By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican has never seen anything like it.
Pope Benedict XVI's trusted butler, who dressed the pontiff each morning, attended his daily Mass and helped serve him his meals, stands accused of stealing the pope's private
By WALTER BERRYAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Most of the people who saw a masked teenager wearing a sheet and armed with a grenade launcher told authorities they assumed the weapon was a fake as he pointed it at passing cars in northwest Phoenix, according to 911 calls released Thursday.
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. CLINTON, NETANYAHU DISAGREE ON IRAN STRATEGY
The U.S. secretary of state hopes diplomacy can avoid the military action the Israeli leader urges.
2. FOR ONCE, IT
By BARRY HATTON and CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's troubled banks need an extra €59.3 billion ($76.3 billion) to survive a serious economic downturn, according to an independent audit released Friday by the Bank of Spain.
The stress tests' findings will help Spain
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two men were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for their roles in a Mexican drug gang that dissolved victims' bodies in acid.
Jose Olivera, 38, got five consecutive life terms and David Valencia, 42, got
By TODD RICHMONDAssociated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - They slink through the woods in camouflage and face paint, armed with tire irons, screwdrivers and hoes, seeking a plant that looks like a cross between a Virginia creeper and poison ivy.
They're the new breed of ginseng diggers, a rough
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting case mailed "burnt currency," along with a notebook, to his psychiatrist before the attack. He threatened a professor and was banned from a university campus before withdrawing from
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes that if the former Teamsters boss' remains do turn up, they're not in her backyard.
Over the years,
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney said Friday he believes a drug-induced psychosis was responsible for an outburst by an actor that police say ended in the slaying of his landlady before the former "Sons of Anarchy" cast member plunged to his death.
Johnny Lewis, 28
By PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Engeldinger's parents were worried about their son's growing paranoia. In 2010, they sought help, enrolling in a 12-week class for families of the mentally ill.
For the last 21 months, the family said they reached out in hopes