10 Things to know for Wednesday, Feb. 5

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

1. MOST UNINSURED AMERICANS LIVE IN SMALL NUMBER OF COUNTIES
  New research for the AP shows that half who haven’t signed up for health care live in just 116 of the nation’s 3,143 counties. HEALTH OVERHAUL-FINDING THE UNINSURED

2. WHERE MICROSOFT FOUND ITS NEW LEADER
The software maker chose Satya Nadella from within its ranks, which some say suggests an aging company reluctant to take bold risks. MICROSOFT-CEO-SAFE PICK

3. WHY JORDAN WORRIES ABOUT AN ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE DEAL
The desert kingdom is concerned Palestinians will give up land in an agreement, leading to another influx of refugees into the country. JORDAN-MIDEAST PEACE

4. STATES PROPOSING LAWS THAT WOULD CURB SURVEILLANCE
  Angry over NSA revelations, at least 14 states are considering bills that would curtail power of law enforcement to monitor and track people. SURVEILLANCE BACKLASH

5. POLLUTION IN NEW DELHI NOW RIVALS LEVELS IN BEIJING
It’s debatable which city is worse, but China’s capital is working to improve its air and India’s capital is not. INDIA-AIR POLLUTION

6. OUR WINTER OF DISCONTENT, STATE BY STATE
  AP gives you a guide to areas from the Midwest to the Northeast that are suffering through extreme cold, heavy snow and freezing rain and sleet. WINTER WEATHER-STATE BY STATE

7. ‘OBAMACARE’ MAY CAUSE LOSS OF 2.3 MILLION JOBS BY 2021
Congressional analysts say many people are expected to stop working because the health care law gives them access to insurance outside a job. HEALTH OVERHAUL-JOBS

8. NUMBER OF KIDS KILLED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS DROPS 43 PERCENT OVER A DECADE

Experts credit the increased use of car seats and booster seats; a third of those 12 and under who died in 2011 weren’t buckled up. TRAFFIC DEATHS-CHILDREN

9. WOMAN TO BE EXECUTED IN TEXAS IF FINAL APPEALS FAIL
Suzanne Basso, 59, would be the 14th woman nationally and fifth in Texas to die since the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume. TEXAS EXECUTION

10. SEA SURVIVOR’S KIN REJOICES IN ‘MIRACLE’
The family of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived more than a year at sea in an open boat had thought he was dead after losing touch with him eight years ago. SALVADOR-SEA SURVIVOR


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