Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
- 1. HOW CALIF. MANHUNT FOR EX-COP PLAYED OUT
A single gunshot was heard from a mountain cabin before it went up in flames — and a charred body was found inside.
- 2. JOB 1 FOR OBAMA: CREATING JOBS
In his State of the Union address, the president calls increasing employment his “North Star.”
- 3. WHAT NORTH KOREA GAINS FROM NUKE TESTS
The blasts put young leader Kim Jong Un and his advisers right where they want to be: at the center of the world’s attention.
- 4. PAPAL CAMPAIGN GETS UNDER WAY
The race for the Vatican’s top post has one strict taboo: No one can openly seek the job.
- 5. HAGEL CLEARS FIRST HURDLE
A sharply divided Armed Services Committee votes 14-11 to send Obama’s pick for defense secretary to the full Senate.
- 6. COMCAST BUYING UP NBCUNIVERSAL
Completing the deal for the owner of NBC should make Comcast less vulnerable to rising TV programming costs.
- 7. ENGINE FIRE CRIPPLES CRUISE SHIP
Passengers say luxurious vessel has become a “shantytown” in the Gulf of Mexico, with lousy ventilation and non-functioning toilets.
- 8. WHEN TREATMENT MIGHT BE WORSE THAN THE DISEASE
A study of older people with small kidney tumors found they lived longer if doctors monitored the growths instead of operating right away.
- 9. TOP DOG CROWNED AT WESTMINSTER
The 5-year-old affenpinscher Banana Joe edged a 20-month-old English sheepdog to win best in show.
- 10. WHY WRESTLING GOT THE AX AT THE OLYMPICS
The sport ranked “low” in several categories, including popularity with the public at the London Games and the global TV audience.