After the long months of vigil as Nelson Mandela weakened, far from public view, many around the world — including politicians, celebrities and royal figures — scrambled to mourn and praise the former president of South Africa.
The Denver Sheriff's Department has revamped its policies on dealing with inmate allegations of deputy misconduct, days after the city's independent monitor criticized officials for failing to formally investigate dozens of serious complaints of excessive force, sexual abuse and bias.
The federal government on Thursday said nearly $63 million in disaster-recovery funds will flow into Colorado to help counties with housing, infrastructure and economic rehab projects in the wake of September's deadly floods.
Nelson Mandela, the former political prisoner who became the first president of a post-apartheid South Africa and whose heroic life and towering moral stature made him one of history's most influential statesmen, died Thursday, the government announced. He was 95.