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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of people filled St. Peter's Square and the streets of Rome on Sunday to witness the extraordinary sight of two popes — one reigning and one retired — declaring two of their predecessors as saints.
The ceremony was the first time two pontiffs — John XXIII and ...
Saturday, April 26, 2014
South Korea's prime minister says he will resign over the ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing — and left the victims' families in anguish for days, as fruitless rescue attempts were made.
Chung Hong-won also apologized to a country increasingly angry over the handling of ...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
President Obama, aboard Marine One, took an aerial tour of devastation caused by a massive mudslide a month ago that left at least 41 people dead near the town of Oso, Wash.
The president, who made a stop in the state on his way to Japan for the start of ...
Sunday, April 20, 2014
The recovery operation at the site of a sunken ferry off the South Korean coast continues Sunday, as police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members, said CNN.
The grim work is just beginning: About 250 people are still missing. The death ...
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The golf world loves discovering a player who might be the Next Big Thing, someone who could take Tiger Woods' place someday as world's best golfer.
This weekend's Masters at Augusta National could be on the verge of serving up the newest candidate.
Jordan Spieth, who was tied for the ...
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Eighth-seeded Kentucky will face seventh-seeded UConn in an unlikely NCAA title matchup Monday with the highest combined rankings in tournament history. Neither team was even in the tournament last year.
UConn roared past Florida, the tournament's overall No. 1 seed, and Kentucky pulled off a one-point thriller in the final ...
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Millions of Afghans lined up to vote for a new president Saturday, despite warnings of violence from the Taliban.
Saturday's historic vote begins what would be the first democratic transfer of power for Afghanistan; President Hamid Karzai has served for two terms and is not allowed to run for a ...
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Malaysia's prime minister says he is now certain that someone disabled the communication systems on the passenger jet that disappeared last week with 239 people aboard.
The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flew more than six and a half hours after its last communication with air traffic control, Malaysia's Prime ...
Monday, March 03, 2014
It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and I'm going with my kids.
"What?" you may ask. "That festival of drunken debauchery?"
That's where you're wrong. For the fourth year in a row, we were at the family-oriented, kid-friendly celebration that's joyous, musical, raucous — and entirely legal.
The kids mingle ...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This post was updated at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's opponents are moving quickly to take government power, although no one is certain how permanent those moves will be.
The Ukrainian legislature has voted to give the president's powers temporarily to the Parliament speaker, Oleksandr Turchinov.
On Sunday, ...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This post was updated at 3:10 p.m. ET.
Ukraine's parliament has voted to push President Viktor Yanukovych out of office hours after he fled the capital and denounced events in the country as "a coup d'etat" in a television interview.
The legislature also voted to release Yanukovych's jailed arch-rival, former ...
Sunday, February 09, 2014
In Sochi this week, athletes are competing in a display of human grace and skill. Many will win. Many more will lose, and many tears will be shed.
In New York Saturday night, athletes of a different breed competed in a display of canine finesse and dexterity. Many won. If ...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
A suicide attack at a Kabul restaurant popular with foreign nationals killed at least 21 people on Friday, including the country director for the International Monetary Fund and four United Nations employees.
The attacker exploded a bomb at the restaurant gates, clearing the way for two gunmen to enter and ...
Sunday, December 29, 2013
A massive post-Christmas package of precipitation is headed up the East Coast today. The storm is predicted to dump snow and ice from Boston on up and promises to vex residents already a week without power since the last winter storm.
The storm is carrying drenching rain through the Carolinas, ...
Friday, December 27, 2013
Updated 11:14 p.m. EDT
Reuters is reporting that the four American military personnel detained earlier Friday night have been released.
The Reuters report quotes an anonymous U.S. defense official.
More than two years after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is plagued by security issues and awash heavy weapons in ...
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Freezing rain has been creeping across Tennessee on its way to the mid-Atlantic as the stunning cold, snow and ice that gripped Texas and the west on Saturday advance eastward.
The storm is expected to turn Virginia and Pennsylvania into an icy mess today and scrabble north into New York ...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
The vicious typhoon that raged through the center of the Philippines appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and officials were reportedly struggling Sunday to distribute aid to survivors left homeless and destitute.
Deaths in the province of Leyte — mainly from drowning and collapsed buildings — ...
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Former South African President Nelson Mandel was released from a hospital where he has been treated for a recurring lung infection since June 8.
His condition remains critical, but doctors feel he can still receive intensive care at home, the government said.
"Madiba's condition remains critical and is ...