JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child’s mother, The Associated Press has learned. The bride is the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says the Heisman hopeful is relieved he will not face charges in a sexual assault case and now even more focused on football.
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a Dec. 4 story about Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Klitschko’s wife, Natalia, was beside him when he tried to stop several hundred radical protesters from storming the president’s office during a huge protest in Kiev on Sunday. At the time of the standoff, Natalia was taking part in the peaceful part of the demonstration at Independence Square about a half-mile away from the site of the clashes.
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Board of Regents has approved a new football stadium at South Dakota State University and a new basketball/volleyball arena at the University of South Dakota, the last hurdle before legislative approval.