Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. GLOBAL STOCKS TUMBLE ON VIRUS FEARS Outbreaks in Italy, South Korea and Iran fuel fears the coronavirus is turning into a worldwide threat that might derail trade and industry.
2. VIRUS EPIDEMIC HITS SCHOOLS, CONCERTS, PARKS Japan's schools prepare to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, cancel events as a virus epidemic extends its spread through Asia, Europe and into Africa.
3. VIRUS FEARS TOUCH OFF RUN ON FACE MASKS Sales are surging, despite the advice from medical experts that healthy people don’t need them, prompting Amazon to try to make sure sellers don't gouge panicked buyers.
4. WHERE SANDERS CAN’T AFFORD A BIG LOSS As Virginians head to the polls on Super Tuesday, the self-described democratic socialist is facing an electorate that has long favored moderates over populists.
5. TURKEY RAISES DEATH TOLL IN SYRIAN AIRSTRIKE Ankara says 33 of its troops perished in northwestern Syria, a serious escalation in the conflict between Turkish and Russia-backed Syrian forces, prompting NATO to hold emergency talks.
6. HOW AFGHANS SEE PEACE DEAL The war-torn nation views the expected signing of a U.S.-Taliban accord with a heavy dose of well-earned skepticism.
7. ‘IF I DON’T GET A REPLY IT WORRIES ME’ Parents of thousands of African students thought to be stranded in China's locked-down city of Wuhan are concerned that they are running out of food and money.
8. ‘ALWAYS PUT HIS FAMILY'S NEEDS BEFORE HIS OWN’ The five men who were killed by a co-worker at a Milwaukee brewery include an electrician, a Navy veteran, a father of two small children, a fisherman and a family-loving grandfather.
9. DANGER LURKS FOR ‘INTO THE WILD’ ADVENTURERS Families of some of those who died trying reach the dilapidated bus chronicled in the book and movie are proposing a footbridge to make it easier to complete the perilous journey, but locals fear it may not be enough.
10. USOPC WATCHING VIRAL OUTBREAK CLOSELY U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee managers have been gathering information from individual sports, trying to figure out what events are being affected by the coronavirus.
An Indian Muslim boy stands inside a mosque burnt in Tuesday's violence in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. India accused a U.S. government commission of politicizing communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 200 as President Donald Trump was visiting the country. The violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim mobs were the capital's worst communal riots in decades and saw shops, Muslim shrines and public vehicles go up in flames. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Turkish backed Syrian rebels enter the own of Saraqeb, in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters Thursday retook a strategic northwestern town iof Saraqeb, opposition activists said, and cut off the key highway linking the capital, Damascus, with the northern city of Aleppo, days after the government reopened it for the first time since 2012. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
A man wearing a face mask walks past statues of bulls in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Asian stock markets fell further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
A government officer sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 near people who line up to buy face masks outside a department store in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
A child cries as he arrives at the village of Skala Sikaminias, on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey with other migrants, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. An air strike by Syrian government forces killed scores of Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016. (AP Photo/Micheal Varaklas)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Icelandic horses brave a snow storm in a stud farm in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Christopher Grotheer of Germany starts during the men Skeleton competition at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Chicago Cubs right fielder Ian Miller misses a fly foul ball hit by Texas Rangers' Todd Frazier during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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