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In this undated photo provided by Anheuser-Busch, Lt. Chuck Nadd and his girlfriend Shannon Cantwell wave as they ride aboard the famously-red Budweiser beer wagon pulled by Clydesdales in a parade, led by a marching band in Winter Park, Fla. The brewer has fashioned an ad around the parade that will run during the Super Bowl.(AP Photo/Anheuser-Busch, Hand Out)

Just say whoa: Budweiser ditching beloved Clydesdales in their advertising

- The Washington Times

It is a cultural moment in advertising: Budweiser is unhitching the iconic team of Clydesdale horses which has appeared in their commercials for 27 years, charming a global audience and creating herds of fans. But no more. The beer maker is now alarmed by falling sales and huge competition from craft beers - and is intent on retooling its image for a younger crowd.

Blake Shelton's new holiday album features contributions from his wife, Miranda Lambert, as well Reba McEntire and even his mom, Dorothy Shackleford. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Some of the best new songs of the season

There’s something about the cover photo of the 2012 album “Cheers, It’s Christmas,” showing Blake Shelton perched awkwardly on the arm of a leather sofa in front of a fireplace, that underscores how predictably commercial holiday music offerings have become.

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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 file photo, Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, centre, stands at the "Team USSR" bench prior to the charity ice hockey match, at the Moscow's Red Square. The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday, Nov. 24, 2014,  that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84

Associated Press

Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84.

Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana

- Associated Press

Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter's epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding.

One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

- Associated Press

One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

FILE - This combination made from pictures distributed by the FBI in 1964 shows, from left, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, civil rights workers who were killed in the "Mississippi Burning" case of 1964. The men are going to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, but the honor is not sitting well with some of their relatives. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed America's highest civilian honor on trailblazers in the arts, sports and politics, along with a couple of entertainers who are among his personal favorites.

Visitante, left, and Rene Perez Joglar, of the musical group Calle 13, accept the award for best alternative song for "El Aguante" at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Correction: Latin Grammys story

- Associated Press

In a story Nov. 20 about the Latin Grammys, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Paco de Lucia, who won album of the year, was Mexican. De Lucia was from Spain, but he died in Mexico earlier this year.

Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6

- Associated Press

Nov. 30: Actor Robert Guillaume is 87. Bassist Roger Glover of Deep Purple is 69. Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin is 62. Guitarist Shuggie Otis is 61. Country singer Jeannie Kendall of The Kendalls is 60. Singer Billy Idol is 59. Guitarist John Ashton of Psychedelic Furs is 57. Comedian Colin Mochrie ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?") is 57. Rapper Jalil of Whodini is 51. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 49. Actress Sandra Oh is 44. Singer Clay Aiken is 36. Actress Elisha Cuthbert ("24") is 32. Actress Kaley Cuoco is 29. Actress Adelaide Clemens ("Rectify") is 25.

Automated CPR machines help South Dakota hospitals

- Associated Press

The newest addition to the Avera Weskota Memorial Hospital emergency room is always at the ready. And its hospital colleagues know it will correctly do its job every time.

PTSD dogs working to help veterans in South Dakota

- Associated Press

Service animals have helped people in need for years, but with the surge of veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder, a new light shines upon service dogs.

The Nov. 13, 2013 file photo shows a painting from Max Liebermann "Zwei Reiter am Strande" ("Two riders on the beach") that is projected on a screen during a news conference in Augsburg, southern Germany. A Swiss museum agreed on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, but said it will work with German officials to ensure any pieces looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners are returned. German authorities in 2012 seized 1,280 pieces from Gurlitt's apartment while investigating a tax case. Gurlitt died in May, designating Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Bern as his sole heir.  (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) *FILE*

Swiss museum accepts priceless Gurlitt art trove

- Associated Press

A Swiss museum agreed Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, saying it will work closely with Germany to make sure that any pieces looted by the Nazis are returned to their Jewish owners.

Music lover soon to be record store owner

- Associated Press

As a musician, owner of a live music venue and overall music junkie, the idea of owning a record store always appealed to Fayetteville's Wade Ogle.