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San Antonio Mayor to be named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

President Barack Obama intends to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a government source said Saturday.  

Darden Restaurants attepting to sell Red Lobster

Darden Restaurants inked a $2.1 billion deal on Friday to unload its struggling Red Lobster business to Golden Gate Capital.

Woman falls down elevator shaft

A 22-year-old woman was hospitalized after she fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park in Boston late Friday, authorities said.

Missing wife of decapitated Ga. man found dead in river, family friend says

The body of an 87-year-old Georgia woman who disappeared two weeks ago after her husband was found decapitated in their home has been discovered in the state's Oconee River, a close family friend told CNN on Friday.

Cannes president Jane Campion calls for more recognition of women in film

Against the stunning backdrop of the French Riviera, hundreds of photographers lie in wait.

If your romantic partner pointed you to an application for a one-way trip to Mars, would you be upset -- or thrilled?

If your romantic partner pointed you to an application for a one-way trip to Mars, would you be upset -- or thrilled?

Chew on this: Chipotle aims to 'cultivate thought' on its packaging

The fast-food chain Chipotle is rolling out restaurant packaging featuring original essays by authors, actors and comedians, from Toni Morrison and Malcolm Gladwell to Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow.

Barbara Walters: Farewell to 'The View'

Barbara Walters isn't fully retiring, but "The View" has still given the veteran journalist a send-off to remember.

'Unprecedented' wildfires, fierce winds lead to 'firenadoes' in California

When Elisha Exon saw towers of smoke looming over her San Marcos, California, home, she knew it was for time to go. The only problem: All the nearby places she'd normally take her family in an emergency were threatened by fire, too.

Report: More than 1,300 military sex harassment claims last year

There were more than 1,300 complaints of sexual harassment in the military last year, according to a Pentagon report released on Thursday.