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Twitter Says Goodbye To The Pope, With A Laugh

Posted: 02/28/2013 - For the first time in nearly 600 years, a reigning pope has resigned. And in what might also be a landmark event, Twitter was not flooded with jokes or parody accounts when the announcement was made two weeks ago.

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Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye To The Vatican

Updated: 02/28/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI has embarked upon his final journey as pontiff, emerging from the Apostolic Palace, walking with the help of a cane, for a short car ride to a waiting helicopter that will fly him into retirement.

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Classical Pianist Van Cliburn Dies in Texas at 78

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Cliburn died early Wednesday at his Fort Worth home surrounded by loved ones following a battle with bone cancer, said his publicist and longtime friend Mary Lou Falcone.

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Immigration Detainees Released

Posted: 02/27/2013 - ICE's decision to release immigrant detainees because of budget cuts is being criticized. Republicans say the move puts the public at risk. White House says it had no input in the decision.

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Sequester May Close Nearly 240 Air Traffic Control Towers

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration met with airline and airport executives, as they oversee the nation's air traffic system for airlines and private flights. Plans include closing some control towers in less busy areas. FAA employees have been told they may be furloughed as part of cuts.

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Two California State Lawmakers Condemn Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Turn

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Two female California state lawmakers have condemned the Oscar host's comments during Sunday's awards presentation as degrading toward women and asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to use better judgment in the future.

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Gun Control Fight Entering Final Round In Senate

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," which she introduced last month. The following day, the Judiciary Committee plans to consider the assault weapons ban

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Wanted: Married Couple To Fly To Mars

Posted: 02/27/2013 - If a private group's newly unveiled plans pan out, a man and a woman may represent humanity on a journey that has never been attempted: a mission to Mars.

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Obama, Congress Unveil New Rosa Parks Statue At Capitol

Posted: 02/27/2013 - A 9-foot statue that shows Rosa Parks seated, commemorating the moment in December 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, was unveiled Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol.

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Mexico: Drug War Has Led To 26,121 Disappearances

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Mexico's new administration says an official count shows at least 26,121 people were reported missing during the term of former President Felipe Calderon, who launched the country's offensive against drug cartels.

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Bobby Brown Sentenced To 55 Days In Jail For DUI

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Singer Bobby Brown was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended license when he was arrested in October.

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More Spin Than Substance, As Sequester Nears On Friday

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Military leaders say readiness will be compromised if the cuts take full effect. Republicans seek to blame President Obama and Democrats for the situation. The two sides remain divided over taxes as part of the solution.

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Why Apple May Owe You $5

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Apple settles lawsuit over in-game iTunes purchases by kids. Parents claimed kids racked up huge bills for "freemium" games like "TapFish".. Apple will offer credits or cash refunds for people who can show their bills. Anyone can get $5 in iTunes credit, too.

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Sequester Budget Cuts Could Cost Nearly 800,000 Jobs

Posted: 02/26/2013 - The job losses would result from declines in government spending in a wide range of government programs. The across-the-board spending cuts are slated to take effect Friday, March 1st.

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