Dozens of Russian warplanes bombed civilian and military targets in the former republic of Georgia on Saturday, and a Russian ambassador said that as many as 2,000 people had been killed in in the capital of separatist Georgian province South Ossetia.

Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper „Ocean’s Eleven” and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom „The Bernie Mac Show,” died Saturday at age 50.

John Edwards, who campaigned throughout the 2008 Democratic primaries alongside his family — and made his marriage a central part of his overall message — was dealt a political blow Friday after admitting to having an extramarital affair.

Another person has died of injuries suffered in Friday’s bus crash in northern Texas, bringing the death toll to 16, said Kathleen Beathard, a spokeswoman for Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

A Chinese attacker stabbed to death the father-in-law of a U.S. Olympic coach and seriously wounded the American’s wife and a Chinese tour guide before killing himself, the International Olympic Committee said Saturday.

Comic actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday of complications from pneumonia, according to a family member and his publicist. He was 50.

A Chinese attacker stabbed two Americans, killing the man and wounding the woman, who were attending the Olympic Games on Saturday, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Georgia’s president says he has asked his country’s parliament to announce a state of war as fierce battles with Russia military over the breakaway region of South Ossetia entered their second day.

Georgia’s president says he has asked his country’s parliament to announce a state of war as fiere battles with Russia military over the breakaway region on South Ossetia entered their second day.

Russian paratroopers entered the capital of the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia on Saturday as part of a military operation that Russia said was intended to force the Georgian side to cease fire.

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An American man was killed and American woman attending the Olympics was wounded in downtown Beijing Saturday by a Chinese man who then killed himself, according to China’s official news agency, Xinhua.

Russian paratroopers have entered the capital of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia, the Russian news agency Interfax reported Saturday.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that Russian peacekeepers are „trying to force Georgians to cease fire” in the conflict over the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.