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Obama meets with Mandela's family in South Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama met Saturday with family members of ailing South African statesman Nelson Mandela and spoke by telephone with Mandela's wife as she maintains a vigil by his bedside.

Russia to hold talks with N. Korea about ending its nuclear program

North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator will meet senior Russian officials next week to discuss ending the embattled nation's nuclear program, Russia's foreign ministry said.

Southwest scorcher approaches hottest day ever on Earth

If you think a place called Furnace Creek would be hot in the summer, you're right. The town in California's Death Valley is expected to hit 128 degrees Saturday.

Artiphon Instrument 1: Guitar, keyboard, drums and bass, in one place

Is it a guitar? Is it a piano? Nope, it is a crazy iPhone-powered combination of both. Plus it has a built in bass, violin and drum machine to boot.

With new TVs, size matters

There doesn't seem to be anything that television manufacturers can do to persuade consumers to buy a new TV.

Gold prices slide to 34-month low

Gold prices slid to a 34-month low Wednesday, putting the precious metal on track to lose nearly 25 percent this quarter.

New federal rules require healthier school snacks

Candy bars, doughnuts and regular potato chips will become scarce in schools under new federal rules released Thursday, replaced by healthier options such as granola bars, trail mix and baked chips.

Obama heads to South Africa as ailing Nelson Mandela clings to life

U.S. President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Friday for the second leg of a trip overshadowed by the deteriorating health of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Women accused of drugging men, stealing their valuables

South Florida authorities are asking for the public's help to find four "foxy thieves" they say are drugging men they pick up at high-end bars and stealing tens of thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry, guns and other valuables.

FAMU lifts marching band's suspension

Citing positive steps taken since the hazing death of a drum major, Florida A&M University's interim leader said Thursday he has lifted the suspension of the school's famous marching band.