A look at some of the week’s biggest newsmakers.
Russia defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev and USA forward Ryan Callahan shove each other in the first period of a men’s ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, in Sochi, Russia. Canada went on to defeat the American team on Friday, Feb. 21. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Tony Stewart (14), Jeff Gordon (24), Kurt Busch, second from right, and Matt Kenseth (20) wreck on the front stretch as Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) goes low to avoid the crash during the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 15. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, tours the Istiqlal Mosque with Grand Imam K.H. Ali Mustafa Yaqub on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Jakarta. The Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, capable of holding 120,000 people, and is the National Mosque of Indonesia. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Ben McLemore of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball as he flies over former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal during the skills competition at the NBA All Star basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
An opposition supporter stands above the portrait of a Ukrainian poet and national symbol Taras Shevchenko as he guards Kiev City Hall in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 16. Anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine’s capital ended their nearly three-month occupation of Kiev City Hall on Sunday as promised in exchange for the release of all jailed protesters. But tensions remained high as hundreds stayed outside the building, vowing to retake it if the government fails to drop all criminal charges against the protesters.(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A model displays an Autumn/Winter design by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada during Madrid’s Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 16. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States celebrate after placing first in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
In this photo provided by NBC, Jimmy Fallon appears with Stephen Colbert, right, during his “The Tonight Show” debut on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in New York. Fallon departed from the network’s “Late Night” on Feb. 7, after five years as host, and is now the host of “The Tonight Show,” replacing Jay Leno after 22 years. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)
Devo star Bob Casale has died at the age of 61. Casale passed away on Monday from health complications which led to heart failure, according to his brother Gerald. He was a founding member of the 1980s rock band that became a cult favorite.
Members of the punk group Pussy Riot, including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in the blue balaclava and Maria Alekhina in the pink balaclava, are attacked by Cossack militia in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The group had gathered in a downtown Sochi restaurant, about 21miles from where the Winter Olympics are being held. They ran out of the restaurant wearing brightly colored clothes and ski masks and were set upon by about a dozen Cossacks, who are used by police authorities in Russia to patrol the streets. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Lionel Richie, Jack White, Kanye West, and Elton John are set to headline the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this summer, organizers announced. John will headline the closing day of the 13th annual festival. Through a recorded segment aired on a crystal ball, John said it will be his “first American festival ever.”
U.S. authorities issued a warning on Wednesday to airlines flying to the United States to watch out for militants who may have hidden bombs in their shoes, U.S. government sources said. The warning came from the Department of Homeland Security, the sources said, and it is consistent with concerns security agencies have about militants trying to smuggle explosives onto airplanes in shoes, cosmetics or liquids.
Gov. Chris Christie rests on a post as he addresses a large gathering Thursday, Feb. 20, in Middletown, N.J., during a town hall meeting. Christie returned to Republican-controlled Monmouth County on Thursday for his first town hall since private emails revealed a political payback scandal in which his associates ordered traffic lanes closed, causing lengthy backups. But the scandal didn’t come up. Instead, the 51-year-old Republican heard from residents who have not returned to their homes since the 2012 storm. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Brazilian Marines practice raiding a ship during a military exercise in Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 20. Brazil’s Navy said that the operations being carried out this week in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup are the largest exercises in its history. FIFA director of security Ralf Mutschke has said that FIFA is satisfied with the level of security that will be provided by Brazilian authorities, and guarantees that football’s governing body “is highly committed to ensuring the safety and security for fans, players and any other stakeholder involved in our event.” (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
President Barack Obama met exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday, Feb. 21, in a show of concern about China’s human rights practices, and in spite of warnings from China that the visit would “seriously damage” ties with Washington. The private meeting appeared to last about an hour, although the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was not seen by White House photographers as he entered or exited the complex.