Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PISTORIUS INVESTIGATOR FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES
Detective Hilton Botha, who gave confusing testimony at the Olympian's bail hearing, is charged in a 2011 shooting that wounded seven.
2. SYRIA CAR BOMB KILLS 31
The bomb struck a security checkpoint in Damascus near the ruling Baath party headquarters and the Russian Embassy.
3. MIDWEST SNOWSTORM BEARS DOWN
Officials predicted more than a foot of snow and a storm to rival a February 2011 blizzard that killed more than two dozen people.
4. A FIX FOR THE DREAMLINER
Boeing will propose a way to repair the faulty batteries that have kept the jets grounded for more than a month.
5. HACKING PROBE SHIFTS BALANCE OF POWER IN CYBERWARS
The AP's Anne Flaherty says Mandiant's report on China is a victory for the $30 billion a year computer security industry.
6. IS THAT TEST REALLY NECESSARY?
A medical coalition lists over 130 overused treatments, including repeated colonoscopies.
7. A POSSIBLE BOOST FOR SAME-SEX UNIONS
Obama is considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's gay marriage ban.
8. WHAT'S IN THE WATER AT A LOS ANGELES HOTEL
Health officials are releasing test results today of the Cecil Hotel's water after a woman's corpse was found in a cistern on the roof.
9. HOW MUCH JUNK FOOD YOU'RE EATING
A study says adults get about 11 percent of their calories from fast food restaurants.
10. A TEASE, BUT NO LOOK AT THE NEW PLAYSTATION
Sony says PS4 adds a touchpad, motion control and a "share" button, but wouldn't reveal a model.