Mandela: icon, hero and flawed human
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:38:00 -0500
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Force of nature. Father of all nations. A messiah of our times.
Snow, sleet, ice hit large swath of US
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:32:03 -0500
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as a cold snap covered much of the nation, knocking out power and making roads treacherous Saturday.
War veteran detained by North Korea arrives in U.S.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:30:37 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An 85-year-old retired American soldier held by North Korea for more than a month arrived in San Francisco on Saturday to be reunited with his family. His United Airlines flight landed shortly after 9 AM local time, a Reuters witness said. North Korea detained Merrill E. Newman for crimes it said he committed during the Korean War six decades ago. The country's state news agency said he was released on humanitarian grounds and because he had admitted his wrongdoing and apologized. (Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)
Massive crowds, world leaders to honor Mandela
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:22:29 -0500
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honoring late President Nelson Mandela, though with the ceremonies only days away officials acknowledged Saturday they couldn't offer any specifics yet.
Davis and White win ice dance GP Final by whisker
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:19:32 -0500
Fukuoka (Japan) (AFP) - World champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States narrowly outpointed Canada's Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to win a fifth straight Grand Prix Final ice dance title Saturday. Going out with a hair-thin 0.07-point lead from Friday's short programme, Davis and White dazzled with breath-taking moves in the free dance, featuring lifts and steps to the music of "Scheherazade" by N. Rimski-Korsakov. They collected 113.69 points for the free dance and won the overall title with 191.35 points, 1.35 points better than the Canadians, the 2012 world champions, in a possible preview of the ice dance gold-medal showdown at the Sochi Olympics in February. Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France finished third overall with 169.11, including 102.48 from the free skate.
Czech premier not happy to attend Mandela funeral
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:17:00 -0500
PRAGUE (AP) — Many world leaders have said they wouldn't miss Nelson Mandela's funeral for anything, but Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok isn't among them.
WTO hails 'historic' first global trade agreement
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:11:17 -0500
Nusa Dua (Indonesia) (AFP) - Commerce ministers capped days of hard negotiations Saturday by approving a WTO agreement on international commerce they hailed as a "historic" boost for the trade body. The agreement still falls far short of the World Trade Organization's lofty but elusive vision of tearing down global trade barriers through its frustrating, 12-year-old Doha Round of talks. But the accord reached on the Indonesian resort island of Bali nevertheless marks the first global agreement struck by the Geneva-based body since its 1995 founding. "For the first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered," an exhausted but relieved WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo told a closing ceremony.
Mandela's 1st township home shows lack of progress
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:00:53 -0500
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A silver and blue plaque with the words "Mandela's Place" mounted on the brick wall of a small, dilapidated row house is the only recognition of the world-famous statesman who once lived there: Nelson Mandela.
Ice storm causes blackouts, delays in Texas, Arkansas
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:00:44 -0500
(Reuters) - Freezing weather in the U.S. gripped parts of Texas and Arkansas on Saturday, with hundreds of thousands of people coping in the cold without power after a winter storm made roads impassable and caused severe flight delays. More than 3,300 travelers were forced to sleep on cots overnight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where workers had managed to thaw only two of its seven runways by Saturday morning. At the height of the storm, some 267,000 electricity outages were reported in Texas, according to utility provider Oncor, but that number was down to about 130,000 early on Saturday.
APNewsBreak: Feds balk at paper health application
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:00:13 -0500
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate sign-up methods amid the fumbled rollout of their online insurance website, began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people in health insurance because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time.
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