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September 6, 2012 | By Rene Lynch, This story has been updated. See note below for details.
[Updated at 1:19 p.m.: Tom Brokaw, the veteran NBC News correspondent, has been discharged from a Charlotte, N.C., hospital where he was taken earlier Thursday after he reported feeling lightheaded. Brokaw, 72, said he'd mistakenly taken an Ambien on the same morning he was making an appearance on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” NBC News President Steve Capus released a statement updating the public on Brokaw's condition. “After medical evaluation and a round of tests, Tom was pronounced in great health and has been discharged," the statement said.
March 27, 2014 | Helene Elliott
PITTSBURGH -- As much as the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Penguins was about numbers -- highlighted by their seven-for-seven penalty-killing effort as they tied a franchise record with their eighth straight road win -- their success was equally about their attitude and being at their best when the situation seemed to be at its worst. In earning one-goal wins in Philadelphia, Washington and Pittsburgh in a four-day span and in holding NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby to one assist Thursday while blanking the league's most potent power play, the Kings turned apparent adversity into an advantage to win their fifth straight game and 13th in their last 16. They finished play against the East at 21-8-3, tying San Jose and St. Louis for the most wins by a West team against the East.
May 7, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lana Parrilla is getting her own fairy-tale love story: The actress is now engaged to beau Fred Di Blasio. The "Once Upon a Time" star, who plays Evil Queen / Mayor Regina Mills on the ABC fantasy series, was traveling in Israel last week with actors from ABC's "Scandal" when Di Blasio, a software executive, popped the question in the Negev Desert on April 28, her rep confirmed to the Ministry.  The couple prefers to keep details of the proposal...
February 12, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Russia's anti-gay laws have been a source of concern for many Americans heading into the Olympic Games, but Stephen Colbert appears to have the solution. On Tuesday's "Colbert Report," he sent "self-avowed man's man" Buddy Cole to meet with the U.S. men's speed skating team to give them some tips on how to seem not gay. We should mention that "Buddy Cole" is actually former "Kids in the Hall" member Scott Thompson. The Buddy Cole character actually made his debut on "The Kids in the Hall" and Thompson himself once described the character as a "butch queen.
November 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel dated for several years in the early '00s, but broke up in 2009. Apparently the feelings aren't so bad, since Kimmel had her on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday to promote her upcoming comedy HBO special, "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles. " As with any long-term relationship, there was still some unfinished business to attend to, so Silverman came out with a bankers box of "Jimmy's Stuff," including socks, a toothbrush, "fat" jeans and a collage of Jimmy's face cut out of all their photos they took together as a couple.
December 6, 2000
I never thought I'd long for the good ol' days where the presidency was decided in a landslide victory. CHERYL H. LONG Arcadia
July 3, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Andy Griffith, who died in his sleep Tuesday at age 86, was buried on his North Carolina farm mere hours after his early morning death. Cindi Griffith, the actor's wife since 1983, was at his side when he died, the family told the Charlotte Observer . "He is the love of my life, my constant companion, my partner, and my best friend," she said in a statement to the paper. "I cannot imagine life without Andy, but I take comfort and strength in God's grace and in the knowledge that Andy is at peace and with God. " PHOTOS:   Life in pictures  |  Celebrities react  |  Notable deaths The prompt, intimate service and interment "had been planned for some time," a funeral spokesman told CNN. Griffith, who died about 7a.m., local time, on the Outer Banks' Roanoke Island, was buried by 11:30 a.m., a Twiford Funeral Homes representative told TMZ. "He has been laid to rest on his beloved farm on Roanoke Island," the funeral home's website said Tuesday.
February 7, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Reporting from Boston — The Lakers' margin for error is credit-card slim, their lack of depth and talent costing them if they don't play a nearly perfect game. In fact, you can hear all about it if you listen closely. "It just seems like our margin for error is really, really small right now," Derek Fisher said after the Lakers lost a seven-point lead Monday in the last 41/2 minutes of a 95-90 loss to Philadelphia. Said Kobe Bryant : "Our margin for error is just not as big as some of the other teams.
March 22, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Emma Watson will strip down to raise environmental awareness, even though she won't do it for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" star tweeted her support for James Houston's book of celebrities posing nude to raise environmental awareness. The book's proceeds will go to Global Green USA, a nonprofit focused on sustainability. PHOTOS: Hermione Granger through the years "My friend is supporting GlobalGreenUSA with his book Natural Beauty.
