. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday in New York. She was 89.

August 13, 2014 12:33 pm
John Paul White, Joy Williams

John Paul White, Joy Williams

In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, John Paul White, right, and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, in Austin, Texas. Williams and White issued a statement on their website Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 announcing the decision to split, which comes nearly t…

August 05, 2014 10:46 am
Elaine Stritch in October 2006

Elaine Stritch in October 2006

This Oct. 9, 2006 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch posing for photographers during red carpet arrivals at the premiere of the film "Infamous," in New York. Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
The Return: Cleveland welcomes LeBron back

The Return: Cleveland welcomes LeBron back

In this Dec. 25, 2009 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. James told Sports Illustrated on Friday, July 11, 2014, he is leaving the Miami Heat to go back to the Cleveland C…

July 11, 2014 3:30 pm
George Lucas

George Lucas

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas poses with characters from the movies during the opening ceremony of the "Sandcrawler" building, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Singapore. The building, named for its resemblance to a large vehicle featured in the original "Star Wars" film, is home to the regiona…

June 24, 2014 4:57 pm
Teen Behavior

Teen Behavior

In this June 13, 2013 file photo, attendees play video games on the PlayStation 4 at the Sony booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday, June 12, 2014, found a surge in number of kids who spent t…

June 12, 2014 12:51 pm
Teen Behavior

Teen Behavior

In this Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, Johnnae Morris, 16, a team manager for the Blue Springs High School football team, relaxes while texting in the press box at the end of practice at the school in Blue Springs, Mo. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday, J…

June 12, 2014 12:52 pm
Teen Behavior

Teen Behavior

In this Dec. 14, 2011, file photo, a driver uses an iPhone while driving in Los Angeles. Among teen drivers, 41 percent had texted or emailed behind the wheel in the previous month according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was released on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

June 12, 2014 12:50 pm
Slideshow: Unexpected foods you can grill

Slideshow: Unexpected foods you can grill

Say again? Watermelon on the grill? Sure! Brush slices of melon with olive oil and grill for three minutes on each side. Sprinkle with salt and squeeze some citrus over the top once it’s ready to serve. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt or coconut whipped cream for some extra sweetness.

June 10, 2014 5:31 pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton

First lady Hillary Clinton putting her arm around her daughter Chelsea as they attend the MTV Ball at the Washington Convention Center. Mrs. Clinton's gown was designed by New Yorker Sarah Phillips, who estimated its value at $50,000.

June 08, 2014 11:00 am
Laura Bush

Laura Bush

First lady Laura Bush waving as she arrives on stage for a Presidential Inaugural Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. Mrs. Bush wrote in her memoir that she was "amazed by the sheer number of designer clothes that I was expected to buy" as first lady. The gown description:…

June 08, 2014 11:00 am
Michelle Obama Met Museum

Michelle Obama Met Museum

First lady Michelle Obama arriving at Metropolitan Museum of Art for a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, in New York.

June 08, 2014 11:00 am
History of poverty tells a complex tale

History of poverty tells a complex tale

President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, center left, leave the home in Inez, Ky., of Tom Fletcher, a father of eight who told Johnson he'd been out of work for nearly two years, in this April 24, 1964, file photo. The president visited the Appalachian area in Eastern Kentucky to se…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
History of poverty tells a complex tale

History of poverty tells a complex tale

In this April 2008 photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., visits Tom Fletcher's house where former President Lyndon B. Johnson made a speech forty-four years earlier launching the war on poverty in Inez, Ky.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
History of poverty tells a complex tale

History of poverty tells a complex tale

President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Jan. 8, 1964. Speaking in the House of Representatives, the chief executive said on eof his aims was "unconditional war on poverty in America." In background from left are: Speaker John McCorm…

June 06, 2014 7:00 pm
Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington. Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon where she will be honored due to issues with her health. Major League Baseball announced Friday, May 23, 2014 because of “health reasons” the 86-year…

May 28, 2014 8:48 am
Bobby Vinton with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley at a 1975 Press Conference

Bobby Vinton with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley at a 1975 Press Conference

Singer Bobby Vinton shares a laugh with the late Chicago Mayor Richard Daley during a 1975 press conference. It was Daley's wife Sis and her fondness for the crooner that earned Vinton the title of "the Polish Prince."

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
Jim McMahon, Keith Van Horne

Jim McMahon, Keith Van Horne

This Jan. 26, 1986 file photo shows Bears quarterback Jim McMahon bumping helmets with Keith Van Horne during Super Bowl XX in New Orleans. A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday the league illegally supplied them with risky narcotics that numbed injuries for games an…

May 20, 2014 11:39 am
Richard Dent

Richard Dent

In this Aug. 6, 2011 file photo, Richard Dent poses with a bust of himself during induction ceremonies at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries …

May 20, 2014 11:41 am
White House vegetable garden

White House vegetable garden

A National Park Service worker tends to the White House kitchen garden on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, during a preview for the media of the Spring Garden Tour. Plants that can offer high yields with low watering include leafy vegetables such as kale, lettuce and spinach;…

May 18, 2014 7:00 am
Andy Manar

Andy Manar

Illinois Sen. Andy Manar, D - Bunker Hill, introduces an education funding reform bill at the State Capitol in Springfield, Ill on April 2. Most of Illinois’ 860 school districts would see severe cuts in funding if the state’s temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, according to …

May 06, 2014 8:08 pm
Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at the annual meeting April 11 of the Illinois Education Association in Chicago. Allegations of patronage hiring in Quinn's administration could be a re-election hurdle for the Chicago Democrat. Quinn faces a challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, …

April 24, 2014 7:57 pm
Vince Gill with Grand Ole Opry Stars Roy Clark, Glen Campbell, Ricky Skaggs and Eddie Rabbitt

Vince Gill with Grand Ole Opry Stars Roy Clark, Glen Campbell, Ricky Skaggs and Eddie Rabbitt

Vince Gill (far right) joined country music stars Ricky Skaggs (left to right), Roy Clark, Eddie Rabbitt and Glen Campbell on stage May 7, 1992 at the Grand Ole Opry.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am
Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of the social network service Facebook, speaks during a panel session at the 41st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her best-selling manifesto for wo…

April 13, 2014 7:30 am
Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney, seen here in this May 1987 file photo, died April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. He was 93.

