JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a revered symbol of racial reconciliation around the world, died Thursday. He was 95.
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Giving Santa Claus and his reindeer a military fighter jet escort on Christmas Eve amounts to manipulative military marketing aimed at defenseless young minds, a Berkeley, Calif., child psychologist says.
LOS ANGELES — Scientists have come upon two magic words capable of making consumers believe a plain old cup of coffee tastes better and should be more expensive: “eco-friendly.”
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A Vancouver man who is a foster dad appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of producing, having and dealing child pornography.
NASA’s extraterrestrial smartphone has phoned home.
It’s one of the military’s more out-there ideas: resurrecting the out-of-gas and broken machinery tumbling through Earth’s distant satellite graveyard.
MEXICO CITY — After a frantic search across a wide section of central Mexico, authorities said Wednesday that they had found a stolen truck that was transporting a large amount of dangerous radioactive material, a substance that can be used in making dirty bombs.
When John Jones, 26, saw a $50,000 Olympia Fire Department command vehicle parked unlocked, with the keys in the ignition at OFD headquarters about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday night, a voice inside his head told him to “take it,” court papers state.
The generosity is continuing for Rosie Salice, the restaurant server who received a $700 check Sunday from a customer she’d never met before.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — First lady Michelle Obama officially opened the holiday season at the White House Wednesday, importing Chicago talent to style the world’s most famous home into a fragrant and elegant wonderland.
As lawmakers debate raising the state’s gas tax to pay for transportation projects, Gig Harbor Rep. Larry Seaquist is asking that the Tacoma Narrows Bridge be included in the discussion. He wants electronic tolls rolled back to $4 and frozen for now.
DAYTON, Ohio — Krista Hooten saw “terror” in her daughter’s eyes as they started back-to-school shopping for seventh grade.
LOS ANGELES — “Fast and Furious 7” on Monday began what could be an extended hiatus in the aftermath of the death of actor Paul Walker.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Trace Adkins has sold more than 10 million copies of his 17 albums. He has had 11 Top 10 singles, four of which went to No. 1.