By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
GOSPORT, England — Two lines of trenches face off across No Man's Land. A soldier marches, rifle in hand, along a ditch. These are instantly familiar images of World War I — but this is Britain, a century on and an English Channel away from the battlefields of the Western Front.
By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
TOKYO — North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there's only one per district.
By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:46 p.m.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:42 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. — After she drove her minivan into the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, authorities say, a pregnant South Carolina woman tried to call off bystanders hustling to rescue her three screaming children from the water that was rushing in through the windows.
By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:21 p.m.
PRETORIA, South Africa — 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.
By LAURA MILLS and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:19 p.m.
MOSCOW — Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting "Crimea is Russia!" as a parliamentary leader declared the peninsula would be welcomed as an "equal subject" of Russia.
By STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 9:29 p.m.
OXON HILL, Md. — Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
By Tresa Baldas, McClatchy-Tribune
March 7, 2014 8:26 p.m.
In a case that could make Michigan the 18th state to legalize same-sex marriage, a plaintiffs lawyer Friday urged a federal judge to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage and eradicate once and for all of what he called a pervasive discriminatory practice.
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 7:57 p.m.
DETROIT — A house covered in stuffed animals and dolls that was a key part of the Heidelberg Project in Detroit became the latest casualty Friday in a 10-month string of suspicious fires that has devastated much of the long-running interactive outdoor art installation.
NEW YORK — An 8-year-old Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to "lick and bite" his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep.
By Associated Press, McClatchy-Tribune
March 7, 2014 11:05 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost contact with a plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and search and rescue teams were trying to locate the aircraft.
KIEV, Ukraine — A Russian military truck broke down the gates of a Ukrainian base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol and the installation is under siege by Russians on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported. No shots have been fired.
By Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas, Associated Press
March 7, 2014 11:27 a.m.
OXON HILL, Md. — Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.