TORRA CONSERVANCY, Namibia — Before setting out on a game drive across ruggedly beautiful northwest Namibia, we tell the safari camp managers we are happy to take sandwiches. We are intent on finding the notoriously elusive desert elephant, and we don’t want to waste time returning to camp to eat.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — While the military policy of "don't ask, don't tell" and the overturning of part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act opened doors more widely to gay people serving openly in the military, it didn't mark radical changes to the way the fighting force looked or behaved.
ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Surveillance video from a private residence appears to show Southern California police officers punching a suspect who fled arrest and hitting him in the legs with a baton.
CLAYTON, Ga. — One person has been killed in a small plane crash in north Georgia.
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.
DECATUR, Ala. — Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide shooting in Decatur that left a husband dead and his wife injured.
KNOXVILLE — Authorities say one person was killed and five other people were injured in an early morning shooting in Knoxville.
RENO, Nev. — A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.
DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
SAN DIEGO — Godzilla is coming back.
Athens, TN - Two members of a biker club in Athens were taken to the hospital early this morning after an apparent shoot out with a rival biker club.
PARIS — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact.
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities have captured one of two Monroe County Jail inmates who escaped from a work detail July 18.
TOKYO — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.
MOSCOW — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.
TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.
PHILADELPHIA — Police were searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition.
ATLANTA — Rookie pitcher Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road as the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.
A pair of South Korean auto suppliers are making big bets with new investments creating more than 1,000 jobs in East Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.
Buoyed by a 25 percent jump in loans over the past year, second quarter earnings for CapitalMark Bank & Trust rose 4.5 percent to $1.63 million.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police have rescued an 81-year-old Colorado woman who spent several days stranded in her bathtub, apparently after taking a tumble.
METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a man as he jogged along a rural Michigan road could be charged after the attack, which was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced to the custody of the Oregon Youth Authority.
TWISP, Wash. — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza will start Saturday morning.
UNITED NATIONS — Britain's U.N. ambassador says there may be "an extremely short" humanitarian pause in the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Saturday lasting several hours.
ABUJA, Nigeria — West Africa's current Ebola outbreak has spread to a fourth country, after an ill Liberian man vomited, had diarrhea and a high fever on an airplane to Nigeria.
JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon broaden its ground operation "significantly."
PHILADELPHIA — Two men forced a woman into her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint and drove off but soon lost control of it and plowed into a group of people selling fruit at a street corner to raise money for their church, killing two young boys and their teenage sister, police said.
KIEV, Ukraine — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.
FLORENCE, Ariz. — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.
ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman has filed a notice to appeal the dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal and three reporters.
SAN DIEGO -- The trailer for the next film in the popular "Hunger Games" series is making its premiere at Comic-Con.
ATHENS, Ga. — Police are searching for a gunman who robbed an Athens sex shop and pistol whipped a customer who refused to hand over his wallet.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Two doctors deny claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision, one of their lawyers said Friday.
JACKSON, Tenn. — A judge has ordered a mental exam for a Tennessee man charged with killing his father.
BERGERAC, France — Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates.
PHENIX CITY, Ala. — An east Alabama jury took just minutes to convict a man of beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend to death.
State regulators investigated an anonymous complaint alleging a Dalton factory illegally discarded chemical waste five months before an accident injured a worker.
MEMPHIS — Federal prosecutors say a Memphis man has been sentenced to 153 years in prison for a string of store robberies.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee has received about 2.5 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States.
FLORENCE, Ariz. — The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
WASHINGTON — Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.
LOS ANGELES — Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. — Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming.
ATLANTA — Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows most teams don't get many chances to beat Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.