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February 13, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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.

 

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