Situational awareness: "As thousands of people attend the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, police warn residents that three package blasts may be connected." [CNN]
1 big thing: U.K. gives Russia a deadline to explain nerve attack
British Prime Minister Theresa May threw down a gauntlet against Russia today, telling the House of Commons:
May said that Russia has until Wednesday to provide a credible explanation, or "we will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom."
From the White House: Sarah Sanders condemned the poisoning, but declined to accuse Russia. [Video]
Be smart... Axios' Steve LeVine, author of Putin's Labyrinth, which focuses on the murders of Putin's enemies, says May will be in a political box if a Russian role is found:
Go deeper: Axios' Shane Savitsky has more details.
2. What you missed
- Goldman Sachs president and co-COO Harvey Schwartz will retire effective April 20. He was seen as one of two likely successors to CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
- Tomorrow: Democrat Conor Lamb currently has a 6-point edge over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District special election, according to a new poll.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will sue oil companies “for knowingly killing people all over the world," comparing them to the tobacco industry. More.
- 👀: Lyft told reporters today that in 2017 Q4 it saw 168% in GAAP revenue growth year-over-year, and that it brought "over $1 billion" in GAAP revenue for the whole year. It also sent a chart comparing itself to Uber. More.
- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters today that the U.S. has "not heard anything directly back from North Korea" since Trump's abrupt decision to accept an invitation to meet Kim Jong-un.
3. First look: Variety on the techlash
Variety takes on smartphone addiction in children with this forthcoming cover, previewed first in Axios PM.
The full article posts tomorrow on Variety.