JOHANNESBURG — South Africans erupted in song, dance and tears on Friday in public and emotional celebrations of the life of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who bridged this country's black-white divide and helped avert a race war.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market has been recovering fitfully for three years. Now, it's starting to show consistency.
SUNBURY, Pa. — Police say two young Pennsylvania newlyweds lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together.
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport has sold a massive bronze statue for $300,000 to finance a major upgrade to its science education program for schoolchildren.
RALEIGH, N.C. — A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday it has deported an elderly U.S. tourist who was detained for more than a month, apparently ending the saga of Merrill Newman's return to the North six decades after he advised South Korean guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
The Ringgold High football team was shut out by Washington County 37-0 in the GHSA Class AAA semifinals Friday night.
PARIS — A judge has ruled that the controversial sale of 32 Native American Hopi masks can go ahead next week.
MEXICO CITY — Six people being tested for possible radiation exposure in a hospital in central Mexico are suspects in the theft of highly radioactive cobalt-60, a government official said Friday.
TOLEDO, Ohio — A court-appointed guardian is dropping her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy after she and her parents fled their home to avoid treatment.
NASHVILLE — A Nashville bar owner has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of musician Wayne Mills.
KNOXVILLE — Antonio “Tiny” Richardson saw no need to let the question linger.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Face-stinging sleet fell Friday in Memphis and surrounding areas, leading to potentially hazardous road conditions and warnings of power outages caused by ice accumulation on electrical lines and trees.