An outdoor sign for Walmart.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Wal-Mart to accept video game trade-ins in stores

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart plans to expand its video game trade-in program to its stores, offering store credit for thousands of video games. The world’s largest retailer plans to let video game owners trade […]



Oscar speeches by the numbers

In the past 30 years of Oscar acceptance speeches, whose speech has been the longest? Which category gets the most time to talk? And, perhaps more importantly, whom do the winners thank or mention the […]


In this Nov. 1936 file photo, 8-year-old U.S. American child movie star Shirley Temple is portrayed in Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/File)

Shirley Temple’s life and career, in an interactive timeline

Check out our interactive timeline on the life and career of Shirley Temple.


Jay Leno

Key dates in Jay Leno’s life and career

Jay Leno will step aside as “Tonight Show” host and be replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Leno has hosted the iconic late-night talk show for 22 years. Have a look at our Leno timeline.


C. Everett Koop

New warnings as smoking rates drop

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job. Check out […]



Celebrities who died of drug overdose in their prime

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is the latest example of an entertainer who succumbed to drugs when he still had a lot to give. Here are some examples.


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Team name controversy

The Washington Redskins have received pressure from Native American groups to change the team name. A look at teams that have changed or are considering changing their mascots and logos.



The Nobel Prize: History and winners

Established by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prizes have been handed out by award committees in Stockholm and Oslo since 1901. The winners always receive their awards on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s […]


Actor Neil Patrick Harris (AP Photo)

Can you pass the Emmy Awards quiz?

The Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sunday. Here’s an interactive on the Emmy Awards that includes a quiz and a look at TV shows that got a large number of nominations but went […]


Affordable care act

Health care calculator

This tool will help you estimate approximate costs and government subsidies with personally tailored results and details on how insurance payments might vary.




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