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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

LeBron James: Even Better When in Disguise – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLooking like a cross between Zorro and Hannibal Lecter, LeBron James donned a menacing black mask against the New York Knicks Thursday night in order to protect his … Read More

Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy protection after losing Bitcoins – CNET

CNETMt. Gox, the embattled Bitcoin exchange that fell into a state of disarray earlier this month following a security issue that prompted withdrawal fraud, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The … Read More

US Moves Toward Atlantic Oil Exploration, Stirring Debate Over Sea Life – New York Times

New York TimesA blue whale near rigs off Southern California. Experts disagree on the effects of seismic surveys on sea mammals. Credit David McNew/Getty Images. the main story. the main … Read More

Greg Cote: Miami Heat knows how to win; New York Knicks don’t – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comThe difference between the super-functional Heat and the dysfunctional New York Knicks who buffooned to town Thursday night is greater than the obvious answer, which is that one team is … Read More

Crimea Parliament Seized; Ousted Ukraine President Issues Defiant Statement – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalRussian forces began exercises on Thursday, as armed pro-Russia activists took over the Crimean parliament building and fugitive former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych released a defiant statement. Via … Read More

The Anglo-German Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalOn Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the royal treatment in London, quite literally—she took tea with the queen. She addressed both houses of Parliament, too. Ms. Merkel’s … Read More

We Need Strong UK in EU, Merkel Says — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLONDON–Germany wants Britain to be a strong player in the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.K. parliamentarians Thursday, stressing the need for Europe to change with the … Read More

Could ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ mark end of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar drought? – Greensboro News & Record

Greensboro News & RecordActor Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for three other Academy Awards, starting with a supporting actor bid for playing a teen with autism in the 1993 drama … Read More