April 07, 2014 10:36 am
FDA Antibiotics

FDA Antibiotics

Poults raised without the use of antibiotics are seen at David Martin's turkey farm, in Lebanon, Pa. Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, Ma…

March 30, 2014 8:00 am
Etiquette Expert Amy Vanderbilt at Tea Time 1956

Etiquette Expert Amy Vanderbilt at Tea Time 1956

Amy Vanderbilt pouring "a proper cup" of tea in 1956.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Gum's Decline

Gum's Decline

A garbage bin sits full of bubble gum. U.S. gum sales tumbled 11 percent over the past four years.

March 23, 2014 11:30 am
Pets-Taming Cats

Pets-Taming Cats

Lux, a 22-pound Himalayan cat that attacked a seven-month old baby after the baby pulled the cat's tail. Cats don't become ferocious felines that turn on their families for no reason, says the cat behavior expert Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell", who is heading to P…

March 23, 2014 10:00 am
Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Sandberg and the Girls Scouts recently declared a campaign to “Ban Bossy,” complete with Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Condoleezza Rice on video, a helpful website full of tips and thou…

March 23, 2014 8:00 am
Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o arrives in a stunning Ralph Lauren Collection red caped gown at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nyong'o is nominated for an Oscar for performance by an actress in a supporting role for the film, "12 Years a Slave." The …

March 02, 2014 9:00 am
Parenting Obesity Landscape

Parenting Obesity Landscape

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a program to educate children about nutrition and health. According to …

March 02, 2014 7:30 am
Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis

In this Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, actor and director Harold Ramis laughs as he walks the Red Carpet to celebrate The Second City's 50th anniversary in Chicago. An attorney for Ramis said the actor died Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2014, from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He w…

February 24, 2014 12:03 pm
Pets Lost Cats

Pets Lost Cats

Jacob Miller scans a cat for a microchip at the East Valley Animal Shelter in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. The search for your feline friend tends to be tougher going than if you had lost a dog, experts say. But you can protect against the loss of your cat by microchipping it and str…

February 23, 2014 10:30 am
Homes-Frozen Pipes

Homes-Frozen Pipes

Ice coats leaking pipes in a downtown Cleveland alley, in Ohio. With much of the nation gripped in record cold at some point this winter, homeowners have had to deal with pipes freezing, and then bursting. Damage from a burst pipe can vary greatly, depending on the amount of time that the wa…

February 21, 2014 8:00 am
Homes-Frozen Pipes 2

Homes-Frozen Pipes 2

Roto Rooter plumber Nate Petersen pumps water into the incoming city water line that has been frozen at a south Minneapolis home. In 2013, all winter storm-related insurance losses totaled about $1.9 billion, according to the Insurance Information Institute. That includes damage from frozen pipes.

February 21, 2014 8:00 am
Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was 91.

February 19, 2014 1:05 pm
Britain Orchids

Britain Orchids

Jess Lee a student horticulturist makes final adjustments to an arch of 'Vanda' orchids during a media pre-view of an Orchid festival at Kew Botanical Gardens in London. The annual Orchid Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a rite of early spring as British as breakfast tea, a ch…

February 14, 2014 10:00 am
Britain Orchids

Britain Orchids

A new orchid Phalaenopsis hybrid 'Diamond Sky' is displayed during a media pre-view of an Orchid festival at Kew Botanical Gardens in London. The annual Orchid Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a rite of early spring as British as breakfast tea, a chance to celebrate the hardy …

February 14, 2014 10:00 am
Juanita Moore

Juanita Moore

FILE - This March 31, 1960 file photo showsJuanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner's friend in the classic weeper "Imitation of Life," died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Accou…

February 11, 2014 2:10 pm
Larry Speakes

Larry Speakes

Larry Speakes, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

February 11, 2014 2:09 pm
Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

In this 1936 file photo, actress Shirley Temple is photographed as she appeared in "Poor Little Rich Girl." Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, died Feb. 10, 2014. She was 85.

February 11, 2014 2:09 pm
Ruth Robinson Duccini

Ruth Robinson Duccini

In this Nov. 20, 2007, photo, the Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz" pose as they honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, site of the film's 1939 premiere, in Los Angeles. The Munchkins cast members, from left: Clarence Swensen, a Munchkin soldier, Jerr…

February 11, 2014 2:10 pm
Juan Gelman

Juan Gelman

Argentine poet Juan Gelman, who authored several dozen books and received the Cervantes prize in 2007, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Mexico. He was 83.

February 11, 2014 2:09 pm
Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson, who played the professor on "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. He was 89

February 11, 2014 2:10 pm
Franklin McCain

Franklin McCain

Franklin McCain, who helped spark a movement of nonviolent sit-in protests across the South by occupying a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in 1960, died late Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in North Carolina. He was 73.

February 11, 2014 2:10 pm
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