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Hotel with corpse in water tank has notorious past

The Cecil Hotel's dark past earned it a spot on Los Angeles tours long before a woman's body was found inside its rooftop water tank.

Poll: Majority of Americans want to delay forced spending cuts

A new survey shows that a majority of Americans want Congress to stop the looming forced spending cuts from going into effect next week.

Midwest shoveling and shivering after fierce snowstorm

Duke the English bulldog has given new meaning to the word "dogsled."

"American Idol" Semifinal Sudden Death Rounds Continue Tonight at 7

Last night from Las Vegas, the first group of girl semifinalists performed on the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage.

We're eating less fast food - but not by much

Americans are eating less fast food daily than they used to, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But it's not much less.

Laura Bush: Take me out of pro-gay marriage ad

Former first lady Laura Bush, who is one of three prominent Republicans featured in a new ad supporting same-sex marriage, has asked the spot's creator to remove a clip of her espousing support for equal marriage rights.

Corpse found in L.A. hotel's water tank

Tourists staying at a Los Angeles hotel bathed, brushed teeth and drank water from a tank in which a young woman's body was likely decomposing for more than two weeks, police said.

30 million in path of winter storm

A snow storm is rolling into the Plains states Thursday, triggering winter storm warnings and watches in an area covering 800,000 square miles in 18 states. About 30 million people live in its path.

Report: Eastern European gang hacked Apple, Facebook, Twitter

An Eastern European gang of hackers bent on stealing company secrets was responsible for recent attacks on Apple, Facebook and Twitter as well as dozens of other less-publicized hacks, according to new reports.

Space telescope spots smallest planet beyond our Sun

It's not the kind of place you'd call home: an airless, rocky planet so close to its sun that some metals will melt on its surface.