| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Given the rapidly evolving status of gay rights here in the U.S, where the Boy Scouts of America recently lifted a ban on gay youths and the Supreme Court prepares to rule on two same-sex marriage cases, John Oliver decided it was time to check up on the...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Reeling from the deadly collapse of a building packed with thousands of factory workers, Bangladeshi laborers rallied Wednesday, marking May Day with renewed calls for workplace safety.
The death toll steadily swelled in the aftermath of the disaster...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:56 AM
ROME -- The Vatican became the home of two living popes Thursday when former pontiff Benedict XVI took up residence in a house in the city-state’s garden.
The unprecedented cohabitation with his successor, Pope Francis, began when Benedict arrived...
| May 3, 2013
| 9:29 AM
ROME -- The first European renditions of Native Americans, made shortly after Christopher Columbus returned from his first trip to the Americas, may have been discovered under layers of grime on a neglected fresco at the Vatican.
The tiny figures of...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:40 AM
ROME -- Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who oversaw his country's economic boom but was tainted by accusations of ties to the Mafia, died in Rome on Monday, the Italian news agency Ansa reported. He was 94.
After becoming a...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 6:52 PM
Midge Turk Richardson, a former nun and parochial school principal in Los Angeles who cast off her habit for the world of New York publishing, where she reigned for nearly two decades as editor of Seventeen magazine, has died. She was 82.
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Pressed to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars to settle clergy sex abuse lawsuits, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony turned to one group of Catholics whose faith could not be shaken: the dead.
Under his leadership in 2007, the Archdiocese of Los...
| Feb 20, 2013
ROME -- A senior Vatican official called Cardinal Roger Mahony's participation in the selection of the next pope "troubling," but said there was no formal procedure to stop the retired Los Angeles archbishop from attending the conclave next month.
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In 1993, Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote to the Vatican with an urgent problem. One of his priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles had been accused of plying teenage boys with alcohol and molesting them, sometimes during prayer.
In less than eight years,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 11:03 AM
As the relief effort continued Monday in the wake of twin earthquakes which devastated a northwest region of Iran, speaker of parliament Ali Larijani, a longtime opponent of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, criticized state media as having given too...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:33 AM
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed a convoy of NATO and Afghan forces carrying out a joint patrol in the eastern city of Khost, killing at least 14 people, including three coalition soldiers and their Afghan interpreter, local authorities said....