1. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAKING ITS CASE FOR MILITARY STRIKE
Kerry, Hagel and other top officials will appear before a Senate panel to argue for a response to last month's alleged gas attack outside Damascus.
2. HOW MICROSOFT IS EXTENDING ITS SMARTPHONE REACH
The company—aiming to better compete with Apple and Google—is buying Nokia's line of smartphones.
(Read more: Nokia shares surge 40% on Microsoft mobile deal)
3. JAPAN PLEDGES MILLIONS TO STOP NUKE LEAKS
As Tokyo seeks an Olympic bid, the government says it will fund an underground ice wall aimed at halting radioactive water from escaping from Fukushima.