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February 10, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. AP FINDS MILITARY'S HANDLING OF SEX-ABUSE CASES VERGES ON CHAOTIC

Analysis of more than 1,000 cases in Japan shows suspects unlikely to serve time even when authorities agreed a crime was committed.

2. WHO PRODUCED THE MOST SCRUTINIZED TV MOMENT OVER THE WEEKEND

AP's Dave Bauder says Ashley Wagner's one-word response to her score triggered viewers to rewind their DVRs.

3. AVERAGE BRITONS FEAR RIGID CLASS SYSTEM IS BACK ON THE RISE

But the story is more complicated this time. Elite still rule, but lineage is less important, and money and education count for more.

4. PILOTS DON'T SEEM TO KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE

AP finds at least 150 planes since the early '90s have landed at the wrong airport or caught their mistake in time. Silicon Valley airport cited the most.

5. WHY ARGENTINA'S CURRENCY TROUBLES AREN'T HURTING BRAZIL

Unlike a decade ago, larger middle class and buildup of foreign reserves have insulated the country from its neighbor to the south.

6. NEW YORK CITY CLOSE TO BANNING HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES

That leaves the worrisome question of what will happen to the 200 horses licensed to work in Central Park.

7. WHEN CANCELLATIONS BECAUSE OF SNOW ADD UP TO HEADACHES

Schools in at least 10 states have had so many this winter they'll have to schedule makeup days or sacrifice some of their spring holidays.

8. WHAT NEW YORK'S NEW MAYOR WILL SAY IN HIS STATE OF THE CITY SPEECH

Bill de Blasio is expected to offer a glimpse into his signature goal of fighting the city's widening income inequality gap.

9. U.S. ECONOMY MAY BE AS ROBUST AS IT'S GOING TO GET

Short-term drag from weather, slow growth overseas may be followed by demographic hit as baby boomers retire.

10. NORTH KOREA RESCINDS INVITATION TO DISCUSS RELEASE OF AMERICAN DETAINEE

The State Department is "deeply disappointed" in Pyongyang's decision to withdraw a second offer for a U.S. envoy to discuss jailed businessman Kenneth Bae.

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  • Air travel a leap of faith for passengers WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel. Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, "Ther

    July 25, 2014

  • Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations. Though a few HOAs have wi

    July 25, 2014

  • Central American leaders convening at White House WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at

    July 25, 2014

  • Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars WASHINGTON (AP) — For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll el

    July 25, 2014

  • Prosecutor: Man faces charges in hospital shooting DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition. District Attorney Jack Whelan said Richard Plotts would be arrai

    July 25, 2014

  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration has spent nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, but the agency can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will. Six years ago, Social Security embarke

    July 24, 2014

  • JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins. The slain president's profile debuted on the half dollar 50 years ago, and the image was subtly tweaked and sharpened in the 1990s. Now the U.S.

    July 24, 2014

  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p

    July 24, 2014

  • Man run over by own truck during road rage GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida. The

    July 24, 2014

  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. The agency sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Tuesday in federal court over th

    July 24, 2014

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