1. THE ACADEMY AWARDS
Look smart at the office: Here’s a recap of the 2014 Academy Awards in 38 words: Beautiful people were beautifully dressed. Jennifer Lawrence fell – again. Ellen DeGeneres took a selfie that ricocheted around the Twitterverse. That crack-smoking mayor from Toronto even showed up. Also, some people in the entertainment industry won some awards.
2. CRISIS GRIPS UKRAINE
Russian intervention sparks outrage in the West:Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Ukraine tomorrow. He’s going as Russian troops seem to have “complete operational control” in Crimea, a part of eastern Ukraine where loyalties to Russia run deep. That’s the word from a senior U.S. administration official, who cites U.S. estimates of 6,000 Russian troops in Crimea. Russia moved in after an uprising ousted Ukraine’s president.
3. BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
In the forecast: (More) snow and ice: Spring might be right around the corner, but don’t let the calendar fool you:It’s cold out there. Snow and ice may make life miserable for up to 90 million people in parts of the Plains, Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic states. The storm has closed schools and offices, made driving dangerous and delayed or grounded flights nationwide.
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