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AP News : 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday
The Associated Press

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 JOBSIn his State of the Union address, the president calls increasing employment his “North Star.”
3. WHAT NORTH KOREA GAINS FROM NUKE TESTSThe 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 WAYThe race for the Vatican’s top post has one strict taboo: No one can openly seek the job.
5. HAGEL CLEARS FIRST HURDLEA sharply divided Armed Services Committee votes 14-11 to send Obama’s pick for defense secretary to the full Senate.
6. COMCAST BUYING UP NBCUNIVERSALCompleting 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 DISEASEA study of older people with small kidney tumors found they lived longer if doctors monitored the growths instead of operating right away.
9. GIANT BREEDS MAKE BIG IMPRESSION AT DOG SHOWBut living with Great Danes and other extra-large dogs can require adjustments, including removing seats from minivans so the animals fit.
10. WHY WRESTLING GOT THE AX AT THE OLYMPICSThe sport ranked “low” in several categories, including popularity with the public at the London Games and the global TV audience.