February 16, 2013 President Obama was in Chicago on Friday to address the scourge of gun violence that's plaguing that city and so many other parts of the country. It was one of several trips the president made this week to promote his second-term agenda.
February 16, 2013 A new form of alternative tourism is cropping up across Europe, with people eager to see the shattered remains of the continent's boom-and-bust economy. In Valencia, Spain, those tours take tourists past the city's many deserted construction projects.
February 16, 2013 Pope Benedict's resignation kicks off a closely watched process to choose his successor. Some have put the odds on the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church coming from the Southern Hemisphere, and possibly from Africa, the fastest growing region for Catholicism in the world.
February 16, 2013 The political drama Argo is based on the real story of a CIA-planned rescue in revolutionary Iran. Experts say it gets most of the story right — but two men who were actually there say the end of the story was more complicated than Hollywood might think.
February 16, 2013 At a news conference, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon revealed new details about the final showdown with ex-cop Christopher Dorner that left one deputy dead and another seriously wounded. It's unclear whether the wound was self inflicted.
February 15, 2013 NASA TV transmitted a live feed of their telescope and they were tracking the asteroid — moving at 17,450 miles per hour — without the aid of a computer, which is not an easy task.
February 15, 2013 What's that horse meat doing in the Norwegian lasagna? The growing European food scandal shows that in a world where food trade seems borderless, old-fashioned quality controls remain critical.
February 15, 2013 The fallout from Cold War bomb tests is shedding light on why the Achilles tendon heals so poorly after injuries. By looking at carbon-14, scientists have found that tendon tissue in people who were alive during the tests hasn't changed much since they were youngsters.
February 15, 2013 Jackson, the son of civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, resigned from Congress last November. Prosecutors claim he spent some $750,000 of campaign funds on personal things like a Rolex watch and fur coats.
February 15, 2013 Rep. Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas, said the meteor that hit Russia and the asteroid that buzzed Earth are a "stark reminder of the need to invest in space science."
February 15, 2013 In New Jersey, thousands of discarded Christmas trees have dodged the wood chipper and hit the beach instead. They're being used to jump-start new dunes, but scientists warn that these man-made dunes could be less sturdy than dunes that form naturally.