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Rubio staff, tea party forces treading carefully before Tuesday

Both sides from the dueling responses to the president's State of the Union speech are treading carefully heading into Tuesday.

Stocks edge lower at the open

U.S. stocks inched lower at the opening bell Monday, as investors had little economic or corporate news to set the tone. The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 both fell about 0.2%. The Nasdaq was flat.

Carnival Cruise ship to be towed after fire strands it in Gulf of Mexico

A Carnival cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 passengers and crew will be towed to port after a weekend engine fire left it dead in the water, a cruise line official said.

Report: Apple working on an 'iWatch'

Having conquered the desktops, music libraries and phones of millions, Apple reportedly wants to adorn one more spot in the life of the gadget-obsessed -- their wrists.

Several shot in Delaware court, authorities say

Several people were shot Monday morning at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, including a constable, according to Wilmington Police spokesman Jamaine Crawford.

Pope Benedict to resign at the end of the month, Vatican says

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

Pope Benedict to resign at end of month

The Vatican confirms that the Pope Benedict XVI is resigning February 28. The Pope made the statement in Latin during a small canonization event saying he doesn't have the strength anymore.

Many boomers turning their passions into new careers

(StatePoint) For many years, the average 50-something American looked forward to a leisure-based retirement.

Tips for protecting your family's financial future

(StatePoint) Do you lay awake at night wondering if you'll have enough money to pay the bills, let alone retire? Could you pay the bills at $170 to $350 daily if you or your spouse were disabled?

How to Make Your Garden More Environmentally Friendly

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means it's time to slip those green thumbs into some gardening gloves. And if you want to feel truly good about what you grow, consider upgrading your garden to be more planet-friendly.