Your week in review: March 15 - Tucson News Now

Your week in review: March 15

A newly-elected pope, continuing cruise ship problems, and partisan politics headlined this week's news. A newly-elected pope, continuing cruise ship problems, and partisan politics headlined this week's news.

(RNN) - Thousands gathered at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican this week to witness the introduction of the new pope.

Cardinals from around the world elected Jorge Bergoglio as the next leader of Catholics worldwide. The 78-year-old Argentinean will be known as Pope Francis. He is the first pope from South America.

Thousands of miles away, a Caribbean cruise was cut short after the Carnival Dream suffered sporadic power failures while it was docked in St. Maarten. The company decided to fly passengers home via chartered jets.

Back in the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration gave Boeing permission to start test flights after the country's largest aircraft manufacturer said it solved the lithium battery problems that grounded all 787 Dreamliners.

Tense moments among politicians led to partisan politics after the Senate held another assault weapons ban hearing.

Check out these stories and more in the Raycom News Network's video week in review.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Viral VideosMore>>

  • Viral videos: Obviously, polar bears are fans of snow

    Viral videos: Obviously, polar bears are fans of snow

    Sunday, January 15 2017 11:19 AM EST2017-01-15 16:19:21 GMT
    Sunday, January 15 2017 11:19 AM EST2017-01-15 16:19:21 GMT

    Zoos are full of animals that like the cold, so when snow descends on a zoo that houses animals that can tolerate the cold weather, we get a gift in the form of animals flipping out over snow.

    Zoos are full of animals that like the cold, so when snow descends on a zoo that houses animals that can tolerate the cold weather, we get a gift in the form of animals flipping out over snow.

  • Your Week in Viral Videos: It's all about America

    Your Week in Viral Videos: It's all about America

    Saturday, July 5 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-05 18:26:03 GMT
    Saturday, July 5 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-05 18:49:27 GMT
    This great land of ours turned 238 years old Friday.What do you get an old lady who has seen it all, done it all and lived to tell the story according to her own narrative? The answer, obviously, is a rapping George Washington.
    This great land of ours turned 238 years old Friday.What do you get an old lady who has seen it all, done it all and lived to tell the story according to her own narrative? The answer, obviously, is a rapping George Washington.
  • Your Week in Viral Videos: Winter produced something good

    Your Week in Viral Videos: Winter produced something good

    WGN's Dan Ponce was inspired by the frostbitten abyss that is his hometown to belt out the recent Oscar-winning standard Let It Go.
    WGN's Dan Ponce was inspired by the frostbitten abyss that is his hometown to belt out the recent Oscar-winning standard Let It Go.
Powered by Frankly