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Cardinals gather one last day before conclave to elect new pope

Preparations, both spiritual and practical, neared completion at the Vatican on Monday, where Roman Catholic cardinals will gather to begin the process of selecting the next pope.

Hagel visits Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan on Friday night in his first visit as secretary of defense, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

Schumer calls proposed knife rules a distraction for TSA

Sen. Charles Schumer, saying he sees few tangible benefits for passengers, called Sunday on the Transportation Security Administration to reverse its decision to allow small pocketknives on airplanes.

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. And they were speeding down a two-lane northeastern Ohio road.

Wrigley to sell caffeinated chewing gum

Hey caffeine addicts: Your morning just got a little easier. Next month, Wrigley will start selling a caffeinated gum with the equivalent of about half a cup of coffee.

No recovery for U.S. government workers

Federal government jobs fell by 4,200 in February, the fifth month in a row those jobs have been zapped from the economy. And, thanks to the automatic budget cuts, it's going to get worse.

Michael Jordan to get hitched

Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan applied for a marriage license Thursday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Jordan, who just turned 50, is set to marry Yvette Prieto.

'Forgotten' inmate gets $15.5 million settlement from N.M. county

Stephen Slevin's 22 months in solitary confinement in a county jail left him traumatized and physically weak, but he'll soon be a multimillionaire for his suffering.

Cardinals to vote on date for election of new pope

The Catholic cardinals gathered in Rome will vote later Friday on the date for the secret election, or conclave, to elect a new pope, a Vatican spokesman said.

Subaru recalling almost 50,000 'zombie' cars

The Japanese automaker Subaru is recalling nearly 50,000 zombie-vehicles because they run the risk of starting themselves, without human intervention.