|Crimea referendum vote a landslide victory for Russia
It appeared Sunday that the autonomous Crimea region of Ukraine has overwhelmingly voiced their opinion -- they want to break away from their country and rejoin Russia.
|Capitol renovation sparks debate on building's art
Besides being the seat of state government, the Minnesota Capitol is practically an art gallery, filled with large paintings and murals of historic scenes.
|Polls close in Crimea as US entirely rejects referendum
The U.S. is rejecting the Crimea referendum's results before they are even released, as the White House said Sunday's vote on secession is contrary to Ukraine's constitution and the world will not formally recognize it.
|White House says Russia's action in Ukraine may cost dearly
The White House said Sunday that if Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't back down in Ukraine, he will face penalties from the West that will hurt the Russian economy and diminish Moscow's influence in the world.
|US lags as commercial drones take off around globe
The U.S. government bars commercial use of drones, no matter how seemingly benign. But already, photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.
|Brady telling voters he's a 'reliable Republican'
Gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady is spending the weekend telling GOP voters he's a "reliable Republican."
|US goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work
Faced with the drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan, the top U.S. aid agency wants to step up its use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects that U.S. aid workers can't visit.
|Obama touts overhaul of rules on who gets overtime
President Barack Obama says it's not right that businesses that treat their employers fairly can be undercut by competitors who don't.
|17-year-olds cast first votes in March 18 primary
State election officials say more than 11,000 17-year-old students across Illinois have registered to vote in the March 18 primary under a new state law.
|National security team briefing Obama on Ukraine
The White House says President Barack Obama is getting regular updates on the situation in Ukraine.