(RNN) – People from across the world are expressing their sadness on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday. President George H.W. Bush "Barbara and I mourn theMore >> World leaders and dignitaries are sending their condolences on the news of Nelson Mandela's passing.
New obstacles are showing up for congressional negotiators who are seeking to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs.More >> With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal...More >> Winston is the country's leading Heisman trophy candidate and would become the second freshman to win college football's most prestigious individual award.Heisman ballots are due Dec 9. Winston, a redshirtMore >> Jameis Winston is the leading Heisman trophy candidate and could become the second freshman to win college football's most prestigious individual award. Heisman ballots are due Dec 9.
Mandela called apartheid a "human tragedy" and spent 27 years in prison for speaking against the practice that was still in place nearly three decades after legal integration in the U.S.More >> Mandela called racist apartheid a "human tragedy" and spent 27 years in prison for speaking against the segregationist practice that was still in place nearly three decades after legal integration in the U.S.More >> Federal officials say 10 of the dozens of whales stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park are now dead.More >> Pods of 35 pilot whales slowly swam Thursday into deeper water off Florida's southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings of whales on Everglades National Park beaches may soon end on a positive note.More >> America's first pony car - the Ford Mustang - is celebrating its 50th birthday with a swoon-worthy new design and plans to go global.More >> The Ford Mustang is still galloping at 50.More >> An attorney says a New York train engineer experienced a nod or "a daze" before his train derailed at a curve, killing four passengers.More >> In some versions of stories Dec. 3-5 about a train derailment in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, incorrectly reported the train did not have a...More >> Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering...More >> Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state.More >> Military and hospital officials in Yemen say a large explosion at the Defense Ministry complex in the center of the capital, Sanaa, has wounded 20 people, many of them seriously.More >> The Defense Ministry came under attack Thursday from a suicide car bomber and heavily armed gunmen, killing 52 people and wounding 167 in a fierce battle in the heart of Yemen's capital of Sanaa, the government said.More >> Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.More >> Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.More >> (RNN) – The death of actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas on Nov. 30 took Hollywood by surprise – especially the cast of the Fast and Furious franchise. The seventh installment of the Fast andMore >> The touching Paul Walker tribute from his Fast and Furious cast mates leads Your Week in Pop Culture.More >> Multiple police cruisers are chasing a stolen FedEx truck on highways through east Kansas City.The vehicle was reported stolen about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of E. 89th St. The chase has beenMore >> A man who stole a FedEx truck is on custody after a police chase that went from east Kansas City across the state line into a Kansas suburb.More >> Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the...More >> Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.More >> A wintry storm pushing through the western half of the country is bringing bitterly cold temperatures that prompted safety warnings for residents in the Rockies and threatened crops as far south as California.More >> The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to minus 20 or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to...More >> New court documents released Wednesday suggest Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack.More >> New court documents released Wednesday suggest Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack.More >> U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is opening a visit to China by urging Chinese students to challenge their government, teachers and religious leaders.More >> Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a...More >> Authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend.More >> "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.More >>
Skydivers killed over Eloy Two skydivers are dead and a third was injured after colliding midair during a jump over a southern Arizona community, the FAA said.More >> The victims were from the United Kingdom (pictured on the right) and Germany (seen on the left). Both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet above the ground near Eloy and their canopies collapsed.More >> Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.More >> We promised a Christmas music-free zone until after Thanksgiving. Now Thanksgiving is over and Christmastime is here. Cue the Christmas music.
Hezbollah says that one of its commanders has been "assassinated" outside of his home in Lebanon's capital of Beirut.More >> The attackers waited in an olive grove around midnight. As the Hezbollah commander pulled into the garage of his nearby apartment building, they went in after him. Five bullets were pumped into his head and neck from a...More >>
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Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released. A state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding the tapes this week after an order to provide them to The AssociatedMore >> Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting were released to the public on Wednesday afternoon.More >> A homicide occurred on Sunday at Arrowhead where the Kansas City Chiefs and Broncos played each other.More >> The man who died following a struggle at Arrowhead Stadium during the Chiefs game is the son of an area police sergeant. Three who were taken into custody and questioned as part of the death investigation were released Monday.
