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Idol Across America

AMERICAN IDOL will kick off IDOL ACROSS AMERICA, a cross-country relay of the IDOL microphone, traveling from New York City to the IDOL stage in Los Angeles.

Mom to Dr. Phil: Ethan having trouble sleeping

Jennifer Kirkland says she caught her 6-year-old son Ethan just staring at a school bus the other day.

Pope Benedict addresses priests of Rome

Pope Benedict XVI addressed parish priests from the city of Rome on Thursday, in what is likely to be one of his final public appearances before his resignation from the papacy at the end of the month.

Passengers count hours on 'floating petri dish' of a cruise ship as it limps to port

Squalid, smelly and steamy, the crippled ship Carnival Triumph limped toward port Thursday, its passengers and crew looking forward to an end to their hellish cruise.

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.