Low-key diplomatic heroism saved Paris from Hitler’s wrath – Irish Times

China has new images showing object in southern Indian Ocean – CNN

If this is the debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, what happens next? – CNN

Richmond City Council approves minimum wage hike – Richmond Confidential

Richmond poised to hike minimum wage to highest in Bay Area – Contra Costa Times

Huge increase in crude oil by rail to Bay Area concerns local leaders – Contra Costa Times

Putin calls for use of troops in Ukraine – CNN

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking News Update 9:22 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the upper house of parliament to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region…

Mobile World Congress 2014: Winners And Losers – InformationWeek

InformationWeekCheck out the most (and least) impressive gadgets and developments from the year’s biggest mobile confab. Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The…

Heat’s LeBron James is likely to wear a clear mask on Saturday – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comDid you get enough of LeBane James Thursday night when the Miami Heat destroyed the New York Knicks? Hopefully you did because we may not see LeBron James wearing the…

Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars’ return to tradition mark a TV win? – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMarch 1, 2014, 5:00 a.m.. They’ve tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is…

George Lopez reportedly passed out drunk at Canadian casino – Fox News

Fox NewsSept. 14, 2013. George Lopez arrives at the VIP Pre-Fight Party for the One: Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Associated Press. A…

What’s next for Winter Olympics after Sochi? – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesSOCHI, RUSSIA – The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone…

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…

Lakers set franchise record for 3s in win over Kings – Fox News

Fox NewsLos Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jordan Farmar drained eight of Los Angeles’ franchise-record 19 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 30 points, as the Lakers notched a 126-122 triumph…

Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help – BBC News

BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed”…

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…

‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ Box Office Collection: Farhan-Vidya Starrer Earns ₹5 … – International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India [email protected]: Watched #ShaadiKeSideEffects ! Must say, an amazing movie with splendid performances by the leads. @FarOutAkhtar you were stupendous! @manavpurohit: Movie with meaning and message. Must…

Which Dallas Buyers Club Characters Are Based on Real People? – Parade

ParadeQ: Are the main characters in Dallas Buyers Club based on real people? —Sean D., Baltimore. A: There really was a Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texan (played by Best Actor…

Ellen DeGeneres hopes ‘to make people happy’ as Oscars host – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsEllen DeGeneres talked to Robin Roberts about the ‘delicate balance’ of hosting the Oscars. When Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage on Sunday as the host of the…

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper surrenders to police in Los Angeles rape case – Fox News

Fox NewsFormer NFL safety Darren Sharper turned himself into Los Angeles police late Thursday, after being charged in an arrest warrant in New Orleans alleging he and another man raped…

A ‘deeply concerned’ Obama warns Russia against action in Crimea – Washington Post

Washington PostSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Heightened Russian military activity in Crimea on Friday prompted a stern warning from President Obama and a deepening sense of crisis among the leaders of the…

Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman Killed – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged into the third day of a national holiday. Scattered barricades blocked streets Saturday…

Now you can search the world’s fashion with a photo – Redwood Times

Now you can search the world’s fashion with a photoRedwood TimesWhile ASAP54 has some resemblance to Shazam, the app that tells you the name of a song based on an…

George Lopez arrested after passing out drunk – gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comGeorge Lopez, who is starring in the new comedy Saint George, exhibited less-than-saintly behaviour following a performance in a casino in Canada, according to reports. TMZ reported that the comedian…

Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea Region – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalArmed men wearing camouflage but bearing no identifying insignia were occupying the perimeter of Simferopol Airport in the pro-Russia region of Crimea, Ukraine. Photo: Getty Images. Ukraine’s new…

Chris Brown Ordered to Stay in Rehab for Two More Months – Fashion Times

Fashion TimesChris Brown (Photo : REUTERS/Tom Ramstack) R&B singer Chris Brown (L) leaves court with his attorney, Mark Geragos, in Washington, January 8, 2014. Grammy-winning R&B singer Brown has rejected…

Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage CARACAS: At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters angry at the policies of Venezuela’s leftist government. National…

Friday stumper: Find all of Apple’s 23 acquisitions from the past 16 months – VentureBeat

VentureBeatAt Apple’s annual meeting in Cupertino, Calif., today, chief executive Tim Cook dropped a curious factoid: In the past 16 months, Apple has bought 23 companies. Like Cisco, IBM, Salesforce.com,…

Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeYANGON, Myanmar — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the…

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death ruled accidental – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPhilip Seymour Hoffman, who won the hearts of fans and fellow actors during decades of an award-winning career, accidentally died of a deadly mix of drugs, New York…

Stephen Curry’s triple-double helps Warriors blow out Knicks – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Stephen Curry had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in three quarters, Klay Thompson added 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors sent the frustrated New…

Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar – Boston.com

Boston.comYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the…

Tim Cook Chooses the Environment Over Profit – TidBITS

TidBITSBryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer witnessed a visibly angry Time Cook lash out at a National Center for Public Policy Research representative at this year’s annual shareholder meeting. The…