Few heirs apparent to Mandela's symbol of freedom
The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela's iconic power.
Snow, ice, deep-freeze hit large swath of US
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country is being blamed for a handful of deaths and has forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads.
State-by-state look at frigid blast hitting US
A large swath of the U.S. has frigid temperatures and either sleet, snow or ice — or a combination of all three. Several deaths have been reported, most a result of treacherous driving conditions. Flights have been canceled, numerous football and basketball games postponed and holiday celebrations, including tree lightings and parades, curtailed.
Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.