|N. Korea frees U.S. veteran Merrill Newman|
|More of U.S. expected to see snow, sleet, ice|
|World mourns South Africa peace icon Mandela|
South Africa on Saturday began preparations to host US President Barack Obama and other world leaders eager to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela during 10 days of mourning for the anti-apartheid icon. On Friday President Jacob Zuma announced the mourning period for Mandela, the founding father of modern South Africa and its first black leader, after he died late Thursday aged 95, surrounded by friends and family. Obama, America's first black president, will travel to South Africa next week, the White House said, joining a raft of world leaders for a huge December 10 memorial service. Mandela's body will lie in state in Pretoria for three days before he receives a state burial on December 15 in his boyhood home of Qunu.
|Chinese firm paid US gov't intelligence adviser|
WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.
|NY railway has until Tuesday to analyze lines|
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal transportation officials requiring an extra worker in the driver's cab on routes like the one where a speeding commuter train derailed this week, killing four people.
|Police: Pa. newlyweds killed man for thrills|
|Not so justified: Justin Timberlake's Grammy snub|
|Cano, Beltran, Granderson, Feldman find new homes|
|ABC's 'Scandal' reduced to 18 episodes this season|
|South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela|
|Macklemore, Lamar muscle into Grammy picture|
|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.