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."

Highlights from past State of the Union addresses

President Barack Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address on Tuesday, marking his seventh address to a joint session of Congress. Here are some highlights from past State of the Union addresses:

Overnight shooting sends local man to hospital

Authorities are investigating an overnight shooting that has injured one man and has left police searching for suspects.

Drought conditions looking good in the Ark-La-Tex

Residents in the Ark-La-Tex have another reason to celebrate. After almost a full year of drought conditions, the majority of the region is no longer suffering from a drought.

Stocks: Chasing all-time highs

With a light mix of U.S. economic data on tap, investors are hoping to keep up the momentum in stocks this week.

Battle over blame after horsemeat found in beef products

High-stakes lawsuits, overlapping investigations and a bitter battle over blame are spreading across Europe in the wake of a scandal that has rocked the meat industry.

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.

Google's Schmidt selling $2.5 billion in stock

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell a big chunk of his stake in the Web search company.

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.