Your daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. NRA, GIFFORDS HUSBAND TO DEBATE GUNS
A Senate committee is holding Congress’ first hearing on gun control since the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.
2. BOEING 787 BATTERIES HAD TROUBLE BEFORE
3. WHAT CAUSED THE BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE
4. JUDGE OKS RECORD $4 BILLION PENALTY FOR GULF SPILL
5. ANOTHER KOREAN ROCKET LAUNCH
6. ‘SYRIA IS BEING DESTROYED BIT BY BIT’
International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called for international help with a compromise as the U.N. chief asked for up to $1.5 billion in refugee aid.
7. JOHN KERRY BREEZES TO CONFIRMATION AS SECRETARY OF STATE
8. WHY NEW ORLEANS POLICE ARE NERVOUS
The city has to be secure for 150,000 Super Bowl visitors and the thousands of revelers flooding in to celebrate Mardi Gras.
9. WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE NEW BLACKBERRY
The BlackBerry 10 debuting today is faster, and lets users keep their work and personal identities separate on the same phone.
10. A-ROD SNARED IN DOPING SCANDAL