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12 minutes ago // CNN

world Netanyahu to address AIPAC amid controversy

9:33 a.m. - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has taken the stage at AIPAC, and is scheduled to speak directly before Netanyahu.

18 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

HAVANA Reuters - The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world More rain Monday as winter storm pounds L.A. area

More scattered showers are on tap for parts of Southern Calfornia Monday, but it won't be as intense as Sunday's weather.

23 minutes ago // ABC

world US Ambassador's Cyprus-Russia Tweet Upsets Cypriot President

Cypriot president scolds US ambassador over 'exceedingly undiplomatic' Cyprus-Russia tweet

25 minutes ago // ABC

world 'Jihadi John' Born Into 'Stateless' Family in Kuwait

Militant known as 'Jihadi John' born into 'stateless' family in poor corner of wealthy Kuwait

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world One killed in Santa Ana restaurant shooting; customers subdue gunman

A confrontation at a Mexican steakhouse in Santa Ana ended violently early Monday when a gunman fatally shot one man and a crowd of customers and security guards subdued the shooter and another attacker, police said.

27 minutes ago // ABC

world Watch: Boris Nemtsov Was Killed in High-Security Area

ABC News' Hamish MacDonald tours the location where the Russian opposition leader was gunned down.

27 minutes ago // UPI

world U.K defense cuts concern U.S. Army

JC FinleyWASHINGTON, March 2 UPI -- Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, is concerned about the impact potential cuts to Britain's defense budget may have on collective security.

28 minutes ago // Reuters

world Toronto tunnel mystery solved, builders cite 'personal reasons'

TORONTO Reuters - A mysterious tunnel discovered in Toronto near one of the venues for this summer's Pan American Games was build for "personal reasons" by two men who had no criminal intent, police said on Monday.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world Eurostar suspended after track death

Eurostar services are suspended after a person was hit by a train on the line in Kent.

31 minutes ago // The Independent

world Steven Simoff: Iowa man commutes 35 miles to work on foot

Sometimes people stop to pick him up. But in this day and age that is not guaranteed; motorists are suspicious, worried.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Rockets call James Harden 'King James' after win over Cavaliers

The Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sundayin a mostly forgettable midseason gameoutside of James Harden receiving a flagrant foul for kickingLeBron James in the groin.

33 minutes ago // ABC

world Spain Asks US for Help on Extraditions From Cuba

Spain hopes US can help with Basque extraditions from Cuba in talks on terror list

33 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Iraqi forces open battles to reclaim strategic city from Islamic State

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militiamen opened a large-scale operation Monday seeking to retake the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit, a critical stepping stone for possible wider attempts to reclaim territory in northern Iraq.

34 minutes ago // Time

world A Mosul Preview: Iraq Government Launches Attack on Tikrit

A force of 30,000 Sunni and Shi’ite fighters, both soldiers and militia, launched a large-scale offensive Monday to push the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria out of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown. Eighty miles northwest of Baghdad, Tikrit could serve as a model for the coming—and much bigger—battle to retake Mosul. ISIS seized Iraq’s…

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Ten charged over child abuse claims

Ten men are charged by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

35 minutes ago // New York Times

world In Chinas Legislature, the Rich Are More Than Represented

Among the 1,271 richest Chinese people tracked by the Shanghai-based Hurun Report, 203 are delegates to the nations Parliament or its advisory body, which will convene jointly this week.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Riddle of Emwazi's radicalisation

Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi was never a cause of huge concern to staff at his former London school, his former head teacher says.

