Top US Jesuit Defends Vatican Sex Prosecutor
Top US Jesuit sets record straight on Vatican sex crimes prosecutor over notorious pedophile

Portsmouth to host Ainslie team's races
LONDON (Reuters) - Portsmouth, an historic naval town on the south coast of England, will host America's Cup World Series sailing races in Britain in 2015 and 2016 as part of the build-up to the main event in 2017.

Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

U.S. troops stand guard in front of a police medical warehouse in KabulBy Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The final numbers are still being agreed, but there will be at least several hundred more than initially planned, one of the sources said. "If they hadn't done that, the mission would have lost bases," the source said. Under the U.S. ...

South Sudan warns U.N. that sanctions could fuel confrontation
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan warned the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that imposing sanctions to try to end nearly a year of violence in the world's youngest state would likely "harden positions toward confrontation rather than cooperation."

Photos: Jennifer Lawrence Buys Jessica Simpson's Former Home
The "Hunger Games" actress bought a home that belonged to Jessica Simpson and Ellen DeGeneres.

Virtual wonders enter workplace
A winter commute can seem far easier when the office is a Caribbean beach complete with lapping waves, a lilting calypso soundtrack, and no boss to bother you.

British veterans join fight against ISIS
Two British veterans have joined Kurdish forces in the fight against ISIS. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

'Dancing With the Stars' Host Tom Bergeron Weighs in on Tonight's Finale
"It will be interesting to see how it plays out," he told ABC.