A truck carrying a radiotherapy machine used in cancer treatment was stolen Monday.More >> A truck carrying a radiotherapy machine used in cancer treatment was stolen Monday.More >> While the neighborhood where "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker died in a fiery crash is known to attract street racers, law enforcement officials do not believe the Porsche he and a friend were riding in had...More >> Autopsies have been completed on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker, but the results won't be released until Wednesday, authorities said.More >> Cyber Monday is still on top.More >> Cyber Monday is still on top.More >> Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North,...More >> An 85-year-old U.S. veteran being held in North Korea spent his war years there in one of the Army's first special forces units, helping a clandestine group of Korean partisans who were fighting and spying well behind...More >> Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat and dressed only in boxer shorts, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.More >> Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.More >> Detroit's bankruptcy case is entering its most important stage so far as a judge decides whether the city is eligible to stay in court and fix billions in debt.More >> A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit can use bankruptcy to cut employee pensions and relieve itself of other crushing debts, handing a defeat to the city's unions and retirees and shifting the case into a...More >> Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce...More >> With the advent of 3-D printers capable of producing plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.More >> Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage - if the government's diagnosis of its health care website is correct.More >> President Barack Obama's new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If HealthCare.gov becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will...More >> The United Nations closed its main office in Bangkok, dozens of schools were shut and civil servants skipped work as stone-throwing protesters battled through clouds of tear gas in renewed assaults on key...More >> Anti-government protesters crossed heavily fortified barriers and reached the gates of the Thai prime minister's office and the city police headquarters without resistance from police Tuesday.More >> Amazon.com says it's considering using drone aircraft for deliveries.More >> Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle.More >> Federal authorities are investigating what might have caused a commuter train to derail in New York City, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others.More >> A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or...More >> One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is for sale in an online auction that runs from through Dec. 7More >> Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic medal won by track star Jesse Owens at the 1936...More >> Police have raised the death toll to nine in the police helicopter crash at a pub in Scotland.More >> The pilot of a Scottish police helicopter did not put out any emergency calls before crashing through the roof of a crowded Glasgow pub, killing nine people, investigators said Monday.More >> By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer Did retailers shoot themselves in the foot?More >> Retailers got Americans into stores during the start to the holiday shopping season. Now, they'll need to figure out how to get them to actually shop.More >> The price of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing has spiked this holiday season, but other items mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" still cost the same as they did last year.More >> The price of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing has spiked this holiday season, but other items mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" still cost the same as they did last year.More >> It's up to Vice President Joe Biden to show that the U.S. effort to focus more on Asia hasn't fizzled out.More >> It's up to Vice President Joe Biden to show that the U.S. effort to realign its gaze toward Asia hasn't fizzled out.More >> Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.More >> Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.More >> By The Associated Press Holiday shopping this year is a marathon, not a sprint.More >> By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint.More >> Some residents were evacuated after a gas pipeline exploded in rural Pettis County early Friday morning.No one was injured, and the evacuations were done as a precaution, authorities said. Residents withinMore >> Investigators are working to determine the cause after a gas pipeline ruptured in rural Pettis County early Friday morning. A large fireball could be seen for miles and the explosion was felt as far away as Sedalia.
A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited withMore >> A six-month-old pit bull that was buried under a pile of rubble for more than a week after a tornado ripped through his home has been coaxed to freedom with hot dogs and reunited with his owner.More >> Prosecutors showed jurors graphic videotape of the events surrounding the near decapitation of a British soldier on a London street, as the trial of two men opened Friday in the suspected Islamic extremist attack.More >> Prosecutors showed jurors graphic videotape of the events surrounding the near decapitation of a British soldier on a London street, as the trial of two men opened Friday in the suspected Islamic extremist attack.More >> Thousands of people are digging through debris and trying to salvage belongings after deadly tornadoes ripped through the Midwest. When the winds started churning, some people picked up their cameras. Here's a look inside the storm. (11/18/2013)More >> Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight thought they were going to die. The captain mistakenly announced a warning to the entire plane that was only meant for the cabin crew. (11/15/2013)More >> More controversy for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to smoking crack. This time, it was his language on live television that put him in hot water. (11/15/2013)More >>