Around the world: 10 things to know Monday

Staff reports Updated: February 11, 2013 at 12:00 am • Published: February 11, 2013

1. POPE BENEDICT XVI TO STEP DOWN

The 85-year-old pontiff, the first to resign in nearly 600 years, says his advanced age and diminishing strength have made it too difficult to carry on. VATICAN-POPE

2. MANHUNT FOR EX-LA COP MOVES TO SUBURBS

Police surround the Irvine home of a believed target of Christopher Dorner, and evacuated a San Fernando Valley store after a reported sighting. LA POLICE SHOOTING

3. GATES BACKS OVERSIGHT OF DRONE PROGRAM

The former defense secretary supports proposals for a special court to review Obama's deadly strikes against Americans linked to al-Qaida. DRONES-POLITICS

4. SNOWED-IN NORTHEAST TRIES TO GET BACK TO WORK

Public transit returned after more than 3 feet of snow fell in some places, but New York was still waiting to open a major highway on Long Island. NORTHEAST SNOW

5. STAMPEDE AT HINDU FESTIVAL KILLS 37

At least 30 others are hurt when thousands celebrating the Kumbh Mela fell into a crush rushing between train platforms. INDIA-FESTIVAL

6. SENATOR THREATENS TO DELAY OBAMA NOMINATIONS

Lindsey Graham says he will hold up confirmation of CIA and Pentagon nominees until he hears more about the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack. OBAMA'S NOMINEES

7. SEPT. 11 DEFENDANTS SAY GOVERNMENT EAVESDROPPING ON THEM

Lawyers for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others say a sound glitch at Guantanamo Bay made them worried others are listening to their private conversations. GUANTANAMO-SEPT 11 TRIAL

8. TWISTER DAMAGES MISS. CAMPUS

The governor was to tour hard-hit Hattiesburg today where windows were blown out and roofs ripped off at his alma mater, University of Southern Mississippi. SOUTHERN STORMS

9. GRAMMYS SPREAD THE LOVE WITH SURPRISE BEST ALBUM WINNER

Mumford & Sons' Babel won the top prize, while the Three Keys' Dan Auerbach took home four trophies and Fun. won best new artist. GRAMMYS

10. WHY YOU'LL FIND THE YANKEES PRESIDENT AT DOG SHOW

Randy Levine, co-owner of Mitch, a 5-year-old yellow Lab, says: "He's like Derek Jeter. Very calm." DOG SHOW

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