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. POLICE FIND TESTOSTERONE, NEEDLES AT PISTORIUS HOME: The suggestion that the Olympian double-amputee could have used performance-enhancing drugs came at his bail hearing for the killing of his girlfriend.

2. U.S. TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS FOR CYBERESPIONAGE: Obama's get-tough tactics on China could include fines, penalties and other trade restrictions.

3. HOW 'UNIT 61398' OPERATES: The group believed to have orchestrated a U.S. hacking operation from Shanghai recruits from universities and favors English-language skills.

4. GAS EXPLOSION TAKES OUT KANSAS CITY BLOCK: Cadaver dogs are searching through the rubble of a restaurant for bodies. More than a dozen people were injured.

5. GENERAL IN PETRAEUS SCANDAL RETIRES: Marine Gen. John Allen, who cited his wife's health, had appeared a shoo-in to be the next commander of allied forces in Europe.

6. GREECE GOES ON STRIKE: Unions planned a 24-hour walkout against austerity measures, while unemployment soars to nearly 30 percent in the financially troubled country.

7. WHAT COLLEGE RAISED $1 BILLION IN A YEAR: Stanford University set a new fundraising record, ranking first in an annual survey for the eighth straight year.

8. POLICE I.D. GUNMAN IN CALIF. SPREE THAT LEFT 4 DEAD: The shooter was an unemployed, 20-year-old part-time student who lived with his parents.

9. BRITAIN SLAMS NOVELIST FOR CALLING KATE A 'PLASTIC PRINCESS': Prime Minister David Cameron blasted Hilary Mantel for a speech calling the wife of Prince William "a jointed doll on which certain rags were hung."

10. HOW FIFTH GRADERS CENTER THEMSELVES: The suburban Philadelphia students sit on brightly colored yoga balls, which teachers say let children naturally fidget without disrupting class.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. FLORIDA IMAM BACK ON STAND IN TALIBAN TERROR CASE: The imam at a South Florida mosque will take the witness stand for a second day in his trial on charges of funneling cash to the Pakistani Taliban terror organization. Hafiz Khan is denying any connection to the Taliban or providing money for weapons or bombs. Prosecutors say the 77-year-old cleric funneled at least $50,000 to the terror organization.

2. FLORIDA GOVERNOR COULD GET MORE POWER OVER PICKING JUDGES: Florida House Republicans are bringing back a bill to give Gov. Rick Scott more influence over the state's judicial branch. A House panel on Wednesday is expected to take up a measure that gives the governor more control over judicial nominating commissions. Those boards screen judicial applicants and recommend to the governor who should be appointed to the bench.

3. NEW EPCOT EXHIBIT LOOKS AT EVERYDAY FLOW OF DATA: Epcot is opening a new exhibit focusing on the process of innovation. Tourists will begin passing through the 6,600-square-foot IBM THINK attraction on Wednesday.

4. FLORIDA JUSTICES DENY APPEAL FOR TROOPER'S KILLER: The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously denied a post-conviction appeal and stay sought by a drug trafficker who is facing execution on Feb. 26 for killing a state trooper with a pipe bomb. An attorney for 47-year-old Paul Augustus Howell says additional appeals, though, will be filed in state and federal courts.

5. ETHICS BILL GOES TO FULL FLORIDA SENATE: A wide ranging ethics bill is heading to the Senate floor where it is expected to be one of the first bills passed when the legislative session begins March 5. The Senate Rules Committee approved the bill on Tuesday.

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