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Cruise ship still gross, passengers say, but it's finally moving

Ewwwww. That about sums up how people are describing conditions aboard the Carnival Triumph Tuesday as tug boats slowly dragged the stricken cruise ship toward Alabama -- and freedom for its 3,143 passengers.

Police: Inauguration performer's killing was case of mistaken identity

The teenager who police say shot and killed Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton was on probation for unlawful use of a firearm, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday night.

Timeline in manhunt for ex-L.A. cop turned fugitive

The manhunt continues for a former Los Angeles police officer and Navy Reserve officer accused of shooting three police officers -- killing one -- and slaying two other people.

Chris Brown totals car while dodging paparazzi, rep says

Singer Chris Brown totaled his car while being "ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi," his representative said. Brown was driving to a Symphonic Love Foundation event in Los Angeles when two vehicles cut him off.

Too tired to go on, Pope Benedict resigns

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

Highlights from past State of the Union addresses

President Barack Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address on Tuesday, marking his seventh address to a joint session of Congress. Here are some highlights from past State of the Union addresses:

Northeast digs out, cold moves South

A major winter storm whipped the Upper Midwest early Monday, just after a historic snowfall left much of the Northeast buried and without power.

Several shot in Delaware court, authorities say

Several people were shot Monday morning at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, including a constable, according to Wilmington Police spokesman Jamaine Crawford.

Tornado tears through southern Mississippi

At least seven Mississippi counties are trying to recover from a tornado that touched down Sunday, leaving widespread damage and at least 16 injured.

Hasbro's new Elmo hugs you back

There's a new Elmo in town, and this one hugs you back.