NAIROBI, Kenya - The price for burning down a home: 500 shillings, or about $8. Double that to have someone hacked to death.
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party won a landslide victory in legislative elections Saturday, dealing a humiliating blow to the government's hardline China policies two months before a presidential poll.
ALBANY, N.Y. - Earlier blooms. Less snow to shovel. Unseasonable warm spells.
MINNEAPOLIS - The chief executive of Northwest Airlines says his carrier could benefit from a merger - if it's the right deal.
DEAR ABBY: Our 40th wedding anniversary will soon be here, and my wife, "Nancy," and I are considering renewing our vows. We were married when I was in the service during the Vietnam War, so we had only a rushed ceremony with a justice of the peace.
MUSES MILLS, Ky. - A man suspected of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third before taking his ex-wife hostage was captured early Saturday, Kentucky State Police said.
WASHINGTON - The world will be watching China closely as it gears up to host the Olympics this year. So will U.S. lawmakers, who hope to use the attention generated by the summer games to highlight their complaints about China's government.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Authorities detailed gruesome evidence of a pregnant Marine's death Saturday as they excavated human remains from a fire pit where they believe a comrade she accused of rape burned and buried her body.
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson was in jail Saturday, accused of violating terms of his bail in an armed robbery case, after a bondsman told authorities the former football star tried to get him to pass a message to a co-defendant.
BOOTHBAY, Maine - Navy SEALs are tough by nature, but they take a beating from their patrol boats: bruises, bumps and sore backs, even sprained ankles and chipped teeth.
MOBILE, Ala. - A duck hunter Saturday morning found the body of one of four children allegedly thrown from a coastal bridge by their father, raising hopes that the other bodies will be recovered, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran announced.
An important undertaking may head off in a direction you don't anticipate in the year ahead, but instead of getting upset, let events have their own way. Everything will work out far better for you than they would if done your way.
LOS ANGELES - U.S. immigration agents must not sedate deportees without a judge's permission, according to a policy change issued this week.
PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.
ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.
Jaylen Tolliver scored a game-high 21 points to lead Bulloch Academy to a 66-55 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy Saturday afternoon.
I came to know about "Blind Willie" McTell late in my life - about 11 years ago when I was working on Del Presley's "A Place to Call Home" at the brand new Emma Kelly Theater.
Cecil Wendell Bunch Sr.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.
PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:
NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.
ATLANTA - The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant near Waynesboro that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.
Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man who former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.
Mrs. Betty Guinette Hendrix