By By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet from his new account, blessing his online fans and urging them to listen to Christ.
In perhaps the most drawn out Twitter launch ever, the 85-
By By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Playing both sides, President Barack Obama is trying to balance his public pressure campaign on Republicans over the looming "fiscal cliff" with his private negotiations with GOP leaders.
The White House is loath to abandon the two-pronged strateg
By By DEEPTI HAJELAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A man walking down a street outside a school near Central Park was shot in the back of the head on Monday and lay mortally wounded in a pool of blood as his killer escaped with a getaway driver, police said.
The shooting occurred around 2 p.m.
By By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Los Angeles official who once blamed a spinal tumor for his obsession with child pornography was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Monday to be followed by a lifetime of supervision.
Sixty-four-year-old Albert Abrams,
By By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just six blocks from the White House, the FBI's hulking headquarters overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue has long been the government building everyone loves to hate.