President Barack Obama is marking the end of Hanukkah with two receptions at the White House. He noted the rare quirk in the calendar that overlapped Thanksgiving with the start of the eight-day Jewish holiday. (Dec. 5)
South Africans gathered outside the home of Nelson Mandela to mourn and celebrate the life of the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader. Mandela died Thursday night at the age of 95. (Dec. 5)
With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot's mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked a well in North Dakota's booming oil patch. On palm trees and beaches, in fact. "Sometimes you just got to close your eyes and dream of a ...
Arctic winds blowing across a big chunk of the U.S. are freezing humans and animals alike. Frigid temperatures are following a storm that's bringing snow and ice to many areas, including Denver where zoo animals are being kept inside. (Dec....
Violence erupted in the Central African Republic Thursday, leaving nearly 100 people dead and scores more wounded. The U.N. Security Council authorized an intervention force to prevent a bloodbath between Christians and Muslims. (Dec. 5)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate attend the royal premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' starring Idris Elba as the iconic South African leader. Nelson Mandela's death was announced a short time later. He was 95. (D...
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago,a prosecutor said Thursday. Winston, 19, has led the Seminoles to a No. 1 ranking. (Dec. 5)
Pods of 35 pilot whales have been moving into deeper water off Florida's southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings may soon end. (Dec. 5)
Fast food protests return across the U.S. amid push by White House, lawmakers for higher minimum wage. (Dec 5)
President Barack Obama says the world has lost an influential, courageous and `profoundly good' man with the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. (Dec. 5)