December 5, 2013; 5:32 PM ET
After basking in balmy air much of this week, a return to colder weather will be accompanied by multiple rounds of wintry mix into early next week around New York City. more >
Sunshine and some clouds
Rises at 7:13 AM with 9:19 of sunlight, then sets at 4:32 PM
Rises at 2:13 PM with 14:18 of moolight, then sets at 4:31 AM
Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. His death closed the final chapter in South Africa's struggle to cast off apartheid.