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Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Heartwarming Photos of a New Baby Gorilla and Her Doting Grandmother

Recently, the San Francisco Zoo welcomed a new member to their family and she's as cute as can be. Though her mother Nneka is doing fine, the adorable 5-month-old gorilla named Kabibe (or “little lady” in Swahili) is being carefully cared for by her grandmother named Bawang who has assumed the role …

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Makes about 36 cookies<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>cookies<p>1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 tablespoon ground ginger<p>1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar<p>1 large egg<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>2 2/3 cups all purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>frosting<p>9 cups (or more) …

7 Christmas songs that are unintentionally depressing

<b>My Morning Jacket (AP/Vince Bucci)</b><p>Sometimes music that’s supposedly joyous is decidedly not. These holiday downers will bring out the Grinch in you<p>Patrick Wensink<p>December 24, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Christmas time is supposed to be packed with joy. But let’s face it: Sometimes we are left with emotional …

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

Christmas Light Photography Tips

At this time of year, many of the world’s cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often …

Venice by night...

Scoopon fined $1 million for misleading customers

The daily discount website Scoopon has been ordered to pay penalties of $1 million for misleading customers and businesses.<p>In July the Australian …

Time is short, and sight is precious, for Sydney family living under shadow of mystery disease

For Sydney’s White family, every outing, every occasion, takes on a special meaning.<p>Matthew, Samuel, and Kathryn White might only be seven, nine and …

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Australia and New Zealand in April next year, Kensington Palace says. It's thought the royal couple are likely to bring their baby son Prince George but a final decision will be made nearer the time. Does the royal visit excite you or is it time we did away with the monarchy? http://bit.ly/1dpy3GD

Charities' fund-raising costs swallow millions in donations

The National Heart Foundation raised more than $51 million in 2012, but spent more than $20 million on fund-raising, $8 million more than it put …

Nigella Lawson in new Scotland Yard drug inquiry

When they were acquitted on Friday, Scotland Yard said it would not look at her admissions or the women's claims. She would only be investigated if …

Crime

A young Gold Coast family hopes a brain surgeon's blade will deliver them a Christmas miracle. http://bit.ly/1cLFBC7

Nigella Lawson faces a police investigation into claims of cocaine use which emerged during her personal assistants' fraud trial. The assistants claimed Lawson had allowed them to spend thousands of pounds on designer handbags, first-class flights and other luxuries if they kept quiet about her cocaine use. http://bit.ly/JTa2Pp

'Stormin' Norman,' Desert Storm commander, laid to rest at West Point

Norman Schwarzkopf, the general who commanded the 30-country coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait, was remembered both as a larger than life military figure and trusted adviser during his burial ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Thursday.<p>A 1956 graduate of …

Annette Funicello obituary

Annette Funicello, who has died of complications from multiple sclerosis aged 70, was instantly associated with two names: Mickey Mouse and Frankie Avalon, both of whom were squeaky clean. As a child, Funicello was one of the first Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club, the hugely popular …

Oldest male Nazi concentration camp survivor dies aged 107

The oldest known male survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, whose life was documented in the book and film 'Unbroken Will', has died aged 107.<p>Leopold Engleitner, a conscientious objector, was imprisoned in the Buchenwald, Niederhagen and Ravensbrueck camps between 1939 and 1943.<p>He refused to …

'Private Benjamin' star Eileen Brennan dies at 80 - TODAY.com

Everett Collection<p>Eileen Brennan in the TV series<p>Emmy-winning actress Eileen Brennan, perhaps best known for her role as Goldie Hawn's commanding officer in the 1980 film "Private Benjamin," has died from bladder cancer at age 80.<p>"Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for …

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Sir David Frost dies of heart attack

Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died of a heart attack while on board a cruise ship.<p>The 74-year old writer, who is remembered for his revealing interviews with President Nixon, is thought to have died on Sunday.<p>A statement from his family said he had been due to give a speech aboard the …

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World's oldest man dies at age 112 in NY

The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112.<p>Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World …

War criminal Erich Priebke dies at 100; Nazi captain convicted in 1995

Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain who evaded arrest for nearly 50 years after taking part in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during<p>World War II, died Friday in Rome. He was 100.<p>Priebke was finally extradited to Italy from Argentina in 1995 to face trial for the 1944 …

Lorenzo's Oil creator Augusto Odone dies

<b>Augusto Odone, who rejected medical opinion and created an oil to save the life of his son Lorenzo has died.</b><p>The former World Bank economist died in Italy aged 80, said his family.<p>Augusto Odone taught himself enough science to invent a treatment for his six-year-old son after he was diagnosed with a …