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Do hotel star ratings mean anything anymore?

Plush romantic beach holiday? You go for a five-star place. Budget city crash pad? A two- or three-star joint. Simple, right? Not anymore.

'Electronic blood' could power computers

Engineers at some of the world's biggest tech companies are facing a problem: supercomputers are becoming so powerful that they're in danger of outpacing our ability to power them.

U-2 spy plane fooled new computer system, halting flights in California

A very old spy plane and a very new computer system played pivotal roles in last week's computer glitch that temporarily paralyzed flight operations in southern California, officials tell CNN.

U.S. airlines rack up billions on baggage and change fees

Are those airline baggage and cancellation fees taking a bite out of your wallet?

After Supreme Court ruling, do religious minorities have a prayer?

If you don't like it, just leave the room. That's the essence of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's advice for atheists and others who object to sectarian prayers before government meetings.

WHO sounds alarm on spread of polio

The spread of polio constitutes an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization declared Monday.

'Idol' alum Scotty McCreery robbed in North Carolina

"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery has survived "a very scary night."

Scotty McCreery Idol winner robbed at gunpoint

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina are investigating a home invasion in which, country singer and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was robbed at gunpoint.

Scotty McCreery Idol winner robbed at ginpoint

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina are investigating a home invasion in which, country singer and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was robbed at gunpoint.

Justices allow public prayers at New York town's council meetings

The Supreme Court gave limited approval on Monday to public prayers at a New York town's board meetings, citing the country's history of religious acknowledgment in the legislature.