Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s peacemaker, dies
South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.
Heavy snow, deep freeze descend on Rockies, Plains
Three weeks shy of winter, another wintry storm is filling forecasts from Washington to Wisconsin and threatening to dump as much as 2 feet of snow in mountainous areas.
Icy roads cause 65-vehicle crash in Massachusetts
Icy conditions caused a 65-vehicle crash in Massachusetts on Sunday morning, leaving 35 injured, authorities said.
NYC train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60
A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60 in a crash that threw passengers from the toppling cars and left a snaking chain of twisted wreckage just inches from the water.
Obama, Cyrus, Bieber, Gaga among GQ’s least influential list
Dennis Rodman is at the top of a list no one wants to be on. He’s been named GQ’s No. 1 least influential celebrity of 2013.
Firefighters battle unusual winter wildfire in Northern California
Nearly 800 firefighters and more than 50 fire engines battled a large late season wildfire that destroyed one structure and was threatening several others in Northern California on Saturday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
At least 21 dead after supermarket collapses in Latvia
At least 21 people were killed after a supermarket’s roof collapsed in the Latvian capital, officials said Friday.
NASA outlines the final steps in plan for next manned spaceships
As promised, NASA issued the formal invitation on Tuesday for a competition leading to new types of commercial spaceships that could carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Walt Disney’s daughter has died at age 79
Diane Disney Miller, who inspired her famous father Walt to create Disneyland, died Tuesday in Napa, Calif. at age 79.
Parents, infant twin sons found dead in Massachusetts home
A husband and wife and their infant twin sons, a week away from celebrating their first birthdays, were found dead at their home on Monday after police were asked to check on them.
George Zimmerman arrested after allegedly pointing shotgun at girlfriend
George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with threatening his girlfriend with a gun Monday after Florida authorities responded to a disturbance call at the woman’s home.
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep through Midwest
Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people scrambling for shelter and even prompting officials at Chicago’s Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.
Doris Lessing, Novelist Who Won 2007 Nobel, Is Dead at 94
Doris Lessing, the uninhibited and outspoken novelist who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for a lifetime of writing that shattered convention, both social and artistic, died on Sunday at her home in London. She was 94.