Vettel puts his faith in "Hungry Heidi"

(Reuters) - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is hoping 'Hungry Heidi' will take him to a fourth successive Formula One world championship this season.

Italian bishops thank God for wrong pope

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Italian bishops were so convinced that one of their own would become pope that they sent a congratulatory message to the media thanking God for the election of a prelate from Milan.

"Hand of God" brings Argentina pope: Maradona

ROME (Reuters) - The same "hand of God" brought the papacy to Argentina as helped it to the 1986 World Cup, says Diego Maradona, the soccer legend whose famously illicit, handled goal against England still excites passions at home and abroad.

Pope returns to Rome hotel - to pay bill

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis returned on Thursday to the Church-run residence where he was staying before becoming pontiff, and insisted on paying the bill, despite now effectively being in charge of the business, the Vatican said.

Germany detains man trying to sell back stolen art

BERLIN (Reuters) - A man attempting to sell paintings by Picasso, Monet and other masters back to the Dutch gallery from where they were stolen has been arrested in Germany, German media said.

Shark brought to Los Angeles for Kmart commercial dies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A white tip shark shipped from New York and placed into an outdoor pool for a Kmart commercial in Los Angeles died after showing signs of distress, an official from the animal welfare group that monitored the production said on Thursday.

Beach becomes latest clash over technology titans' property

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist has stepped into the middle of a long-standing controversy over a California tradition: open access to the state's famed beaches.

Lawsuit says two-year-old boy ate used condom at Chicago McDonald's

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp has been sued by a woman who said her two-year-old son ate a used condom he found in the play area of one of its restaurants in Chicago.

WATCH: Impossibly Cute Banff Lynx Mom And Kitten

A Banff lynx and her kitten drew the attention of guests and Parks Canada staff after the mother became fascinated with her own reflection in a window at a lodge near Lake Louise.

It's only the latest in several very public appearances the wild feline family has made this winter, providing visitors to the park with rare sighting opportunities and shutter bugs with some amazing photos and videos.

These Are Not The Popes You Are Looking For

Francis Pope was around long before Pope Francis. But for many of those excited about the new head of the Catholic Church, the difference is trivial.


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