New Pope – Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, Now Francis I
Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been elected as pope. He is the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church. Bergoglio, who has taken the name Francis I, is also the first Jesuit priest to become pope.
Papal Conclave: How It Works and What to Expect
The process by which the next pope will be elected, known as the conclave, began Tuesday morning at about 11:30. Here are some key points you should know about:
Economy Adds 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%
The labor market—and the economy overall—is improving, albeit gradually, with employers adding 236,000 jobs in February. That gain brought the unemployment rate down a few ticks from 7.9 percent to 7.7, its lowest point in four years.
Why You Should Beware of Tax-Refund Loans
It takes at least a few days, sometimes longer, to receive your refund after you've filed your taxes with the IRS. Some people, though, just can't seem to wait. This almost certainly is a bad decision.
New Movies: ‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ ’21 and Over,’ ‘The Last Exorcism Part II,’ ‘Phantom’
This week we have four new releases, covering four different genres and targeting four different audiences: fairy-tale action epic, a coming-of-age (21) comedy, supernatural horror, and a submarine thriller.
Chuck Hagel Confirmed as Secretary of Defense
Chuck Hagel, whose confirmation hearing in the Senate was highly contentious, was finally confirmed today as the next secretary of defense by a vote of 58-41.
Hot Air Balloon Explodes in Mid-Air Over Egypt, Killing 18
A hot air balloon carrying a group of tourists near Luxor, Egypt, exploded in mid-air Tuesday, killing 18 people in the deadliest accident ever of its kind.
New Movies: ‘Dark Skies,’ ‘Snitch’
This week, two new flicks hit theaters. The first is a spooky thriller about a family terrorized by a mysterious force, while the other is an action tale about a father determined to save his son.
Students Suspended for Doing ‘Harlem Shake’ in Class
The students thought it would be fun. The school thought otherwise. And now, at least one parent is very upset.
What We Know-Pope Benedict’s Resignation
In stunning news, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday morning from the Vatican that he will resign his position as head of the Catholic Church, effective on February 28. This has already set off a flurry of speculation, largely because no pope has voluntarily done so since the year 1415.
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