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10 things to know for Wednesday

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 20, 2013 at 8:05 a.m.

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

1. POLICE FIND TESTOSTERONE, NEEDLES AT PISTORIUS' HOME

The suggestion that the Olympian double-amputee could have used performance-enhancing drugs came at his bail hearing for the killing of his girlfriend.

2. U.S. TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS FOR CYBERESPIONAGE

Obama’s get-tough tactics on China could include fines, penalties and other trade restrictions.

3. HOW ‘UNIT 61398’ OPERATES

The group believed to have orchestrated a U.S. hacking operation from Shanghai recruits from universities and favors English-language skills.

4. GAS EXPLOSION TAKES OUT KANSAS CITY BLOCK

Cadaver dogs are searching through the rubble of a restaurant for bodies. More than a dozen people were injured.

5. GENERAL IN PETRAEUS SCANDAL RETIRES

Marine Gen. John Allen, who cited his wife’s health, had appeared a shoo-in to be the next commander of allied forces in Europe.

6. GREECE GOES ON STRIKE

Unions planned a 24-hour walkout against austerity measures, while unemployment soars to nearly 30 percent in the financially troubled country.

7. WHAT COLLEGE RAISED $1 BILLION IN A YEAR

Stanford University set a new fundraising record, ranking first in an annual survey for the eighth straight year.

8. POLICE ID GUNMAN IN CALIFORNIA RAMPAGE THAT LEFT 4 DEAD

The shooter was an unemployed, 20-year-old part-time student who lived with his parents.

9. BRITAIN SLAMS NOVELIST FOR CALLING KATE A ‘PLASTIC PRINCESS’

Prime Minister David Cameron blasted Hilary Mantel for a speech calling the wife of Prince William “a jointed doll on which certain rags were hung.”

10. HOW FIFTH-GRADERS CENTER THEMSELVES

The suburban Philadelphia students sit on brightly colored yoga balls, which teachers say let children naturally fidget without disrupting class.

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