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Best places to dine with celebrities in the U.S.

 Whether they get a charge out of lunching beside an Oscar-winning actress or are simply using her choice of venue like a glorified Yelp review, people love supping with celebrities. Restaurants love them too.

Smoking, drinking, prescription drug abuse by teens is down, survey says

Teens are losing some of their rebellious reputation with this news from the federal government.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Meet the 2015 class

 Drumroll, please: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 class of honored musicians.

At least 126, mostly children, slaughtered as Taliban storm Pakistan school

 The Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, gunning down at least 126 people -- most of them children -- in one of the volatile Asian nation's deadliest attacks.

Walmart 'layaway 'angel' pays $50k

Layaway angels continue to spread joy across the country this holiday season. Stories of anonymous, deep-pocketed patrons paying for customers' layaway items at major retailers are becoming more common as Christmas nears.

Police in Pa. search for man suspected of killing ex-wife, 5 former in-laws

Police in Pennsylvania mounted an intense search Monday in the Philadelphia suburbs for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws, the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, said at a Monday night press conf

Amal Clooney is Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2014

 Barbara Walters' pick for the most fascinating person of 2014 is interestingly a celebrity who shuns such a spotlight.

Dim Sum and skyscrapers: Business executive's guide to Hong Kong

 As one of the world's leading financial capitals, Hong Kong is a dream destination for business travelers.

After decades, NBC scraps Thursday night comedies

 There was a time when Thursday night on NBC was truly "must-see TV" -- and it was thanks to comedies.

Investigators think MS teen may not have been alone when she burned

Investigators "are looking at the strong possibility" someone was in the car with a 19-year-old Mississippi woman moments before a fire engulfed the vehicle, a prosecuting attorney said Friday.