10 Things to know for Tuesday, Feb. 19

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

1. PISTORIUS CHARGED WITH PREMEDITATED MURDER
  South African prosecutors say the Olympian double-amputee shot his girlfriend four times through a bathroom door at his home. PISTORIUS-SHOOTING

2. A SHIFT IN GUN CONTROL DEBATE AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS
Colorado’s Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed a handful of gun control bills, including limits on ammunition magazines. GUN CONTROL-COLORADO

3. WHAT SPARKED CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP FIRE
A leak in a fuel oil return line caused the engine-room blaze that disabled the vessel for five days. DISABLED CRUISE SHIP

4. $50M DIAMOND HEIST FROM TARMAC OF BELGIUM AIRPORT
Eight men made a hole in a security fence and stole the diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane. BELGIUM-DIAMOND HEIST

5. MICROSOFT TAKES ON GOOGLE
It’s spending at least $30 million to promote a retooled Outlook.com, hoping to rival Google’s gmail. MICROSOFT-OUTLOOK

6. YOUNG VETERANS LOOKING TO POLISH RESUMES
The unemployment rate for veterans between 18 and 24 exceeded 20 percent last year and vets say soldiers should start the search before leaving the military. YOUNGER VETS-UNEMPLOYMENT

7. WHERE ARE THE SNOWS OF YESTERYEAR?
New studies suggest that climate change is leading to less overall snowfall in the Northern Hemisphere, but major blizzards may strike more often. SNOW-GLOBAL WARNING

8. HACKERS HAVE IT THEIR WAY
Someone posted obscene messages on Burger King’s Twitter account and changed its profile picture to a McDonald’s logo. BURGER KING-TWITTER HACKED

9. LAKERS’ ‘SHOWTIME’ MASTERMIND DIES
Jerry Buss, who built a talent pool over decades from Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant, was 80. OBIT-JERRY BUSS

10. BARING ALL AT THE MUSEUM
Visitors stripped down for an after-hours viewing of the exhibit, “Nude Men from 1800 to Today,” in Vienna. AUSTRIA-NAKED SHOW


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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