, Port Arthur, Texas

February 14, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

“Frankly every time I’ve gotten into one of these high-profile negotiations, it’s my rear end that got burnt,” he tells the AP.

A sheriff says his deputies didn’t intentionally burn down the building where fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner is believed to have died.

American Airlines and US Airways agree to merge and create world’s biggest airline.

Murray Redlitz, who has been married to Esther for 66 years, says the key is pretty simple: compromise, compromise, compromise.

The ship will dock in Alabama and remain idle till April after 12 sailing cancelations.

The Pentagon will recognize contributions of those far from the combat zone, like cyber-warfare soldiers.

Protesters demonstrate against harassment armed with kitchen knives.

Cuban-Americans transport rare spare parts to Havana’s eager drivers.

Some think a 9-year-old is too young to be nominated for the award that eludes even veteran actors.

Cooking “kits” are the launching pads for meals that taste like they’re made from scratch (and almost make even the cooks believe they are).