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  A trimmed-back vigil — and one that started earlier than usual — was just one of the novelties of this Holy Week under an Argentine Jesuit pope who just two weeks ago stunned the world by emerging from the loggia of St. Peter's Basilica...

Pope presides over trimmed Easter Vigil service

Updated: 3/30/2013 05:50 PM

  Pope Francis sent a special video message to the event in Turin's cathedral, but made no claim that the image on the shroud of a man with wounds similar to those suffered by Christ was really that of Jesus. He called the cloth an "icon," not a relic...

Shroud of Turin goes on display amid new research

Updated: 3/30/2013 04:44 PM

  Hugo Chavez's die-hard followers considered him a living legend on a par with independence-era hero Simon Bolivar well before his March 5 death from cancer. In the mere three weeks since, however, Chavez has ascended to divine status in this deeply...

Chavez's legacy gains religious glow in Venezuela

Updated: 3/30/2013 04:38 PM

  Richard Griffiths was one of the great British stage actors of his generation, a heavy man with a light touch, whether in Shakespeare or Neil Simon. But for millions of movie fans, he will always be grumpy Uncle Vernon, the least magical of...

Notable deaths last week

Updated: 3/30/2013 04:15 PM

  A Lake Zurich woman may have saved her family from a fire that began while they were sleeping Saturday morning. The woman, whom fire officials are not naming, arrived home from work shortly before 8:16 a.m. and noticed smoke filling the residence on...

Lake Zurich fire leaves family homeless

Updated: 3/30/2013 03:48 PM

  Classmates of a student in Elgin Community College's nursing program are rallying to help the colleague stay in school following the loss of all her belongings in a West Chicago house fire Thursday. "That family was there for me when I needed it,"...

Classmates rally behind ECC nursing student, fire victim

Updated: 3/30/2013 01:27 PM

  Under the emerging agreement between business and labor, a new "W" visa program would bring tens of thousands of lower-skilled workers a year to the country. The program would be capped at 200,000 a year, but the number of visas would fluctuate,...

Bipartisan immigration bill crosses a hurdle

Updated: 3/30/2013 01:21 PM

  Testing for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and the virus that causes AIDS began at 10 a.m. Saturday, but many arrived early and stood through torrential downpours.

Patients of Tulsa doctor line up to get tested

Updated: 3/30/2013 01:08 PM

  When a house fire breaks out in the Philadelphia area, the Red Cross springs into action to offer the family a helping hand and a place to stay. But what about the victims' pets? That's where Red Paw comes in. The emergency relief service has paired...

Displaced pets get helping 'paw' from Philadelphia group

Updated: 3/30/2013 09:28 AM

  Nelson Mandela is breathing "without difficulty" after having a procedure to clear fluid in his lung area that was caused by pneumonia, the spokesman for South Africa's president said Saturday. Mandela, the 94-year-old former president and...

Mandela breathing better in bout with pneumonia

Updated: 3/30/2013 09:20 AM

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