36 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Iraqi army and militia begin assault on Isis strongholds north of Baghdad

Shia-backed military operation is biggest in Salahuddin since Sunni Islamist radicals seized swaths of northern Iraq last yearIraqs armed forces, backed by Shia militia, have begun a fresh campaign to wrest control and liberate Saddam Husseins hometown of Tikrit, now a stronghold of Islamic State, the countrys prime minister has said.The long-promised battle for Tikrit and the province of Salahuddin, north of Baghdad, is set to be a dry run for another offensive,

36 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Iraqi army and militia begin assault on Isis strongholds north of Baghdad

Shia-backed military operation is biggest in province since Sunni Islamist radicals seized swaths of northern Iraq last yearIraqs armed forces, backed by Shia militia, have begun a fresh campaign to wrest control and liberate Saddam Husseins hometown of Tikrit, now a stronghold of Islamic State, the countrys prime minister has said.The long-promised battle for Tikrit and the province of Salahuddin, north of Baghdad, is set to be a dry run for another offensive, ba

36 minutes ago // BBC

world New 'Chelsea fans' racism claim

Police launch an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from a group of Chelsea fans on a train from London to Manchester.

40 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Mystery Tunnel Built For 'Personal' Reasons: Cops

The Toronto Police said they have concluded "there was neither criminal intent nor any threat to the people or city of Toronto.

41 minutes ago // USA Today

world Student activist got into Syria, got out as Mueller was captured

American-born student went on private aid mission with her family to their homeland.

41 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Inside LA County's foster care system, another LAPD shooting, Republicans visit California's money

Good morning. It is Monday, March 2. Actor Will Smith has the number one movie in America with Focus. The film brought in $19.1 million but Warner Bros. executives believe it could have done even better had the weather cooperated in other parts of the country. Here's what...

42 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Killer Insight: Co-Worker Tells of 'Very Committed' Jihadi John

The ISIS militant who became known as "Jihadi John" was "well-mannered" and "never lost his temper," a former co-worker recalled Monday.

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Netanyahu Visit Set to Test Mideast Relationst

A showdown between the White House and Israels Netanyahu has implications for ties between the countries and the shape of power and influence in the Middle East.

43 minutes ago // The Independent

world Boris Nemtsov: Russian state TV releases grainy footage purporting to show death of Putin critic

Grainy footage of the alleged final moments of outspoken Putin critic Boris Nemtsov has been released by a state TV broadcaster.

44 minutes ago // ABC

world Estonian PM Aims for Coalition Talks to Create New Govt

Estonia's prime minister set to start talks on new governing coalition after election victory

44 minutes ago // ABC

world EU Moves to Reduce Use of Flimsy Plastic Bags by 80 Percent

The end for flimsy plastic bags? EU moves to reduce their use by 80 percent within 10 years

48 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Wisconsin 'right to work' bill to face public testimony ahead of final vote

Unions call on workers to testify during 10-hour committee reviewLegislation was narrowly approved by Senate on Wednesday Continue reading...

49 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Iraq Pushes to Reclaim Tikrit From Islamic State

Iraqs military, backed by some 20,000 volunteer fighters, began a campaign to reclaim the city of Tikrit, hometown of former president Saddam Hussein, from Islamic State militants.

50 minutes ago // MSNBC

world The New Republican Congress Is Off to a Rough Start

Two months into their control of both chambers of Congress, Republicans have little to show for their majorities.

51 minutes ago // CNN

world Putin critic Boris Nemtsov killed

The Ukrainian girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov faces constant psychological pressure from Moscow authorities and fears she will be implicated in his death, her mother told CNN.

53 minutes ago // Reuters

world Insight: Why Nigeria's restive oil region will only accept Jonathan

OTUOKE, Nigeria Reuters - The most impressive building in Otuoke, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's home town in the oil producing Niger Delta, is the multi-storey mansion complex he has built for himself and close family while in office.

53 minutes ago // The Independent

world US teen Michelle Carter faces manslaughter charge for 'encouraging friend to suicide by text'

An American teenager has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly encouraging a friend to kill himself.

54 minutes ago // ABC

world China State Media Seen Stepping-up Anti-Western Rhetoric

Under Xi, Chinese state media step-up anti-West rhetoric with attacks on Western values