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Hotels that feel like home for the holidays

There's no denying it, the holiday crush is upon us.

New York City logs murder-free Monday, police say

The big news in the Big Apple this week may be what didn't happen.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital Thursday after being treated for bronchitis, his spokesman said.

Powerball winners!

The winning tickets for the record-breaking Powerball jackpot were purchased in Arizona and Missouri, lottery officials said. The winning numbers are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the powerball of 6.  

Why you should avoid afternoon surgery

(Editor's note: Dr. Anthony Youn is an assistant professor of surgery at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan.

BP blocked from new government contracts over Gulf spill

The U.S. government will block oil giant BP from winning new government contracts over its "lack of business integrity" stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.

Why you should avoid afternoon surgery

(Editor's note: Dr. Anthony Youn is an assistant professor of surgery at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan.

When it's more than 'winter blues'

I grew up in a place where the sun shone every day from May through October. These sun-drenched days were the happiest times of my life.

You, win the $500M Powerball jackpot? It's not happening

Last March, when the people of America were drooling at the thought of winning a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, we poured an icy bucket of mathematical reality over your head: You weren't going to win.

2nd lawsuit claims Clash, voice of Elmo, had sex with a minor

A second lawsuit has been filed accusing Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who provided the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," of engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor.