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Associated Press In the shadow of the golden statues to be presented Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will be rousing second-screen entertainment on Twitter. Humorist and author Andy Borowitz said, “Following the Oscars on Twitter is like watching the show with 100 million of your drunkest friends.”

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.