Late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories of interest (time EST):
1. How Obama will try to get Israel to hold off on Iran. The president meets with Netanyahu at10:45 a.m., insisting the U.S. would launch an attack itself if that’s the only way to block Tehran from getting a nuclear weapon.
2. Even Japan’s massive effort to clean up radiation may come up short. The work around Fukushima, monumental in scale, is proceeding so slowly that evacuees are losing hope they will ever be able return home.
3. Why Ohio is a top Super Tuesday prize for Republicans. A win by Santorum would indicate presumed front-runner Romney is far weaker than imagined.
4. Holder has a new legal framework for targeting Americans overseas. The attorney general’s 4:30 p.m. speech comes five months after the killing of U.S.-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.
5. Most Guantanamo convictions have led to lighter than expected sentences. Only one has resulted in stiffer penalties than those handed out in civilian courts.
6. Fifteen-month-old’s death ends a hopeful tale for U.S. storm survivors. Angel Babcock’ s passing brings the toll to 39 across five states.
7. Mushers begin Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Sixty-six teams, traveling across nearly a thousand miles of Alaska, vye to be the first to reach Nome.
8. NHL stars step up to say sexual orientation doesn’t matter in hockey. More than 30 players have taped TV spots that will air on league broadcasts.
9. Feds want Kim Dotcom extradited from New Zealand. The Megaupload founder and three colleagues are accused of making a fortune by helping Internet users share files illegally.
10. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” rakes in all kinds of green.The 3-D animated film, based on the cautionary fable about preserving the environment, earns $70.7 million, the biggest box-office debut of 2012