New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Friday that a new high school will be named for Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95. The New York Daily News reports that the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice will open in September 2014 at a new section at the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn.
A philanthropist in the Detroit area has offered a donation of $5 million to help safeguard an art collection belonging to the Detroit Institute of Arts, so that it will not be monetized as part of the bankruptcy procedure that the city has filed. The Detroit Free Press reports that A. Paul Schaap, the founder of diagnostics research firm Lumigen Inc., met recently with U.S. Judge Gerald Rosen.
The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, and met with senior Afghan leaders, but said his visit is aimed mostly at encouraging and thanking U.S. troops deployed for the holidays.
Hagel met with Afghan Defense Minister Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, Deputy Interior...
US veteran of the Korean War Merrill Newman arrived in San Francisco after being released by North Korea, according to reports on Saturday.
North Korea's state news agency reportedly said Newman was expelled on humanitarian grounds after confessing to "crimes" in the 1950-53 war and "apologizing".
A major winter storm struck U.S. states of Texas and Arkansas Friday with cold temperature, freezing rain and sleet in many areas, causing multiple road accidents, power outages and flight cancellations, according to several reports on Saturday.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth region in north Texas, one...
U.S. President Barack Obama and his two predecessors, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, will travel to South Africa next week to pay their last respects to anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela, who passed away Thursday night aged 95.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, will...
In his weekly address, President Barack Obama calls on Congress to extend unemployment benefits this holiday season for 1.3 million Americans who will lose this lifeline at the end of the year.
Obama said, "more than one million of our fellow Americans are poised to lose a vital economic lifeline...
The World Trade Organization or WTO's Bali Ministerial Conference concluded a day later than scheduled on 7 December with agreement on a package of issues designed to streamline trade, allow developing countries more options for providing food security, boost least developed countries' trade and help...
A. Paul Schaap said he would donate $5 million to protect pensions and the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection in the city's bankruptcy, according to reports. Schappe said he plans to meet with U.S. Chief District Judge Gerald Rosen, who is serving as the mediator in Detroit's bankruptcy case.
The Ostersund District Court dropped the charges against the 27-year-old man, who had been arrested on narcotics charges when he was pulled over on a traffic stop on his way home from a dinner party. He submitted a blood test requested by the police who had suspicions of drug use.
A Georgia appeals court ruled that a man who dumped his fiance for another woman was to pay $50,000 to his ex-partner for breaching his promise of a marriage. The state Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's ruling in favor of Melissa Cooper, who was awarded the $50,000 when she sued Christopher Ned Kelley for fraud and breach of promise to marry, the Courthouse News Service reported Friday.
Police in California said a cat that ran away from home nearly three years ago was found and apparently lived just a few miles from the home. Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said the orange tabby cat, Dash, had spent three years living as a stray in Fremont and had been getting food from a woman who recently moved away, the Oakland, California Tribune reported on Friday.
The "Family Guy" dog, Brian's death caused an uproar among fans who hated seeing his demise on the hit show. Now they will rejoice in his return. The recently deceased dog will be returning to the U.S. animated series, according to EW.com Friday.
Although not particularly surprising, Republicans and Democrats in Washington have received mixed messages from the Labor Department's better than expected monthly jobs report on Friday. Lawmakers from both parties described the numbers as encouraging but suggested that the data provided support for their policies rather than those of their colleagues across the aisle.
Amid the troubled rollout of Obamacare, the results of a new Gallup poll released Friday showed a majority of Americans want Congress to scale back or entirely repeal the healthcare reform law. The poll found that 20 percent of Americans want Congress to scale back the Affordable Care Act, while 32 percent would prefer its outright repeal.