Letters from John Lennon's killer to be sold

(CNN) -- In his time as a New York City police officer, Stephen Spiro says that it only happened to him once. Typically, the people he arrested wanted nothing to do with him.

Stocks: Economy takes center stage

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Investors head into a shortened trading week, hoping a fresh batch of data on housing and manufacturing will provide clues on how the American economy is holding up.

31 days of higher gas prices comes at tough time

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Gas prices have risen for 31 days straight, according to AAA. That means that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has increased nearly 13% over that period to $3.714.

Man accused of slapping crying boy on Delta flight is out of a job

(CNN) -- An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident.

Fighter jets chases down small planes near Obama's Florida resort

Fighter jets intercepted two small planes that violated flight restrictions set up in Florida for President Barack Obama's visit.

Republicans still question Hagel's nomination

Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday that when Republicans held up a vote last week on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary, it wasn't a political ploy, but a sign of serious questions about the nominee.

Bombs target Shiite neighborhoods, claim 21lives in Iraq

A spate of bombs exploded in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 125 others, police said.

Few details, plenty of questions as Pistorius disputes murder charge

Days after a tragic shooting turned an Olympic hero into a murder suspect, South Africans tried to make sense of hazy details surrounding a case that has left the nation stunned.

Vatican: Cardinals could meet sooner to choose new pope

The cardinals who must pick a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he steps down on February 28 could meet to make the decision sooner than thought, a Vatican spokesman said Saturday.