DALLAS (AP) — As snow and freezing rain blanketed normally sun-swept North Texas, residents accustomed to warmer temperatures appeared to heed warnings on what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," staying off nearly impassable roadways and out of a skin-stinging cold.
South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday announced a 10-day period of mourning following the death of Nelson Mandela, culminating in a state funeral and burial on December 15. "The former president will be accorded a state funeral. He will be laid to rest on the December 15 in Qunu in the Eastern Cape province," Zuma announced. Zuma outlined a 10-day calendar of events to follow Mandela's death at his Johannesburg home on Thursday.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.