A vehicle containing the coffin of former South African president Nelson Mandela , draped in the national flag, is driven en route to Pretoria from Johannesburg, early Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mandela passed away Thursday night after a long illness. He was 95Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- SOUTH AFRICA MOURNS MANDELA
Nation celebrates the life of its global icon with song, dance and tears.
- TRIBUTES POUR IN FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
Leaders, celebrities and ordinary people applaud Mandela's epic struggle against apartheid and his nurturing of a new, democratic country.
- WHAT ECONOMISTS ARE WATCHING FOR
The November jobs report will provide a strong signal whether the U.S. economy can maintain its momentum.
- RID OF SOME GLITCHES, HEALTH CARE WEBSITE RACES TO CATCH UP
The fixed Web portal now has much less time to sign up the White House's goal of 7 million people by the end of March.
- TEXAS PREPARES FOR "ICE FRIDAY"
A massive storm moves to the center of the U.S., disrupting travel and forcing school closures.
- STUDENTS FONDLY REMEMBER AMERICAN TEACHER KILLED IN BENGHAZI
The 33-year-old Michigan native was gunned down in Libya days before his Christmas vacation was to begin.
- NYPD'S INCOMING CHIEF FACES FRESH DILEMMAS
Post-9/11 counterterrorism and the controversial stop-and-frisk policy are new challenges to William Bratton, who led the city's police force two decades ago.
- WHY CARGO BIKES ARE THE NEW MINIVAN
Cyclists are pushing the limits of what they can carry on a sturdy bicycle, from hauling groceries to delivering beer.
- HOW MANDELA USED RUGBY TO URGE UNITY IN HIS HOMELAND
The anti-apartheid hero wore the jersey of a team that was once all-white to call for national reconciliation.
- NO CHARGES AGAINST SEMINOLES QUARTERBACK
There's not enough evidence to prosecute Jameis Winston, a leading Heisman candidate, in a sexual assault case, the Florida State Attorney says.