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Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives past Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic (1) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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National Edition News cover for February 24, 2014 - U.S. warns Russia to keep its military out of Ukraine: People demolish the letters on the KGB officers monument in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. A top Ukrainian opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff ó and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko's chances at a return to power. The whereabouts and legitimacy of President Viktor Yanukovych are unclear after he left the capital for his support base in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Environmentalists are heartened by a judge's decision last week that struck down a law allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to run through Nebraska. The law, approved by Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, could have been used to force landowners to allow the pipeline on their property. The Nebraska attorney general is appealing the ruling, which is likely to further delay the project. (Associated Press)

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Ukrainian opposition figure Yulia Tymoshenko meets in Kiev on Sunday with U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt (left) and EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski. An ally of Ms. Tymoshenko, who was recently released from prison, took presidential powers before elections can be held.

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Environmentalists are heartened by a judge's decision last week that struck down a law allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to run through Nebraska. The law, approved by Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, could have been used to force landowners to allow the pipeline on their property. The Nebraska attorney general is appealing the ruling, which is likely to further delay the project. (Associated Press)

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Out with a bang: Letters on a KGB officers monument are demolished in Kiev on Sunday as a top Ukrainian opposition figure assumed power and plunged the nation into new uncertainty. (Associated Press)

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Ukrainian opposition figure Yulia Tymoshenko meets in Kiev on Sunday with U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt (left) and EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski. An ally of Ms. Tymoshenko, who was recently released from prison, took presidential powers before elections can be held.

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Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Spencer Hawes (32) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Cleveland. Wall scored 21 pouts to lead the Wizards to a 96-83 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, has already ruled out tax increases as negotiators begin their work Wednesday to come up with a new federal budget. There seems to be a willingness among both political parties to revisit the sequester issue. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)