Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce they are separating; The Charge of the Light Brigade - is published in Britain; Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa is elected president in Poland; Actor Kirk Douglas is born. (Dec. 9)
Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana receive the Kennedy Center honors for their contributions to American culture.
Thousands of fans turn out on Sunday for a tribute to actor Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, at the site where Walker and Rodas were killed.
In its second weekend at the box office, the Disney animated tale "Frozen" finally cooled off "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," while the week's lone new wide-release "Out of the Furnace" wasn't a match for either blockbuster. According to studio estimates Sunday, "Frozen" led the multiplexes with a haul of ...
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied in the center of Kiev on Sunday in the biggest protest since 2004's pro-democracy Orange Revolution. (Dec. 8)
Sunday was a day of prayers and celebration for recently deceased South African President Nelson Mandela. From, Qunu, the town where Mandela grew up, to countries largest cities, he was remembered for his contributions. (Dec. 8)
An elderly US tourist deported from North Korea on Saturday said he was very pleased to be heading home. Merrill Newman spoke to reporters at Beijing airport in China on his way back to the United States. (Dec. 7)
North Korea has deported Merrill Newman, an elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran, who has been held for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against the country. Vice President Biden says Newman flew to China. (Dec. 6)
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. Macklemore and Lewis' gay marriage anthem "Same Love" was among song of the year nominees ...
Across the globe, flags flew at half staff and memorials were erected outside South African embassies as mourners gathered to remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The former anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95. (Dec. 6)