Monthly Archives: February 2013

Benedict Departs Vatican, Pledges Obedience to Next Pope – Voice of America

Voice of America Benedict Departs Vatican, Pledges Obedience to Next PopeVoice of AmericaPope Benedict XVI pledged his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor Thursday, then left the Vatican as the first Roman Catholic Church leader to resign in 600 years. A helicopter took Benedict to Castel Gandolfo, the papal retreat outside …Pope Benedict XVI […]

Bradley Manning enters guilty pleas in WikiLeaks case – CBS News

NPR Bradley Manning enters guilty pleas in WikiLeaks caseCBS NewsUpdated at 12:57 p.m. ET. FORT MEADE, Md. An Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history offered guilty pleas Thursday to 10 of 22 charges against him and a military judge said she would allow the soldier to read a […]

Media, others tweet on Bob Woodward – Politico

Politico Media, others tweet on Bob WoodwardPoliticoSome members of the press and others took to Twitter to joke about Bob Woodward's claims of being “threatened” by the White House, saying that the full text of the emails don't back up the Washington Post reporter. “I know you may not believe this, but as a …Bob […]

Time to sequester the hype – The Seattle Times

New York Times Time to sequester the hypeThe Seattle TimesTime to sequester the hype. Impending budget cuts are fueling a firestorm of words, and if we could figure a way to levy a tax on the hype, the nation's budget problems surely would be behind us. By Danny Westneat. Seattle Times staff columnist. Related …President […]

Two cops, suspect dead in Calif. shootings – CBS News

CBS News Two cops, suspect dead in Calif. shootingsCBS NewsSANTA CRUZ, Calif. Two police officers were shot and killed Tuesday while investigating a sexual assault, and a suspect was also fatally shot, authorities said. The officers, one male and the other a woman, were shot in mid-afternoon as they investigated a …2 police officers shot […]

Hagel Approved for Defense in Sharply Split Senate Vote – New York Times

New York Times Hagel Approved for Defense in Sharply Split Senate VoteNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary on Tuesday after he survived a bruising struggle with Republicans. At the same time, President Obama's nominee to be Treasury secretary moved closer to approval with bipartisan …Chuck Hagel confirmed as Defense […]

Obama to governors: Help me get Congress to act – CBS News

CBS News Obama to governors: Help me get Congress to actCBS NewsWith less than a week to go until a wide-ranging package of across-the-board budget cuts is set to kick in, President Obama today entreated the nation's governors to help him convince Congress to compromise on a deal to avert the so-called "sequestration," …Obama Urges […]

Scandal Clouds Benedict’s Last Days As Pontiff – Voice of America

Voice of America Scandal Clouds Benedict's Last Days As PontiffVoice of AmericaScandal threatens to overshadow Benedict's final days as pope, as well as the preparations to choose his successor. In one of his last acts as pontiff, Benedict Monday changed the Vatican's constitution, eliminating the 15-day waiting period before cardinals …UPDATE 3-Cardinal's departure darkens mood […]

Italians Seem Set to Reject Austerity in Vote – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Italians Seem Set to Reject Austerity in VoteWall Street JournalWSJ's Giada Zampano in Rome feels the pulse of Italian disaffected voters as they head to the polls for Italy's most-watched elections in decades. Photo: EPA. ROME—The makeup of Italy's future government and Parliament was uncertain as votes were being …Italy election forecasts […]

Daytona Speedway crash injures driver, 28 fans – Reuters

Los Angeles Times Daytona Speedway crash injures driver, 28 fansReutersBy Simon Evans. Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:06am EST. (Reuters) – A fiery pile-up at the Daytona speedway on Saturday injured at least 28 fans and a driver after the 10-car crash sent car debris, including a tire, flying into the crowd in the final lap […]