Posted: 12/11/2013 - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
Posted: 12/09/2013 - Merrill Newman, center, walks beside his wife Lee, left, and his son Jeffrey after arriving at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. Newman was detained in North Korea late October at the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Posted: 12/09/2013 - German President Joachim Gauck will not represent his country at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, his office says.
Posted: 12/09/2013 - Led by an anti-corruption activist, a new political party that claims to champion ordinary Indian voters made a startling electoral debut in the capital New Delhi in regional Legislative Assembly polls, emerging as the second-most powerful grouping in results announced Sunday.
Posted: 12/09/2013 - An 85-year-old American man detained and later let go by North Korean authorities described his time in custody as comfortable.
Updated: 12/05/2013 - An American teacher working at an international school in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi was shot and killed Thursday, a school official confirmed to CBS News.
Posted: 12/04/2013 - The container that carried the cobalt-60 -- which can be used to make a so-called dirty bomb -- was found about a kilometer away from the stolen truck and had been opened, a Mexican official said.
Posted: 12/04/2013 - A pair of thieves in Mexico may have stolen more than they bargained for when they targeted a truck this week.
Posted: 12/04/2013 - Reports of extortion have become increasingly common as drug cartels expand their reach in Mexico. But public denouncements of such attempts are rare. Callers, claiming to be from one of the country's feared drug cartels, offered an ominous warning: Pay up if you value the safety of your priests.
Posted: 12/04/2013 - Israel-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.' superhero team-up film with Batman and Superman, the studio announced Wednesday. Already starring in the currently untitled film are Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.
Posted: 12/04/2013 - Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, testifying Wednesday in the fraud trial of two former assistants, denied using illegal drugs and accused her ex-husband of spreading the allegation to savage her reputation.
Posted: 12/03/2013 - Some of the world's oldest and rarest Bibles and biblical texts were placed online Tuesday in newly digitized form by two of the world's most venerable libraries.
Posted: 12/03/2013 - Acts of terror and sectarian violence killed 659 Iraqis and injured almost 1,400 in November, according to casualty figures released by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.
Updated: 12/03/2013 - Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat and dressed only in boxer shorts, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Anti-government protesters have crossed heavily fortified barriers and reached the gates of the prime minister's office without resistance from the police.