In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, photo, provided by CBS News, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, left, and Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland speak on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington. McDonnell joined with O'Malley to call for Congress to prevent impending defense cuts that would hit their states hard. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)
Monday, February 25, 2013 12:07 am
10 Things to Know for Monday
By The Associated Press
1. SPREADING THE BLAME FOR BUDGET CUTS
The White House and Republicans kept up the mudslinging over who's to blame for $85 billion in budget cuts set to take effect this week.
2. `ARGO' WINS BEST PICTURE OSCAR, `LIFE OF PI' NETS MOST AWARDS
The CIA thriller won three Oscars, while "Life of Pi" won four trophies, including best director for Ang Lee.
3. OSCARS HOST GETS A VISIT FROM CAPT. KIRK
Seth MacFarlane's show opener included a celestial skit with Star Trek's William Shatner.
4. CONCERNS OF NEW PALESTINIAN UPRISING
The mysterious death of a Palestinian man in Israeli custody comes at a time of rising West Bank tensions.
5. AN ESCAPE CLAUSE FOR VOTING RIGHTS LAW
Obama and civil rights groups are defending the landmark law at the Supreme Court by pointing to a clause that allows reformed governments to bail out.
6. WHO'S USING CAPTURED TANKS IN NEW OFFENSIVE
Syrian rebels are employing the armor in an attempt to capture a government complex on the outskirts of Aleppo.
7. WHAT POPE BENEDICT SAID IN HIS FINAL SUNDAY BLESSING
The pontiff said God had called him to dedicate himself "even more to prayer and meditation," which he will do in a monastery.
8. HOW A FLORIDA COMMUNITY HAS CHANGED AFTER A SHOOTING
A year after Trayvon Martin was killed, leaders in Sanford have established a community relations panel to help ease racial tensions.
9. ANOTHER PISTORIUS CHARGED IN SOUTH AFRICA
The older brother of Oscar Pistorius was charged in a 2008 fatal traffic accident.
10. JIMMIE JOHNSON CRUISES TO 2ND DAYTONA 500 WIN
Danica Patrick also made history as the first woman to lead the race, but finished eighth.