Russia in patriotic fervor over Crimea
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has been swept up in patriotic fervor for bringing Crimea, its old imperial jewel, back into its territory — as tens of thousands of people thronged Red Square on Friday waving flags and chanting "Crimea is Russia!" while a parliamentary leader promised the peninsula would be welcomed as an "equal subject" of Russia.
Ukraine oligarchs get key posts in bid for unity
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help — appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong.
Guard: Pistorius told me 'everything is fine'
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday.
Man said to create bitcoin denies it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.