10 Things to know for Thursday, Feb. 27

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

1. GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS SEIZED IN CRIMEA
  Ukraine puts its police on high alert after dozens of armed men storm local government buildings and raise a Russian flag over a barricade. UKRAINE

2. POLICE HAMPERED BY COMMUNICATIONS SLIP
The AP reports exclusively that a dispatcher who received a call seconds after a gunman opened fire last year at Los Angeles International Airport didn’t know where to send officers because the communications system didn’t identify where the call was coming from. LA AIRPORT SHOOTING

3. ARIZONA GOVERNOR VETOES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL
She says the bill, which would have granted people the right to refuse service to gays, is divisive and could result in unintended negative consequences. ARIZONA GAY RIGHTS

4. FEDS REDESIGNING ‘NUTRITION FACTS’ LABELS ON FOOD PACKAGES
Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers would know whether foods have added sugars. NUTRITION LABELS

5. WHERE TAX REFORM IS HEADED
Nowhere fast. The package seems destined to take its place in the “do not disturb” corner with immigration legislation. TAX OVERHAUL-ANALYSIS

6. AIR CARRIERS SUPPLY THE HIGH LIFE
Global airlines are increasingly providing a perk to wealthy fliers: physical distance between them and everyone else. The idea is to provide an exclusive experience inaccessible, even invisible, to the masses in coach. WEALTH GAP-LUXURY IN THE SKIES

7. RALLYING BEHIND ‘EL CHAPO’

Hundreds march in the streets in the western city of Culiacan, demanding that Mexican authorities free the boss of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, who they say provides jobs for the poor. DRUG WAR-MEXICO

8. WHY GALAXY IS LOOKING MORE CROWDED
NASA’s Kepler telescope confirms the discovery of 715 new planets outside our solar system. PLANET BONANZA

9. TV PERSONALITY JIM LANGE DIES AT 81
He was the first host of the popular game show “The Dating Game.” OBIT-JIM LANGE

10. WHAT’S BEEN BANNED IN BOSTON
Boston Marathon organizers say new security measures bar runners from carrying bags or wearing costumes. BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY


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