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US President to Pay Respects to Nelson Mandela

The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday the Obamas will participate in memorial events, adding that he will announce more details when they become available. Every living U.S. president is expected to attend Mr. Mandela's funeral, health permitting. Celebrities close to Mandela, including Oprah Winfrey, also...

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