By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Thiago Silva was arrested after barricading himself in his south Florida townhouse following threats to kill his estranged wife and others at a local martial arts gym, police said on Friday. Attorney Scott Saul said his client was presumed innocent. "It is hard for this man to hide." Meanwhile, a spokesman for the mixed martial arts promotion company that Silva joined in 2007 said on Friday the organization was ending the relationship. "The Ultimate Fighting Championship has terminated the contract of Thiago Silva, effective immediately," spokesman Dave Sholler said in an email.
HOUSTON (AP) — Unanswered questions shroud the death of an East Texas man as his family rejects authorities' claims that their loved one died of a drug overdose, believing instead that foul play was involved.
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job creation slowed sharply over the past two months, turning in the weakest performance in three years and raising the prospect that the economy may be losing momentum. At the same time, however, the unemployment rate hit a new five-year low of 6.6 percent in January even as Americans piled back into the labor market to search for work. The Jekyll and Hyde report from the Labor Department on Friday whipsawed U.S. markets in early trade. Many economists cautioned against reading too much into it given the extreme weather that has hit much of the nation this winter.
TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — A newborn missing from a southern Wisconsin home was found alive in a plastic storage bin Friday outside a gas station in eastern Iowa where the temperature was in the single digits, law enforcement officers and a gas station manager said.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — 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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a rapidly approaching deadline, the White House and its allies are racing to enroll young people in new insurance plans offered under President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a sweeping effort that underscores how crucial the so-called young invincibles are to the measure's success.