Pope Benedict to resign at the end of the month, Vatican says

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

Perry to visit California, recruit business for Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hitting the road to drum up business. But he isn't on a tour of the Lone Star State.

Syrian army in Homs is showing strains of war

Government soldiers in Homs are showing the strain of war against opposition forces the government refers to as "terrorists."

Gates: Drone program, while useful, would benefit from more oversight

The number of innocent victims of drone strikes remains "extremely small" and doesn't outweigh the benefits of using drones to take out al Qaeda operatives, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates argued Sunday.

Northeast digs out after deadly blizzard; Midwest to get next storm

For millions in the Northeast, the storm is over -- but being snowed in isn't.

Attack kills 5 at Iranian exile camp in Iraq

A camp housing Iranian dissidents in Iraq was attacked Saturday morning, leaving at least five dead and 40 wounded, Iraqi police said.

Sperm smuggling alleged at terror prison

Dalal al-Ziben holds her son and kisses his head. Al-Ziben never thought she would have another baby considering her husband has been inside an Israeli prison for 16 years and will likely never get out.

Manhunt continues for ex-cop suspected in California deaths

Police resumed their manhunt in snowbound mountains Saturday for a former Los Angeles cop accused of killing three people as part of a revenge plot targeting law enforcement officers.

Close to 600,000 still without power as blizzard heads out to sea

A massive blizzard that dumped as much as 3 feet of snow in parts of the Northeast is heading out to sea, as workers across New York and New England struggle to get airports, trains and highways back online.

Hearne VFD engine destroyed in station fire

There was a fire in Hearne Thursday at a very unlikely place -- the volunteer fire department.