New Pope: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen as the new Pope of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis I, of Argentina, became the first pope chosen from the Americas. NPR reports.
Bombs in Baghdad: Explosions killed 21 people in Baghdad near where several Western embassies are located. Among the dead are six policemen and 12 citizens. Reuters reports.
Slow Growth: New residents are still coming to the Washington region, but not at the pace of years past. The Washington Post reports that Washington slipped from the fourth to 15th among the fastest-growing cities with more than a million people.
Acceleration Problems: Toyota says that it resolved its problems of sudden acceleration, however newly disclosed documents raise questions that leading automotive experts say have not been answered. These experts believe precisely what Toyota has denied -- that the problem is rooted in electronics. Our sister publication Corporate Counsel reports.
Big Cheese: A Wisconsin Gouda took top honors at the 2013 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, edging out entries from Vermont and Illinois. The winning cheese scored 98.31 out of a possible 100 points in the final round of judging. AP reports.