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Top Stories: Battle For Tikrit; Astronauts Return Safely

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Iraqi Force Makes More Gains Toward Taking Tikrit From ISIS.

-- Space Station Astronauts Make Safe Landing In Kazakhstan.

-- Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus.

And here are more early headlines:

Wintry Mix, Snow Predicted For Northeast This Weekend. ( AccuWeather)

Utah Lawmakers Pass Anti-Discrimination Bill Protecting LGBT People. ( Deseret News)

Uber, Lyft Cases Over Drivers' Status Will Go To Juries. ( PCWorld)

Coalitions Blame U.N. Security Council For Failing Syrian Civilians. ( BBC)

Fire Put Out At Torrance, Calif. Oil Refinery; 2nd In A Month. ( Reuters)

Previous Champ, Jeff King, Holds Iditarod Sled Dog Lead. ()

"Breaking Bad" Creator: Stop Throwing Pizzas On N.M. House. ( KRQE)

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