Johannesburg, South Africa - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is dead. The anti-apartheid revolutionary hero was 95. He died in his Johannesburg home.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A prosecutor says Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged in a sexual assault case.
State Attorney Willie Meggs made the announcement Thursday. The 19-year-old Heisman Trophy candidate was accused of raping a female student in December last year, but Meggs says there is not enough evidence for anyone to be charged in the case.
The Tallahassee Police Department turned the case over to Meggs on Nov. 12 after several media inquiries. Meggs interviewed the accuser Nov. 21.
The prosecutor says Winston's DNA matched a sample found in the woman's underwear. But Winston's lawyer, Tim Jansen, has said that was expected and doesn't prove guilt.
The top-ranked and undefeated Seminoles are playing Duke on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. A win would likely put them in the BCS championship game.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- David Cutcliffe learned under Bear Bryant, helped bring a national title to Tennessee and developed the Manning brothers into Super Bowl MVPs.
And his biggest coaching accomplishment might be guiding Duke -- yes, Duke -- to the ACC championship game.
The 20th-ranked Blue Devils (10-2) play No. 1 Florida State (12-0) on Saturday night in Charlotte with a BCS berth on the line.
Not long ago, that would have seemed preposterous to those outside the program.
But not to Cutcliffe, recently voted the ACC's coach of the year again.
He says his three-year plan from a few years ago had the Blue Devils playing for a league title by now.
Cutcliffe says it "creates a hunger" and "once you like something a lot, you're going to defend it more."
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- George Mason has suspended Anali Okoloji after the junior forward stepped on an opposing player during the Patriots' loss to South Florida.
Coach Paul Hewitt said Thursday that Okoloji's actions were "inexcusable and not what we expect from a George Mason student-athlete."
Hewitt did not specify the length of the suspension but says it will include Sunday's game against Oklahoma in the BB&T Classic.
Okoloji was involved in the momentum-shifting sequence in the second half of Wednesday night's 68-66 loss. South Florida's Anthony Collins was tripped from behind by Okoloji near the foul line, then was stepped on by Okoloji as Okoloji's momentum took him down the court. Okoloji was whistled for both a personal and a technical foul.
Okoloji has appeared in eight games this season, averaging 2.4 points.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Serious news has bumped fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy off "SportsCenter."
Actor Will Ferrell was scheduled to reprise his role on a Thursday evening edition of the highlights show on ESPN. The network announced Wednesday night that the appearance had been scrapped because of the "potential implications" of the news conference scheduled Thursday afternoon about the investigation into sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.
ESPN says Ferrell's guest spot hasn't been rescheduled. His character has been on a media blitz to promote "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," which included covering Canada's Olympic curling trials and hosting a local newscast in North Dakota.
UNDATED (AP) -- Tyson on "Survivor" is packing something extra in his shorts.
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US economy grows at 3.6 percent rate in 3rd qtr.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEEN ADMITS USING TWITTER TO INTIMIDATE CRIME VICTIM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia teenager has pleaded guilty to using his Twitter account to try to scare a crime victim out of testifying.
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