March 12, 2013 In the Sistine Chapel, cardinals have begun voting. It takes the votes of two-thirds (77 cardinals) to become pope. In between the votes, the cardinals will be "busy murmuring in each others' ears over coffee and pasta" as they form alliances, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli says.
March 11, 2013 The video is not for the squeamish. But climber Mark Roberts' bumpy trip down an ice-covered cliff in Wales thankfully ended with him bruised and battered, but alive. His camera captured the whole ride.
March 11, 2013 Looking to find the source of a leaked email about a cheating scandal, administrators examined 16 employees' work-related emails. Only one of those individuals was told about the search. Many faculty members are angry. Administrators are apologizing for "insufficient" communication.
March 11, 2013 Once a rising star, the Democratic politician has already served time in jail for other crimes. Now, he faces up to 20 more years in prison.
March 11, 2013 Under pressure from regulators because it allegedly crossed the line that separates investing from betting, the once popular site has ceased operations.
March 11, 2013 Also: Cardinals prepare to begin papal conclave; U.S. and Afghan soldiers killed in "insider attack;" Obama to continue "charm offensive;" Harvard faculty stunned by search of their emails.
March 11, 2013 Eight young people were in an SUV when it flipped over a guardrail and into a pond. All were from Warren, Ohio. "It's going to be a rough week, a rough rest of the school year," says the local school superintendent.
March 8, 2013 While the laws in some states might allow school employees to bring guns into classrooms, South Dakota is believed to be the first state to enact such a specific measure. It gives districts the right to set up "school sentinel" programs that train personnel.
March 8, 2013 The Arizona Democrat survived a gun attack and has gone on to campaign for changes in gun laws. "The fact that she went through this obviously horrendous tragedy and has recommitted herself to the political process ... is really inspiring," says Caroline Kennedy.
March 8, 2013 Sulaiman Abu Ghaith appeared in a Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors said the trial make take about three weeks. A trial date has not yet been set.
March 8, 2013 Times were different when he signed the law in 1996, the former president writes in The Washington Post. Today, he says, the act that defines marriage as between a man and a woman discriminates against same-sex couples who have become legally married.
March 8, 2013 February's jobs numbers were better than expected. The jobless rate is now the lowest it's been since President Obama took office. The rate's recent peak was 10 percent in October 2009.
March 8, 2013 Also: Osama bin Laden's son-in-law due in Manhattan court; the two Koreas ratchet up rhetoric; Catholic cardinals expected to set date for start of conclave; Northeast braces for more snow and flooding.