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SOWETO, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela was lauded as “one of the greatest leaders of our time” as tens of thousands of cheering South Africans and almost 100 world leaders paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon at a memorial service Tuesday.
It took two months, weekly visits to the jammed-up federal website and a half-dozen phone calls, but JoAnn Smith finally got health insurance Monday. It’ll only cost her $3.19 a month to cover herself and her husband. “I just instantly burst into tears,” she says.
SOWETO, South Africa -- Thousands of South Africans and some 100 world leaders kicked off a memorial service for Nelson Mandel, honoring "the man who built our nation" with interfaith prayers.
John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, is returning to the White House to advise President Barack Obama as he struggles to regain his footing after the flawed healthcare law rollout.Podesta steered Obama's transition team in 2008 after he won the presidency.
SOWETO, South Africa -- Thousands of South Africans and some 100 world leaders kicked off a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, honoring "the man who built our nation" with interfaith prayers.
Montana State University has ordered members of an off-campus fraternity to attend classes on sexual assault prevention and imposed a ban on hard liquor there after a female student reported being raped at a frat house party where alcohol was served.
The risk of radiation exposure is not a show-stopper for a long-term manned mission to Mars, new results from NASA's Curiosity rover suggest.
This week marks the peak of what is usually considered the most satisfying of all annual meteor displays: the Geminid meteor shower.
It's the stuff of Disney fairy tales: A fox and a dog stumble upon each other in the woods and become fast friends. That's what happened last summer, when Norwegian photographer Torgeir Berge went out for a walk with his pup Tinni, and they encountered an abandoned baby fox.
This was the night for Tessanne Chin to deliver on "The Voice," as only three of the five semifinalists will survive Tuesday's results show. She should be one of them. The Jamaican artist closed the show with "Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Nelson Mandela was, in the words of one old friend, "a great giant who strode the universe like a colossus," and his sendoff in South Africa will be on a scale not seen in modern memory.
A private ambulance service that transported more than a half-million patients a year in six states abruptly shut down without explanation, leaving dozens of cities and towns looking for transportation options Monday without a word of warning.First Med EMS, based in Wilmington, N.C.
Nearly 2,000 Princeton University students lined up for shots Monday as the New Jersey school began offering an emergency vaccine aimed at halting an outbreak of potentially deadly meningitis that has sickened eight since March, health officials said.
WASHINGTON — Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica, which according to new data set a record for soul-crushing cold.Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that's 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don't try it.
SEATTLE — After an election recount Monday, a proposition to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the suburb of SeaTac appears to have survived, King County election officials said. The measure passed by 77 votes in last month's election, with 6,003 votes counted.
Greenish phytoplankton swirls in the dark water surrounding Sweden's Gotland Island in the Baltic Sea, evoking the look of Vincent van Gogh's famous painting "Starry Night.
A one-time official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell was convicted of public corruption in a case that nearly bankrupted the working class city.
Authorities have arrested a Los Angeles man who they say pranked big-name coaches from the NBA, NFL and college football into believing he was offering them jobs with pro or college teams.
Earlier this year, Cody Wilson, the 25-year-old founder Defense Distributed, a Texas-based group that promotes the use of 3-D printed guns, fired a .380 caliber bullet from a plastic gun called the "Liberator.
The men and women who will decide if Jordan Linn Graham had murder in her heart when she pushed her new husband Cody Johnson off a 200-foot cliff — eight days after she walked down the aisle with tears in her eyes — were selected and heard opening statements in a Montana courtroom on Monday.