Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/19abfc1d7c294bcd936f37350da27e20″>AND THE OSCAR GOES TO …</a>
Director Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War fantasy film “The Shape of Water” wins best picture, but change, of many kinds, was front and center at the first post-Harvey Weinstein Academy Awards.
2. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/66e33d22d9d043dc8e35f7617b7f87a8″>WHERE HELP MAY FINALLY REACH THE DESPERATE AND BOMBARDED</a>
The U.N. says an aid convoy with humanitarian assistance has entered Syria’s besieged rebel-held suburbs of eastern Ghouta.
3. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/30444b00e74c4670a1ef98f2bdd3bb8b”>TRUMP EMBRACING POTENTIAL FOR TRADE WAR</a>
The president announces his intent to place tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, as he rebuffs allies who have pushed to be exempted from the stiff duties.
4. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/c58d163ebc5443ccb2574957f4352e6f”>EUROSKEPTIC PARTIES RISE IN ITALIAN ELECTION</a>
A rival pair of populist and anti-EU political forces surge in Italy’s parliamentary election, but neither gain enough support to govern the country alone.
5. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/4be7ce3397904fbcb6e8efe53be7e090″>WHAT CHINA’S GOVERNMENT IS PLEDGING</a>
Robust economic growth, advances in technology and increased military spending while urging the public to embrace President Xi Jinping’s rule.
6. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/0e5d6f19edfe45d38ffcf229073425ca”>TRUMP’S ‘ULTIMATE DEAL’ IN LIMBO</a>
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting Washington, the president’s Mideast peace plan has yet to arrive, even as Palestinians and other critics pronounce it dead on arrival.
7. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/8fe4e840d08841929d250bbab0b134cc”>WHO IS SLATED TO MEET WITH KIM JONG UN</a>
In a rare visit to Pyongyang, envoys for South Korea’s president hope to ease a standoff over their rival’s nuclear ambitions and restart talks between the isolated government and Washington after the Olympic thaw.
8. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/34faccca03eb45769ca076b97eb86e68″>OHIO RACE SHOWS HOW NRA FLEXES POLITICAL MUSCLE</a>
The gun lobby’s clout will be on display in 2018 midterm elections as gun control advocates demand action following the shooting at a Florida high school.
9. WHY FEDS HAVE GROCERS CONCERNED
Supermarkets in poor areas worry about a government proposal to replace food stamps with “Harvest Boxes,” saying it could hurt not only their bottom line, but also their patrons’ nutrition.
10. <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.apnews.com/0b88b2416a794ff199fc6c5a57679f90″>’I KNEW THAT WASN’T GOING TO BE MY LAST ONE'</a>
Phil Mickelson is a winner again on the PGA Tour, capturing a World Golf Championship event in Mexico, his first win since the 2013 British Open.