04/11/2014 6:50amIraq's deputy prime minister escaped an assassination attempt in which militants dressed as soldiers opened fire on his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, according to an Iraqi lawmaker and a statement from the deputy premier's office.
04/11/2014 11:31amAs political unrest continues in Ukraine, 85 missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been transferred, the church announced Friday.
04/11/2014 12:21pmHundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held.
04/11/2014 12:23pmPope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the young. It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness.
04/11/2014 12:50pmWhile Saudi Arabia's royals work out the succession of the throne behind closed doors, a few voices are raising the most sensitive matter of all in the kingdom, questioning the ruling Al Saud family's claim to absolute power and its unchecked rights to the country's oil wealth.
04/11/2014 1:31pmSome off-the-cuff remarks today from Pope Francis are the latest sign that he has become sensitized to the gravity of the church's abuse scandal.
04/11/2014 2:21pmCardinal Francis George, the archbishop of Chicago who is being treated for cancer, said Friday that the Roman Catholic Church has agreed to begin formally searching for his successor as head of the nation's third-largest diocese.
04/11/2014 3:50pmMassachusetts Gov. Deval (deh-VAL') Patrick has signed a huge prayer canvas designed to serve as a message of support on the anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.
04/11/2014 4:21pmThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is transferring 85 missionaries to different parts of Ukraine due to civil unrest there.
04/11/2014 6:31pmThe Apostolic Delegation of Puerto Rico announced Friday that the Vatican found no basis for sexual abuse accusations made against a well-known bishop in the U.S. territory.