Cardinals meet Monday; could set date to elect new pope

ROME (CNN) -- The process of picking a new pope was one step closer to starting on Monday, as more than 140 Catholic cardinals began a meeting at the Vatican.

Sporadic violence mars Kenya election

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Throngs of Kenyans lined up Monday to choose their next president in a tight, anxiously awaited general election marred by isolated violence.

Debate ensues on day one of forced spending cuts

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- They argued over the forced spending cuts known as sequestration before those cuts took effect, and on the first full day of the cuts being official, Congress and the White House are still bickering over who is to blame. "It's

Official: Walmart Foundation head to be tapped as next budget director

(CNN) -- Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be nominated Monday by President Barack Obama to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget, a senior Obama administration official said.

SpaceX 'Dragon' capsule reaches International Space Station

(CNN) -- After a technical hiccup, SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule reached the International Space Station on Sunday. The unmanned Dragon is carrying more than 1,200 pounds of supplies for the crew and the crew's experiments.

Police dog finds -- then fires -- ditched handgun

(CNN) -- A Massachusetts police dog searching for a handgun not only found the weapon but fired it with his paw, a police chief said Sunday.

Austin man dies during California triathlon

(CNN) -- A 46-year-old man from Austin, Texas, died Sunday during the swim portion of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, according to race officials.

Doctor accused of severing babies' spines with scissors in 'house of horrors'

(CNN) -- The Hippocratic Oath, when properly translated, doesn't actually say, "First, do no harm." But since the time of the ancient Greeks, that's become the mantra for every medical professional.

One injured after late night shooting at a local club

A shooting at a local club leaves one injured last night. Waco officers were called to Big Daddy's Bar in the 700 block of Park in East Waco Saturday night. Upon arrival police were not able to find a victim.

Demolition starts at Florida home where sinkhole devoured man

Unable to rescue a man devoured by a giant sinkhole, workers started demolishing his Florida home Sunday -- three days after the ground under his bedroom opened up and swallowed him.