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Norman Bridwell, who brought Clifford the Big Red Dog to life in a series of books and later an animated show on PBS, died in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts on Friday. He was 86 years old. Norman Bridwell reads from a copy of the first...
Senators may confirm as many as 88 of President Barack Obama’s federal judicial nominees. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON — No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win...
Russian shoppers were unable to purchase Apple products online Tuesday after the company took down its online store due to the fluctuating price of the ruble. Russian shoppers looking to purchase an iPod or iPad online for the holidays were out of...
After 25 years of doughnuts, D’ohs and drunken nights at Moe’s, Homer Simpson is just as charming as ever. As are Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. And Krusty. And Patty and Selma and … you get it. On Wednesday “The Simpsons” will celebrate...
The Aleppo headquarters of the Islamic State are seen in the northern city of Aleppo after fighters from several Syrian rebel brigades seized it, on Jan. 8, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Wesam/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The three teenage girls from...
Photo by Flickr user Monica Grigsby.WASHINGTON — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by teen dropped to new lows, use of e-...