10 Things to Know for Today Monday, February 29

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  1. WHITE SUPREMACIST FEUD ERUPTS AS GOP FIGHTS TRUMP

The new focus comes as the billionaire businessman’s rivals acknowledge that time is running out to prevent him from becoming the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. CAMPAIGN 2016

  1. WHOSE CAREER HAS PLENTY FOR FANS AND FOES TO LOVE, HATE

Donald Trump’s business record gives Super Tuesday voters inclined to praise or condemn his boardroom bona fides a way to support either view. GOP 2016-TRUMP’S EMPIRE

  1. ACADEMY AWARDS TAKE ON ISSUES BEYOND #OSCARSSOWHITE

The ceremony turns out to be a platform not just for racial representation, led by host Chris Rock’s insight and parody, but a wide array of causes, from global warming to sexual abuse. OSCARS

  1. NORTH KOREA PUTS TEARFUL DETAINED AMERICAN BEFORE CAMERAS

Otto Warmbier, who is a University of Virginia student, says he tried to steal a political banner as a “trophy” for a church back home. NKOREA-DETAINED AMERICAN

  1. WHY WOUNDED PERUVIAN DRUG COP IS STRUGGLING

What gnaws at Sgt. Johnny Vega most is a sense of futility: With him out of commission, the traffickers have won. PERU-DRUG COP’S TRAVAILS

  1. WHY HAWAII IS WORRIED ABOUT ZIKA

Its anti-pesticide sentiment, tropical conditions and understaffing in the Department of Health might undermine efforts to prevent the spread of the virus linked to birth defects. HAWAII-ZIKA FEARS

  1. FOR IRANIAN RESTAURANTS IN SAUDI, IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL

Iranian eateries in Riyadh are outselling calls for a boycott, serving as a reminder of the deep historic links between the two countries. SAUDI-IRANIAN BUSINESS

  1. VETS OF ’05 SENATE TRUCE DON’T SEE ACCORD OVER COURT PICK

They say that today’s political climate is too toxic for a bipartisan pact that would lead to a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. SUPREME COURT-CONGRESS’ UGLY MOOD

  1. NAVY SEAL TO RECEIVE MEDAL OF HONOR

Obama is set to award the nation’s highest military honor to Edward Byers who helped rescue an American hostage in December 2012. OBAMA-MEDAL OF HONOR

10. COSBY’S LAWYERS SEEKING TO DISMISS MODEL’S DEFAMATION CASE

Janice Dickinson sued the comedian in May over his denial of her claims that he drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe in 1982. PEOPLE-BILL COSBY

 

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