Putin: Ukraine has seen anti-constitutional coup

Pro-Russian soldiers block the Ukrainian naval base in the village of Novoozerne, some 91 km west of Crimean capital Simferopol, Ukraine, on Monday, March 3, 2014. Ukraine says Russian forces controlling the strategic region of Crimea are demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian...

Russia to hike price on gas supplies to Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s state-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom says it will cancel a price discount for natural gas supplies to Ukraine. Gazprom chief Alexei Miller said Tuesday in televised remarks that Ukraine has accumulated a $1.5-billion debt for Russian gas...

Experts skeptical of Kunming link to global terror

In this Monday, March 3, 2014 photo, people stand on a street near a wall painted with figures representing Han Chinese, center, and other ethnic groups living in the city as part of a tourism advertisement outside the Kunming Train Station in Kunming, in western China’s...

Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

Janis Lozano crosses S. Elms Street in a snowstorm with her dogs on Monday, March 3, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C. Iris is a Siberian-Australian shepherd mix, and Orion, is a boxer-pit bull mix. (AP Photo/News & Record, Jerry Wolford) Janis Lozano crosses S. Elms Street in a...

2nd day of Pistorius murder trial interrupted

Oscar Pistorius stands in court shortly after arriving for his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of...

Brazil keeps up Carnival pace of parties, parades

A performer from the Mocidade samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) A performer from the Mocidade samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de...

James scores 61, setting career-high and Heat-best

AP Photo/J Pat Carter MIAMI (AP) — An hour after what he called the best regular-season game he’s ever played, LeBron James simply explained why this performance was like none other. The basketball, he said, felt small as a golf ball. The basket, to him, looked as...

James scores 61, setting career-high and Heat-best

AP Photo/J Pat Carter MIAMI (AP) — An hour after what he called the best regular-season game he’s ever played, LeBron James simply explained why this performance was like none other. The basketball, he said, felt small as a golf ball. The basket, to him, looked as...

Putin: troops to bases; warning shots in Crimea

Ukrainian navy corvette Ternopil is anchored at Ukrainian navy base in Sevastopol, Ukraine, early Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European...