10 Things to Know for Thursday February 6, 2014

10 Things to Know for Thursday February 6, 2014

8:38am Feb 06, 2014

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

1. U.N. CHIEF DENOUNCES ATTACKS ON GAYS  Ban Ki-moon condemns attacks and discrimination against homosexuals, an issue that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics.   SOCHI-UN LEADER

2. HOW PONTIFF MAY RESPOND TO U.N. REPORT ON ABUSE  In a first, Vatican officials suggest Pope Francis may sanction bishops for having covered up for abusive priests.   VATICAN-UN-ABUSE

3. FEARS OF SLOWDOWN SHARPEN FOCUS ON HIRING  A robust U.S. jobs report Friday would help soothe those jitters.   ECONOMY-JOBS

4. HOW HAGEL IS DEALING WITH ETHICAL LAPSES IN MILITARY  The defense secretary orders Pentagon leaders to "put renewed emphasis on developing moral character and moral courage in our force."   MILITARY ETHICS

5. WHAT THE FALLOUT IS FROM LATEST NORTHEAST STORM  Hundreds of thousands of residents may be without power for days as utility crews work feverishly to restore electricity.   WINTER WEATHER

6. FAA TO EXAMINE AIRPORT TOWERS  AP's Jessica Gresko finds the agency will probe the lightning protection systems at hundreds of towers after a bolt injured an air traffic controller in Baltimore.   AIRPORT TOWERS-LIGHTNING

7. CALIFORNIA TOWN'S WATER SHORTAGE STOKES FEARS OF FUTURE  With the Golden State in an extreme drought, water supplies in some northern rural areas are imperiled as reservoirs dwindle and local streams dry up.   CALIFORNIA DROUGHT-COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS

8. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN REMEMBERED  Broadway theaters dim their lights in memory of the Tony Award-nominated actor as members of the theater community hold a candlelight vigil.   THEATER-HOFFMAN

9. LOOK WHO'S TURNING 50  G.I. Joe, called the world's first action figure, is being celebrated by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the Vietnam War.   GI JOE TURNS 50

10. WHO'S EXPANDING ITS NFL COVERAGE  CBS wins the NFL Network's rights to air eight Thursday night games next season.   NFL-THURSDAY NIGHTS

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