CBSnews.com: Pope Benedict XVI has left Vatican City for the last time. He will return -- not as Pope Benedict XVI, but as Pope Emeritus -- a retired man.
AP: For many observant Muslim women, manicures have been a problem as it prevents water from making contact with nails in pre-prayer hand and arm washing five times a day.
Reuters: More than 200 businesses will urge the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to strike down a federal law that restricts the definition of marriage to heterosexual union.
Reuters: A luxury real estate revival is being fueled, in part, by another resurgence: so-called jumbo mortgages - those loans, typically over $417,000, that are too big to qualify for purchase by federal agencies.
Wall Street Journal: Hoping to trim more than $1 billion in expenses annually the banking giant plans to cut costs and 17,000 positions by next year.
New York Times: Horse meat has been found in more than a dozen European countries, worrying American consumers.
Foxbusiness.com: New U.S. single-family home sales surged to their highest level in 4-1/2 years in January.
Washingtonpost.com: The last organization you might expect to stop its workers from telecommuting is a Silicon Valley tech company.
Slate: Evidence of a vanished "microcontinent" northeast of Madagascar has been published in a scientific paper by an international research team.
International Business Times: Two Grants Pass residents recorded an unidentified flying object over Oregon the same day as the Russian meteor blast.
Reuters: The U.S. is on track to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.
Reuters: California prison houses growing number of wannabe tech entrepreneurs.
New York Times: After last year's extreme drought and destructive wildfires, Western farmers and ranchers hoped for heavy snows this winter, but so far they have been disappointed.