Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. TRUMP’S FOES CONCEDE THEY’RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME
The election calendar suggests that if the New York billionaire’s rivals don’t slow him by mid-March, they may not ever.
2. WARRING SIDES SIGN ON TO SYRIAN CEASE-FIRE
The Syrian government and the main umbrella for opposition and rebel groups accept the proposed U.S.-Russian cease-fire — albeit with conditions.
3. GOP UPS ANTE IN PARTISAN STRUGGLE
Majority Leader McConnell rules out any action this year in the Republican-led Senate on whoever Obama nominates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
4. DETAILS EMERGE ON SCALIA’S SUDDEN DEATH
A doctor says the justice suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to his unexpected demise.
5. WHICH FALLBACK STANCE OBAMA MIGHT TAKE ON GUANTANAMO
The president has not ruled out the possibility of again trying to close the prison through executive action.
6. FIDEL AND RAUL CASTRO’S OLDER BROTHER DIES AT 91
Ramon Castro preferred tending crops and livestock to the political life embraced by his younger siblings.
7. WHERE SEVERE WEATHER IS TURNING DEADLY
Suspected tornadoes rip through the Deep South, killing at least three people.
8. US SCRUTINIZING POSSIBLE ZIKA CASES
The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outreaks, and who may have infected their female sex partners, who had not traveled to those areas.
9. WHAT CAN LEAD TO OSCAR NOMINATIONS
Among other things, how a movie is released — at a prominent film festival, for instance — can pay big dividends at awards time.
10. HILTON HOTELS APOLOGIZES TO KYRIE IRVING
The mea culpa comes after the Cavaliers guard says he was bitten by bed bugs during a weekend stay in Oklahoma City.