Secretary of State John Kerry says Raul Castro of Cuba is not "upholding the basic human rights" of his countrymen, but President Obama's handshake with Castro was part of honoring Nelson Mandela. (Dec. 10)
Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse students protesting in support of the country's ousted president outside Cairo University on Tuesday, as unrest spread to a second college campus in the capital, security officials said. (Dec. 10)
Huge crowds are arriving at South Africa's FNB Stadium for former President Nelson Mandela's memorial. Up to 100,000 are expected to attend the event. (Dec. 10)
Federal officials say 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies face array of criminal charges. The charges result from an ongoing FBI investigation into allegations of excessive force and other misconduct at the county's ...
Bob Filner was sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego. Before learning his punishment, Filner issued an apology to his family, staff and San Diego citizens...
Vice President Joe Biden honored the memory of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela Monday by making an inscription in a condolence book at the South African Embassy that said Americans will strive to live by his example. (Dec. 9)
The mother of a gunman who killed five girls at an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania says she learned from the Amish how to forgive her son after the 2006 massacre. (Dec. 9)
Across the globe, flags flew at half staff and memorials were erected outside South African embassies as mourners gathered to remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The former anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95. (...
Hillary Clinton is this year's recipient of the Lantos Human Rights Award. In ceremonies inside the US Capitol, the former Secretary of State spoke about Nelson Mandela, his courage and his contradictions. (Dec. 6)
Outside Nelson Mandela's former home in Soweto, South Africans paid tribute to the anti-apartheid leader through song and dance. They also mourned his death with flowers and candles outside the Johannesburg home where he died. (Dec. 6)