Daytona 500 runs as scheduled day after fans hurt in fiery crash

(CNN) -- The Daytona 500 ran as scheduled Sunday despite a jaw-dropping crash a day earlier that flung debris into the stands at the Daytona International Speedway.

Slaying highlights violence at Mexican tourist hotspot

A Belgian national has become the latest casualty in a popular Mexican tourist destination plagued by violence.

Pope Benedict leads final public prayer, local media buzzes with scandal

Pope Benedict XVI delivered his final public prayer ceremony Sunday to a crowd of thousands at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, amid rumors of a sex scandal brewing as he prepares to step down.

Controllers must be cut in a week, LaHood says

The Department of Transportation will have no choice but to cut staffing of air traffic controllers if the upcoming forced spending cuts take effect, the agency's boss said Sunday, defending against allegations that the warnings are merely

Kerry's first trip: trying to sidestep the pitfalls

John Kerry's first international trip as secretary of state is right out of diplomatic "central casting" -- at least the first half, designed to avoid diplomatic pitfalls. But that may end up being impossible.

Egypt opposition leader calls for election boycott

A top Egyptian opposition leader Saturday urged a boycott of parliamentary elections in April, describing them as "an act of deception."

Police name suspect, impound car after fatal shooting, crash on Las Vegas Strip

Police have identified a suspect in a fatal shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip that left three people dead.

Wet, messy weather to hit eastern U.S.

It will be a messy weekend in the Northeast and the Deep South as the massive weather system that walloped 20 states with a snowstorm rolls off toward the Atlantic Ocean.

Four Somalis in U.S. found guilty of supporting terrorists back home

A Somali terror leader implored his fellow countryman in California to send money 'to finance jihad," triggering a chain of events that ended with four convictions.

Lt. Greg Pickard laid to rest in Aggie Field of Honor

After saying goodbye one final time Lt. Greg Pickard was laid to rest in the Aggie Field of Honor Friday afternoon just one week after the deadly fire that claimed his life and the life of Lt. Wallace.