Montana's governor picked Lt. Gov. John Walsh on Friday to be interim U.S. senator, an appointment that could kick-start Walsh's election campaign as Democrats seek to keep the seat -- and control of the U.S. Senate -- in their hands.
A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.
Syrian military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on rebel-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 15, as a truce broke down between government troops and opposition fighters in the central city of Homs and halted the entry of aid to areas besieged over a year, activists said.
Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs.