| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Mark Obama Ndesandjo, the half-brother of President Obama, has self-published a book detailing the ugly side of their shared father.
The Associated Press reports that in "Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery," Ndesanjo "recalls alcohol-fueled beatings...
| Jan 13, 2014
If you know that Kathleen "Keen" Harrison is a Chicago-area geneticist who founded the nonprofit Project Harambee to help Kenyans affected by HIV, you might think that her motivation was rooted mostly in her work as a scientist.
But she'll tell you that...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the passing of an icon topped the news. World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:58 PM
WASHINGTON — An immigration judge in Boston on Tuesday halted the deportation of President Obama's Kenyan-born uncle and granted him status as a legal permanent resident.
Onyango Obama, half brother of the president's late father, came to the...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Sam Chalanga of Kenya won his first Manchester Road Race, finishing the 4.748-mile course in 21 minutes, 31 seconds, on Thursday morning.
Chalanga was 12 seconds off the course record (21:19), tied last year by Aaron Braun of Englewood, Colo. Braun...
| Nov 12, 2013
Vicki Lawrence had a hit single with "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" and played Miley Cyrus' grandmother on "Hannah Montana." But the irony isn't lost on the comedic actress that she is now the same age as Thelma Mae Crowley Harper, the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:32 PM
"This is Thanksgiving in Manchester."
Only one week to go until race organizer Jim Balcome intones the familiar welcome at the 77th annual Manchester Road Race, which starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Manchester Thanksgiving morning.
| Nov 10, 2013
ARUSHA, Tanzania -- Fire was the last thing my husband, Steve, and I expected on our trip to Tanzania for a 12-day safari. Yet here we were in our Land Cruiser, bouncing along rutted dirt roads through walls of fire.
Our hosts reassuringly explained...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:47 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenya and the African Union failed on Friday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to delay the trials in the Hague of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto.
The U.N. draft resolution seeking the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Four Somali men were arraigned in a Kenyan court Monday, charged with aiding the September terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall in which at least 67 civilians and members of the security forces died.