- Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.
- Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
- Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.
- Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq
BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.
- Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself
TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes.
- Blazers come from behind for 115-112 win over Thunder
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 Friday night, spoiling Russell Westbrook's third straight triple-double.
- Surging Pacers beat Cavaliers 93-86 with James, Irving out
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting.
- Progress pleases Peterson; statement of thanks skips Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings have repeatedly praised Adrian Peterson during the offseason, with his status slowly moving toward resolution.
- Browns, quarterback Josh McCown agree to terms on contract
The Browns have yet another new quarterback, and this one has a familiar last name.
- Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season from knee surgery
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.