- Consistent hiring points to stronger economy ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market is showing signs of the consistent gains the nation has awaited in the 4½ years since the Great Recession.
- South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — What next for South Africa?
- Song, dance, tears for Mandela in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Themba Radebe spun slowly in a circle.
- Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
- Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.
- 6 detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six people being tested for possible radiation exposure in a hospital in central Mexico are suspects in the theft of highly radioactive cobalt-60, a government official said Friday.
- Icy storm slams Southwest, shuts down North Texas
DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the Southwest Friday and made a strangely blank landscape out of normally sun-drenched North Texas: mostly empty highways covered in a sometimes impassable frost, closed schools and businesses, and millions of residents hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend.
- New consumer tips for Obama's fixer-upper website
WASHINGTON (AP) — It doesn't rival Amazon and Travelocity, but President Barack Obama's much-maligned health insurance website finally seems to be working reasonably well most of the time.
- US to allow eagle deaths _ to aid wind power
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
- Dylan's electric guitar sells for nearly $1M
NEW YORK (AP) — Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
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