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February 14, 2013

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1. HOW AN AMERICAN-US AIR MERGER WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS

The world's biggest airline may not be a reality for years, but further consolidation is likely to raise fares.

2. OLYMPIAN "BLADE RUNNER" CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOOTING

Oscar Pistorius is arrested after his girlfriend, a model, was shot dead inside his home.

3. TEAR GAS BLAMED FOR SETTING CABIN ABLAZE

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

4. WASHINGTON'S MOST POWERFUL REPUBLICAN PULLS BACK

John Boehner tells The Associated Press that the House will consider proposals brought to them, rather than try to push new ideas.

5. A LONG JOURNEY'S END FOR STRANDED CRUISE SHIP

Carnival's Triumph, carrying more than 4,000 people who describe dismal conditions aboard, is docking in Alabama later today.

6. ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGES 'PRISONER X'

An Australian-Israeli citizen mysteriously died in prison in 2010 after an apparent career in Israel's spy agency.

7. WHAT 1 IN 9 WOMEN DO THE MORNING AFTER

A U.S. study of sexually active women aged 15 to 44 finds they have taken the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy after sex.

8. LONG-MARRIED VALENTINES SHARE THEIR SECRETS

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

9. INVESTIGATED REF DENIES FIXING SOCCER MATCHES

The AP reports referees like Ibrahim Chaibou are tempting targets for match-fixers because their decisions are crucial to a game's outcome.

10. THERE SHE IS, BACK ON THE BOARDWALK

The Miss America pageant is headed back to Atlantic City after spending the past seven years in Las Vegas.

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