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10 things to know for Friday

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 7, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.

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

1. PUTIN HOPING TO TELL WORLD THAT RUSSIA IS BACK

If ceremony opening Sochi Olympics doesn't reshape country's global image, it should at least be a good show.

2. TEPID JOBS REPORT RAISES CONCERNS ON ECONOMY

Weak hiring in January has economists worried the U.S. economy may be slowing after a strong finish in 2013.

3. WHO IS MOST CRUCIAL TO SUCCESS OF NEW HEALTH LAW

Young people are needed to offset higher costs of insuring older folks, and army of workers and volunteers is trying to enroll them.

4. AUSTRIANS FOAMING OVER NEW TAX ON LOCAL SPARKLING WINE

It's less than 1 euro a bottle, and other goods face new fees too, but the one on bubbly bothers people the most.

5. IMPROVEMENTS IN U.S. ECONOMY OFFER WASHINGTON AN OPPORTUNITY

In an AP news analysis, Tom Raum says how policymakers respond could lead to more cooperation — but not to count on it.

6. NEW GUIDELINES AIM AT PREVENTING STROKES IN WOMEN

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

7. AP SCIENCE WRITER HAS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON WEATHER EXTREMES

Seth Borenstein says a plunge in the jet stream is bringing polar air south and east and leaving warm, dry weather to the west.

8. HOMICIDES FALL SHARPLY IN CHICAGO BUT STILL LEAD THE NATION

City officials say new police tactics, more after-school jobs and mentoring programs for young people are paying off.

9. CHANCE OF OVERHAULING IMMIGRATION LAWS UNRAVELS

House Speaker Boehner says it will be difficult for Republicans to pass bill in an election year because of their distrust of Obama.

10. WHY A SPANISH PRINCESS IS GOING TO COURT

In an unprecedented appearance, Princess Cristina will be questioned by judge over possible money laundering.

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