February 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Mark Balelo, the flamboyant auctioneer who appeared on A&E's "Storage Wars," was found dead in his car on Monday morning, in what appeared to be a suicide. According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office, the 40-year-old Balelo died of asphyxiation from carbon monoxide and exhaust fumes. He was found in a car parked in a garage at his Simi Valley auction house, Balelo Inc. Balelo, known as "Rico Suave" on the series, which follows a team of auctioneers who sell off the contents of reclaimed storage units to buyers, drew interest for the outlandish outfits he wore to auctions and for the large sums of cash he brought to auctions to buy items.
February 11, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw revealed on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer than affects the white blood cells in bone marrow. The 74-year-old former anchor of "NBC Nightly News" is currently contributing to the network's Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi. He released a statement through the network. "With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come," he says.
February 9, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
It was Showtime at Staples Center on Sunday night, starring the return of Chris Paul, the comeback of Blake Griffin from an injury scare and the rest of the Clippers playing their roles. Playing in his first game since he separated his right shoulder Jan. 3 at Dallas, Paul had seven points and eight assists in the Clippers' show-stopping and franchise-record-setting 123-78 victory over the overmatched Philadelphia 76ers. With Griffin overcoming a bruised left shin suffered in the first quarter to score 26 points, grab 11 rebounds and hand out six assists, the Clippers set a franchise record for biggest margin of victory.
January 17, 2014 | Times wire services
General Electric Co. shares fell the most in seven months after Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt failed to deliver on a profit-margin forecast that he had been repeating for more than a year. GE shares dropped 62 cents, or 2.3%, to $26.58 on Friday after GE said profit margins at units making jet engines, medical scanners and locomotives expanded last year less than the 0.7 percentage point that Immelt set as a goal in December 2012 and affirmed last month. The misstep comes as Immelt focuses on manufacturing growth while shrinking the Fairfield, Conn., company's finance unit.
January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appeared on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Wednesday to discuss his new memoir, "Duty," which has stirred up the Washington chattering class for its criticisms of President Obama. Gates arrived wearing a very visible neck brace, which Stewart couldn't help but reference. "Apparently you wrote about Chris Christie and there was retribution," Stewart said. Gates actually suffered a fall on New Year's Day in his home in Washington State and fractured his first vertebrae.
December 12, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December. Merchants get nervous each year during the dreaded early-December shopping lull, when consumers rest their wallets before swarming back into malls at the last minute - if they return at all. But this time, shoppers are splurge-shy, there's a dearth of hot new fashion trends and the key Thanksgiving weekend failed to deliver hoped-for sales.
December 8, 2013 | By Anh Do
Hieu Nguyen and fellow protesters stood on the sidewalk holding signs and waving an enormous rainbow flag as the traditional Vietnamese parade passed them by. Barred from the Lunar New Year's event - and largely ignored in their own community - members of the fledgling gay rights group decided it was time to stop playing nice. They took training sessions with established LGBT groups, sought out legal strategy from veteran gay rights defenders Lambda Legal and attended workshops.
March 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his new wife, Catriona McGinn, are expecting their first child together. This will be the "Franklin & Bash" star's third child and the first for the advertising exec, whom he married in July 2012 at a Santa Ynez winery. The "Saved By the Bell" alum, 39, and McGinn "are thrilled to announce they're expecting their first child together in September," his rep told People. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "We are all really excited for the arrival of our new addition," Gosselaar told People.
November 30, 2012 | By Paul West
Just weeks after the election, President Obama has launched a campaign-style drive to gain the upper hand in budget talks with Republicans. How the negotiations play out will provide a much clearer measure of exactly how much clout he gained in winning re-election. Obama's success at the polls was due in no small part to his campaign organization, which is getting well-deserved attention for its sophisticated use of analytics .  (The famously data-driven Mitt Romney, on the other hand, may have been misled by faulty internal numbers, as a recent New Republic article illustrated.)
December 4, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
There are few Roman Catholics more prominent in the media than Stephen Colbert, so it makes sense that the "Colbert Report" host would jump all over reports that Pope Francis sneaks out of the Vatican at night, disguised as a regular priest, to minister to the homeless. "He's a vigilante vicar," Colbert declared of the reports, which the pope himself will not confirm. "Coming to the help of those in need? He's the Batpope!" And now that you mention it, he kind of is like Batman.
November 24, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers were warned by Coach Doc Rivers before their game Sunday that the Chicago Bulls would be a "dangerous, angry team" without Derrick Rose. Apparently the Clippers took Rivers' words to heart, as they coasted to a 121-82 win over the Bulls at Staples Center, the largest margin of victory in franchise history. "It was the imperfect storm in some ways because there was no Rose," Rivers said. "But I just thought our defensive energy was fantastic. We were sharp offensively.
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