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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinals heard a final appeal for unity Tuesday before sequestering themselves in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope, as they celebrated Mass amid divisions and uncertainty over who will lead the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church and tend to its many problems. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
PORT CHARLOTTE (AP) — Sure, Desmond Jennings wants to see more pitches per at-bat. Yes, he'd like to take more walks this season. And maybe this is the year he finally masters the bunt. But the Tampa Bay Rays center fielder and leadoff man sees his job as a simple one: get on base. He did that two more times on a Monday night, but the Minnesota Twins rallied to tie it in the ninth then won it in the 10th inning, 6-4 Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge struck down New York City's pioneering ban on big sugary drinks Monday just hours before it was supposed to take effect, handing a defeat to health-minded Mayor Michael Bloomberg and creating confusion for restaurants that had already ordered smaller cups and changed their menus. By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect. By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year but more often than ever cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- Two teens who escaped a crash that killed six friends in a swampy pond wriggled out of the wreckage by smashing a rear window and swimming away from the SUV, a state trooper said Monday. By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's been a rough start for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's been a rough start for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Batman's transformative years are getting a few new twists. DC Entertainment is going back into Bruce Wayne's past to see how he began his transformation from wealthy socialite to the scourge of Gotham's criminal underworld. Key elements of the character's history are staying the same — the murder of Wayne's parents, for example — says Scott Snyder, the writer of “Batman” since its relaunch debuted in 2011.
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinals gathered for their final day of talks Monday before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid debate over whether the Catholic Church needs more of a manager pope to clean up the Vatican or a pastoral pope who can inspire the faithful at a time of crisis. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
The price of oil fell slightly Monday after strong jobs growth in the U.S. sparked speculation of an earlier end to the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy. By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press