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Knives on planes

Small pocketknives and an array of sporting equipment -- banned from aircraft cabins in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- will once again be allowed in U.S.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a long battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. In a national broadcast, Maduro said Chavez died Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. (3:55 p.m. ET).

Atheist group apologizes for misquoting Palin, but defends billboard's intent

An atheist group that misquoted former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a billboard in Texas is apologizing to the Republican and correcting the mistake. But it continues to defend the "intent and context" of the effort.

Demolition starts at Florida home where sinkhole devoured man

Unable to rescue a man devoured by a giant sinkhole, workers started demolishing his Florida home Sunday -- three days after the ground under his bedroom opened up and swallowed him.

FOX Announces Season Finale and Summer Premiere Dates

FOX is announcing season finale dates and premiere dates for its summer programs.

Benedict XVI quits Vatican City for last time as pope

Amid pomp and ceremony, Benedict XVI left Vatican City Thursday for the last time as pope, ahead of his historic resignation as leader of the world's Catholics.

Phillip Phillips' single, "Gone, Gone, Gone," named goodbye song on Season 12 of "American Idol"

Quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips will perform his second single, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” from his debut album, “The World From The Side Of The Moon,” on AMERICAN IDOL Thurs

20 New Culinary Competitors Brave "Hell's Kitchen"

Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes 20 new competitors on the 11th season premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN airing Tuesday, March 12 on FOX.

RECALL: Breakfast biscuits could contain metal fragments

A nationwide voluntary recall has been issued for belVita Breakfast Biscuits due to possible metal fragments in the product.

"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.