KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crimea's declaration of independence Monday from Ukraine triggered the toughest Western sanctions against Russia since the Cold War — with Washington and the European Union retaliating with asset freezes and travel bans and U.S. President Barack Obama vowing to "increase the cost" if the Kremlin does not back down.
A reclusive engineer fingered by Newsweek as the mystery founder of online crypto-currency Bitcoin denied it Monday, saying he even cancelled his Internet service last year to save money. Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto said in a letter released by his lawyer that he had not heard of the revolutionary currency until February 2014, when his son mentioned it after being contacted by the magazine. I unconditionally deny the Newsweek report," the 64-year-old Japanese-American said. Earlier this month Newsweek relaunched its print edition with a cover story identifying Dorian Nakamoto as the creator of Bitcoin.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts owner Jim Irsay was jailed Monday on suspicion of intoxicated driving after police said he failed sobriety tests during a traffic stop and they found multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle.