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…

Oscar contenders pull their weight – Quad City Times

Quad City TimesThe depth of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominees makes it tough to pick a probable winner from the pool. Remarkably, while three contenders — “Gravity,” “12 Years…

Rapid changes in Ukraine: What they mean – Washington Post

Washington PostKIEV, Ukraine — A frenzy of shuttle diplomacy and hard compromises produced what may be a breakthrough in Ukraine’s 3-month-old political standoff, a crisis that this week prompted the…

Highlights and lowlights for 49ers in 14-5 year – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSANTA CLARA, Calif. — In another season of coming oh so close, here is a look at some of the best and worst moments for the San Francisco 49ers during…

After repair, space station systems return to normal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLaboratories in the U.S. portion of the International Space Station are running at full power again, officials said Thursday, after a pair of spacewalks to repair a partially failed…

Iowa State ends with 8-0 run to top rival Iowa – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMES, Iowa — They came into a sold out Hilton Coliseum as rateds for the first time since 1987 – and only for the second time in the 66-game…