Crimea’s Leader Cements Power, Asks Moscow’s Help – ABC News

ABC NewsThe pro-Russian prime minister of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of the military and police there Saturday and appealed to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for help in keeping peace,…

Oscars 2014: Take our Best Picture poll – CBS News

CBS NewsNominees for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards, clockwise, from top left: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “12 Years a…

Rodeo Parade takes over downtown Houston today – abc13.com

abc13.comif you can’t make it to downtown Houston, we’ve got you covered. You can tune in at 10am on ABC13. If you’re on the go, you can also check out…

Report: Son of Egypt’s Ousted President Detained – ABC News

ABC NewsEgypt’s state news agency is reporting the youngest son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been detained by police on suspicion of drug possession. The MENA news agency…

Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – Washington Post

Washington PostLOS ANGELES — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of anticipation. That…

Crimean leader claims control, asks Russia for help in restoring peace – Fox News

Fox NewsThe new prime minister of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of all military, police and other security services in the region Saturday and urged Russia to intervene to keep…

Real-Life Stories Behind Best Picture Nominees – ABC News

ABC NewsIf many of this year’s best picture nominees sound familiar, it could be because they are based on real-life stories. Six of the nine Academy Award nominated films claim…

See This, Skip That: Miami – ABC News

ABC NewsBut values on the ground still exist, even in desirable locales like Miami. From sun and sand to food and nightlife – plus an added dose of celeb spotting…

Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ Worth Its Weight in Gold – ABC News

ABC NewsFor a movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture is, of course, an honor. But what’s it worth at the box office? To find out, IBISWorld, an industry…

Dragic brings Suns back up to speed – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comPHOENIX — Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, who encourages his team to engage its schedule in three-game chunks, also knows the importance of an even narrower approach. “It’s always one game…

Tensions Mounting as Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invading Crimea – Businessweek

BusinessweekUkraine’s acting president accused Russia of invading his country’s southern Crimea region, where unidentified gunmen seized airports and other facilities, fueling tension as the interim Ukrainian government took office. Russia…

Bumgarner 2 Scoreless IP; Giants Beat Brewers 4-3 – ABC News

Bumgarner 2 Scoreless IP; Giants Beat Brewers 4-3ABC NewsSan Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner allowed one hit in two scoreless innings in his first spring training outing as he prepares for a…

Los Angeles Airport Chief Says Phone System Fixed – ABC News

Los Angeles Airport Chief Says Phone System FixedABC NewsThe Los Angeles airport police chief said Friday that the facility’s communications system has been fixed after what he termed a glitch…

Oscars 2014 nominee screenings in Denver: Where to catch the hard-to-find ones – Denver Post

Oscars 2014 nominee screenings in Denver: Where to catch the hard-to-find onesDenver PostYou’ve done it again. Waited to the last minute to catch the contenders for the 86th Academy Awards.…

‘Nightmare!’: Bridge Scandal 911 Tapes Released – ABC News

ABC NewsChris Christie’s aides shut down access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September, the result was an epic traffic jam in tiny Fort Lee, NJ. That story has…

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of drug mix – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA New York City coroner says Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of drugs, the Associated Press reports. Heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines were what ultimately caused…

Academy Awards Will Stream Live Online – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comAttention, Oscars obsessives on-the-go: This Sunday’s broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards will be available to stream live online and through mobile devices. But there’s a catch (or two): Viewers…

Antigovernment Protesters Retreat From Bangkok Street Shutdown – New York Times

New York TimesBANGKOK — In what appeared to be a major retreat by the movement to overthrow the Thai government, antigovernment protesters on Friday said they were abandoning their campaign…

New ABC series now in Houston scouting for filming locations – Houston Chronicle

New ABC series now in Houston scouting for filming locationsHouston ChronicleThe source material for the series is a best-selling book written by Lily Koppel, chronicling the real lives of the…

Vitor Belfort: It was the UFC’s choice to pull me out of Weidman fight – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comVitor Belfort says he didn’t choose to pull out of the main event of UFC 173 — the UFC made the decision for him. In a statement released Friday on…

Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy, hit with lawsuit – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO (Reuters) – Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth…

Lea Michele Reveals She ‘Talked About Children’ With Cory Monteith – ABC News

ABC NewsLea Michele is continuing to cope with the death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith last year, especially since she just revealed the “Glee” couple had discussed having children. “We…

Federer Defeats Djokovic in Dubai Semifinal – ABC News

ABC NewsThird-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic’s chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semifinal win Friday. Federer will be looking for his sixth…

Robin Thicke’s colleague says split from Paula Patton came ‘out of the blue’ – Fox News

Fox NewsRobin Thicke and Paul Patton announced their separation last week with an official statement. Despite their long-by-Hollywood-standards marriage, given the events of the past few months, was anyone really…

11 Essential Nashville Songs: Country Classics That Make the Show – TV Fanatic

11 Essential Nashville Songs: Country Classics That Make the ShowTV FanaticNashville is where legends are made, and aspiring stars chase their dreams. A unique blend of culture, personality and drama,…

Robin Thicke Dedicates Song to Paula Patton After Split – ABC News

ABC NewsDays after Robin Thicke and Paula Patton announced they would be separating, the singer dedicated a song to his estranged wife of almost a decade, in attempts to regain…

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged – CBS News

CBS NewsActors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis sit courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers NBA match up against the Phoenix Suns, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12,…

Mila Kunis Engaged to That ’70s Show’s Ashton Kutcher: See Eight More … – E! Online

E! OnlineIt’s official: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are getting married! On Thursday, E! News exclusively reported that the former stars of That ’70s Show are engaged. They began dating…

What Goes On Behind The Scenes At The Oscars – ABC News

ABC NewsOn Sunday, Oscars Director Hamish Hamilton is going to walk the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards. But it’s not to be photographed or interviewed by the media,…

Oscars 2014: What channels are the Academy Awards on? – The Post-Standard

The Post-StandardSYRACUSE, N.Y. — The 86th annual Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday on the ABC network. Coverage will start at 7 p.m. EST with “Oscars Red Carpet Live!.” The…

Ukraine crisis: Crimean airports occupied – BBC News

BBC Newstweets: Numerous military trucks without markings without plates moving around #Sevastopol. #Ukraine #maidan #euromaidan pic.twitter.com/jiEqAc2WiH. 10:31: Breaking News. Ukraine’s interim President, Olexander Turchynov, has dismissed the head of …Russian…

Japan minister calls bitcoin ‘collapse’ expected – Washington Post

Washington PostTOKYO — Japan’s finance minister scoffed at bitcoin woes as inevitable Friday, and Vietnam banned the virtual currency, but enthusiasm was undimmed among its supporters in the aftermath of…

GCHQ secretly captured images of innocent webcam users – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukGCHQ operated a secret surveillance project called Optic Nerve which captured images from millions of Yahoo! webcam chats made between people suspected of no crime. Leaked documents dated from 2008…

1. LeBron, Heat At Peak Of Their Superpowers – ESPN

ESPNMIAMI — LeBron James decided to get a bit creative, given the mandate from the team’s medical staff that he wear a mask to protect his broken nose when he…

House Leads Houston Over No. 21 Memphis, 77-68 – ABC News

ABC NewsDanuel House had 19 points and Houston closed with a surge to beat No. 21 Memphis 77-68 on Thursday night. TaShawn Thomas added 16 points and seven rebounds for…