Mikaela Shiffrin Becomes Youngest Slalom Gold Medalist

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_c53dae2f42.jpgALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images (SOCHI, Russia) -- American Mikaela Shiffrin has glided her way into Olympics history by becoming the youngest person ever to win gold in slalom and the fifth-youngest gold medalist in alpine skiing on Friday. The 18-year-old Colorado native beat a host of skiing giants, including Austrians Marlies Schild, 32, and Kathrin Zettel, 27, to take top place on the podium.

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Prosecutors Backtrack on Pistorius Shooting Details

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_d52d1f5ce9.jpgJemal Countess/Getty Images (PRETORIA, South Africa) -- The prosecution in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is backtracking on key parts of its case, a South Africa news network reports. According to eNCA, documents show that the state’s ballistics expert has backed the athlete’s claim that he was not wearing his artificial legs when he shot his girlfriend, model and reality TV star Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year. Additionally, the expert believes Pistorius fired from a distance of about two feet, not the five feet as police originally said.

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Ukraine Leaders Sign Deal They Hope Will End Violence

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_972ebda919.jpgmetrokom/Thinkstock (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Ukraine’s president and opposition leaders signed a political deal Friday that curbs some of President Viktor Yanukovich's power and calls for new elections, but leaves him in office at least until December. It remains to be seen whether the pact will defuse violence in the capital of Kiev where protesters have battled security forces, leaving about 100 people dead.

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Death Toll in Kiev Rises to at Least 70

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_5c95952293.jpgRoman Pilipey/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Ukrainian security forces fired live ammunition at protesters Thursday, triggering a statement by an "outraged" White House that demanded officials withdraw police and warned the Ukrainian military to not get involved. At least 70 people died after clashes flared up again in Kiev -- a deadly escalation of violence in the Ukrainian capital one day after a truce was negotiated, according to medical workers treating the victims.

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Yemeni Terrorists Behind Latest Warning and New Concerns over Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_11490c960e.jpgiStock/Thinktock (NEW YORK) -- The al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen that launched the Christmas Day bombing attempt in 2009 and the explosives-laden cargo plot in 2010 is behind Wednesday’s warning to airlines around the world that terrorists could be developing new ways to smuggle “shoe bombs” and other deadly devices onto planes, sources told ABC News. But what may be concerning U.S. officials even more is a covert plan by the group to shepherd American and European fighters to war-ravaged Syria.

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