Your daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HOW AN AMERICAN-US AIR MERGER WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS
The world’s biggest airline may not be a reality for years, but further consolidation is likely to raise fares.
2. OLYMPIAN “BLADE RUNNER” CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOOTING
3. TEAR GAS BLAMED FOR SETTING CABIN ABLAZE
4. WASHINGTON’S MOST POWERFUL REPUBLICAN PULLS BACK
John Boehner says the House will consider proposals brought to them, rather than try to push new ideas.
5. A LONG JOURNEY’S END FOR STRANDED CRUISE SHIP
Carnival’s Triumph, carrying more than 4,000 people who describe dismal conditions aboard, is docking in Alabama later today.
6. ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGES ‘PRISONER X’
An Australian-Israeli citizen mysteriously died in prison in 2010 after an apparent career in Israel’s spy agency.
7. USE OF THE MORNING-AFTER PILL
A U.S. study of sexually active women aged 15 to 44 finds that one in nine have taken the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy after sex.
8. LONG-MARRIED VALENTINES SHARE THEIR SECRETS
Murray Redlitz, who has been married to Esther for 66 years, says the key is pretty simple: compromise, compromise, compromise.
9. INVESTIGATED REF DENIES FIXING SOCCER MATCHES
The AP reports referees like Ibrahim Chaibou are tempting targets for match-fixers because their decisions are crucial to a game’s outcome.
10. THERE SHE IS, BACK ON THE BOARDWALK
The Miss America pageant is headed back to Atlantic City after spending the past seven years in Las Vegas.