SOPOT, Poland (AP) — Defending champion Ashton Eaton won his first two events Friday to open a big lead in the heptathlon at the world indoor championships, then watched his wife Brianne Theisen Eaton fall back into third place in the pentathlon.
National Harbor (United States) (AFP) - Traditional Republicans, stand aside -- or at least make room under your tent. Renewable energy conservatives, Tea Party faithful opposed to the death penalty, and GOP loyalists who support legalizing marijuana are among new bands of Republicans seeking political inclusion at CPAC, America's top conservative confab. The Conservative Political Action Conference, hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU), is part family reunion with a cast of familiar characters, part political bacchanalia, and part therapy session as the Republican base contends with deep divisions and plots strategy in a mid-term election year. Luminaries like Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, Governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Chris Christie of New Jersey, and far-right darling Sarah Palin all make their pilgrimage to the closely-watched event.