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Conclave trivia: Why cardinals are locked in, popes' houses ransacked

Benedict XVI's shock resignation in February -- the first for almost 600 years -- sent experts inside and outside the Vatican rushing to consult church law to work out what will happen next.

Mom accused of giving toddler bong hit

A raw video was posted online allegedly showing 24-year-old Rachelle L. Braaten helping her toddler smoke pot from a bong.

Judge stops NYC ban on large sugary drinks, city plans appeal

A state judge in New York on Monday invalidated the city's upcoming ban on sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in certain venues, a major setback for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has backed several laws aimed at New Yorkers&#3

Jane Lynch and Wilmer Valderrama Joining the New Animated Comedy "Murder Police" on FOX

Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch (GLEE) and fan favorite Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show”) will lend their arresting voices as series regulars to the new animated comedy series MURDER POLICE on FOX.  From David A.

6 teens killed, 2 injured when overcrowded SUV flips into pond

The eight teenagers crammed into an SUV that was only supposed to seat five. They were driving a vehicle they didn't have permission to use.

Why we celebrate International Women's Day

The calendar is overflowing with occasions to mark. It seems like there's a special day for almost everything.

20 fun and useful new mobile apps

With a flood of new mobile apps seemingly hitting the market every day, it's sometimes hard to keep up with everything that's out there.

Study links gun laws and lower gun mortality

States with the most gun laws experienced a lower overall mortality rate from firearms than did states with the fewest laws, researchers in Boston reported in a study published Wednesday.

Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice

North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, the North's official news agency KCNA

What's next? Chavez's death leaves many questions

Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to line the streets Wednesday morning as Hugo Chavez's remains are taken from the military hospital where he died to the Fuerte Tiuna Military Academy in Caracas.