Good morning: 15+ things to know for Thursday

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

1. HOW AN AMERICAN-US AIR MERGER WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS: The world's biggest airline may not be a reality for years, but further consolidation is likely to raise fares.

2. OLYMPIAN "BLADE RUNNER" ARRESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOOTING: Oscar Pistorius is taken into custody after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home.

3. TEAR GAS BLAMED FOR SETTING CABIN ABLAZE: A sheriff says his deputies didn't intentionally burn down the building where fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner is believed to have died.

4. WASHINGTON'S MOST POWERFUL REPUBLICAN PULLS BACK: John Boehner says the House will consider proposals brought to them, rather than try to push new ideas.

5. A LONG JOURNEY'S END FOR STRANDED CRUISE SHIP: Carnival's Triumph, carrying more than 4,000 passengers who describe dismal conditions aboard, is docking in Alabama later today.

6. DOCUMENTS DETAIL TIES BETWEEN NIXON, CLINTON: In the final months of his life, Richard Nixon quietly advised President Bill Clinton on navigating the post-Cold War world, even offering to serve as a conduit for messages to Russian President Boris Yeltsin and other government officials, newly declassified documents show.

7. WHAT 1 IN 9 WOMEN DO THE MORNING AFTER: A study of sexually active women aged 15 to 44 say they have taken the morning-after pill to end pregnancy after sex.

8. LONG-MARRIED VALENTINES SHARE THEIR SECRETS: Murray Redlitz, who has been married to Esther for 66 years, says the key is pretty simple: compromise, compromise, compromise.

9. INVESTIGATED REF DENIES FIXING SOCCER MATCHES: The AP reports referees like Ibrahim Chaibou are tempting targets for match-fixers because their decisions are crucial to a game's outcome.

10. THERE SHE IS, BACK ON THE BOARDWALK: The Miss America pageant is headed back to Atlantic City after spending the past seven years in Las Vegas.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. PUBLIX TO OFFER DIGITAL COUPONS: Publix Supermarkets is about to take a huge leap into the world of digital couponing. The grocery giant is launching an online system this week that lets shoppers browse hundreds of relatively higher-value coupons online, virtually clip them out, and redeem the discounts automatically at the checkout lane.

2. GOV. SCOTT WANTS $4.5 MIL TO HELP TRAFFICKING VICTIMS: Gov. Rick Scott wants to earmark roughly $4.5 million in the state budget to fight human trafficking and help victims recover in a safe place after they're rescued. The bulk of the money will create 30 rape crisis centers statewide and help improve law enforcement response to crimes of rape and sexual abuse.

3. PANEL: 1 FLORIDA UNIVERSITY SHOULD TAKE ONLINE LEAD: A Board of Governors committee is recommending that one of Florida's state universities should take the lead on online learning for the entire system. The Strategic Planning Committee agreed on that proposal Wednesday in Gainesville after listening to a presentation on the University of Florida's online strategies.

4. FLORIDA GOVERNOR TO LEAD TRADE MISSION TO PARIS: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading on another trade mission, and this time he's going to Paris. The state's jobs development agency announced Wednesday that Scott will lead a delegation of aviation, aerospace and defense firms to the 50th International Paris Air Show in June. Scott last year attended an air show held in the United Kingdom.

5. DOH WANTS TO REVOKE MIAMI DOC'S LICENSE: State health officials are recommending that the Board of Medicine revoke the medical license of a Miami doctor who prescribed about 96,685 mental health drugs to Medicaid patients in 18 months. Florida Department of Health officials recommended last month that the Board of Medicine reprimand, fine or limit Dr. Fernando Mendez Villamil's practice.

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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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