10 Things to know for Friday, Feb. 14

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MISERABLE COMMUTE MAY BE IN STORE FOR THE EAST
  Another wintry mix hit the mid-Atlantic and Northeast during the night, making travel treacherous once again. WINTER-WEATHER

2. AP ANALYSIS SHOWS STAGGERING NUMBER OF CANCELED FLIGHTS
Airlines have eliminated more than 74,000 since Dec. 1. That’s 5.5 percent of all flights, and the most in more than 25 years. RECORD FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

3. WHY MORE AMERICANS AREN’T GETTING WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY
There’s a social stigma attached to having surgery to lose weight, but biggest reason is few insurers will pay for the procedure. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

4. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT COMCAST-TIME WARNER CABLE DEAL
  Predictably, perhaps, people took to the Internet Thursday to vent, citing high prices, missed appointments and fear of a monopoly. COMCAST-TIME WARNER CABLE-CONSUMERS

5. ON VALENTINE’S DAY, IT’S BLIND BOVINE LOVE
Two blind, aging cows, both rescued from the slaughterhouse, find companionship at animal sanctuary in New York. BLIND BOVINE LOVE

6. MAN-EATING TIGER ON THE PROWL IN NORTHERN INDIA
Female has claimed at least nine victims so far as she terrorizes villages.

7. DUBAI EMERGING AS GLOBAL POWERHOUSE IN FASHION
City is building district dedicated to the industry, and officials hope to make it a base for designers on par with Paris and New York. DUBAI FASHION CAPITAL

8. “SUPERSTAR OF THE STAMP WORLD” TO BE SOLD AGAIN
British Guiana One-Cent Magenta has broken the auction record three times. It should fetch more than $10 million when it’s sold in June. WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE STAMP

9. RESEARCH SAYS PARENTS SHOULD START TALKING TO BABIES EARLY
It’s the key to building language and vocabulary skills. And forget “baby talk”; long, complex sentences are good. HEALTHBEAT-TALKING-TO-BABIES

10. RESEARCHERS CLOSING IN ON HOLY GRAIL OF MREs
It’s a pizza that will last up to three years. Soldiers have asked for such a meal ready to eat since canned food in combat zones went away in 1981. MRE PIZZA


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