Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man.
Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.
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.
Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix
NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.
Japan 'indignant' over purported video of hostage beheading
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage Sunday over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.
Authorities review video of fatal parking lot run-in
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the aw to date.
Super Bowl the final act of the NFL's worst season
PHOENIX (AP) — Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.
Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.
NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.
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.
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