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  • 20140218-AMX-DESIGN-HOTEL182.jpg The rise of the hotel bakery

    One of the key trends in hotel design in recent years has been a sharp focus on creating a hotel lobby that is a destination, not just a pass-through.

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • barbour021614.jpg Teen mom says she's a mass murderer

    At 13, Miranda Barbour says she reluctantly helped kill her first victim in Alaska, but then went on a spree of slayings in California, Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Local, state and federal authorities are investigating her claim made in a jailhouse interview with the Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item.

    February 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Screen shot 2014-02-14 at 1.13.21 PM.png VIDEO: Timelapse shows snow burying Washington D.C.

    The biggest snowstorm of the year hit Washington Wednesday night, closing the federal government on Thursday.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • U.S. appeals tax sentence for beanie baby maker

    The Justice Department Thursday appealed the sentence of H. Ty Warner, the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies plush toys who got probation, not prison, for evading taxes on money hidden in a Swiss bank account.

    February 13, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-02-12 at 2.15.01 PM.png VIDEO: Ice storm hits parts of the South

    Slushy highways and streets were mostly desolate and ice encased trees and sent them crashing into power lines, knocking out electricity to a wide swath of the South as the winter-weary region was hit with its second storm in two weeks.

    February 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • obit_shirleytemple.jpg Iconic child star Shirley Temple Black dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America's spirits and Hollywood's profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as "On the Good Ship Lollipop," then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died.

    February 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Embracing 'chill' at the Winter Games

    You started by sending your child to the right schools to be noticed, and on to the taskmaster, type-A coaches charged with, ahem, disciplining and honing a future champion's potential.

    February 10, 2014

  • VIDEO: Opening fireworks of the Winter Games

    A burst of fireworks filled the night sky over Sochi on Friday as Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the Winter Olympics open.

    February 7, 2014

  • Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight

    The Agriculture Department inspector showed up at Rick Schiller's home last November to collect potential evidence from his freezer: three pounds of chicken thighs, wrapped in plastic and stamped with a Foster Farms label.

    February 6, 2014

  • Why Philip Seymour Hoffman's death is so scary

    I cried when I heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman. The news scared me: He got sober when he was 22 and didn't drink or use drugs for the next 23 years.

    February 5, 2014