TGIF! 15+ things to know for Friday

In this photo provided Friday, March 1, 2013, by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, at center with red skull cap, officially takes over the vacant See as camerlengo, chamberlain, before sealing Pope Benedict XVI's apartment, after Benedict left the Vatican on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign Thursday, ending an eight-year pontificate shaped by struggles to move the church past sex abuse scandals and to reawaken Christianity in an indifferent world. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

In this photo provided Friday, March 1, 2013, by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, at center with red skull cap, officially takes over the vacant See as camerlengo, chamberlain, before sealing Pope Benedict XVI's apartment, after Benedict left the Vatican on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign Thursday, ending an eight-year pontificate shaped by struggles to move the church past sex abuse scandals and to reawaken Christianity in an indifferent world. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

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

1. WHO'S RUNNING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: With the pope's retirement, ultimate power now resides with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and the College of Cardinals.

2. NO EXPECTATIONS OF BREAKTHROUGH AS CLOCK TICKS TOWARD SPENDING CUTS: Obama summons leaders from both parties to the White House to stake out their fiscal positions hours away from sequestration.

3. WHY 'DIGITAL ASSETS' ARE CAUSING A NATIONAL DEBATE: As more and more memories are stored online, families are seeking access to social media accounts that belong to their deceased loved ones.

4. HOW A MINNESOTA TOWN IS TACKLING GUN VIOLENCE: Police are setting up satellite offices in city's public schools to discourage would-be armed attackers.

5. WHITE HOUSE BOLSTERS GAY MARRIAGE: The Obama administration, in a "friend-of-the-court" brief, urges the Supreme Court to allow same-sex unions to resume in California.

6. WORKPLACE BULLYING GETS HIGHER PROFILE: Advocacy groups and some employers are working to bring an end to toxic work environments.

7. AN UNLIKELY REBEL: The AP's Ben Hubbard recounts the life and death in Syria of a veterinarian-turned-revolutionary fighter.

8. FOUL PLAY IS SUSPECTED IN PRIZED PET'S DEATH: Show dog owner is not ruling out that someone poisoned her Samoyed while it competed at the Westminster Kennel Club Show.

9. ANOTHER KIND OF BUZZ KILL: Two studies conclude that wild bees like the American bumblebee are, at least in the Midwest, dwindling at an alarming rate.

10. THE HEART OF A LION: France's King Richard I, the 12th-century warrior known as Lionheart, ended up with a heart full of daisies, myrtle, mint and frankincense, an analysis of the embalmed organ shows.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. HUGE SINKHOLE SWALLOWS MAN: A man is missing after a large sinkhole opened under the bedroom of a house near Tampa and his brother says the man screamed for help as the collapse happened.

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2. MIAMI POLICE BEGIN ENFORCING CURFEW LAW: Miami police have started enforcing a teen curfew. Spokesman Willie Moreno says the department started enforcing the existing county law Wednesday. Moreno says students will soon be on spring break, and the curfew has been periodically enforced over the years when kids are out of school. He insisted the curfew was not in response to a recent series of shootings in the city.

3. WIFE OF FLAGLER OFFICIAL PLEADS IN TRAFFIC CASE: The wife of a Flagler County School Board member has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a deadly November 2011 crash. Jamesine Fischer was in court Thursday. She faces up to three years in prison at an April sentencing.

4. FLUORIDE RETURNS TO PINELLAS COUNTY WATER: One of the largest counties in Florida will add fluoride back into its water after a debate over whether the chemical is beneficial for fighting tooth decay or toxic and an affront to personal liberty. Fluoride will be added Friday to Pinellas County's water, affecting about 700,000 people.

5. JACKSONVILLE MAN GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN GIRLFRIEND'S DEATH: A Jacksonville man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the strangling death of his girlfriend. Duval County prosecutors had been seeking a first-degree murder conviction, while attorneys for 27-year-old Kevin Christopher Jones had been hoping jurors would come back with a manslaughter verdict Wednesday. He faces possible life in prison at his sentencing.

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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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