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Chris Brown totals car while dodging paparazzi, rep says

Singer Chris Brown totaled his car while being "ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi," his representative said. Brown was driving to a Symphonic Love Foundation event in Los Angeles when two vehicles cut him off.

Too tired to go on, Pope Benedict resigns

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman 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:

Northeast digs out, cold moves South

A major winter storm whipped the Upper Midwest early Monday, just after a historic snowfall left much of the Northeast buried and without power.

Several shot in Delaware court, authorities say

Several people were shot Monday morning at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, including a constable, according to Wilmington Police spokesman Jamaine Crawford.

Tornado tears through southern Mississippi

At least seven Mississippi counties are trying to recover from a tornado that touched down Sunday, leaving widespread damage and at least 16 injured.

Hasbro's new Elmo hugs you back

There's a new Elmo in town, and this one hugs you back.

Postal Service loses less, but still in trouble

If it weren't for Congress, the U.S. Postal Service might not be doing so badly. In the final three months of last year, the agency lost $1.3 billion -- considerably less than the $3.3 billion lost in the same 2011 period.

Police: Three dead after ex-cop vows 'war' on other police, their families

A former Los Angeles cop with military training vowed war against other men in blue Thursday, leaving one officer dead days after he allegedly killed two other people to begin a wave of retribution for being fired, police said.

Whopping winter storm marching in Sandy's path

Elizabeth Frazier grabbed the last bottles of water in sight, then left the store.