10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
AP Wire
Feb 7, 2014

1. WHAT PUTIN HOPES OLYMPICS TELL THE WORLD — AND HIS COUNTRYMEN

The celebration at Sochi is designed to spread the message: "Russia is back."

2. CONFIDENTIAL CONVERSATION WINDS UP ON YOUTUBE

U.S. officials suspect Russia of leaking an apparently bugged phone call in which two senior American diplomats disparaged the European Union.

3. WHY U.S. IS SEEING WEATHER EXTREMES

AP's Seth Borenstein says a dip in the jet stream is taking cold polar air south and east and leaving warm, dry weather to the west.

4. HUNDREDS OF DETAINEES FREED IN SYRIA

A suicide bomber attacks a prison gate in the northern city of Aleppo, allowing rebels to storm the facility.

5. FOR DOW, BEST DAY OF THE YEAR

The index jumps nearly 190 points on the eve of a much-anticipated U.S. jobs report.

6. LENO SAYS THERE'S LIFE AFTER 'THE TONIGHT SHOW'

The entertainer, stepping down as a late-night host, plans to continue playing comedy clubs, indulging his passion for cars and doing any other TV work that comes his way.

7. IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL UNRAVELS

Boehner says it will be difficult for the Republican-led House to act on the legislation this election year.

8. NEW GUIDELINES AIM AT PREVENTING STROKES IN WOMEN

The advice from the American Heart Association focuses on pregnancy and other risk factors that women face more than men.

9. WHO REGRETS UNLEASHING DESIGNER DOGS

Australian Wally Conroy, creator of the Labradoodle in the late 1980s, says he never intended to start a canine craze.

10. HALL OF FAMER RALPH KINER DIES AT 91

The slugger played 10 years, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates, before becoming a popular broadcaster.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#7 OBAMA UNILATERALLY EASES RESTRICTIONS ON ASYLUM SEEKERS WITH LOOSE TIES TO TERRORISM

In spite of a recent fraud assessment study that found at least 70 percent of asylum applications had signs of fraud. The change would apply to people the U.S. government does not consider a threat but could nevertheless be tied to terror groups, and therefore barred from entry.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/...

Over the past summer, immigration agents in San Diego have been so overwhelmed by asylum requests lately that agencies have been forced “to rent hotel rooms for some undocumented families and release others to cities around the U.S.” U.S. Attorney for Southern California, Peter Nunez, said “it’s beyond belief” that so many immigrants would simultaneously decide to go to the U.S. and make these claims. “This clearly has to have been orchestrated by somebody,” http://legalinsurrection.com/201...

In addition to deciding not to enforce the Immigration laws unilaterally, and calling for amnesty and citizenship for 20 million illegal aliens, does the President really believe we have to waive current law and accept immigrants with ties to terrorism, however loose they may be?

Wolverine49457

This man made it a point to ensured that as many nearly born were never born as possible so why would he value life beyond the womb.

Lanivan

would you please substantiate your comment with some facts? What did Obama do, and how did he do it, to ensure that "as many nearly born were never born as possible"?

Barry Soetoro

1. Opening Ceremonies features t.A.T.u.

I may watch some Olympics after all - what do you think, Lani?

http://msn.foxsports.com/olympic...

Vladtheimp

I'm sure Lanny will disagree, but I'd rather see a tag team concert featuring P*ssy Riot and Ted Nugent.

Lanivan

You are very cruel and cunning, making a comment like this, loaded with material I could use for a whole host of replies, but am shackled by moderators. Meanwhile, I beg to differ, I not only agree, but think you quite cleverly hilarious. Did you make this up or borrow it from legalinsurrection?

Vladtheimp

All mine, but the moderators got me too - thus the *

Lanivan

Yeow! You're one cool dude.....a "gift" for you...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9...

Vladtheimp

Thanks! Enjoyed immensely! Couldn't find a suitable response with a whole album, but you might enjoy this, even if you knew it was co-written by a former Republican Vice President. I like everything I ever heard him sing. http://youtu.be/Gtizr2G_7Bk

Lanivan

Oh! This brings back a long-ago memory. My older sister used to play this tune on her record player - one night the whole family got silly (a regular occurrence)and we all joined her, got a partner and danced to it. Almost all are gone now, so this is an especially sweet song/memory for me....

Lanivan

I say Go for the Gold, Barry. History in the making, and all that. Plus t.A.T.u. is good, not to mention plokhiye devochki..

Former Grandhavenite

#2 is pretty interesting, and you have to wonder whether Russia or Ukraine is behind the bugging of that call. It's amusing to see the State Department up in arms about this given all of the NSA surveillance and our own extensive bugging of diplomats exposed by the Snowden documents. Ukraine may be on track to split into two countries eventually with the eastern part closely allied with Russia and the western part having closer ties to the EU.

In fairness to Russia, foreign meddling in countries next door never goes over too well when it's exposed. The US was rightfully pretty upset when the Zimmermann telegram revealed Germany's efforts to get Mexico to attack the southern US during the lead up to World War I. Of course this is nowhere near as serious, but I can understand their anger at the State department trying to pick a new Ukrainian government even while the pro-Russia faction is still in power.

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