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Son of Famous Miami Hotelier Found Dead in N.Y. Hotel

A Florida tourism official says a man found killed in his New York hotel room was the son of the founder of Miami Beach's famous Fontainebleau Hotel.

Maura Tierney to Undergo Emergency Surgery for Breast Tumor

Former “ER” actress Maura Tierney has found a tumor in her breast, according to a new report from Us magazine.

Auto Task Force Head Taking Off

Steven Rattner, who managed GM, Chrysler restructuring, leaving task force; will be replaced by Ron Bloom

Up to 8 People Involved in Murder of Couple With 16 Kids

A sheriff in the Florida Panhandle says six to eight people were involved in the murder of a wealthy Florida couple known for adopting 12 children with developmental disabilities and other problems.

Cats Know How to Control Humans, Study Finds

Household cats get humans to do things for them with a certain type of urgent-sounding, high-pitched meow.

Man Drives Over Edge of Grand Canyon to His Death

Authorities say a man has driven over the edge of the Grand Canyon and plunged 600 feet to his death.

Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.