- Mandela's jailer praises the anti-apartheid icon Updated: Dec-08-13 4:40 am
- South Africans hold day of prayer for Mandela Updated: Dec-08-13 4:02 am
- Pa. Catholic school teacher fired for gay wedding Updated: Dec-07-13 9:53 pm
- First Australian gay weddings held in capital city Updated: Dec-07-13 7:29 pm
- Hunters accuse Minn. DNR of racial profiling Updated: Dec-07-13 6:14 pm
- Gun-rights advocates oppose Madison bus ban Updated: Dec-07-13 5:05 pm
- UM student government decries faculty remarks Updated: Dec-07-13 4:08 pm
- Dominican Republic rejects human rights report Updated: Dec-07-13 3:02 pm
- For unions, Democrats' 2014 primary is a dilemma Updated: Dec-07-13 2:37 pm
- Journalists: Rising hostility to press in Ecuador Updated: Dec-07-13 2:02 pm
- Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women Updated: Dec-07-13 1:59 pm
- Feds say no civil rights probe for El Paso schools Updated: Dec-07-13 1:20 pm
- Mandela: icon, hero and flawed human Updated: Dec-07-13 1:13 pm
- Mandela's 1st township home shows lack of progress Updated: Dec-07-13 12:02 pm
- Few heirs apparent to Mandela's symbol of freedom Updated: Dec-07-13 11:35 am
- Mass. congressional hopefuls making final pitches Updated: Dec-07-13 10:18 am
- Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed Updated: Dec-07-13 9:05 am
- New England editorial roundup Updated: Dec-07-13 9:04 am
- Fired prosecutor blames move for health problems Updated: Dec-06-13 8:47 pm
- Ex-Assemblywoman Vivian Freeman dies at 86 Updated: Dec-06-13 7:53 pm
- Judge orders Colo. cake-maker to serve gay couples Updated: Dec-06-13 6:38 pm
- NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal Updated: Dec-06-13 5:55 pm
- Federal judge finds bias in suburban NY village Updated: Dec-06-13 5:54 pm
- Maya Angelou mourns longtime friend Nelson Mandela Updated: Dec-06-13 5:49 pm
- Colorado school official backs transgender remark Updated: Dec-06-13 5:32 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - He was with Nelson Mandela during all those years the anti-apartheid icon was imprisoned on Robben Island. And, like millions around the world, he has been hit hard by Mandela's death.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former President Nelson Mandela, starting planned events that will culminate in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times.
PHILADELPHIA - A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school was fired Friday after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license.
CANBERRA, Australia - Gay and lesbian couples from around Australia joined in fragile marriages in Canberra on Saturday under the nation's beleaguered same-sex union laws that face a challenge in the courts within a week.
MINNEAPOLIS - Eight Hispanic hunters who were accused of being illegal residents during last year's deer season have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources of racially profiling them.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gun-rights advocates say they're preparing a court challenge to Metro Transit's weapons ban on city buses, claiming the policy violates the state's concealed-carry law. But city officials say they're confident the policy banning "weapons of any kind" is legal and in the best interest of passengers.
MISSOULA, Montana - The Associated Students of the University of Montana passed a resolution saying some faculty members' comments toward administrators about budget problems are damaging the school's reputation and hurting the campus environment.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic on Saturday rejected a human rights report that accuses the government of discrimination following a court ruling that could strip the citizenship of thousands of people born to migrants living there illegally.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In 2002, the clock hadn't even struck 12:01 a.m. before Pennsylvania's labor unions had given well beyond $1 million to Bob Casey, the rising star of the state Democratic Party who nevertheless went on to lose the gubernatorial primary to Ed Rendell six months later in a race that wasn't even close.
QUITO, Ecuador - Investigative journalist Juan Carlos Calderon received multiple death threats after launching something rare in the claustrophobic media climate of today's Ecuador, a digital magazine exposing high-level corruption.
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities released Saturday two dozen Islamist women and girls convicted for staging a street protest after an appeals court reduced their harsh penalties, including prison terms of 11 years, to suspended sentences.
EL PASO, Texas - Federal education agency officials are saying they won't pursue potential civil rights violations from a cheating scheme at El Paso public schools although the school district may not be totally in the clear.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Force of nature. Father of all nations. A messiah of our times.
JOHANNESBURG - A silver and blue plaque with the words "Mandela's Place" mounted on the brick wall of a small, dilapidated row house is the only recognition of the world-famous statesman who once lived there: Nelson Mandela.
The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression - and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela's iconic power.
BOSTON - Voters in the 5th Congressional District are heading to the polls this week to decide the latest in a string of special elections in Massachusetts.
When celebrity chefs cut themselves, how much they bleed is a matter of brand.
The Boston Globe, Dec. 6, 2013
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A former prosecutor who alleges she was discriminated against by a U.S. attorney said Friday she never had serious health problems until being ordered to move from Sioux City to Cedar Rapids.
RENO, Nevada - Former Assemblywoman Vivian Freeman, who championed the causes of women and children, conservation and education, has died at the age of 86.
DENVER - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday.
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a secretive U.S. intelligence court but is regulated by some U.S. lawmakers, Obama administration insiders and inspectors general.
MINEOLA, New York - A predominantly white and affluent suburban New York village discriminated against minorities in decisions about residential zoning that helped preserve segregation, a federal judge ruled Friday.
NEW YORK - Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
DENVER - A Colorado school board member who said she has no regrets about saying transgender students should use locker rooms that conform with their biological sex has vowed to keep pushing for schools to ignore court rulings on the transgender issue.