JOHANNESBURG — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Two men extradited from Britain last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to supporting terrorists in Afghanistan through websites that sought to raise cash, recruit fighters and solicit items such as gas masks.
If your Tuesday night seemed a little shaky, you weren't alone.
UNION CITY, Ga. — Police in Union City say they're searching for a woman who was handcuffed when she stole a patrol car.
WASHINGTON — Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
ATHENS, Tenn. — Athens police are on the lookout for four men suspected of stealing a car.
BOSTON — Democrat Katherine Clark has defeated three opponents to win a special election to fill a vacant Massachusetts congressional seat.
RENO, Nev. — A desperate search for a couple and four children missing for two days in the below-zero cold of Nevada's rugged mountains turned jubilant Tuesday when rescuers guided in part by cellphone signals and footprints in the snow found them alive and well near their overturned Jeep.
CHATTANOOGA — A Cleveland business went up in flames early Tuesday morning, damaging the kitchen and half of the building. It happened at Stadium BBQ on the corner of 17th Street and Stuart Avenue.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's general fund tax collections fell $22 million short of projections in November, the fourth month of the state's budget year.
NASHVILLE - Tennessee cities and counties trying to rein in meth abuse by requiring prescriptions for medication containing pseudophedrine are violating state law, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper says.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds military jet demonstration team will headline an air show at Rome, Ga.'s Russell Regional Airport next year.
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A jury in Madison County has convicted a former Henderson County sheriff of attempted voluntary manslaughter and using a weapon during a felony.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's parole board is refusing an early release for a former Brighton police officer convicted in the shooting death of the son of a Mississippi legislator.