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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.

Tips for buying a home in today's market

(StatePoint) If you're considering buying a home, some experts think you should get a move on it. Interest rates are at 65-year record lows and national home prices have finally hit bottom and are on the rise.

How to manage your money better

(StatePoint) When it comes to healthy finances, periodically evaluating one's budget and savings goals is crucial. Unfortunately, most people don't do enough reflection.

House Democrats unveil gun control agenda that faces uphill battle in Congress

House Democratic leaders rolled out a wide ranging set of proposals on Thursday to address gun violence, an agenda that largely mirrored those released by Vice President Joe Biden last month but faces an uphill battle in Congress to become law.

Nationwide telemarketing scam targeting seniors

Senior citizens nationwide are reporting pushy, suspicious telemarketing calls from businesses going by the names "Senior Emergency Care," "Senior Safety Alert" or "Senior Safe Alert."