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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 11:02 AM CST

Blame Wages & Turtle Doves: '12 Days' Cost Goes Up Slightly to $34,363

The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" — from spiraling out of control. The price of two turtle doves... »

MTV Video Music Awards 2016: Best Moments

MTV Video Music Awards 2016: Best Moments

The best pictures and moments from the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City. »

Fill'er Up: 7-Eleven Brings Back Slurpee BYO Cup Day

Fill'er Up: 7-Eleven Brings Back Slurpee BYO Cup Day

Customers can bring in any size container and fill it with their favorite Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 19 and Saturday Aug. 20 for only $1.50. »

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Actor Barry Jenner Dead

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Actor Barry Jenner Dead

Jenner died Monday in Los Angeles of acute myeloid leukemia. He was best known for acting in "Deep Space Nine," the 1990s iteration of "Star Trek." »

Nintendo Plans Retro 'Mario,' 'Zelda' Console

Nintendo Plans Retro 'Mario,' 'Zelda' Console

Nintendo said Thursday it will release the "NES Classic Edition" on Nov. 11, a $59.99 system that comes loaded with 30 classic Nintendo games. »

KFC Creates, Gives Away Fried Chicken-Scented Sunscreen

KFC Creates, Gives Away Fried Chicken-Scented Sunscreen

KFC, the fried chicken maker, has apparently expanded its offerings, announcing and giving away its brand new line of fried chicken-scented sunscreen on Monday. The company assured prospective users that the SPF... »

Hostess Unveils 'Deep Fried Twinkies'

Hostess Unveils 'Deep Fried Twinkies'

The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer. Hostess Brands, the maker of lunchbox treats like Ho Hos, is launching packaged "Deep Fried Twinkies" starting Friday that mark... »

Fully Automated Restaurant to Serve Quinoa in NYC

Fully Automated Restaurant to Serve Quinoa in NYC

Robots (and some hidden chefs) will serve quinoa to customers at a fast-food restaurant opening in midtown Manhattan later this year, according to reports. There will be no cashiers at Eatsa’s midtown... »

Blue Bell Announces New Ice Cream Flavor

Blue Bell Announces New Ice Cream Flavor

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell announced a new flavor of ice cream Friday. »

New President Barbie Has Female Running Mate

New President Barbie Has Female Running Mate

Mattel said the idea is "to inspire girls to become leaders." »

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