Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The Lead Story: Hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine have called on President Vladimir Putin to send in troops (as peacekeepers, so NBD) and seek a referendum to join parts of Ukraine with Russia. These latest developments have EU leaders (like Germany’s Angela Merkel) pretty worried.
After The Jump: DII Athletics Week, Malaysia Airlines Update, A Film Legend Passes Away, Captain American storms the box office, KFC launches a new restaurant, and a Game of Thrones name generator
Searchers for Malaysia Airlines 370 say they’ve detected a signal consistent with a black box (which I learned over the weekend is neither black, nor a box, but it still extremely important).
Film legend Mickey Rooney passed away on Sunday at age 93. He was married eight times.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier took in over $96 million at the box offices over the weekend. Noah took the number two spot at around $17 million.
KFC is launching a Chick-Fil-A knockoff restaurant, not that it’s coming to Mount Vernon or anything (Panera still is).
If you caught the Season 4 premier of Game of Thrones last night (or if you’re going to, I don’t judge), you should check out Buzzfeed’s GoT name generator.
The Long Read: Remember that time the US Government created a “Cuban Twitter” to undermine Communism there?
The Weather: Brace for more rain today and tomorrow, but on the bright side the rest of the week looks pretty nice. Expect highs in the 50s/low 60s. They’re calling for a high of 72 on Sunday, so consider taking your reading/homework outside.