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Former President Jimmy Carter told NBC News on Monday that he places Nelson Mandela alongside Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa as exemplars of inspiration and moral virtue in world history.
An open-air stadium packed with as many as 95,000 mourners, and thousands more surging to get close. On the inside, one current and three former presidents of the United States, and the leaders of most of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Stocks tallied slight gains on Monday, with the S&P 500 rising above its record close, as Wall Street eyes focused on budget negotiations on Capitol Hill and any signs from the Federal Reserve on when it will tamp down its stimulus package.
Fly the new American Airlines, it won't cost any more...as long as demand doesn't drop.That was the message from Doug Parker, who became chief executive officer of the world's largest airline on Monday with the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.
A man accused of murdering a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street described himself in court on Monday as a soldier at war and said he loved the Islamic militant group al Qaeda.
Scientists now have an answer to a question you never knew you had: What happened to all the dinosaur dung? Cockroaches vacuumed it up, a new study suggests. One animal's waste is another animal's gourmet meal.
Last month, adorable photos of 2-year-old Beau and his puppy brother Theo were posted to Instagram and melted the hearts of thousands who couldn't get enough of the cuteness.Kathie Lee and Hoda gushed over new photos the pair's mom Jessica Shyba snapped recently; check out the cuteness!
Some 70 to 80 Princeton University students were first in line Monday as the New Jersey school started offering first doses of an emergency vaccine aimed at halting an outbreak of potentially deadly meningitis that has sickened eight since March.
Two men who had hoped they might be cured of an HIV infection after getting bone marrow transplants for cancer got some bad news, doctors said Monday. The virus has come back.
GRAPHIC WARNING: Contains images which some viewers may find disturbing. Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees on Monday as French forces began disarming fighters in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.
LONDON -- A record number of British retirees are receiving hospital treatment after taking recreational drugs like cocaine, cannabis and amphetamines according to a new report.
The parents of a toddler with autism are devastated and vowing to fight their community’s decision to ban residents from raising backyard chickens.Ashleigh and Joe Hart say their son J.J. used to stare off into space, barely speak and have temper tantrums.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said on Monday he would enter talks to end anti-government protests that have paralyzed the country for weeks.
A who’s who of international dignitaries descended on South Africa Monday to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.Around 90 world leaders, including President Barack Obama, Great Britain’s David Cameron and Cuba’s Raul Castro were expected to attend memorial ceremonies over the next week.
Carrie Underwood, who played Maria on NBC's live production of "The Sound of Music," is responding in a gentle manner to detractors of her portrayal of Maria, the iconic role made famous by Julie Andrews in 1965.
JOHANNESBURG - From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it's so sought after - and the source of occasional squabbles.
SOWETO, South Africa - The messages are simple but profound.“I love you,” Dineo Pilane, 9, wrote on a wall of remembrances next to the Nelson Mandela family home and museum on Vilikazi Street.“Thank You,” wrote Mpho, 8.
This is the dramatic moment showing the once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un being hauled away by police from a political meeting.
Finding a way to give to every name on your list this holiday season can be a challenge, especially on the tight budgets that accompany a tough economy.