Pentagon suspends military engagements with Russia ... Cold, cold, cold ... Disney-Dish deal



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WASHINGTON (AP) — There's more fallout over Russia's deployment of troops in Ukraine's Crimea region. U.S. officials are now saying that the Pentagon has put on hold all of its military exercises with Russia, as well as any bilateral meetings, port visits and planning conferences. A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. is calling on Russian forces in Crimea to return to their bases.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not over for the snow-weary Eastern Seaboard. As people are still digging themselves out of several inches of snow left by Monday's storm, temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits. That's unusual for March, which is sometimes referred to as the start of "meteorological spring." New Jersey state climatologist David Robinson says, this season is "one of the more disruptive winters of the last several decades."

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Democrat-leaning public interest group has filed an ethics complaint against the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The New Jersey Working Families Alliance alleges that powerful real estate lawyer David Samson repeatedly violated the state's conflict of interest law, and voted to approve a parking lot and train station renovation while his firm represented parties that stood to benefit. Samson's name first surfaced in the plot to create traffic backups in Fort Lee, N.J. after the local mayor did not endorse Christie for re-election.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Eleven children forced to sleep in cages by their adoptive parents have reached a $2 million settlement with Start County, Ohio, where three of them lived before they were placed in the home. The agreement still needs a judge's approval, but it would bring to an end a series of lawsuits and financial settlements that came after the children were removed from the home near Norwalk. Adoptive parents Michael and Sharen Gravelle spent two years in prison for abusing the children, ages 1 to 14.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that will one day allow Dish subscribers to receive a range of TV programming over the Internet without the need for a satellite receiver. No start date has been announced, but the deal paves the way for Dish to offer live local broadcasts from ABC TV stations and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 over mobile devices, set-top boxes and other means, similar to how Netflix's video streams are delivered today.

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