In New York City, a fitting tribute to Nelson Mandela (VIDEO)
At a church on New York's Upper West Side, a congregation says goodbye.
Michelle Bachelet is Chile's next president, again
Promising a raft of left-wing reforms, Chile's one-time president Michelle Bachelet beat rival Evelyn Matthei by a landslide in Sunday's run-off vote.
Guatemala's Miller time could be ‘white knight’ for national brewer
Multinational SABMiller and the Guatemalan Cerveceria Centro Americana are launching a strategic alliance, just as Anheuser-Busch InBev is swallowing up the market.
Parents of Colorado high school shooting gunman 'shattered' (LIVE VIDEO)
Karl H. Pierson, 18, shot a fellow student at Arapahoe High School in Denver on Friday before turning the gun on himself.
US government squabbles over in-flight phone calls
Federal Communications Commission clashes with the Department of Transportation over a proposition to allow in-flight cellphone use.
Rich Texas teen gets probation in DUI deaths, cites 'affluenza' (VIDEO)
Texas teen Ethan Couch avoided jail time for a horrific drunken driving crash that killed four people after his attorneys said he was a product of "affluenza," or a privileged upbringing.
Juan Orlando Hernandez confirmed as president of Honduras
The Honduran electoral tribunal (TSE) confirmed on Thursday that governing party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez won last month's presidential election.
House passes bipartisan budget deal, ships to Senate
The House overwhelmingly cleared a bipartisan budget deal Thursday and sent it to the Senate, where a round-the-clock talkathon threatened its chances of approval.
Boehner unloads on conservative groups opposing budget deal (VIDEO)
An animated House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at conservative groups urging Republicans to vote against the new bipartisan budget deal, accusing them of "using the American people."
Uruguay to create world's first national marijuana market
The Uruguay Senate on Tuesday approved the world's first national marketplace for the sale of legalized marijuana with a vote of 16 to 13.
Uruguayans not all that happy about government's decision to legalize weed
Uruguayans didn't get to vote for the new law. And about 61 percent of them, doubtful it will improve security, are opposed to it.
Uruguay to create world's first national marijuana trade
Drug officials in Uruguay have 120 days to finalize new regulations that will establish a government-run marijuana industry.
Obama, other leaders take heat over selfies at Mandela memorial
President Barack Obama and other world leaders are taking heat over selfies they either took or appeared in during Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Deadly looting spreads in Argentina as police continue strike (VIDEO)
At least five people are dead in looting throughout Argentina as people take advantage of a strike by the police force.
South Carolina sheriff will not lower flag for Nelson Mandela
President Barack Obama had ordered that flags at all public building be flown at half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela, but South Carolina Sheriff Rick Clark refuses, saying Mandela isn't a US citizen.
Ukraine protests gain celebrity support (VIDEO)
George Clooney, Hayden Pantierre and other celebrities are voicing their support for the Ukraine protesters demonstrating against the government's push toward Russia and away from the European Union.
Edward Snowden is the Guardian's person of the year (VIDEO)
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has been voted person of the year by readers of the Guardian, the British newspaper he first shared his classified secrets with.
How African fashion broke through: 3 Questions with Adiat Disu (PHOTOS)
The founder of communications and branding strategy company Adirée talks about developing the international market for designs from Africa.
Jamaica's surprisingly negative vibration for Mandela
GlobalPost’s John Otis met South Africa’s anti-apartheid champion in Jamaica in 1991, after a reggae mega tribute ended in murder.
NSA claims legal grounds for international cellphone tracking
US National Security Agency cites a sweeping presidential order as justification for its extensive international cellphone tracking.
World Cup 2014 set in Brazil with your choice for 'group of death'
Group G gets early consideration for 'group of death' with Germany, Ghana, Portugal and United States.
6 hospitalized in Mexico with radiation symptoms
Federal police were blocking access Friday to a hospital in Pachuca, Mexico, where five adults and one teenager were said to be hospitalized with radiation symptoms.
US jobless rate hits a five-year low
Unemployment in the US has fallen to 7 percent, a five-year low, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Obama announces National Security Agency reforms
Changes to the NSA are intended to give Americans "more confidence" in the agency in the wake of the Snowden revelations.
NSA tracks cellphones around the world, Snowden documents say
Over 5 billion cellphone records a day are collected by the NSA, enabling wide-spread tracking, according to Snowden documents.
Microsoft 'smart bra' developed to curb emotional eating
The "smart bra" by Microsoft is embedded with physiological sensors that monitor a woman's heart activity to measure stress levels and combat emotional eating.
Newtown 911 calls: Calm, anguish as massacre unfolded (AUDIO)
The 911 calls released Wednesday reveal a mixture of calm and anguish among callers as the Newtown school shooting unfolded last December.
Ron Burgundy tries to save journalism
Amid some criticism, and a lot more laughs, Emerson College unveils The Ron Burgundy School of Communication — for one day (and not a minute longer). GlobalPost was there.
Beer wars, Guatemala edition
A family feud at Guatemala’s Gallo beer brewer has opened doors to what could be Anheuser-Busch InBev’s next big gulp.
Asian students dominate math and reading as US stagnates, OECD tests show (VIDEO)
Shanghai, Singapore dominated 2012 standardized math tests from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), while America toils in 36th among 65.
Detroit bankruptcy ruling sets stage for tough reforms (VIDEO)
A federal judge has formally declared Detroit bankrupt, a landmark ruling that sets the stage for the real work to begin on a plan to become financially solvent.