Olympics come to a close
Over the weekend, Canada beat Sweden to win the men's hockey gold medal, and the U.S. men's hockey team lost to Finland in the bronze-medal game. NBC will broadcast the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games at 8 p.m. ET. In the end, Russia won a decisive medal-count victory, winning 13 gold medals, two more than runner-up Norway. Next was Canada with 10 gold medals, and the U.S. landed in fourth with nine.
Openly gay Jason Collins signs contract with Brooklyn Nets
Nearly 10 months after becoming the first openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins will finally get his chance to, well, play. The Brooklyn Nets have finalized a 10-day deal with Collins, making him the first openly gay player in all four major North American professional sports. He was expected to be available for Sunday night's game in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
Notorious Mexican drug cartel leader arrested
The country's most notorious drug cartel leader, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, wasarrested early Saturday by Mexican and U.S. officials. Mexican media say troops arrested Guzmán in Mazatlán — a popular tourist destination in Sinaloa state — at a family gathering at a local hotel. The 56-year-old faces multiple federal drug trafficking indictments in the U.S. and is on the Drug Enforcement Administration's most-wanted list.
iPhones may be vulnerable to hacker attack; Apple issues fix
A security flaw could allow e-mail and passwords to be intercepted from millions of Apple's iPhones. The flaw allows hackers to intercept and change e-mail messages and login credentials on multiple Apple products. Apple released a patch Friday for the security problem. Most phones, iPods and iPads will update automatically and the security hole will be closed. The patch was issued for iPhone 4s and 5s, the fifth generation iPod touch and the second generation iPad.
Many uncertainties remain in Ukraine
A day after a political earthquake in Ukraine, questions linger over the direction of the country even as it starts rebuilding its government. On Sunday, lawmakers elected a temporary leader after President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted, firing officials loyal to the previous government and beginning to repeal a series of deeply unpopular laws while creating new ones. Many uncertainties remain: Where is Yanukovych? How does the country bring back officials who have fled (and any money they may have taken)? And how to unite Ukrainians?
UFC 170: Ronda Rousey stops Sara McMann in 66 seconds
Ronda Rousey made some more history on Saturday. The Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champ notched the fastest knockout in UFC women's history, and she also finally won a fight by something other than her trademark armbar. Rousey stopped Sara McMann just 66 seconds into their fight with a TKO stemming from a knee to the liver. The women's bantamweight title bout was the main event of UFC 170 event at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas.
Missing U.S. student in Italy found dead
A missing U.S. student who was taking part in a study abroad program in Italy has been found dead. John Durkin, a student at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, disappeared two days ago while he was in Rome. His body was found, but details surrounding his death have not been released. Durkin, 21, was an economics major from Rye Beach, N.H. He was one of six Bates students taking part in a study abroad program through Trinity College in Connecticut when he disappeared.
Venezuelan protests continue
Opposition leader Henrique Capriles returned to the forefront this weekend, leading a rally of thousands and offering up a unified opposition as violent protests continue across the country. The demonstrations, which have lasted for weeks, are the biggest test for the presidency of Nicolás Maduro, who came to power 10 months ago after the death of Hugo Chávez. "If we need to get into the ring and put on some boxing gloves, let's do it," Capriles said on a stage backed by opposition heavyweights, including the wife of jailed leader Leopoldo López.
Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110
Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, diedSunday morning in London at age 110, a family member said. Herz-Sommer's devotion to the piano and to her son sustained her through two years in a Nazi prison camp, and a film about her has been nominated for best short documentary at next week's Academy Awards. She died in a hospital Sunday morning after being admitted Friday, daughter-in-law Genevieve Sommer said.
Netflix cuts deal with Comcast to speed up service
Netflix said Sunday that it has agreed to a new deal with Comcast to ensure that its movies and TV shows stream more quickly, the latest evidence of a shift in the balance of power in favor of Internet access providers and the likelihood of rising prices for streaming video. The companies didn't disclose the terms of the deal. Emboldened by a recent court ruling that eliminated "Net neutrality" rules that prohibited Internet providers from prioritizing content, Comcast and others cable companies have been showing signs that they will dictate more aggressively how content is sent through their "pipes."