- North Korea executes leader's uncle as a traitor
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.
- Uncle rose with NKorean leader before brutal fall
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle marks the unprecedented fall from grace of one of the most powerful figures in North Korea and the most serious political upheaval in the country in decades.
- Missing American in Iran was on unapproved mission
WASHINGTON (AP) — In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
- House GOP conservatives help propel budget bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republicans.
- Thousands queue to see Mandela's body on last day
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners are waiting in line to view the body of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela which is lying in state for the third and final day in the nation's capital.
- Broncos loss puts division, home-field in limbo
DENVER (AP) — A wake-up call, or the sign of something more serious?
- Texas' Brown mum on future amid speculation
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Mack Brown declined to say Thursday whether the Alamo Bowl will be his final game, amid intense speculation following another disappointing season that began with the Longhorns talking about becoming national championship contenders again.
- Aldridge leads Trail Blazers past Rockets, 111-104
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge's big night against the Houston Rockets wasn't about the stats, the All-Star votes or the fans chanting "MVP! MVP!"
- Winston, Donald, McCarron headline awards night
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston walked away with another major award Thursday night, the latest national prize to put on his mantle.
- 2B Robinson Cano, Mariners finalize huge contract
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by mentors named Jeter, Posada and Rivera.