Obama arrives in S. Africa for Mandela tribute
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation's first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Protesters, police in Kiev confrontations
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Riot police and anti-government protesters confronted one another throughout the night on the snow-slicked streets of Ukraine's capital and a top opposition party said heavily armed security forces broke into its offices and seized computer servers.
Recalling life under apartheid in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — My mother was furious. The operators of the gas station in rural, racist South Africa had taken her money to fill the car, but would not give her the key to the toilets. They were for whites only.
Storm snarls travel; power outages persist
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, and tens of thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.