AP Newsbreak: Deputy accused of illegal stops
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada sheriff's deputy is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, according to two federal lawsuits.
Russians take over Ukrainian military post, no shots fired: witnesses
Armed men thought to be Russians drove a truck into a Ukrainian missile defence post in the Crimea region on Friday and took control without a shot being fired, a Reuters reporter on the scene said. A Ukrainian military official, Vladislav Seleznyov, said by telephone that the armed men took over the base without any shooting and that no one was hurt.
Snowden, Assange top bill at Texas tech gathering
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what's on the minds of the tech industry's thinkers, leaders and tinkerers, it's a good idea to head to Austin, Texas, rather than Silicon Valley this time of the year.
Santorum: GOP loses when it picks moderates
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Sen. Rick Santorum says Republicans lose elections when they nominate moderates.
Pistorius trial hears damaging testimony
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — In a day of damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year, and a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius' house on the night of her death.