10 Things to know for Thursday, Feb. 21

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

1. PISTORIUS INVESTIGATOR FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES
  Detective Hilton Botha, who gave confusing testimony at the Olympian’s bail hearing, is charged in a 2011 shooting that wounded seven. PISTORIUS SHOOTING

2. MIDWEST SNOWSTORM BEARS DOWN
Officials predicted more than a foot of snow and a storm to rival a February 2011 blizzard that killed more than two dozen people. WINTER STORM

3. A FIX FOR THE DREAMLINER
Boeing will propose a way to repair the faulty batteries that have kept the jets grounded for more than a month. BOEING 787-BATTERY FIX

4. HACKING PROBE SHIFTS BALANCE OF POWER IN CYBERWARS
The AP’s Anne Flaherty says Mandiant’s report on China is a victory for the $30 billion a year computer security industry. CYBERSECURITY HIRED GUNS

5. JESSE JACKSON JR. FACES MORE THAN PRISON TIME          
The ex-congressman lost the respect of many in his Chicago district with admissions to spending campaign money on toilet paper and mink capes. JESSE JACKSON JR

6. IS THAT TEST REALLY NECESSARY?
A medical coalition lists over 130 overused treatments, including repeated colonoscopies. OVERUSED HEALTH CARE

7. A POSSIBLE BOOST FOR SAME-SEX UNIONS
Obama is considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s gay marriage ban. OBAMA-GAY MARRIAGE

8. WHAT’S IN THE WATER AT A LOS ANGELES HOTEL
Health officials are releasing test results today of the Cecil Hotel’s water after a woman’s corpse was found in a cistern on the roof. HOTEL ROOF BODY

9. HOW MUCH JUNK FOOD YOU’RE EATING
A study says adults get about 11 percent of their calories from fast food restaurants. FAST-FOOD CALORIES

10. A TEASE, BUT NO LOOK AT THE NEW PLAYSTATION
Sony says PS4 adds a touchpad, motion control and a “share” button, but wouldn’t reveal a model. SONY PLAYSTATION


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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