Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help – BBC News

BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed” … Read More

Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeYANGON, Myanmar — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the … Read More

President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that “there will be costs” if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply … Read More

Tensions Mounting as Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invading Crimea – Businessweek

BusinessweekUkraine’s acting president accused Russia of invading his country’s southern Crimea region, where unidentified gunmen seized airports and other facilities, fueling tension as the interim Ukrainian government took office. Russia … Read More

NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs –

Boston.comU.S. actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie REUTERS U.S. actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening … Read More

Liam Neeson, cast give airplane thriller a lift – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldFLIGHT RISK: Liam Neeson, right with Julianne Moore and below with Michelle Dockery, plays a federal marshal trying to track down a killer onboard a plane. 022614nonstop04.jpg. Photo by: … Read More

Fundraiser with Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Charlie Baker hits snag, changes … –

Boston.comThursday night’s Republican Governors Association fundraiser featuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, was initially scheduled for a private home … Read More

Grim Afghan future if no security pact, says general – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, the top US military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s refusal to sign a security agreement … Read More

NFL Combine’s winners and losers – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeINDIANAPOLIS — Two months of training and four days of testing are now in the books after the NFL Scouting Combine concluded Tuesday with defensive backs performing on-field drills. … Read More

Johnson hits the track at Daytona with his eyes on the prize – Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldRecords, as they say, are made to be broken. And a major sports record could be tied this year, the one for Sprint Cup championships in a career: … Read More

So Long, Sochi: The Olympic Best and Worst –

NBCNews.comWhen the Olympic flame is extinguished on Sunday night at Fisht Stadium, 98 gold medals will have been awarded, and 2,800 athletes from 89 countries will go home with memories … Read More

Michael Sam ready to just play football in NFL – Boston Globe

Boston GlobePat Lovell/USA Today. “I just wish you guys would just see me as Michael Sam the football player, instead of Michael Sam the gay football player,” Sam said Saturday. … Read More

US men’s team humiliated in Sochi – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeSOCHI, Russia — It took a generation but Finland’s hockey team finally got even for having to play the role of the no-name opponents in the Miracle on Ice … Read More

Report: Google offered to match or beat Facebook’s WhatsApp deal – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionBefore Mark Zuckerberg paid a whopping $19 billion for WhatsApp, Google made a strong offer to WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, according to a new report from The Information. … Read More

Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even … Read More

Canada beats US 1-0 to reach gold-medal game –

Boston.comCanada forward Benn Jamie (22) celebrates his goal against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick ( The Associated Press Canada forward Benn Jamie (22) celebrates his goal against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick … Read More

North Carolina uses second-half surge to defeat fifth-ranked Duke – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarCHAPEL HILL, N.C. — There are any number of ways to explain North Carolina’s 74-66 victory over fifth-ranked Duke, one that had a sea of light blue filling … Read More

Dolphins coach breaks silence on Wells Report – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeINDIANAPOLIS — The fallout from the Wells Report cost Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner and head trainer Kevin O’Neill their jobs on Wednesday, while Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey, … Read More

Hamlin, Kenseth win Budweiser Duels at Daytona – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs Racing continued to flex its muscle cars by sweeping Thursday’s Budweiser Duels. Matt Kenseth survived a three-wide photo finish with runner-up Kevin Harvick … Read More

‘3 Days to Kill’ is murdered by its own identity crisis – Deseret News

Deseret NewsThere are moments in “3 Days” that will make you laugh out loud, and when it isn’t trying to melt your heart, it’s trying to get it racing. But … Read More

USA’s offense explodes again in win against Czechs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Questions about whether Team USA put enough scorers on its Olympic roster have been answered after the Americans moved into the semifinals with a 5-2 quarterfinal … Read More

BioShock creator Irrational Games is shutting down – GameSpot

GameSpotBioShock creator Irrational Games is shutting down. Irrational Games cofounder Ken Levine confirms all but about 15 people will lose their jobs as he starts up a “smaller, more entrepreneurial” … Read More

Meryl Davis, Charlie White win ice dancing gold – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeSOCHI, Russia — For a couple of decades it seemed that Soviet ice dancing would be as unassailable as the Kremlin wall. The style had the classic Bolshoi sensibility, … Read More

iOS 7.1 could arrive next month with new Mobile Device Management features – TabTimes

TabTimesApple’s next free iOS 7 update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users is expected to fix bugs and enhance a variety of user interface elements, as well as include … Read More

Trace your family tree with help of these apps – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeI am British, Welsh to be exact, which means that if I consulted the right databases and cross-referenced family documents I could probably trace my ancestry back 400 or … Read More

Actor John Krasinski tweets baby news – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeNewton-bred actor, writer, and Esurance spokesguy John Krasinski is a dad. He tweeted on Sunday: “Wanted to let the news out directly. Emily and I are so incredibly happy … Read More

Denny Hamlin wins crash-marred Sprint Unlimited at Daytona –

SportingNews.comThat’s what Denny Hamlin asked immediately after taking the checkered flag to win the exhibition Sprint Unlimited Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. After missing four races and struggling for … Read More

Richie Incognito, Dolphins real losers in Wells report – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeThe highly anticipated Ted Wells report, the NFL-ordered investigation into the happenings between Miami teammates Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin that ultimately led to Martin leaving the team last … Read More

Did the NSA really help spy on US lawyers? – Washington Post

Washington PostThe front page of the Sunday New York Times features a new Snowden-based story that looks, at first blush, like a really big deal. Authored by James Risen and … Read More

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