With Chavez away for months, big changes roil Venezuela

(CNN) -- What can happen in a country while the president is gone for more than two months? A lot.

Tugs give passengers on unsanitary cruise ship hope for relief

CNN) -- The passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph are at the mercy now of sea and wind conditions. If they worsen, it'll mean yet more time aboard a ship with sewage sloshing around in hallways, with rooms flooded and with little food.

Bacon chocolate, e-cards and other Valentine trends

(CNN) -- Choosing the right Valentine's Day gift can be tricky. Is your paramour into the the textbook red roses and box of chocolates, or would they prefer a romantic home-cooked meal? When in doubt, ask the Internet.

Do You Have "The X Factor"?

THE X FACTOR begins its next nationwide search for the best undiscovered new solo artists and vocal groups on Wednesday, March 6 in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.

Pope Benedict makes first appearance since resignation news

(CNN) -- Huge crowds in the Vatican cheered Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday as he made his first public appearance since announcing his resignation at the end of the month.

Chris Kyle buried in Austin after passing through Waco

On February 2nd, Navy Seal Sniper Chris Kyle was gunned down by a man he was trying to help at a shooting range in Erath County. Disbelief spread across the county shortly after.

AUDIO: Authorities exchange fire with renegade ex-LAPD cop

Authorities are in the area of Big Bear Lake, California, where law enforcement sources say they have renegade ex-cop, Christopher Dorner barricaded in a cabin.

Housing scam making its way around Bryan-College Station

Apartment hunters beware; a housing scam is currently making its rounds in Bryan-College Station.

Houston man arrested for 2006 Brazos County murder

Brazos County investigators say they have the man they think is responsible for a 2006 murder now behind bars.

1 killed, 1 injured in shootout with fugitive ex-cop, murder suspect

Two sheriff's deputies have been wounded in a shootout with a suspect believed to be renegade ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, a high-ranking law official with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.