- Harry's South Pole race curtailed; trek goes on
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 12:51 PM
Organizers of an Antarctic charity race involving Prince Harry say they are suspending its competitive element due to harsh conditions but plan to continue the journey to the South Pole.
- APNewsBreak: Feds balk at paper health application
Belleville News-Democrat, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 11:52 AM
Federal health officials began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people in insurance under the health overhaul because of concerns those…
- Mandela's 1st township home shows lack of progress
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 11:40 AM
A small silver and blue plaque with the words "Mandela's Place" mounted on the brick wall of a small, dilapidated row house is the only recognition of the world-famous statesman who once lived there: Nelson Mandela.
- Like Strega Nona, Tomie dePaola's stories endure
Miami Herald, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 11:35 AM
Children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola tackled a big stack of his books on the table. A longtime fan plunked them down at the book signing — just a sampling of the nearly 250 he's worked on.
- Mandela: icon, hero and flawed human
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 11:07 AM
Force of nature. Father of all nations. A messiah of our times.
- China seeking to export apples to US
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 11:05 AM
China seeking to export apples to US
- NYC good Samaritans risk it all to save strangers
Boston Globe, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 10:51 AM
At least a dozen good Samaritans in New York City have risked their own safety to save a stranger this year.
- Few heirs apparent to Mandela's symbol of freedom
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 10:19 AM
and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela's iconic power.
- Official: Deadly clashes in northern Kenya
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 09:54 AM
A Kenyan official says several people have been killed and injured in fighting between rival ethnic groups in the country's north.
- Boxer Jacob Matlala, 51, a Mandela favorite, dies
Associated Press, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 09:46 AM
Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala, a four-time world champion in the flyweight and junior flyweight divisions and one of Nelson Mandela's favorite fighters, has died. He was 51.
- Cuba reforms seen as changing ideals, values
Associated Press, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 09:40 AM
It's not dog-eat-dog. Not just yet.
- Cops: NH teen missing 2 months wrote letter to mom
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 09:03 AM
Police say a New Hampshire teenager who disappeared nearly two months ago on her way home from school has sent a letter to her mother.
- Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed
Associated Press, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 08:51 AM
Just how big a deal is brand in the world of celebrity chefs? Messy public eruptions around two of the food world's most powerful women show that staying true to your messaging matters.
- 2 bombings kill 4 people in Iraq
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 08:47 AM
Iraqi authorities say two separate bombings north of Baghdad have killed at least four people.
- Danny Glover feted in Bahamas, recalls Mandela
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 08:45 AM
Actor Danny Glover has received a Career Achievement Award in the Bahamas as he reflected on the role he played as Nelson Mandela while the South African leader was still in prison.
- French army deploys in Central African Republic
San Diego Union-Tribune, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 08:28 AM
An official says French troops are deploying in western and northern regions of the Central African Republic, a day after France stepped up its presence in its former colony to try to stem violence there.
- Economic bright spots not a sure boost for Obama
Daily Oklahoman, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 08:18 AM
To a struggling White House, the economy that was supposed to be a political millstone is losing some drag. An uptick in growth and a downturn in unemployment give the president a stronger story line going into the 2014 congressional election year.
- AP Exclusive: Rough ride for US-Russia copter deal
Associated Press, Saturday - 12/07/2013 - 07:53 AM
The deal looked sketchy from the start.