International

(Half Moon Bay, CA) -- A new record is set at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California. Pumpkin grower John Hawkley's entry in the competition today weighed two-thousand and 58 pounds and he says this more than makes up for what happened in...
(Vatican City) -- The Vatican appears to be softening its tone on homosexuality. A document read in the presence of Pope Francis on Monday said homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholics could accept gays and recognize the positive aspects of same-sex...
(Undated) -- Evo Morales has claimed victory and a third term in office after presidential elections in Bolivia. Latin American analyst Sean Burgess says Morales has made progress where neighboring countries have not. Exit polls show he won around 60 percent of the vote. Morales...
(Pretoria) -- Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been described in court as a broken man who has lost everything. Psychologist Dr. Loray Hartzenberg told the court that Pistorius suffered from severe post-traumatic stress. Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide...
(Undated) -- Turkey says it does not have a deal to let U.S. and allied planes launch airstrikes against ISIS from a Turkish air base. Sources in the Turkish prime minister's office said today that talks on a deal are continuing. Those sources also told reporters that Turkey and...
(Undated) -- Turkey says it does not have a deal to let U.S. and allied planes launch airstrikes against ISIS from a Turkish air base. Sources in the Turkish prime minister's office said today that talks on a deal are continuing. Those sources also told reporters that Turkey and...
(Undated) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott intends get in Vladimir Putin's face when the Russian president attends the G20 leaders summit in Australia next month. Abbott said today he's going to confront Putin about what Abbott called the murders of Australian citizens...
(Undated) -- The U.S. is observing Columbus Day today. It's the anniversary of the day in 1492 when Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation establishing Columbus Day as a federal holiday to be celebrated...
(Undated) -- The parents of an American held hostage by ISIS are speaking despite a threat that speaking publicly will result in their son being beheaded. Paula Kassig tells NBC's "Today" they were sent an audio recording of her son Peter Kassig a few weeks ago. Peter changed...