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Forget room service -- order a bike

Hotels have introduced all sorts of fun amenities over the years, from iPads to pet goldfish. One of the features that seems to be growing in popularity is bicycles, which are no doubt a great way for guests to discover a new destination.

Debt deal fails to impress world markets

World markets gave the U.S. debt deal a tepid reception Thursday, even as lawmakers opened the government for business and removed the threat of a costly default.

Federal workers back on the job

With the 2013 government shutdown ended, President Obama has ordered all federal workers to get back to work Thursday.

Dow dragged down by IBM and Goldman

With the fiscal crisis in Washington temporarily averted, investors were taking their cues Thursday from the latest corporate results. And they weren't good.

VIDEO: Nearly 2,000 pound pumpkin wins farmer almost $13,000

Check out this giant gourd! California farmer, Gary Miller, grew a record-breaking 1,985-pound pumpkin. It won the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin weigh-off in Half Moon Bay on Monday.

VIDEO: Mother of bullied teen who committed suicide speaks out

Two girls in Florida were arrested, accused of bullying a 12-year-old girl to death. Rebecca Sedwick killed herself last month after her mother says she was relentlessly tormented.

VIDEO: 2 teenagers facing charges after allegedly performing sex act during lunch

Two teenage high school students in Georgia face misdemeanor public indecency charges after a sex act allegedly was performed during lunch in the school cafeteria, a school official told CNN.

13-member College Football Playoff selection committee announced, former Secretary of State is lone female

Much to the anticipation and excitement of college football fans nationwide, the 13-member College Football Playoff selection committee has officially been announced.

Two of the ACC's top quarterbacks go head-to-head in week 8

The 2013 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Marquee Match-up for week eight highlights Davey O'Brien Watch List candidate Tajh Boyd and two-time Quarterback of the Week Jameis Winston in a contest between two top five AC

U.S. Senate approves deal to end shutdown, avoid default; Decision to be sent to the House of Representatives

The United States Senate has announced they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default.