Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting 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.
Storm crawls into Midwest, threatens Northeast
CHICAGO (AP) — A storm that gathered steam over the southern Rockies moved into the Midwest early Sunday and is expected to dump more than a foot of snow as it moves toward New England, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago.
Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup — leaving one dead and the other injured — to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim in a case that led to his arrest.
Historic balloon flight ends off Mexican coast
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failure is not an option."
Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.
Seahawks repeat would be a scary prospect for NFL
PHOENIX (AP) — Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:
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