The 'cold calling' pope
Heidi Schlumpf says if the Pope did tell an Argentinian woman married to a divorced man that she could take Communion, it may signify a softening of church rules on the divorced and sacraments
Huge iceberg splits off Antarctica
A massive iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta is moving into the ocean off Antarctica and could threaten shipping during the Antarctic winter, scientists say.
Boy finds mastodon tooth
Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.
Gingrich: Twin dangers in Ukraine
Newt Gingrich says the stakes are high, and the U.S. needs to develop an approach that checks Russian expansion but doesn't blunder into war
Putin strategy: Good cop/bad cop
Alexander Motyl says as Russian President Putin snarled at Ukraine, his foreign minister was signing a conciliatory accord with the West. Whatever the game, the accord is a major stand down by Russia
Meb Keflezighi is American; so am I
When some questioned if Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi's "American" identity, it reminded writer Haimy Assefa of her journey as an Ethiopian-American who became 'black' in America.
Yankees' Pineda banned 10 games by MLB
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball "for possessing a foreign substance on his person" in Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox.
49ers' Smith won't face felony in airport case
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has referred Aldon Smith's airport arrest earlier this month to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration.
Bobcats' McRoberts fined $20K for LeBron hit
Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making excessive contact with his foul on LeBron James late in the Miami Heat's victory in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Tommy John stunned by surgery 'epidemic'
Former major league pitcher Tommy John says it's "unreal" that so many pitchers need elbow surgery 40 years after he was the first to undergo the procedure that now bears his name.
Kosar: Concussions cost me broadcasting job
Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he has been removed as a TV commentator for Cleveland's preseason games because of slurred speech he attributes to concussions sustained in the NFL.
Suspended Cooke apologizes for Barrie hit
Suspended winger Matt Cooke of the Minnesota Wild apologized Thursday for the knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado's Tyson Barrie during their first-round playoff series.
Reds' Chapman faces hitters, is 'electrifying'
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, who has been on the DL since being struck in the head by a line drive on March 19, faced live hitters for the first time since the incident on Wednesday.