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Queen Elizabeth in ‘Good Spirits’ at Hospital After Bout of Gastroenteritis

Queen Elizabeth in ‘Good Spirits’ at Hospital After Bout of Gastroenteritis

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Queen Elizabeth is waking up in a hospital bed for the first time in nearly a decade, suffering from a stomach infection that forced her to check in Sunday and cancel or postpone a week’s worth of engagements.T…

Queen Elizabeth Admitted to London Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Admitted to London Hospital

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Queen Elizabeth has been admitted to a London hospital Sunday as a precaution after experiencing symptoms of a stomach bug, according to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson. The 86-year-old monarch is being asse…

British Nurse Arrested in Connection to Cannibalism Case

British Nurse Arrested in Connection to Cannibalism Case

Gilberto Valle (Image Credit: Myspace)(NEW YORK) — As the trial of the police officer accused of planning to cannibalize a number of women continues in New York, police in Great Britain said they have arrested two men believed to be associated with th…

Geneticist Imagines What the Royal Baby Will Look Like

Geneticist Imagines What the Royal Baby Will Look Like

Niall Carson – WPA Pool / Getty Image(JOHANNESBURG) — The world is anxiously awaiting the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child, but one South African geneticist can’t wait until the July due date to see what that baby w…

With Pope’s Departure, World’s Attention Turns to His Successor

With Pope’s Departure, World’s Attention Turns to His Successor

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(ROME) — As Pope Benedict XVI flew off from Vatican City on Thursday to start a secluded life at the papal retreat outside Rome, the world’s attention turns to who will replace him at the helm of the Roman Catholic Church….

Benedict XVI Begins Final Day as Pope

Benedict XVI Begins Final Day as Pope

GABRIEL BOUYS,GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Benedict XVI, the first pontiff to resign in 600 years, will step down on Thursday to lead a secluded life of prayer, far from the grueling demands of the papacy and the scandals that h…

Reports: Sketches of US Consulate in Istanbul Found in Terror Raid

Reports: Sketches of US Consulate in Istanbul Found in Terror Raid

Burak Kara/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Turkish news outlets reported on Thursday that local security forces found sketches of the U.S. consulate in Istanbul along with explosives during a multi-city raid against suspected terrorists.The private Dogan New…

Kerry Makes Friends, Explains American ‘Right to be Stupid’ on European Tour

Kerry Makes Friends, Explains American ‘Right to be Stupid’ on European Tour

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(BERLIN) — Speaking in a town hall filled with German students at a stop on his first European Tour Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a well received and humorously blunt speech.
Kerry was reportedly “treated …

Three Dead, Seven Injured in Swiss Factory Shooting

Three Dead, Seven Injured in Swiss Factory Shooting

Comstock/Thinkstock(MENZNAU, Switzerland) — A shooting at the Kronospan wood processing factory in the Swiss town of Menznau on Wednesday left three people dead, including the 42-year old gunman, and another seven injured. Five of the injured are in s…

Pope Benedict XVI Delivers Farewell Address

Pope Benedict XVI Delivers Farewell Address

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — On his final full day as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI thanked a huge crowd for respecting his historic decision to step down and told them that God will continue to guide the…

What’s Next for Pope Benedict XVI?

What’s Next for Pope Benedict XVI?

GABRIEL BOUYS,GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — The party for the world’s most prominent soon-to-be retiree began on Wednesday when Pope Benedict XVI hosted his final audience as pontiff in St. Peter’s Square.More than 50,000 tickets were request…

Cardinal Donald Wuerl: American Pope Would Be Unwise

Cardinal Donald Wuerl: American Pope Would Be Unwise

ABC News(VATICAN CITY) — Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, on Wednesday argued against electing a pope from the United States because the pontiff would be conflicted about delivering the “spiritual challenge” that a superpower needs fro…

John Kerry and Russian Counterpart Discuss Syrian Conflict

John Kerry and Russian Counterpart Discuss Syrian Conflict

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(BERLIN) — Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Berlin on Tuesday regarding the conflict in Syria.Washington and Moscow have long been at odds at how to best end the two-year…

Two Arrested in U.K. After Disfiguring Acid Attack

Two Arrested in U.K. After Disfiguring Acid Attack

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Naomi Oni said she was on her way home from her job at a Victoria’s Secret store in London when a veiled woman walked up behind her and threw acid, burning her face and arm and temporarily blinding her.
Oni, 21, spe…

Horse Meat Found in Ikea’s Swedish Meatballs?

Horse Meat Found in Ikea’s Swedish Meatballs?

PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ikea says it isn’t horsing around with Swedish meatballs sold in the U.S.The Scandinavian company, known primarily for its ready-to-assemble furniture, is now embroiled in the European horse meat scandal th…

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(ROME) — Britain’s most senior cardinal, Keith O’Brien, is stepping down following published reports that he made unwanted sexual advances toward four priests in Scotland in the 1980s.”Approaching the age of seventy-five and…

Pope Pushes Up Date for Conclave to Choose His Successor

Pope Pushes Up Date for Conclave to Choose His Successor

L’Osservatore Romano Vatican-Pool/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — With his resignation set for Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI published a declaration on Monday to allow the College of Cardinals to begin choosing his successor almost immediately after he ste…

Vatican Disputing Scandal Rumors Amid Pope’s Resignation

Vatican Disputing Scandal Rumors Amid Pope’s Resignation

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to step down from the papacy this Thursday, the Vatican has also been forced to deal with reports in the Italian media about an alleged scandal involving gay clergy being blackm…

Cardinal Roger Mahony Tweets, But Not About Deposition

Cardinal Roger Mahony Tweets, But Not About Deposition

Eric Thayer/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Cardinal Roger Mahony is clearly excited about his trip to Rome.On the eve of the cardinal’s sworn deposition in a lawsuit over a priest accused of molesting 26 boys in his archdiocese in 1987, Mahony sent…

Vatican Furious over ‘False’ News Reports

Vatican Furious over ‘False’ News Reports

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — In an impromptu briefing on Saturday morning, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi responded again to the worldwide distribution of “unverified, unverifiable, or even false” news stories.Lombardi decl…

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