LEONARD NIMOY, BELOVED FOR PLAYING MR. SPOCK ON "STAR TREK," HAS DIED AT AGE 83 *

NIMOY DIED FRI MORNING IN L.A. OF END-STAGE CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE *

HE PLAYED THE POINTY-EARED, PURELY LOGICAL ROLE OF SPOCK IN THE CULT TV SERIES FROM 1966-69 AND LATER IN A HALF-DOZEN "STAR TREK" MOVIES *

NIMOY ALSO HAD OTHER ACTING ROLES ON TV AND IN THEATER, DIRECTED SEVERAL FILMS, RELEASED MUSIC ALBUMS AND PUBLISHED BOOKS OF POEMS, CHILDREN'S STORIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND HIS OWN PHOTOGRAPHS *

U.S. AND LIBERIAN GOVTS BEGIN FIRST FORMAL PATIENT TESTING OF EXPERIMENTAL EBOLA VIRUS TREATMENT *

ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN BOTH COUNTRIES WHO ARE INFECTED WITH EBOLA OR SUSPECTED TO BE INFECTED WILL BE INCLUDED IN STUDY *

TRAVIS KVAPIL'S NASCAR SPRINT CAR STOLEN EARLY FRI MORNING *

CAR WAS IN A TRAILER PARKED OUTSIDE A HOTEL IN MORROW, GA, ABOUT 15 MILES SOUTH OF ATLANTA *

THE 2015 CHEVY NASCAR RACECAR IS VALUED AT $250,000, ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORT *

ALSO INSIDE THE TRAILER WAS A $100,000 SPARE ENGINE AND RACING EQUIPMENT WORTH ABOUT $17,500...SPOX SAYS KVAPIL'S TEAM HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THIS WKND'S RACE AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY *

YEMENIS MARCH IN SANAA TO SUPPORT SHIITE HOUTHI REBELS WHO CAPTURED THE CAPITAL IN SEPT, WHILE ANTI-HOUTHI PROTESTERS RALLY IN SEVERAL OTHER CITIES *

YEMEN HAS BEEN IN CRISIS FOR MONTHS, WITH HOUTHIS OVERRUNNING SANAA IN SEPT AND DECLARING THEY WERE TAKING OVER THE COUNTRY IN JAN *

PRES ABED RABBO MANSOUR HADI, WHO IS BACKED BY THE INTL COMMUNITY, MANAGED TO ESCAPE HOUSE ARREST AND HAS ESTABLISHED A BASE IN THE SOUTHERN CITY OF ADEN *

PRES OBAMA TO HOST LEADERS OF AFGHANISTAN'S NEW UNITY GOVT FOR THEIR FIRST WHITE HOUSE VISIT NEXT MONTH *

AFGHAN PRES ASHRAF GHANI AND CHIEF EXEC ABDULLAH ABDULLAH WILL VISIT ON MARCH 24 *

ABDULLAH'S POST IS SIMILAR TO A PRIME MINISTER *

LEADERS FORMED A UNITY GOVT AFTER AN ELECTION TO REPLACE FMR PRES HAMID KARZAI, WHOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE U.S. HAD GROWN INCREASINGLY STRAINED *

GREECE WILL NOT SEEK ANOTHER BAILOUT DEAL BUT WILL TRY TO EASE TERMS OF ITS CURRENT COMMITMENTS, PM ALEXIS TSIPRAS SAYS *

REMARKS COME AFTER KEY LENDER GERMANY OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVED A FOUR-MONTH EXTENSION OF THE COUNTRY'S CURRENT FINANCIAL BAILOUT *

19-MEMBER EUROZONE AGREED ON THE EXTENSION LAST WK, IN RETURN FOR GREECE'S AGREEING TO OFFER A FLUID COMMITMENT TO BUDGET REFORMS *

TSIPRAS' RADICAL LEFT SYRIZA PARTY WON ELECTION LAST MONTH BY PROMISING TO CANCEL AUSTERITY MEASURES THAT WENT WITH THE $270 BIL IN RESCUE LOANS *

MEXICAN AUTHORITIES CAPTURE FMR TEACHER WHO BECAME ONE OF MEXICO'S MOST-WANTED DRUG LORDS *

SERVANDO "LA TUTA" GOMEZ, HEAD OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CARTEL, WAS CAPTURED EARLY FRI IN MORELIA, THE CAPITAL OF MICHOACAN STATE *

49-YR-OLD GOMEZ HAD MANAGED TO EVADE CAPTURE FOR MORE THAN A YR...HE IS ALSO WANTED IN THE U.S. FOR CONSPIRACY TO IMPORT AND DISTRIBUTE COCAINE *

AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY MAN WHO THEY SAY WENT ON A HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SHOOTING RAMPAGE IN A SMALL MISSOURI TOWN, KILLING SEVEN PEOPLE BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE *

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 36-YR-OLD JOSEPH JESSE ALDRIDGE OF TYRONE, MO, MAY HAVE BECOME UNHINGED BY THE DEATH OF HIS AILING MOTHER *

POLICE SAY FOUR OF THE DEAD WERE COUSINS OF THE GUNMAN *

BORIS NEMTSOV, A LEADING RUSSIAN OPPOSITION FIGURE, GUNNED DOWN IN MOSCOW, ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY'S INTERIOR MINISTRY *

55-YR-OLD NEMTSOV, A FMR DEPUTY PRIME MIN, WAS SHOT AND KILLED WHILE WALKING ON A BRIDGE OUTSIDE THE KREMLIN *

AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF RUSSIAN PRES VLADIMIR PUTIN, NEMTSOV CONDEMNED POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND RUSSIA'S ROLE IN THE ONGOING CONFLICT IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

NEMTSOV'S DEATH COMES A DAY BEFORE A PLANNED PROTEST AGAINST PRES PUTIN AND THE WAR IN UKRAINE *