10 Things to Know for Thursday February 20, 2014

10 Things to Know for Thursday February 20, 2014

6:55am Feb 20, 2014
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today...

1. DESPITE TRUCE, DEADLY KIEV CLASHES RENEW  Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital erupt and an AP reporter sees 10 bodies laid out near the protest encampment. UKRAINE-PROTESTS

2. TEARFUL KOREAN REUNIONS BEGIN  Weeping and embracing, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunite — temporarily.  KOREAS-DIVIDED FAMILIES

3. WHERE LOTTERY TICKET WORTH $425 MILLION WAS SOLD  Officials say the winning ticket — 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34 — was bought in California at convenience store north of San Jose.  POWERBALL

4. FACEBOOK'S $19 BILLION BET ON WHATSAPP RAISES CONCERNS  Some industry watchers fear tech companies are becoming overzealous in pursuit of promising new products and services.  FACEBOOK-WHATSAPP

5. GROUP SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE MAY HAVE KILLED CIVILIANS  U.S. says it hit al-Qaida members in Yemen strike, but Human Rights Watch says a dozen people on their way to a wedding may have died.  UNITED STATES-YEMEN-DRONE STRIKE

6. UGANDA LAW WOULD IMPOSE LIFE SENTENCE FOR SOME HOMOSEXUAL ACTS  President's decision to sign legislation highlights apparent inability of Western governments to temper anti-gay measures in Africa.  AFRICA-ANTI-GAY LAWS

7. WHY DEAL TO MOVE U.S. MARINE BASE ON OKINAWA OPENS NEW FRUSTRATIONS  Less-crowded location was supposed to placate Okinawans. Instead it reinforces that U.S. military won't be reducing its forces in Japan.  JAPAN-THE OKINAWA PROBLEM

8. WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING AT IN CRASH OF UPS CARGO JET  Pilot fatigue among the issues the safety board is eyeing in the accident that killed two pilots in Alabama last August.   UPS PLANE CRASH

9. FIGHT OVER KEYSTONE PIPELINE UNLIKELY TO END SOON  As pressure was building on Obama to make a decision, judge rejects Nebraska law allowing oil line to pass through the state.   OIL PIPELINE-NEBRASKA

10. TWO DOZEN TRIBAL CEREMONIAL ITEMS SET TO RETURN TO ARIZONA  A charitable foundation pays $530,000 at an auction in France for hoods, ornate masks that Hopi, Apache tribes say promote healing and harmony.   SENDING SPIRITS HOME

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