(RNN) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on Thursday. Mandela was the first black president of South Africa and the first to win a fully free democratic election inMore >> The death of Nelson Mandela, the cause of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker's death and Florida State's quarterback being cleared in a criminal investigation all made headlines this week.More >> (RNN) - Nasty weather hampered holiday travel across the U.S. this week. Snow blanketed parts of the Midwest and Northeast, which also saw strong wind gusts. More than 6,000 flights were delayed and moreMore >> Nasty weather during holiday travel, the official report on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and Thanksgiving caught our eye this week.More >> (RNN) - Senate Democrats voted to invoke the so-called nuclear option on Thursday. It's a rules change that allows the Senate to break a filibuster with only 51 votes instead of 60. It only applies toMore >> Senate Democrats' decision to use the so-called nuclear option, George Zimmerman's latest arrest and the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination made headlines this week.
(RNN) - Only 106,000 people have signed up for health insurance following the rollout of the healthcare exchanges, according to government officials. On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced thatMore >> Disappointing Obamacare enrollment numbers, Hawaii legalizing same-sex marriage and Whitey Bulger's sentencing all made headlines this week.More >> (RNN) - Tuesday was Election Day, and New Jersey voters re-elected Republican Gov. Chris Christie to a second term. Voters in Virginia elected Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe for governor, and NewMore >> A couple of high-profile elections, Toronto's mayor admitting to smoking crack cocaine and Twitter's successful first day on the NYSE all made headlines this week.More >> (RNN) - Boston celebrated on Wednesday after the Red Sox won the World Series. The Red Sox beat the Cardinals 6-1 in Game Six. During the celebration in the streets, several people were arrested for unrulyMore >> The World Series, apologies about the problems surrounding the federal healthcare exchange website and Halloween festivities all caught our eye this week.More >> (RNN) - The House and Senate passed a spending bill that the president signed early Thursday morning, officially ending the government shutdown. By a vote of 285-144, the House passed a bill WednesdayMore >> The end of the government shutdown, the election of the newest member of the U.S. Senate and the not guilty plea of a terrorism suspect all made headlines this week.More >> (RNN) - The government shutdown extended into its second week. President Barack Obama and House leaders met this week to discuss a potential deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling temporarily. ThreeMore >> The continuing partial government shutdown, the announcement of the Nobel Prize winners and the death of one of the first astronauts all caught our eye this week.More >> (RNN) - Americans felt the ripple effects of the government shutdown for most of the week. Congressional leaders failed to reach a budget deal by October 1st. Because of the shutdown, the SmithsonianMore >> The effects of the government shutdown, a shooting incident near the Capitol and the death of a famous author all made headlines this week.More >> (RNN) - In a rare 100-0 vote, the U.S. Senate agreed to take up and amend the House's spending plan in order to avoid a possible government shutdown. The House bill does not fund the Affordable Care Act,More >> The threat of a government shutdown, a senator's 21-hour long speech and Iran agreeing to restart nuclear talks all made headlines this week.More >> (RNN) - A shooter opened fire at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, on Monday, killing 12 people. Police shot and killed the suspect, Aaron Alexis, who reportedly had full security clearance to the NavyMore >> The mass shooting at the Navy Yard, the United Nations' report about Syria's chemical weapons and the pope's words about gays and lesbians all made headlines this week.More >> (RNN) - Thousands gathered in New York City, Washington, DC, and a field in Pennsylvania to remember the victims in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The memorials held a moment of silence early WednesdayMore >> The anniversary of 9/11, the potential diplomacy deal on Syria and an alleged domestic dispute involving George Zimmerman made headlines this week.
(RNN) - Thousands gathered at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican this week to witness the introduction of the new pope. Cardinals from around the world elected Jorge Bergoglio as the next leader of CatholicsMore >> A newly-elected pope, continuing cruise ship problems, and partisan politics headlined this week's news.More >> (RNN) - Despite dodging most of the tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff less than two months ago, politicians in Washington find themselves back at the bargaining table to avoid across-the-boardMore >> Massive budget cuts, miserable weather and a medalist accused of murder captured our attention in this week's headlines.More >>
A fallen football hero, a prince, emails and a doctors' malpractice are a part of this week in review.More >>