Good morning! 15+ things to know for Wednesday

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

1. BOY SCOUTS TO LOOK AT GAY BAN: The group's executive board meets today after signaling it would let troops decide whether to allow gay members.

2. SOUTH PACIFIC EARTHQUAKE THREATENS ISLANDS: The 8.0 quake generated a tsunami that killed at least four people and damaged dozens of homes on the Solomon Islands.

3. SHOE, IRON OR WHEELBARROW ON MONOPOLY CHOPPING BLOCK: Hasbro will announce this morning which of the eight tokens are being cut from the classic game and introduce a new one.

4. OBAMA AND REPUBLICANS AGREE, SORT OF, ON BUDGET: The president and the GOP realize that across-the-board spending cuts won't work, but can't decide what measure should replace it.

5. CIA NOMINEE TO TAKE TOUGH QUESTIONS ON DRONES, TORTURE: The AP's Kimberly Dozier reports John Brennan did not raise early objections to waterboarding in meetings about an al-Qaida operative's capture.

6. BOMBS FOUND IN ALABAMA BUNKER: The FBI found the explosives in a pipe used to communicate with authorities from underground, where Jimmy Lee Dykes held a 5-year-old hostage.

7. MORSI ROLLS OUT WELCOME MAT FOR AHMADINEJAD: But the Iranian leader was forced to flee a mosque in downtown Cairo after a protester threw his shoes at him.

8. SIX SPANISH TOURISTS RAPED IN MEXICAN RESORT: Armed masked men broke into a house in Acapulco, a resort where violence has rarely touched visitors.

9. A NEW NAME FOR BUDWEISER CLYDESDALE: After more than 60,000 votes, fans chose to name the foal in the inspiring Super Bowl ad Hope.

10. A PAINFUL END TO LINDSEY VONN'S SEASON: She tears two ligaments in her knee and breaks her lower leg on a hard landing.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. FLORIDA JUSTICES HEARS BREATH TESTING MACHINE CASE: The Florida Supreme Court is in a quandary over a request from three drunken driving defendants for access to software for breath testing machines. The justices said during oral argument Tuesday that it's only fair for defendants to get the data needed to challenge the accuracy of devices that could send them to jail. Yet, they said, the law seems stacked against them.

2. FLORIDA LAWMAKERS PUSH TO TAX ONLINE PURCHASES: Florida could soon join the line of other states trying to get online retailers to collect the state's sales tax. A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a sweeping tax measure aimed at getting those selling products online to Florida residents to collect the state's six percent sales tax.

3. 3 CHARGED IN FLORIDA A&M COMPUTER HACKING CASE: Three students face conspiracy and related charges for allegedly hacking Florida A&M University's computer system to obtain fraudulent financial aid payments. Federal prosecutors in Tallahassee say the men hacked the university's computer system in 2010. They allegedly used personal identification information of fellow students without those students' knowledge to access their financial aid information.

4. MIAMI ART MUSEUM RECEIVES 300 NEW WORKS OF ART: The new Miami Art Museum has received a gift of nearly 300 works of art for its permanent collection from two longtime collectors in the city. Debra and Dennis Scholl have donated works of large-scale installation, video, photography and experimental art by artists of regional, national and international importance. The artists include Vito Acconci, Liam Gillick and Catherine Opie, among others.

5. SEMINOLES HOPING FOR FAST CLOSE IN RECRUITING WARS: Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher will soon know whether he has netted another top-ranked recruiting class. Most top high school football prospects will make their choices known Wednesday, and Florida State has its fingers crossed on a number of the country's top prep players.

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TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.

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