Here are five things you should know this March 12.
USA TODAY investigation: Fugitives go free across state lines
Across the United States, police and prosecutors are allowing tens of thousands of wanted felons — including more than 3,300 people accused of sexual assaults, robberies and homicides — to escape justice merely by crossing a state border, a USA TODAY investigation found. Those decisions, almost always made in secret, permit fugitives to go free in communities across the country, leaving their crimes unpunished, their victims outraged and the public at risk.
Obama to host Ukrainian PM
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will visit the White Housetoday as President Obama searches for a way to head off the crisis in Ukraine that is testing the U.S.-Russian relationship. Yatsenyuk's meeting with Obama comes just days before a hastily scheduled referendum in the Crimean region of Ukraine to decide whether the region will become part of Russia.
Another storm to hit snow-weary Midwest, Northeast
The relentless winter of 2013-14 has another trick up its sleeve: A potent snowstorm is forecast to blastportions of the Midwest and Northeast today and Thursday with as much as 2 feet of snow. If enough snow falls, the storm could break Detroit's seasonal snowfall record and give Chicago its second snowiest winter. It also could bring the heaviest snowfall of the year to Burlington, Vt., where 12-16 inches are forecast.
25th anniversary of the World Wide Web
Today marks the day that Tim Berners-Lee wrote his paper on "information management" that laid out the conceptual structure for what we now know as the World Wide Web.
Spandau Ballet performs
Spandau Ballet, the '80s New Romantic band, performs its first U.S. concert in 28 years today at South by Southwest in Austin. Read about the group and their new documentary at usatoday.com/tech.