March 2, 2014

10 things to know for Monday


Associated Press

— Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. ‘WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF DISASTER’

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk put Ukraine’s military on alert and appealed for international help after Russia tightened its grip on the Crimean peninsula.

2. HOW WEST MIGHT SEEK TO COUNTER RUSSIA

U.S. and European leaders say Moscow could face economic penalties and diplomatic isolation if it doesn’t move out of Ukraine.

3. FIRST WIN ON OSCAR NIGHT

Jared Leto wins as supporting actor for playing a transgender prostitute on “Dallas Buyers Club”. “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” are competing for best picture.

4. CLASSIC DARK BLUES AND BLACKS ON RED CARPET

Hollywood’s “it” fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong’o, showed up for the Oscars in a goddess look of ice-blue silk Sunday night.

5. HERE ARE THE SNOWS OF YESTERYEAR

A storm was expected to dump several inches of snow on the East Coast before rush hour on Monday.

6. MURDER TRIAL FOR ‘BLADE RUNNER’ TO BEGIN

Oscar Pistorius says he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder when he shot her through his bathroom door; prosecutors say he killed her in a rage.

7. WHO’S BLAMED FOR CHINA KNIFE ATTACK

Authorities said separatists from the country’s far west led the rampage that killed 29 people and wounded 143 in Kunming.

8. CONFLICTING VIEWS ON CAPTURED US SOLDIER

Some believe Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his unit in Afghanistan before being captured by the Taliban.

9. AN ULTRA-CONNECTED WORLD OFFERS PROMISE AND PERIL

The Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona offers a future where everything is digitized  — with all the privacy and security concerns that such a world entails.

10. IDITAROD SLED DOG RACE KICKS OFF

Standing between the mushers and the finish line are about 1,000 miles of unforgiving Alaska terrain.