President Barack Obama has taken off for South Africa to attend a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Obama and his wife, Michelle, boarded Air Force One under cold, rainy skies Monday morning for the long flight. The occasion presented an opportunity for a rare get-together of American ...
A big wintry storm is moving up the East Coast, snarling traffic and making a mess of commutes, after causing havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states on Sunday. (Dec. 9)
A powerful storm system spread hazardous snow, sleet and freezing rain widely across the nation's midsection.
Here's the latest news for Monday, December 9th: Storm moves up coast; Leaders arrive for Mandela memorial; Fatal train wreck in Indonesia; Kennedy Center honors.
The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S. Rutgers University ...
Snow-covered slippery roads were blamed for dozens of crashes in Racine County, Wisconsin on Sunday. At least two people died. (Dec. 9)
The mother of a gunman who killed five girls at an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania says she learned from the Amish how to forgive her son after the 2006 massacre. (Dec. 9)
Can plants replace chicken and eggs? Food-tech startups are bringing Silicon Valley-style innovation to a food system they say harms the environment, animals and human health. (Dec. 9)
Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce they are separating; The Charge of the Light Brigade - is published in Britain; Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa is elected president in Poland; Actor Kirk Douglas is born. (Dec. 9)
Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana receive the Kennedy Center honors for their contributions to American culture.