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Diaper needs put stress on moms

For many new moms, the first few years of childhood are a sea of stress. "Is my child eating enough?" "When will my child sleep through the night?" "Should I be doing this differently?"

Pope Francis' revealing news conference

In a wide-ranging news conference with journalists while traveling back to Italy, Pope Francis addressed nearly every hot-button issue facing the Roman Catholic Church -- its alleged "gay lobby," Vatican bank corruption, the role of w

Should there be choking warning labels on food?

Choking is a leading cause of injury in children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, especially those four years and younger.

Stocks: All eyes on jobs

The state of the job market will be front and center this week, but a smattering of other U.S. economic data and corporate earnings will also be in play.

McCain honors passing of cellmate from Vietnam War

Retired Col. George "Bud" Day was the "bravest man I ever knew," Sen. John McCain said Sunday of the war hero with whom he shared a cell as a prisoner in North Vietnam.

Why millennials are leaving the church

At 32, I barely qualify as a millennial. I wrote my first essay with a pen and paper, but by the time I graduated from college, I owned a cell phone and used Google as a verb.

Dollar coin advocates renew push to replace dollar bill

People who want to replace the flimsy dollar bill with a sturdier metal coin are pushing their cause again.

Starbucks sees big growth in China

Starbucks is selling a lot more coffee in China. According to its latest quarterly report, Starbucks saw a 30% year-over-year jump in revenues from its Asia-Pacific region, lifted by outstanding sales in China.

Tears flow with mud, water after papal events moved in Brazil

A Christian Carnival. That's how some in Rio have described the mood in the streets of Copacabana Beach, where hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims follow every step of visiting Pope Francis, an outspoken champion of the poor.

'Glee' cast holds private memorial for Cory Monteith

A number of "Glee" stars thought of Cory Monteith like a brother, and on Thursday they gathered to mourn the loss of their show business sibling.