For U.S. politicians, civil rights leaders, celebrities and business leaders with a connection to Nelson Mandela, there’s no more prestigious way to pay their respects at his memorial than to arrive in South Africa on Air Force One with President Barack Obama.
A whistle-blower lawsuit accusing former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong of defrauding the government by using banned substances in violation of his team’s contract with the U.S. Postal Service probably will proceed, a judge said.
Oprah Winfrey , who parlayed a Chicago talk show into a multibillion-dollar media empire, said goodbye to her 25-year-old afternoon TV program in a reflective final broadcast without guests, surprises or giveaways.
Cory Booker joins the U.S. Senate with one year to show New Jersey voters he can transition from being mayor of Newark, where he charmed Wall Street into the start of an economic and philanthropic revival.
Oprah Winfrey wasn’t the victim of racism when she asked to be shown a 35,000 Swiss franc ($38,000) crocodile handbag in Zurich last month, according to the owner of the boutique where the alleged slur took place.
Lance Armstrong said he cheated by using drugs during his cycling career, ending 13 years of denials and turning the seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor from one of the world’s most revered athletes to as big a fraud as sports has ever seen.