Mandela died after a prolonged lung infection, which had been a recurring problem for him since his days as a prisoner of conscience on South Africa's Robben Island. He served 27 years at the notorious jail.
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Earlier this week, Onyango Obama, 69, faced a deportation that resulted from a 2011 drunken-driving arrest.
A noble buck in the Pennsylvania woods? Maybe not. A murderous, meth-dealing bare-knuckle-boxing promoter? Bang!
Our hero is Russell (Christian Bale), a small-town dark knight.
Outside of Brazil,the South American nation is most famous for its BBQ, or churrascarria. But inside the country, a new movement celebrating regional foods is booming.
The Associated Press reports:
"Blair Mase, a fisheries stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said a Coast Guard helicopter found two pods of whales in about 12 feet of water, 'significantly north' of their previous location in Everglades National Park.
President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech.
From his childhood as a herd boy, Mandela went on to lead the African National Congress' struggle against the racially oppressive, apartheid regime of South Africa. For his efforts, he spent 27 years behind bars as a political prisoner.
George Washington did it in the 18th century. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk of Turkey did it after World War I.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl who was last seen in Kennewick, Washington.
Elizabeth Romero is believed to be with a 19-year-0ld man named Edwardo Flores Rosales, and traveling in a green Ford Escape model from the early 2000s.
The spectacular sunsets we've been enjoying recently have a downside: they’re indicators of increasing air pollution.
Pollution has risen to unhealthy levels around Puget Sound this week. State health officials say pollution often goes up in the winter.
Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state.
State officials reported Wednesday more than 7,000 same-sex couples got married between December 6, 2012, and the most recent complete month of data, September 2013.
But a JAMA redesign this summer put the table of contents on the front cover and moved the art inside.
Why? "Many readers let us know that while they appreciated [the art], there was no indication on the cover of what was in the journal, the content of the journal," says Dr.
The U.S. State Department identified the slain teacher as Ronald Thomas Smith II. He was 33 years old.
The school's principal, Peter Hodge, tells NBC News that Smith was "very much loved" at the school.
And increasingly, the working poor are asking this question: Why am I living in poverty, even when I'm working full time?
That's the message that thousands of fast-food workers rallying Thursday in about 100 U.S. cities — from Oakland to Memphis to Washington, D.C. — want heard.
The scene you'll find at Christmas Cats TV is a unique one.
The president of the St. Louis machinists union now says he’s “prepared and ready to sit down with Boeing” to discuss moving 777X production to Missouri. The union chief’s comments Thursday come one day after he said the work should remain in Washington.
The region’s cold snap has many dairy operators and ranchers taking extra care with their livestock. When it’s cold, cattle and other types of livestock tend to eat more to stay warm.
Despite the low temperatures intensified by a slight wind in central Washington, Len McIrvin’s Herford cattle just lowed at his passing pickup. They’re munching on what’s left in a harvested cornfield a few miles from the Columbia River.
Dozens of fast-food workers took to the streets Thursday for a day-long march in support of $15 minimum wage.
The march began in SeaTac, where voters approved a $15 minimum wage this year, and headed for Seattle City Hall as a symbolic push for Seattle to follow SeaTac’s suit and adopt the higher wage.