- Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news Sunday of journalist Kenji Goto's beheading, apparently by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions, but vowed not to give in to terrorism.
- Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place.
- Family of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands word
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Worried relatives of a Jordanian fighter pilot asked their government Sunday to be more open about negotiations for his release, after a second Islamic State group hostage was shown beheaded in a video purportedly from the militants.
- Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.
- US prosecutors: New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused in the latest Russian spy case didn't hide behind fake identities and weren't stealing military secrets. The evidence even suggests they were annoyed that their assignment wasn't more like a James Bond film.
- Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL
PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:
- Rodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player
PHOENIX (AP) — Just living the dream. And looking for more.
- Sons represent late Junior Seau at Hall of Fame announcement
PHOENIX (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group.
- Horford, Hawks extend streak with 91-85 win over 76ers
ATLANTA (AP) — The 76ers' decision to "let it fly" with 3-pointers almost grounded the Hawks' winning streak.
- Late rally lifts No. 4 Duke past No. 2 Virginia, 69-63
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and No. 4 Duke got their biggest shots to start falling just in time.