Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SUICIDE BOMBER STRIKES U.S. EMBASSY IN TURKEY: Police say the attacker detonated an explosive device at the entrance to the embassy in Ankara and a report says two security guards were killed.
2. FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR DIES: Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin and embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world, dies at 88.
3. JOBS REPORT EXPECTED TO BE A MIXED BAG: The January employment report released at 8:30 a.m. is expected to show that job growth remained steady last month even though Americans began receiving smaller paychecks that could keep the economy sluggish.
4. REPUBLICANS FACE BALANCING ACT ON IMMIGRATION: Republicans face a delicate balancing act as they embrace an unprecedented shift in their views on immigration reform — and no one better exemplifies the potential risks and rewards than Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
5. ALABAMA HOSTAGE STANDOFF CONTINUES: More than three days after he allegedly shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped into an underground bunker, Jimmy Lee Dykes was showing no signs Friday of turning himself over to police.
6. SOMBER CEREMONY TO MARK SHUTTLE TRAGEDY: At 10 a.m., NASA will honor the seven astronauts who perished when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas 10 years ago.
7. AMBER ALERTS MAY BE A TURN OFF TO SOME: A new national alert system recently rolled out to cellphones that a child had been abducted has officials worried people will choose to opt out if their phones come to life unexpectedly.
8. WHAT IS PROVING TO BE A QUANDARY IN TERROR FIGHT: AP's Lara Jakes finds that the U.S. is struggling to confront an uptick in threats from the world's newest jihadist hot spot — North Africa.
9. A CENTENNIAL AS GRAND AS ITS NAME: Grand Central, once in danger of being demolished, is celebrating its 100th birthday with speeches, a brass band and a rollback to 1913 prices.
10. WHY A POLITICAL ODD COUPLE IS BEING SHOWERED WITH PRAISE: James Carville and Mary Matalin are the faces of the host committee for New Orleans' biggest event in years — the Super Bowl — and say they're humbled by the gratitude of the locals.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. FLORIDA PONZI SCHEMER'S WIFE TO PLEAD GUILTY: The wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is scheduled to plead guilty to concealing more than $1 million in jewelry from federal investigators. Court records show 38-year-old Kim Rothstein will enter the guilty plea Friday in Fort Lauderdale federal court. Her attorney previously said she would take full responsibility.
2. HILLSBOROUGH OFFICIAL WANTS REGIONAL BASEBALL TALK: The chairman of the Hillsborough County Commission wants to convene a regional discussion about the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. Chairman Ken Hagan will contact government leaders in the next two weeks to invite them to an open session about how best to keep the Rays in the region.
3. FLORIDA JUSTICES ORDER ARBITRATION FOR FRAUD CLAIM: The Florida Supreme Court says contract clauses requiring arbitration to settle related disputes include fraud claims. The justices Thursday unanimously reversed a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal, which had ruled the opposite way. They wrote that the panel erred by ruling an arbitration clause in a real estate contract did not cover fraud claims.
4. FLORIDA GOP LEADERS ON GREER'S WITNESS LIST: Former Florida GOP chair Jim Greer plans to call as witnesses during his criminal trial former Gov. Charlie Crist and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, as well as past and present leaders of the Florida House: Dean Cannon, Tom Feeney, John Thrasher and Will Weatherford. Also on the list are former Florida Senate leader Mike Haridopolos and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.
5. FLORIDA UNVEILS NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BRAND: Gov. Rick Scott and Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership that promotes economic development, have announced the state's new business brand. The slogan is "Florida is the perfect climate for business." Enterprise Florida is seeking $3 million from the state and $1.5 million from private donors for a campaign based on the new brand.
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