- South Africans pay tribute to Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As flags were lowered to half mast, people across South Africa commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday as the government prepared funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.
- Mandela, anti-apartheid icon, mourned world over
In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.
- 10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- Obama's fixer-upper website races to catch up
WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.
- 'Ice Friday' bears down on Texas, much of Midwest
DALLAS (AP) — As Texas residents prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," schools started canceling classes and thousands of shoppers jammed store aisles to buy milk, pet food and other supplies.
- How Mandela changed everything with a rugby jersey
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped onto the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was untucked and buttoned right up to the top, a style all his own. On the back, a gold No. 6, big and bold.
- Woods says meeting Mandela "inspiring time"
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods said the death of Nelson Mandela was "a sad day for many people," especially those who had the chance to meet him.
- No. 1 Florida State moves past Winston accusation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor's decision to not bring charges against Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston has removed a cloud from over the team, which is focused and prepared to face Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, Coach Jimbo Fisher said.
- Only Duke can keep Heisman from Winston
NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing standing in the way of Jameis Winston and the Heisman Trophy is the Duke Blue Devils.
- Jaguars hand Texans 11th straight loss, 27-20
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have gone from the worst team in the NFL to the hottest team in the AFC.