GAS PRICES CONTINUING TO GO UP AT THE PUMP *

THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR A GALLON OF REGULAR GAS JUMPED 12 CENTS LAST WEEK TO $2.40 ACCORDING TO GASBUDDY.COM *

ONE YEAR AGO THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR REGULAR WAS $3.45 *

A GASBUDDY.COM PETROLEUM ANALYST SAYS HE'S EXPECTING ANOTHER RISE NEXT WEEK OF 10 TO 15 CENTS A GALLON *

SIERRA LEONE'S VP REPORTEDLY PLACES HIMSELF IN 21-DAY QUARANTINE FOLLOWING THE DEATH FROM EBOLA OF ONE OF HIS SECURITY GUARDS *

SIERRA LEONE RECORDED 18 NEW CASES OF EBOLA IN THE WEEK ENDING ON SAT, UP FROM 16 NEW CASES LAST WEEK, WHICH BREAKS THE TREND OF DECLINING CASES THERE *

RISE IN NEW CASES PROMPTED PRES ERNEST BAI KOROMA TO REINSTATE SEVERAL RESTRICTIONS ON SAT *

ISRAELI PRIME MIN BENJAMIN NETANYAHU TRAVELING TO WASHINGTON SUN TO PRESS HIS CASE AGAINST AN EMERGING DEAL ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM *

IN AN ADDRESS TO CONGRESS TUES, NETANYAHU PLANS TO EXPRESS HIS DISAPPROVAL OVER POTENTIAL DEAL BETWEEN IRAN AND WORLD POWERS THAT HE SAYS FALLS SHORT OF PREVENTING TEHRAN FROM HAVING THE ABILITY TO MAKE AN ATOMIC BOMB *

NETANYAHU SAYS HE FEELS "DEEP AND GENUINE CONCERN FOR THE SECURITY OF ALL THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL," CALLING HIS TRIP TO DC A "FATEFUL AND EVEN HISTORIC MISSION" *

NETANYAHU CONSIDERS UNACCEPTABLE ANY DEAL THAT DOESN'T END IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM ENTIRELY *

FIRST DIRECT FLIGHT FROM IRAN TO YEMEN'S CAPITAL OF SANAA ARRIVES ON SUN *

THIS COMES AS SHIITE HOUTHI REBELS, WHO OVERRAN SANAA LAST SEPT, MOVE TO FORMALIZE TIES WITH TEHRAN *

IRANIAN OFFICIALS SAY THE FIRST FLIGHT WAS CARRYING HUMANITARIAN AID *

REBELS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH IRAN ON SAT TO ESTABLISH 14 DIRECT FLIGHTS PER WEEK BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES *

POPE FRANCIS LEADS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN PRAYER IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE FOR CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED OR ARE VICTIMS OF OTHER "INTOLERABLE BRUTALITY" IN SYRIA AND IRAQ *

PONTIFF ALSO ASKED THAT "EVERYONE, IN LINE WITH THEIR POSSIBILITIES, ACT TO ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERING" *

MORE THAN 220 SYRIAN CHRISTIANS WERE KIDNAPPED LAST WEEK BY ISIS, WITH NO WORD ON THEIR FATE *

THOUSANDS OF RUSSIANS MARCH SUN IN MOSCOW TO MOURN THE DEATH OF OPPOSITION POLITICIAN BORIS NEMTSOV *

NEMTSOV WAS GUNNED DOWN LATE FRI NEAR THE KREMLIN *

RUSSIA'S FED INVESTIGATIVE AGENCY SAYS IT'S LOOKING INTO SEVERAL POSSIBLE MOTIVES FOR NEMTSOV'S KILLING *

IT SAYS IT'S POSSIBLE THE KILLING WAS AIMED AT DESTABILIZING THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN RUSSIA, ADDING NEMTSOV COULD HAVE BEEN A "SACRIFICIAL VICTIM FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT SHUN ANY METHOD FOR ACHIEVING THEIR POLITICAL GOALS" *