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February 21, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

CLINTON — 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.

2. SYRIA CAR BOMB KILLS 31

The bomb struck a security checkpoint in Damascus near the ruling Baath party headquarters and the Russian Embassy.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. IS THAT TEST REALLY NECESSARY?

A medical coalition lists over 130 overused treatments, including repeated colonoscopies.

7. A POSSIBLE BOOST FOR SAME-SEX UNIONS

Obama is considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's gay marriage ban.

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.

9. HOW MUCH JUNK FOOD YOU'RE EATING

A study says adults get about 11 percent of their calories from fast food restaurants.

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.

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