Pope Francis speaks to thousands in Dublin amid sex abuse scandal

Hundreds of thousands of people braved wet and windy weather to attend Pope Francis' Mass at Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday, while thousands more gathered in the city center for protests against clerical sexual abuse amid fresh reports the Pontiff ignored allegations stretching back years.

La Crosse celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Downtown La Crosse turned green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day Saturday. The annual celebration started with breakfast at The Charmant Hotel, with the parade after, starting at noon and traveling from Second and State Street to Ninth and Main Street.

St. Patrick's Day by the numbers

When you suit up in green and head to the St. Patrick's Day parade or your favorite Irish bar to celebrate, dropping these facts and figures about the holiday's origins will impress your fellow revelers!