10 Things to Know for Wednesday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday. 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 JOBS In his State of the Union address, the president calls increasing employment his "North Star." 3. WHAT NORTH KOREA GAINS FROM NUKE TESTS The 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 WAY The race for the Vatican's top post has one strict taboo: No one can openly seek the job. 5. HAGEL CLEARS FIRST HURDLE A sharply divided Armed Services Committee votes 14-11 to send Obama's pick for defense secretary to the full Senate. 6. COMCAST BUYING UP NBCUNIVERSAL Completing 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 DISEASE A study of older people with small kidney tumors found they lived longer if doctors monitored the growths instead of operating right away. 9. TOP DOG CROWNED AT WESTMINSTER The 5-year-old affenpinscher Banana Joe edged a 20-month-old English sheepdog to win best in show. 10. WHY WRESTLING GOT THE AX AT THE OLYMPICS The sport ranked "low" in several categories, including popularity with the public at the London Games and the global TV audience.


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