10 Things to know for Thursday, Feb. 14

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

1. HOW AN AMERICAN-US AIR MERGER WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS
  The world’s biggest airline may not be a reality for years, but further consolidation is likely to raise fares. AMR-US AIRWAYS-TRAVELER IMPACT

2. OLYMPIAN “BLADE RUNNER” ARRESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOOTING
Oscar Pistorius is taken into custody after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home. PISTORIUS-SHOOTING

3. TEAR GAS BLAMED FOR SETTING CABIN ABLAZE
A sheriff says his deputies didn’t intentionally burn down the building where fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner is believed to have died. LAPD REVENGE KILLINGS

4. WASHINGTON’S MOST POWERFUL REPUBLICAN PULLS BACK
John Boehner says the House will consider proposals brought to them, rather than try to push new ideas. BOEHNER

5. A LONG JOURNEY’S END FOR STRANDED CRUISE SHIP
Carnival’s Triumph, carrying more than 4,000 passengers who describe dismal conditions aboard, is docking in Alabama later today. DISABLED CRUISE SHIP

6. ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGES ‘PRISONER X’
An Australian-Israeli citizen mysteriously died in prison in 2010 after an apparent career in Israel’s spy agency. ISRAEL-AUSTRALIA

7. WHAT 1 IN 9 WOMEN DO THE MORNING AFTER
A study of sexually active women aged 15 to 44 say they have taken the morning-after pill to end pregnancy after sex. MORNING-AFTER PILL

8. LONG-MARRIED VALENTINES SHARE THEIR SECRETS
Murray Redlitz, who has been married to Esther for 66 years, says the key is pretty simple: compromise, compromise, compromise. EXPERIENCED VALENTINES

9. INVESTIGATED REF DENIES FIXING SOCCER MATCHES
The AP reports referees like Ibrahim Chaibou are tempting targets for match-fixers because their decisions are crucial to a game’s outcome. THE DIRTY GAME-THE REFEREE

10. THERE SHE IS, BACK ON THE BOARDWALK
  The Miss America pageant is headed back to Atlantic City after spending the past seven years in Las Vegas. MISS AMERICA


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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