Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.
Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.
The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.