Crimea to vote to split from Ukraine, join Russia
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia.
Obama: West won't let Kremlin carve up Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama ordered the West's first sanctions in response to Russia's military takeover of Crimea on Thursday, declaring his determination not to let the Kremlin carve up Ukraine. He asserted that a hastily scheduled referendum on Crimea seceding and becoming part of Russia would violate international law.
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
AP Exclusive: Man denies he's bitcoin creator
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto denied Thursday that he is the creator of bitcoin.
Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.
A slow start for Woods, and the tournament
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday — this time because of the weather, not his back.
Attorney defends fired Dolphins trainer
MIAMI (AP) — An attorney for the trainer fired last month by the Miami Dolphins says his client was improperly singled out to appease a "public outcry for action" in the wake of the team's bullying scandal.
UC Santa Barbara fan confronts Hawaii coach
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A UC Santa Barbara basketball fan ran on the court and confronted Hawaii coach Gib Arnold during the Big West Conference game Thursday night.
AP sources: Vick, Eagles haven't ruled out return
Two people familiar with the situation say Michael Vick and the Eagles haven't ruled out the quarterback returning to Philadelphia.
Sports medicine pioneer Frank Jobe dies at 88
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Jobe, a pioneer in the field of sports medicine who was the first to perform an elbow surgery that resurrected the careers of countless major league pitchers, has died. He was 88.