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Stories with person: Pope John Paul II
  • Beatification of Romero signals new understanding of martyr 
    Updated: May-20-15 8:49 am

    VATICAN CITY - The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited saint-in-waiting. It has helped redefine the Catholic Church's concept of martyrdom and paved the way for others killed for doing God's work to follow in Romero's saint-making footsteps.

  • 'King of the Blues' B.B. King dead at 89 at home in Vegas story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-15-15 1:30 pm

    LAS VEGAS - B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

  • 'Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-15-15 12:18 pm

    LAS VEGAS - B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems, the blues can never die."

  • Castro: Pope Francis so impressive I might return to church story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-10-15 2:16 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call Sunday on Pope Francis at the Vatican to thank him for working for Cuban-U.S. detente - and said he was so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church's fold.

  • Castro's daughter sponsors blessing of Cuban gay couples story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 9:19 pm

    HAVANA - The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro sponsored a blessing ceremony Saturday for gay couples on an island where gay marriage remains illegal.

  • Motley mix of players challenge Polish president in election story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 2:16 am

    WARSAW, Poland - The incumbent is an aristocrat who embodies Polish tradition. His challengers include a punk rock star, a blonde bombshell actress and a renegade vodka producer who once wielded a gun at a press conference.