Nelson Mandela spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid before leading South Africa in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. The iconic figure died Thursday at the age of 95. (Dec. 5)
President Barack Obama is marking the end of Hanukkah with two receptions at the White House. He noted the rare quirk in the calendar that overlapped Thanksgiving with the start of the eight-day Jewish holiday. (Dec. 5)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate attend the royal premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' starring Idris Elba as the iconic South African leader. Nelson Mandela's death was announced a short time later. He was 95. (Dec. 5)
South African President Jacob Zuma says anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has died. He was 95. (Dec. 5)
America's first pony car, the Ford Mustang, is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new design and plans to go global. It's been engineered to meet various international safety and emissions standards. (Dec. 5)
Government troops were on high alert in the Central African Republic capital Bangui, amid clashes that killed dozens, between the mostly Muslim ex-rebels who have controlled the country since March and Christians who support the ousted president. (Dec.5)
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at Yemen's Defense Ministry killing at least 18 and wounding several more. (Dec. 5)
Here's the latest news for Wednesday, December 5th: Fast food strike; Whale rescue attempt; Cold weather; Gigantic Christmas tree.
The Gigantic Christmas Tree in New York's Rockefeller Center was lit up on Wednesday night. The 76-foot Norway Spruce has 45,000 multicolored LED lights. (Dec. 5)
The discovery of a bone representing humanity’s oldest known relative is something that should have scientists patting themselves on the back, but it's also got them scratching their heads. Researchers discovered the ancient humanoid remains in a cave — known as the “Sima de Los Huesos” or “Pit of Bones” — ...