10 Things to Know Today
The Associated Press
Feb. 19, 2016
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHERE LIFE GOES ON, DESPITE SANCTIONS
Few countries have endured sanctions as deep or longstanding as North Korea. There was dancing in the streets in the wake of the recent missile test, but it wasn't exactly spontaneous.
2. GOP CLASH AHEAD OF SOUTH CAROLINA
The Republican Party's high-stakes tug-of-war over minority voters — in play well before the pope's comments on Donald Trump — could determine much more than South Carolina's primary, but also whether the party nominee wins the White House.
3. HOW WILL SCIENTISTS PROVE WHAT'S BEHIND BIRTH DEFECTS?
Experts suspect an outbreak of the Zika virus is behind a surge in rare deformities in Brazilian babies. The question is: how to prove it?
4. SCALIA'S LAST TRIP TO SUPREME COURT
In a day of ceremony and tribute, the casket carrying Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose at the Supreme Court where he spent nearly three decades as one of its most influential members.
5. WHO IS COMING TO APPLE'S AID
Facebook, Twitter and Google have all voiced support for Apple's fight against a court order that Apple says would make iPhones less secure.
6. BRITAIN BRACES FOR MORE EU TALKS
British Prime Minister David Cameron faces tough new talks with European partners after all-night meetings fail to meet his demands for a less intrusive European Union, as tensions flare around the continent's migrant crisis.
7. WHERE LIONS ARE ON THE LOOSE
Kenyan wildlife authorities say six lions have broken out of the Nairobi National Park and were last seen roaming in a residential area.
8. HOW LABOR IS DIVIDING DEMOCRATS
Unions are a pivotal player in Nevada, the next state to vote in the Democratic nominating process. Hillary Clinton has won the vast majority of national endorsements but Bernie Sanders' campaign contends the rank-and-file is with him.
9. WHERE SYRIAN REFUGEES ARE MEETING RESISTANCE
In a Jordanian border district packed with Syrian refugees, resentment is festering, with residents complaining that the influx has pushed down their wages and driven up their cost of living.
10. WHY THERE WASN'T MUCH BOUNCING AROUND THE NBA
As most NBA teams looked ahead to next summer's salary cap impact, there were some deals but no blockbusters, as rumored trade targets like Dwight Howard, Kevin Love and Al Horford all stayed with their current clubs.