10 Things to Know for Thursday
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- February 12, 2014 - 11:15 PM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. WINTRY STORM SNARES TRAFFIC IN NORTH CAROLINA
The situation is eerily similar to what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago, with motorists abandoning their cars after getting stuck.
2. COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER CABLE FOR $45 BILLION
AP source confirms deal that trumps a proposal by Charter Communications to buy Time Warner for about $38 billion in cash and stock.
3. ONE MILLION SIGN UP FOR 'OBAMACARE' IN JANUARY
It's the first time since the health insurance markets opened last fall that a national monthly enrollment target has been met.
4. COMIC GREAT DIES AT 91
Sid Caesar was a pioneer of TV comedy who inspired a gaggle of famous writers, including Woody Allen and Neil Simon.
5. A FIRST AT THE OLYMPICS
Two skiers tie for the gold in the women's downhill with identical times of 1 minute, 41.57 seconds.
6. WHY DEBATE OVER MAMMOGRAMS HAS BEEN REVIVED
A Canadian study suggests that the tests don't lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer.
7. WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE LEARNING FROM ANCIENT SKELETON
DNA from the remains of a baby boy buried in Montana 12,600 years ago reinforces the standard idea that people first came to the Americas by way of a land bridge from Asia.
8. SINKHOLE SWALLOWS EIGHT CORVETTES
The gaping hole — 40 feet across and up to 30 feet deep — collapses part of a car museum in Kentucky.
9. WHO'S FLAUNTING HER FRAME IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
The Barbie doll will be featured alongside supermodels like Brooklyn Decker in the annual swimsuit edition.
10. DEREK JETER SAYS THIS WILL BE HIS FINAL SEASON
The star shortstop is the last link to the powerful Yankees teams that won three straight World Series.
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