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Illinois Senate to vote on same-sex marriage bill on Valentine's Day

The Illinois Senate will vote Thursday -- Valentine's Day -- on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

Rapper DMX arrested for driving without license

Rapper DMX was behind bars in Spartanburg County following an arrest Wednesday. DMX, who's real name is Earl Simmons, was booked into the Spartanburg County jail around 2 a.m. He was charged with driving without a license.

Retail sales up despite payroll tax hike

Higher payroll taxes didn't stop U.S. consumers from hitting the malls in January. Overall, retail sales rose 0.1% during the month, according to the Census Bureau.

Pope Benedict makes first appearance since resignation news

Huge crowds in the Vatican cheered Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday as he made his first public appearance since announcing his resignation at the end of the month.

Celebrate a Big Night of Music

On Thursday, March 7, FOX rocks with an evening of music that kicks off with a special 90-minute episode of AMERICAN IDOL  when America’s votes are tallied and the Season 12 finalists are revealed LIVE.

From national championship to jail for 4 Alabama football players

Just a month after reveling in the glory of a national championship, four members of the University of Alabama football team have been arrested after a pair of campus robberies.

Do You Have "The X Factor"?

THE X FACTOR begins its next nationwide search for the best undiscovered new solo artists and vocal groups on Wednesday, March 6 in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.

Police work to confirm if Dorner's remains were found in burned cabin

It may take days before authorities can officially determine whether Christopher Jordan Dorner's body was found in the ashes of a torched cabin near Big Bear Lake, California.

Larry Bird's son accused of trying to run ex over with car

Indiana University Police have arrested Larry Bird's son following a fight.

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.