North Korea purges Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Monday that it has purged leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, considered the country's second most powerful official, accusing him of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and generally leading a "dissolute and depraved life."
South Africans of all faiths pray for Mandela
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global statesman — from a vaulted cathedral with hymns and incense to a rural, hilltop church with goat-skin drums and barefoot dancing.
Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, toppling a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and blockading key government buildings in an escalating standoff with the president over the future of the country.
Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Weather Service says the potential for freezing rain overnight could cause problems for commuters from the Philadelphia area northward to New York City and Boston.