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News Archive - March 2, 2014

Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two

Sunday night's Oscar ceremony was overlong and underfunny — though it did pick up here and there, with heartfelt acceptances and a few notable flubs.

Noise Machines To Help Babies Sleep Can Raise Quite A Din

Infant sleep machines, used to mask outside noise, can exceed recommended noise limits when played at high volume and placed close to a baby's sensitive ears.

China Blames Muslim Separatists For Deadly Knife Attack

At least 29 people were killed and nearly 150 wounded in Saturday's attack in Kunming, in southwest China, as 10 assailants randomly stabbed rail passengers.

Get Ready For Yet Another Winter Storm

"Titan" heads east after causing flash-flooding in drought-parched California on Saturday. Forecasters predict several inches of snow in much of the country's mid-section.

Is It Too Late For Ukraine To Take Back Crimea?

With Russian troops having seized key assets in the Black Sea peninsula, experts say Ukraine's military is ill-prepared to take on Moscow's troops in a fight to reclaim the territory.

Kerry Will Travel To Kiev Amid Escalating Crisis

The secretary of state's trip comes as Ukraine's week-old government scrambles to mobilizing reserves in the face of Moscow's military incursion into the Crimea peninsula.

FDA To Increase Access To Generic Morning-After Pills

Last July, when the FDA approved unrestricted sale of Plan B One-Step, it also granted the drug's maker three years of protection from generic competition. Now the agency has reconsidered.

Marching Into Spring, Realtors' Hopes Rise

Economists say strong home sales this spring could drive job creation, as well as boost personal wealth and consumer confidence.