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 ARRIVES IN WASHINGTON, WHERE HE WILL ON TUES PRESS HIS CASE AGAINST AN EMERGING DEAL ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM *

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 ARRIVES IN YEMEN'S CAPITAL OF SANAA *

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

IRANIAN OFFICIALS SAY THE 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 PRAYER IN ST. PETER'S SQ 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 IN MOSCOW TO MOURN 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 KILLING WAS AIMED AT DESTABILIZING RUSSIA'S POLITICAL SITUATION, ADDING NEMTSOV COULD HAVE BEEN A "SACRIFICIAL VICTIM FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT SHUN ANY METHOD FOR ACHIEVING THEIR POLITICAL GOALS" *

TURKISH MEDIA ORG OBTAINS VIDEO SHOWING THREE MISSING BRITISH TEENS AT AN ISTANBUL BUS TERMINAL BEFORE THEY BOARDED A BUS TO A CITY NEAR SYRIAN BORDER *

AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THEY FLED THE UK TO JOIN ISIS *

TURKISH OFFICIALS HAVE NOT CONFIRMED VIDEO'S AUTHENTICITY *

GIRLS WERE SEEN IN VIDEO STILLS TAKEN AT LONDON'S GATWICK AIRPORT PRIOR TO THEIR BOARDING A FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL ON FEB 17 *

CHICAGO'S 1ST BLACK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER MINNIE MINOSO DIES AT AGE 92 *

MINOSO BECAME MLB'S FIRST BLACK PLAYER IN CHICAGO IN 1951 *

MINOSO PLAYED 12 OF HIS 17 SEASONS IN CHICAGO, HITTING .304 WITH 135 HOMERS AND 808 RBI FOR THE WHITE SOX *

THE WHITE SOX RETIRED MINOSO'S #9 IN 1983 AND BUILT A STATUE OF HIM AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD *

AUSTRALIA, INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA TO TEST NEW PLANE TRACKING *

ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AHEAD OF ANNIV MARKING ONE YR SINCE DISAPPEARANCE OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370, WHICH VANISHED EN ROUTE FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING WITH 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD *

NEW METHOD WOULD ENABLE PLANES TO BE TRACKED EVERY 15 MINS, RATHER THAN PREVIOUS RATE OF 30 TO 40 MINS *

TRACKING WOULD INCREASE TO 5 MINS OR LESS IF THERE'S A DEVIATION IN A PLANE'S MOVEMENTS *

THERE IS CURRENTLY NO REQUIREMENT FOR REAL-TIME TRACKING OF COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT *

N KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG UN REPORTEDLY TELLS N KOREA'S ARMY TO PREPARE FOR WAR WITH THE U.S. AND ITS ALLIES *

KIM'S COMMENTS FOLLOW RECENT JOINT NAVAL DRILL BETWEEN U.S. AND S KOREA, AND AHEAD OF LARGE-SCALE MILITARY EXERCISES *

N KOREA CONDEMNS DRILLS AS REHEARSALS FOR INVASION *

KIM REPORTEDLY TOLD N KOREA'S ARMY TO TRAIN TO "TEAR TO PIECES THE STARS STRIPES" *

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH) SAYS CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR WHAT ISRAELI PRIME MIN BENJAMIN NETANYAHU HAS TO SAY ABOUT IRAN AND ITS NUCLEAR AMBITIONS *

BOEHNER SPARKED CONTROVERSY BY INVITING NETANYAHU TO SPEAK TO CONGRESS WITHOUT SEEKING INPUT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE *

BOEHNER SAYS NETANYAHU CAN TALK ABOUT THIS THREAT "BETTER THAN ANYONE," ADDING "WE'RE NOT GOING TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE BY STICKING OUR HEADS IN THE SAND" *

AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS TERRY VIRTS AND BUTCH WILMORE COMPLETE THREE-DAY CABLE JOB OUTSIDE THE INTL SPACE STATION *

THEY INSTALLED TWO SETS OF ANTENNAS AND 400 FEET OF CABLE IN THEIR THIRD SPACEWALK IN JUST OVER A WEEK *

WORK WAS NEEDED TO PREPARE FOR A MANNED SPACECRAFT UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY BOEING AND SPACEX *