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Moto X is the best Android phone

The Moto X isn't going to change your life. But a few extra features make the Moto X the best Android smartphone you can buy -- and CNNMoney's Best In Tech for the Android category.

Starbucks' Schultz asks CEOs to push for end to shutdown

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is asking his fellow chief executives to push for an end to the gridlock in Washington, saying there needs to be a return of civility over partisanship.

'God particle' theorists receive Nobel Prize in physics

The Higgs boson, the "God particle," which was discovered last year, garnered two physicists the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday, but it didn't go to the scientists who discovered it.

Syria: Chemical weapons team faces many dangers, says U.N. chief Ban

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council that the international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons is unprecedented and that the team faces many grave dangers.

FSU QB named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week

Florida State's Jameis Winston has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week after leading the Seminoles to a convincing 63-0 victory over Atlantic Coast Conference rival Maryland.

Amber Alert website back online, did government violate own rules removing it in the first place

The website for national Amber Alerts which was previously inoperable due to the United States government shutdown is now back online. The government pulled an employee off of furlough to re-launch the site.

What it takes to grow a massive prize-winning pumpkin

It's the time of the year when pumpkins are all the rage. The biggier and heavier, all the more to brag about.

Police: Black man kills white soldier in possible hate crime

At least one black assailant fatally stabbed a white U.S. soldier in a racially charged confrontation over the weekend, police in Washington state said.

Taliban says it would again target Malala Yousafzai, who pushed girls' education

The Pakistani Taliban would again target 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an advocate of education for girls who survived an assassination attempt last year, a spokesman for the militant group told CNN on Monday.

Palaces, castles, chateaus: 12 regal stays

Throughout the world, but mainly in Europe and parts of Asia, numerous palaces, castles and chateaus have been carefully converted into deluxe lodgings -- rich in history and, understandably, often in cost.