Nelson Mandela buried at Qunu ancestral home – BBC News

BBC NewsNelson Mandela’s body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa’s first black president at a state funeral…

Tom Laughlin of “Billy Jack” dead at age 82 – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK — Tom Laughlin, whose production, marketing and making of “Billy Jack” set a standard for breaking the rules on and off screen, has died. Laughlin’s daughter told…

Bachelet Wins Chilean Presidency in Landslide – New York Times

New York TimesSANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean voters handed a landslide victory to Michelle Bachelet on Sunday, returning her to the presidency amid continuing unease over high levels of inequality in…

‘Hobbit’ Box Office Elite With $73.7M – CBS Local

‘Hobbit’ Box Office Elite With $73.7MCBS LocalLOS ANGELES (AP) — Undaunted hobbits trumped princess power at the multiplex. Per studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros. “Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” was…

One more week, one more Alshon Jeffery highlight – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comDoes any wide receiver track a deep ball better than Alshon Jeffery? It’s a legit question. The Bears’ second-year wide receiver came down with a spectacular grab between two Browns…

Harry Styles Makes a Late Night Stop at Kendall Jenner’s Hotel – GossipCenter.com

GossipCenter.comMaking a late night visit to his ladyfriend, Harry Styles headed to Kendall Jenner’s hotel in London around 2:30 am on Sunday (December 15). The young boy bander wore a…

Peter O’Toole Was A Hit, With His Camel, On David Letterman In 1995

Peter O’Toole, the great actor who passed away due after what was reported to have been a “long illness” at 81, was a riot when he appeared with on The…

Syria conflict: ‘Barrel bombs’ dropped on Aleppo – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian government aircraft have dropped barrels laden with explosives on rebel areas of the northern city of Aleppo, opposition activists say. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)…

Kentucky’s potential remains just that – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Kentucky’s 82-77 loss to North Carolina here on Saturday night was not, in itself, an awful loss. The Wildcats scraped and clawed. They outrebounded the…

Kyle Shanahan decides he can’t work alongside dad – NFL.com

NFL.comNFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Sunday on NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” that the Washington Redskins offensive coordinator has decided he can no longer work for Mike Shanahan and…

Peter O’Toole Of ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’, ‘Supergirl’ Passed Away

Peter O’Toole Was A Hit, With His Camel, On David Letterman In 1995 Peter O’Toole, one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema, passed away today at the…

‘Smaug’ decimates box office foes at theaters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhile hobbits remain lords of the box office, the little guys may be losing some oomph at theaters. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second of three Hobbit…

Peter O’Toole’s Oscar record: Eight nods – USA TODAY

Peter O’Toole Of Lawrence Of Arabia, Supergirl Passes Away USA TODAYActor Peter O’Toole, who died Saturday at age 81, was a record eight-time Oscar loser. (He did, however, accept an…

Mack Brown: I did it with ‘integrity and class’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMack Brown said Sunday that he decided to step down as head coach at Texas because there were too many distractions, too many negatives to continue, that staying on…

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dies at 81 – Fox News

Fox NewsLONDON – Peter O’Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died, his agent said…

Moon rover sends back first photos – BBC News

BBC NewsThe first robot to land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, China’s Jade Rabbit rover, has begun sending back photos, with shots of its lunar lander. Jade Rabbit…

How the West was lost by the selfie president – New York Post

How the West was lost by the selfie presidentNew York PostTimes’ ‘prize’ idiots. Safest bet of the season: The New York Times will nominate its interminable series on a dysfunctional…

Lakers again weigh Pau Gasol trade – ESPN

ESPNOKLAHOMA CITY — The Los Angeles Lakers prefer to keep struggling center Pau Gasol and believe he eventually will have success in coach Mike D’Antoni’s system, but his recent comments…

For Dion, New Single, Special, ‘Voice’ Appearance – NPR

NPRLOS ANGELES (AP) — Virtually every entertainer has a misfire. But it’s news when an album by one of the best-selling recording artists in history quickly tumbles down the charts.…

‘Interstellar’ teaser trailer drops: Matthew McConaughey contemplates the stars – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFans of “The Dark Knight” and “Inception” take note: A new Christopher Nolan movie is on the horizon. The first teaser for the director’s new project “Interstellar”…

C. African militias seek president’s overthrow – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Christian militiamen and a former officer in Central African Republic’s national army say they are working together to topple rebel leader-turned-President Michel Djotodia,…

Who might be Texas’ next football coach? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTexas coach Mack Brown resigned Saturday after winning 158 games, two Big 12 titles and one national championship during 16 years with the Longhorns. Brown’s resignation opens one of…

Goodman, De Niro and Stallone are the Three Wise Guys on ‘SNL’ – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comJohn Goodman has hosted Saturday Night Live 13 times, and I remember him fondly from the show’s mid-’90s glory days. So maybe my expectations were a little too high this…

Japan diplomat wounded in Yemen stabbing – NDTV

NDTVSanaa, Yemen: Assailants stabbed a Japanese diplomat repeatedly on Sunday after dragging him from his car in the Yemeni capital, scene of a spate of attacks on foreigners, the embassy…

With Mack not coming back, to whom does Texas turn? – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comAfter months — hell, a couple of seasons — worth of speculation, Mack Brown’s tenure at Texas finally and somewhat mercifully came to an end, with the longtime Texas head…

Odd contract with Josh McCown to bite Bears in butt this offseason – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comJosh McCown has been one of the feel-good stories of the NFL this season, playing at an elite level while filling in for starter Jay Cutler this season, and, had…

Will new 2015 Ford Mustang be just another car? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhen does Ford Mustang become just another car? That’s the question that should be asked not only of Ford’s pony car, but other models today that have increasingly risked…

Chinese moon rover launched successfully – CNN

CNN(CNN) — China’s first lunar rover deployed successfully from the unmanned spacecraft Chang’e-3 that landed on the moon Saturday. China launches first mission to the moon. Jade Rabbit (called Yutu…

Former German Foreign Minister Returns in New Govt – ABC News

ABC NewsChancellor Angela Merkel’s new coalition partners are bringing back a former foreign minister and pledging to make Germany’s transition from nuclear to renewable energy a success as they enter…

Nick Saban: ‘I never considered going to Texas’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFor months, rumors swirled that the Alabama coach would be a target for the Longhorns, should Mack Brown vacate the position he’s held for 16 years. Friday evening, Saban…

A culture clash when Silicon Valley invades San Francisco – USA TODAY

A culture clash when Silicon Valley invades San FranciscoUSA TODAYSHARECONNECTTWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE. SAN FRANCISCO — The culture clash between Silicon Valley and the City by the Bay spilled over from the streets…

Mandela laid to rest in Qunu, ending journey that transformed South Africa – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu on Sunday, marking the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed…

Celtics drop Knicks to stay atop Atlantic Division – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics blew out the New York Knicks the last time they met. This one may have been more rewarding for Celtics coach Brad Stevens.…

Japanese diplomat ‘stabbed in Yemen kidnap bid’ – Irish Times

Irish TimesPolice troopers check a car at the gate of a hospital where a Japanese diplomat is being treated in Sanaa. Armed men stabbed the Japanese diplomat in the Yemeni…

IDF fire lightly injures Palestinian on Gaza border in 2nd incident in 24 hours – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostGroup of Palestinians carry out suspicious activity at security fence, refuse calls to vacate the area. IDF soldier sits atop a tank just outside northern Gaza Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen.…