10 Things to know for Wednesday, March 5

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

1. NO RUSSIAN WITHDRAWAL SEEN
  Analysts say Putin is likely to keep his troops in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula indefinitely. OBAMA-UKRAINE SCENARIO

2. WHO’S CONTINUING FAMILY POLITICAL DYNASTY
George P. Bush, the son of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, begins his public career by easily winning the GOP nomination for the little-known but powerful post of Texas land commissioner. TEXAS ELECTION-BUSH

3. CRITICS TAKE AIM AT OBAMA’S BUDGET
Anti-deficit groups are especially displeased by the president’s new $3.9 trillion spending plan. OBAMA-BUDGET

4. WHY CHAVEZ’S LEGACY IS IN DOUBT
After year after the Venezuelan strongman’s death, his socialist project has been crippled by food shortages, high inflation and weeks of protests. VENEZUELA-CHAVEZ

5. CHINA PLEDGES TO KEEP GROWING ITS ECONOMY
As three decades of explosive growth runs out of steam, Premier Li Keqiang says the Communist nation will promote market forces and domestic consumption. CHINA-ECONOMY

6. DEGRADATION OF REDWOODS ON RISE
Wood from the ancient trees is being poached to make decorative pieces like coffee tables and wall clocks, officials at a California park say. REDWOOD POACHERS

7. WHAT CAN COST FLIERS AN EXTRA $25
United Airlines is reminding its customers that oversized carry-ons can mean an additional fee. AIRLINES-OVERSIZED BAGS

8. GETTING THROUGH THE DAILY GRIND
Two performance artists are spending 10 days living, eating and sleeping on a giant hamster wheel in New York City. ART-HUMAN HAMSTERS

9. ‘HOW WE DIE’ AUTHOR DIES AT 83
Dr. Sherwin Nuland’s book, published in 1994, helped foster a debate in the U.S. over doctor-assisted suicide and end-of-life decisions. OBIT-NULAND

10. ‘ELLEN’ GETS AN OSCAR BUMP
The daytime talk show sees the highest viewership in its 11-year history the day after the Academy Awards and DeGeneres’ viral selfie. NIELSENS


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