FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.
BEIRUT — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some hobbling on crutches as others lugged bulging sacks of belongings on their backs.
BEAVER DAM, Wis. — Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.
SPARTA, Ky. — Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
DECATUR, Ala. — Police are investigating after a toddler was found dead in the baptistery of a Decatur church.
ATLANTA — The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Authorities in Huntsville say a motorcycle rider was injured during an annual ride to commemorate the forced removal of the Cherokee people from the southeastern U.S.
NASHVILLE — A federal appeals court is set to hear the case of a 37-year-old Tennessee man serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and killing of a southern Kentucky couple in an incident involving a Confederate flag emblem in 1995.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ball security was not at a premium Saturday for third-ranked Alabama inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Authorities in southwest Ohio said both people aboard a small plane died Saturday morning when it crashed into a suburban neighborhood, damaging two homes while a family eating breakfast close to the fiery crash escaped injury.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Washington state dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — While hiking with friends at Savannah Bluff Heritage Preserve in North Augusta on Aug. 31, Ian Buckley saw what appeared to be a head in the water. He quickly realized it was a woman standing waist-deep in the Savannah River, close to the Georgia bank.
EFFORT, Pa. — Authorities say two adults and three children have died in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.