The woman, wearing a violet dress, was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.
Congress has easily approved legislation ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.
Police in Canada say two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train.
President Barack Obama has spoken by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the investigation into the Boston Marathon attacks.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7.8 quake struck the slightly populated region.
Her former spokesman Tim Bell said she suffered from a stroke.
Italy's highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox's acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has become a cause celebre in the United States.
The world's 1.2 billion Catholics have a new leader. His name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, but he will be known henceforth as Pope Francis.
Two votes today, and a vote yesterday on the first day of the conclave, failed to result in the election of a pope. Additional votes are expected later today.
He saw himself as a revolutionary and savior of the poor. But the legacy of Hugo Chavez will be much more complex.
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