Ex-South Africa president Nelson Mandela dead at 952013-12-05 -
- Nelson Mandela, 1993 Nobel Peace co-awardee, anti-apartheid leader and South Africa's first black president, died at his Johannesburg home Thursday at age 95.
Canada wants claim to North Pole
2013-12-05 - - Canada has expressed interest in laying claim to some prime North Pole real estate. Canada reportedly has until Friday to submit its claim to an extended continental shelf - and its potential oil and gas gold mine - to the United Nations.
Mistletoe vendor turned away from park gets cash donation to pay for braces
2013-12-04 - - An Oregon girl selling mistletoe at the Portland Saturday Market failed to raise enough money to pay for her braces after being turned away by a security guard, but kind donors stepped in to help her.
Arizona skydiving collision kills 2, injures one
2013-12-04 - - Two foreign skydivers were killed and another was injured during a mid-air collision over Skydive Arizona in Eloy on Tuesday afternoon.
Washington man killed in Hawaii shark attack
2013-12-03 - - A Washington man bait fishing off Maui, Hawaii was bitten by a shark Monday and died from his wounds while being brought to shore.
H7N9 bird flu infects Hong Kong maid, MERS virus kills pregnant woman in UAE
2013-12-03 - - A maid in Hong Kong was in critical condition from H7N9 bird flu infection while a Jordanian woman died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
China launches moon probe
2013-12-02 - - This is the first time for China to send an spacecraft to the moon. The probe will conduct surveys and other scientific inquiry.
China sends lander, rover to the moon
2013-12-01 - - China's lunar lander and rover are en route to the moon Sunday after a Long March rocket launched them from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China.
Four killed in train derailment in Bronx
2013-12-01 - - Four people were killed and at least 40 were injured when a Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx borough of New York City on Sunday morning.
Sun destroys comet ISON
2013-11-28 - - Comet ISON vanished shortly after approaching the sun Thursday and is believed to have evaporated from immense heat.
Giant balloons float low in windy Macy's parade
2013-11-28 - - Spectators of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade had their spirits higher than the giant balloons Thursday as the event's main attraction were floated lower than their usual height due to strong winds.
Four arrested for dropping tobacco into GA prison yard using drone
2013-11-27 - - Four people are under arrest for smuggling tobacco inside a South Georgia prison last week using a drone, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff.
Popcorn, Caramel get turkey pardon from Obama
2013-11-27 - - Two turkeys named Popcorn and Caramel were spared from becoming Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday when President Barack Obama offered them the traditional turkey pardon at the White House.
Prosecutor asks Italy court to convict, imprison Knox, boyfriend
2013-11-26 - - The prosecutor in the retrial of U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of a British student in Perugia in 2007 asked a court in Florence to convict and sentence the two to 30 and 26 years in prison, respectively.
Cavaliers fans launch 'Come Home LeBron' campaign
2013-11-26 - - A group of Cleveland Cavaliers fans has started a campaign to sway LeBron James to return to Ohio next summer when he becomes a free agent. The group said not everyone in Northeast Ohio hates James for his decision to leave the Cavaliers and join the Miami Heat and want him back.
Strong South Atlantic quake measured at magnitude 7, no tsunami alert
2013-11-25 - - An underwater earthquake of magnitude 7 struck in the South Atlantic Ocean 195 miles off Stanley, Falkland Islands on Monday. There was no report of casualties and damage.
Cargo plane lands at wrong, smaller airport in Kansas
2013-11-21 - - A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane landed Wednesday night at the wrong Kansas airport that has a runway shorter for an aircraft that size to land and take off.
American tourist detained in North Korea
2013-11-20 - - An 85-year-old American is being detained in North Korea since he entered the reclusive country last month for a tour.
Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios camps in physical altercation
2013-11-20 - - Three days away from the fight, things heated up between the camps of Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios after they engaged in a physical altercation Wednesday at The Venetian Macao. The conflict arose due to the schedule of gym use.
White supremacist serial killer executed in Missouri
2013-11-20 - - White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin received lethal injection on Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal appeals court decision Tuesday overturning stays of his execution granted by a lower court.
Rocket launching Air Force satellite, 28 cubesats
2013-11-19 - - A Minotaur 1 rocket was set for liftoff at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday night to make a record of most satellites launched in a single rocket.
ABG purchases rights to boxer Muhammad Ali
2013-11-19 - - Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the company that manages the licensing rights of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, has purchased the rights to former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, including all of the boxer's intellectual properties.
Serial killer Joseph Franklin to be executed by lethal injection
2013-11-19 - - Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Missouri at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the killing of a 42-year-old salesman outside a California synagogue in 1977.
George Zimmerman arrested for allegedly pointing shotgun at girlfriend
2013-11-18 - - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot dead a teenager last year but was acquitted, was arrested and jailed in Seminole County Monday on charges he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a shotgun.
Active volcano underneath Antarctica seen to raise sea level
2013-11-18 - - Scientists have confirmed the existence of an active volcano underneath Antarctica, whose eventual eruption could melt ice and raise sea levels.