Reining in Russia and other headlines

PEREVALNE, UKRAINE: An unidentified soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on March 3, 2014...

Sec. of State Kerry heads to the Ukraine as Pres. Obama works to rein in Russia. (NY Times)

NC coal-ash spill shows how watchdog agency was defanged. (NY Times)

A look at NC Gov. McCrory's career at Duke Energy. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Top Christie appointees at the Port Authority devised toll-hike plan to bolster image of NJ, NY governors. (Bergen Record)

While you were watching the Oscars, a WV House committee was debating a new chemical-spill bill for 9 hours. (Charleston Daily Mail)

Keystone XL pipeline protesters create 'human oil spill.' (Time)

Drought-stricken California farmers turn to dowsers to find water. (AP)