10 Things to Know for Monday, March 3, 2014

10 Things to Know for Monday, March 3, 2014

6:55am Mar 03, 2014
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. OUTRAGE FOLLOWS RUSSIAN PUSH INTO CRIMEA  Kerry calls on Putin to pull back from "an incredible act of aggression." UKRAINE

2. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ... '12 YEARS A SLAVE'  The historical drama has been hailed as a corrective to the movie industry's long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like "Gone With the Wind."   OSCARS

3. A THUMB'S UP FOR ELLEN DEGENERES  The AP's Frazier Moore says that she did what any Oscar host should do: Stay involved and make sure everyone has fun.   OSCARS-TV REVIEW

4. WHERE LATEST WINTER STORM IN THE US MIGHT HIT HARDEST  Nearly a foot of snow is expected in parts of New Jersey. WINTER WEATHER

5. INTENSE INTEREST IN PISTORIUS TRIAL  A 24-hour cable TV channel has been launched in South Africa to cover nothing but the court case.   PISTORIUS-TRIAL

6. WHO'S BEING BLAMED FOR KNIFE SLASHINGS IN CHINA  Authorities say separatists from the country's far west led the rampage that killed 29 people and wounded 143 in Kunming.   CHINA-TRAIN STATION ATTACK

7. NETANYAHU CAN EXPECT A NUDGE  During the Israeli leader's visit to the White House, Obama is expected to urge him to move forward on peace talks with the Palestinians.   UNITED STATES-ISRAEL

8. WHAT'S TEMPERING SYMPATHY FOR US SOLDIER  Some believe Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his unit in Afghanistan before he was captured by the Taliban.   CAPTURED US SOLDIER

9. PROMISE AND PERIL OF ULTRA-CONNECTED WORLD  A tech conference in Barcelona offers a future where everything is digitized — with all the related privacy and security concerns.  WIRELESS SHOW-CONNECTED EVERYTHING

10. IDITAROD SLED DOGS OFF AND RUNNING  Standing between the mushers and the finish line are about 1,000 miles of unforgiving Alaska terrain.   IDITAROD

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