My Hometown: Muttcrackers

The Fort Wayne Ballet and Animal Care and Control give a dog the spotlight while trying to find it a forever home.

Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist JoAnn Geffen said. No further details were immediately available, but Geffen said on Saturday that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital suffering from organ failure.

Video: Dogs learn in their sleep

Researchers in Hungary say dogs can actually learn while they sleep. The findings could help researchers better understand how man’s best friend thinks, behaves, and ages.

CBS News, PBS cut ties with Charlie Rose amid sexual misconduct allegations

Charlie Rose’s co-hosts on “CBS This Morning” sharply condemned their colleague who initially was suspended and then fired Tuesday after the airing of sexual misconduct allegations that included groping female staffers and walking around naked in front of them, saying that it’s a time of reckoning in society.

Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86

“Touched by an Angel” was a gamble for CBS from the start. The story of an apprentice angel (Roma Downey) and her supervisor (Reese) being sent to Earth to solve people’s problems appeared to have little chance in a TV world dominated by sitcoms and police dramas.

Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

In categories like artist of the year and favorite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts were in contention. Only six female artists or groups that include women won in the more than two dozen fan voted awards handed out Sunday night. However, the legendary Diana Ross was given a lifetime achievement award, which former President Barack Obama rightfully noted was an overdue honor.