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By By LAURA MILLS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | February 27, 2015 10:18 pm
Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
  • Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 10:06 pm
    It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years.
  • Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 10:00 pm
    Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
  • Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 9:36 pm
    President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.
  • China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 9:18 pm
    Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.
  • Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 7:48 pm
    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf to hide his identity.
  • Canadian bus beheader gets more freedoms
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 7:00 pm
    A man who beheaded a fellow passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in Manitoba seven years ago was granted more freedoms Friday and could eventually be moved into a community group home.
  • Senate approves 1-week funding bill for Homeland Security
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 6:37 pm
    The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown.
  • Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 6:25 pm
    Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.
  • Ex-Colombia president's allies convicted for spying ring
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 6:06 pm
    Colombia's Supreme Court on Friday convicted two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe for organizing a spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of some of the conservative leader's top opponents.
  • Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 6:00 pm
    Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders:-- Feb. 27, 2015: Authorities say federal police capture Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the world's most-wanted drug lords who...
  • Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:54 pm
    The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security will operate in the event of a midnight shutdown.
  • GOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:54 pm
    A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation Friday that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program.
  • Yellen meets with conservative groups unhappy with Fed
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:24 pm
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies.
  • FDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:18 pm
    Puerto Rico regulators shut down Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.
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