The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013. The Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican also made the list of 2013’s top stories, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of
Another year of extreme weather brought the Philippines a super typhoon and the United States the widest tornado ever observed, deadly wildfires, severe drought and killer floods. President Barack Obama released his plan to battle climate change and its impact on people and wildlife, but
Both were mold-breaking former heads of state who reshaped their own countries and the world. Nelson Mandela, revered for his efforts to end apartheid in South Africa, and Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” who imposed her will on Britain’s politics and economy, were among notables
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