John McCain is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection. The Arizona senator has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer and recovering at home since late last year but has continued to be involved with current events.
Pope Francis acknowledged "serious mistakes" in handling Chile's sex abuse scandal, calling regional bishops to an emergency meeting in Rome. He blamed a lack of "truthful and balanced information" for misjudging the situation and incited Chile’s Catholics to protests in January.
Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. The longtime wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, she was also known for her political involvement and efforts to combat apartheid, as well as controversial actions that led to convictions for kidnapping and fraud.
Silvio Berlusconi appeared at a political rally a week before parliamentary elections to support his party. Pundits say the former Italian president, who is still popular among fans despite a series of sex scandals and legal cases, may be trying to make a political comeback.
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is pushing for Xerox to explore a sale. Icahn has been pushing for a change in management and four new board members, as well as cancelation of a partnership with Fujifilm. Shares in the company have been languishing since the early 2000s.
Actor Robert Redford is a Hollywood legend, known for his roles in acclaimed films like 'The Sting' and 'The Way We Were.' He is also an accomplished director, producer and entrepreneur, having started the Sundance Institute in the early '80s.