Pope Francis Heads Back To Rome After Philadelphia Mass Ends Whirlwind TourPope Francis joined hundreds of thousands of the faithful Sunday for the last and biggest event of his joyful, six-day U.S. visit -- a Mass on Philadelphia's grandest boulevard.
Pope Francis Wraps Up Trip To U.S. With Full Day Of Events In PhiladelphiaOutside the building where America's founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, Francis gave his message of religious freedom.
Rev. Sharpton Speaks To Thousands At Funeral For Michael Brown In Missouri In his eulogy, Sharpton police officers who are wrong need to be dealt with.
Furloughed New York City Workers To Congress: 'End This Shutdown Now'Tens of thousands of federal workers in New York City continue to feel the impact as the partial government shutdown continues.
Congress Approves Bill To End Furloughs Of Air Traffic ControllersThe House approved the measure Friday on a 361-41 vote, one day after the Senate agreed to the bill. The action came with lawmakers streaming toward the doors for a week-long spring recess.
Senators Unveil Deal To Expand Background Checks On Gun Sales The deal would expand the checks to cover all commercial sales, such as at gun shows and online. Private transactions that are not for profit, such as those between relatives, would be exempt.
Supreme Court Grounds Packed On First Day Of California Same-Sex Marriage CaseThey mostly kept their distance, these supporters and opponents of gay marriage, as they massed Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court to proclaim with signs and slogans their conflicting views about the cutting-edge question before the justices.
Postal Service To Cut Saturday Mail To Trim CostsIn an announcement Wednesday, postmaster general and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe said the Saturday mail cutback will begin the week of Aug. 5.
President Obama Sworn In For Second Term; Public Inauguration Set For MondayPresident Obama will repeat the swearing-in ritual again Monday on the west front of the Capitol before a crowd of hundreds of thousands.
School Shooting Rattles Calif. As Biden Meets With NRA, Gun Group From Newtown Two people were wounded Thursday in a school shooting in the city of Taft, Calif., according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Reached With GOP Senate LeadersThe White House has reached an agreement with Senate Republican leaders on a deal prevent the “fiscal cliff,” CBS News has learned.
With No 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal In Sight, Americans Brace For Huge Tax HikesTax doomsday is looming, but it’s still a political standoff in D.C., with one side seemingly waiting for the other to act. While the Senate is already in session, the House will not be back before Sunday.