| Dec 2, 2009
| 9:15 AM
BRUSSELS -- European and other U.S. allies will contribute more than 5,000 new troops to the international force in Afghanistan, NATO's chief said Wednesday, declaring that the war is not America's alone.
Still, aside from Poland, the pledges came in...
| Sep 10, 2009
Italian quiz show host
Mike Bongiorno, 85, a TV host who popularized quiz shows for generations of Italians, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Monte Carlo, Italian news media reported.
Nicknamed "The Quiz King," Bongiorno was...
| Dec 25, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI tumbled to the marble floor of St. Peter's Basilica on Thursday night after a woman tackled him on his way to preside over Christmas Eve Mass.
Benedict lost his gold-trimmed miter and staff when the woman grabbed the front of his robe...
| Dec 25, 2009
| 10:05 AM
VATICAN CITY -The Vatican will review its security procedures after a woman jumped a barrier and rushed at Pope Benedict XVI for the second time in two years, managing to knock him down before being pulled away by security, the Vatican spokesman said...
| Dec 24, 2009
| 4:14 PM
A woman jumped the barriers in St. Peter's Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday.
The 82-year-old pope quickly got up and was unhurt, said a Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro...
| Feb 17, 2005
The neighborhood is called the Flowers, and its streets have poetic names such as Magic Prague and Cherry Orchard. But it's universally known as the Third World.
It's where Carmela Attrice, 47, was shot to death in mid-January after a young thug lured...