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  • Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform

    Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform
    The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law. The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
  • House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate

    The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party. The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
  • Steaming and boiling face off in annual crab cook-off

    Steaming and boiling face off in annual crab cook-off
    Along most of America's coastline, crustaceans get boiled. Sometimes in plain old Yankee water. Sometimes in spicy Cajun stock. Whatever the liquid, there's a whole pot of it bubbling away. Whatever the seafood — Maine lobster, Carolina blue crab,...
  • Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter

    Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter
    Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76. McDaniels, whose...
  • Queen Victoria's Room at Disney's Victoria & Albert's a royal treat

    I could not imagine how executive chef Scott Hunnel could improve upon the dining experience at Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The restaurant is a 10-year recipient of the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award, and V&A has won...
  • Top weekly dining specials

    Top weekly dining specials
    From the Dining@Large blog: I took your suggestions for Top 10 weekly dining specials, threw in a few of mine, and sorted them by day of the week. I confirmed them all the best I could, by visiting the establishments websites. When I found other weekly...
  • Quiz: Top Ten confusing restaurant concepts

    Quiz: Top Ten confusing restaurant concepts
    From the Dining@Large blog: I hate it when I confuse my "upscale localvore-focused contemporary American dining experiences" with my "cozy, casual and affordable French Brasseries with an American feel." But I managed to do that recently in a blog post....
  • Presidential candidates off to slower fundraising start

    Presidential candidates off to slower fundraising start
    The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle. Campaign aides engaged in the...
  • With website, T-shirts and a No. 1 album, Lil Wayne redefines stardom behind bars

    With website, T-shirts and a No. 1 album, Lil Wayne redefines stardom behind bars
    NEW YORK (AP) — He had the top-selling album in the country earlier this month. He's on the president's iPod. He's on the charts with two singles and a collaboration on a third. He's on Facebook with updates for the more than 14 million people following...
  • Dane Cook's Half-Brother Ordered to Repay Him $12M

    Dane Cook's Half-Brother Ordered to Repay Him $12M
    BOSTON -- Dane Cook's half brother and sister-and-law have been ordered to pay the comic $12 million in restitution, after they pleaded guilty to stealing money from him. Darryl and Erika McCauley are accused of embezzling millions from Cook while Darryl...
  • Book review: 'Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food' by Paul Greenberg

    Book review: 'Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food' by Paul Greenberg
    Four Fish The Future of the Last Wild Food Paul Greenberg The Penguin Press: 286 pp., $25.95 Didactic — however worthy — is not much fun. Ecological and planet-saving literature tends to argue for the essential. The discoveries, the...