10 Things to Know for Monday


Moscow-born Dmitry Savransky, right, who holds dual citizenship, American and Russian, joins his Ukrainian wife Natalya Seay, left, during a protest rally in front of the Russian embassy, in Washington, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Igniting a tense standoff, Russian forces surrounded a Ukrainian army base Sunday just as the country began mobilizing in response to the surprise Russian takeover of Crimea. Outrage over Russia's tactics mounted in world capitals, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calling on President Vladimir Putin to pull back from "an incredible act of aggression." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) | Zoom

(AP) - 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 puts Ukraine's military on alert and appeals for international help after Russia tightens 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. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ... `12 YEARS A SLAVE'

The historical drama has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry's long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like "Gone With the Wind."

4. CLASSIC DARK BLUES AND BLACKS ON RED CARPET

Lupita Nyong'o, Hollywood's "it" fashion darling, showed up for the Oscars in a goddess look of ice-blue silk.

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 BEING 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.


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