Obama received a warm welcome from the crowd as addressed Mandela's legacy.
Obama, Cuba's Raul Castro shake hands
Snow blankets U.S. East; Washington offices, many schools closed
Fresh winter snow moved into the U.S. mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday, shutting schools and offices in the nation's capital and elsewhere as the mid-section of the country remained in the grip of Arctic air that showed no signs of easing. From 2 to 8 inches of snow was forecast to fall from northern Virginia, across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and into southern New England, Brian Korty, meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a forecast. "What we really have is a fast but generally weak storm system moving across the mid-Atlantic region," said Korty. Federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were shut on Tuesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management said.
Ukrainian president to seek protesters' release
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says he will ask the country's general prosecutor to find a way to release some of the demonstrators who were arrested in recent protests, in a bid to defuse the country's tensions.
Thai democracy enters dangerous new crossroads
BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of protesters vying to topple Thailand's prime minister says his movement will establish what amounts to a parallel government — complete with "volunteer peacekeepers" to replace the police, a "people's council" to rule and a foreign policy to go with it.
18 LA sheriff's officials charged in jail probe
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as "Visitor LF" went to Men's Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy allegedly handcuffed him, took him to a break room with no windows or public access, and threw him against a refrigerator.