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Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition

Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, singer Darlene Love performs at the "Right To Rock Benefit" at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Love will sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for the 21st and final time on Letterman's annual holiday show. He's retiring from the "The Late Show w…

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Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition

Letterman pulls curtain on holiday tradition

NEW YORK — With the curtain soon to fall on David Letterman’s late-night television career, the end comes Friday for an odd and emotional holiday tradition that involves comic Jay Thomas, the Lone Ranger, a giant meatball and, most indelibly, singer Darlene Love.

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Last-minute holiday shopper's cheat sheet

Last-minute holiday shopper's cheat sheet

Here’s a procrastinator’s guide to making sure Santa’s sleigh is brimming with packages.

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

A Target shopper uses her iPhone to compare prices at Walmart while shopping after midnight in South Portland, Maine. Increasingly, buying products online is like trading stocks: you can buy a copper mug or a coat and then hours — or even minutes later — it can go up and down in price.  

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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.

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Nation’s top theaters bail on ‘The Interview’ in wake of hackers’ threat

Nation’s top theaters bail on ‘The Interview’ in wake of hackers’ threat

From left are first assistant director Jonathan Watson, director of photography Brandon Trost, co-director Evan Goldberg and co-star Seth Rogen on the set of “The Interview.”

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Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Holiday albums from Idina Menzel, 'Downton Abbey'

Music for the holidays

December 17, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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The Elf on the Shelf is preparing kids for Big Brother

"The Elf on the Shelf" is both a book and a doll.

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Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

This year I looked around for ways to turn existing toys into ornaments.

December 16, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Gay vets can march in Boston St. Patrick's parade

Gay vets can march in Boston St. Patrick's parade

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014 file photo, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Bullen, of Westborough, Mass., left, holds an American flag as U.S. Army veteran Ian Ryan, of Dennis, Mass., front right, rolls up an OutVets banner after marching with a group representing LGBT military veteran…

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Gay vets can march in Boston St. Patrick's parade

Gay vets can march in Boston St. Patrick's parade

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in its history, the sponsors of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade will allow a group representing the gay community to participate, drawing cheers from Mayor Martin Walsh, who boycotted the event last year over the exclusion.

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Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

This Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, photo in Concord, N.H., shows a plastic cat toy turned into a Christmas tree ornament with a bit of Sugru, a dough-like substance that hardens into silicone rubber, used to attach a split ring for hanging. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

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Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

This Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, photo in Concord, N.H., shows three Christmas tree ornaments made from toys. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

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Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

This Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, photo in Concord, N.H., shows a Harry Potter Lego minifigure enclosed in a plastic Christmas tree ornament bulb. The bulb is cut open to insert the toy and glued back together. Epsom salt gives it a snowy look and cover up the cutting line. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

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Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

Turn toys into Christmas tree ornaments

This Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, photo in Concord, N.H., shows a plastic cat toy turned into a Christmas tree ornament with a bit of Sugru, a dough-like substance that hardens into silicone rubber, used to attach a split ring for hanging. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

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Think inside the box: "Mama's Santos"

Think inside the box: "Mama's Santos"

Don't wait: Order "Mama's Santos: An Arizona Life" for Christmas giving.

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How to create lasting holiday memories

How to create lasting holiday memories

Many of us have lasting memories from our childhood holidays. Some are more predictable than others, tied to traditions that get passed down for generations and whose mere practice today still stirs emotions.

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Fa la la la la: Raise the seasonal roof

Fa la la la la: Raise the seasonal roof

Nothing like a community songfest to get you in a holly-jolly mood.

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This week on TV: Dec. 14-20

This week on TV: Dec. 14-20

Holiday specials rock around the remote.

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Holiday office parties: so very merry — and awkward

It is time, once again, to celebrate the holidays with our friends and loved ones. And co-workers.

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