Personal Finance• South Africans pray for Mandela
South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship on Sunday.
• Sleet, ice, deep-freeze hit large swath of U.S.
A powerful storm system that spread hazardous snow, sleet and freezing rain widely across the nation's midsection rumbled toward the densely populated Eastern seaboard on Sunday, promising more of the same.
• Thai crisis deepens as opposition quits Parliament
The move is intended as a protest of what the opposition called "the illegitimacy" of a government with which it can no longer work.
• Kim's uncle removed from NKorean state documentary
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle have been removed from an official state TV documentary, a disappearing act that appears to lend credence to Seoul's claim that Pyongyang's second most powerful official may have been purged by his nephew.
• Survivors recall Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — For the first time since the war, Alvis Taylor returned to Pearl Harbor and recalled the surprise Japanese air attack that plunged America into World War II.
• Huge protests in tense Ukrainian capital
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied in the center of Kiev on Sunday in the biggest protest since 2004's pro-democracy Orange Revolution, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and raising the stakes in a tense political standoff gripping this ex-Soviet republic.
• As wine fakers get sharper, industry fights back
SAINT-EMILION, France (AP) — An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France's finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard's CFO, they were clearly fakes — too new looking, not on the right kind of paper.
• Susan Boyle says Asperger's diagnosis was a relief
LONDON (AP) — Singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism — and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition.
• Mason, No. 3 Auburn beat No. 5 Missouri 59-42
ATLANTA (AP) — Tre Mason struck a pose — a Heisman Trophy pose.
• Ukraine's capital hit by mass anti-govt protest
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An opposition leader says a million people have showed up for a rally in the center of Kiev — the biggest protest since Ukraine's pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
• Venezuelan president faces first electoral test
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro faces his first electoral test since being elected nearly eight months ago, as Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday to judge his government's response to their nation's mounting economic troubles.
• South Africans hold day of prayer for Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela, starting planned events that will culminate in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times.
• Indian heartland votes give BJP boon over Congress
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's main Hindu nationalist party appeared to make strong electoral gains in four heartland states Sunday, sidelining the ruling Congress party in a race seen as a test before next year's general election, according to preliminary results.
• Few heirs apparent to Mandela's symbol of freedom
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.
• Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
• War vet detained by North Korea arrives in U.S.
An 85-year-old retired American soldier held by North Korea for more than a month arrived in San Francisco on Saturday to be reunited with his family. His United Airlines flight landed shortly after 9 AM local time, a Reuters witness said. North Korea detained Merrill E. Newman for crimes it said he committed during the Korean War six decades ago. The country's state news agency said he was released on humanitarian grounds and because he had admitted his wrongdoing and apologized. (Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)