- Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His cortege took a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route through the city-state before a three-hour state funeral. Singaporeans credit Lee's leadership with laying the foundation of the Southeast Asian country's current prosperity, and his death triggered a wave of emotion rarely seen in Singapore.
- Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument.
- Conference connects schools, entrepreneurs on food security
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Where does your food come from? Where does your kid's school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge.
- Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
- Niobrara State Park to serve as outdoor classroom
NIOBRARA, Neb. (AP) — Northeast Nebraska's Niobrara State Park will become an outdoor classroom for the fourth annual Outdoor Educational Rendezvous.