WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela.
PECOS, Texas — Transportation officials say a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 in West Texas has closed a portion of the highway and claimed the life of at least one.
SAN FRANCISCO — A tired but smiling 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained in North Korea for several weeks returned home Saturday to applause from supporters, yellow ribbons tied to pillars outside his home and the warm embrace of his family.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 50 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paused Saturday at the site to honor those killed and remember the moment that plunged the U.S. into World War II.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Fancy a pint of Pliny the Elder or Heady Topper double India pale ales, but can't find it in your neighborhood? Get out your wallet.
ATLANTA — Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.
WASHINGTON — It doesn't rival Amazon and Travelocity, but President Barack Obama's much-maligned health insurance website finally seems to be working reasonably well most of the time.
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
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.
Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a legal showdown with its rival.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK — The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold Friday for nearly $1 million — the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Rescue crews in East Tennessee have rescued a hiker stranded on a ledge near Margarette Falls.
MESA, Ariz. — Three men jailed in Tennessee have been indicted on murder, kidnapping and armed robbery charges in the fatal shooting of an Arizona man.
NASHVILLE — A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.
ATLANTA (AP) — A gorilla born at Atlanta's zoo in August has been named Anaka.
The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to Nelson Mandela.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is getting the largest share of $255 million in federal funding to connect more homes and businesses to broadband internet service.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A trial date has been set in the case of a Tennessee contractor charged with illegally certifying that homes where methamphetamine was produced were livable again.
A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The gains in the job market could spur greater economic growth.
Flags were lowered to half-staff across South Africa and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in the country's vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Columbia man has pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property and filing a false tax return.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have been arrested on charges of harassing a fellow student who reported hazing at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed "Herb's Hot Rod." When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words "Pearl Harbor Survivor," he coaxes her over.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Emergency crews were at the ready Friday and residents have been stocking up on groceries, buying electricity generators and gassing up their cars in advance of a winter storm that forecasters predict will bring freezing rain and ice into northern Mississippi and West Tennessee.
WASHINGTON — With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy appears to be gathering momentum ahead of the critical holiday shopping season.
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla.— When National Park Service volunteers Donna and John Buckley left a pod of 41 stranded whales Wednesday evening, their optimism was starting to wane.
The United Auto Workers union is looking at hiking membership dues by 25 percent, the first increase since 1967, a top UAW official and several union sources told Reuters.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a bona fide winning streak.
President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
MILWAUKEE — "Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.
LUBBOCK, Texas — The impacts of an ice storm that was moving into North Texas late Thursday could be worse than the snowfalls in the days leading up to the Super Bowl two years ago.
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police have released surveillance video — complete with cartoon images from Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" — of two people stealing decorations outside a house last month.
LONDON — Britain braced for severe flooding and the worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts hit the country Thursday and began moving across Europe.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A prosecutor says Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged in a sexual assault case.
KNOXVILLE — Two students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have been arrested on charges of harassing a fellow student who reported hazing at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.