10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Posted: Feb 24, 2016 11:38 PM
10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. REPUBLICANS BARREL TOWARD SUPER TUESDAY

Trump predicts that the relative civility between Rubio and himself will fall away in the frantic grasp for hundreds of convention delegates.

2. IRAN HOLDING AMERICAN FATHER, SON

Family and friends say a U.S. citizen who is the father of a detained American in Iran has been arrested by Iranian authorities.

3. NEVADA'S GOP GOVERNOR POSSIBLE SUPREME COURT PICK

The nomination of a Republican would be seen as an attempt by Obama to break the Senate GOP blockade of any of his choices.

4. UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDS SYRIAN TRUCE

Plans for the cease-fire remain shaky at best, with major questions over how it would be enforced.

5. HOW STRONGLY APPLE FEELS ABOUT DISPUTE WITH FBI

CEO Tim Cook said he's prepared to take the fight over an encrypted iPhone to the U.S. Supreme Court.

6. CUBA ESCALATES BATTLE AGAINST ZIKA VIRUS

Soldiers go door-to-door across the island, filling houses with mosquito-killing fog in an effort to keep the virus out of one of the last countries in the hemisphere without it.

7. WHY EVEN SPAM IS BEING TURNED INTO A SNACK

Around-the-clock grazing is upending the way people eat, so companies are reimagining foods that aren't normally seen as snacks.

8. FLU VACCINE DOING BETTER JOB THIS YEAR

Preliminary data suggest it's 59 percent effective — a big improvement from last winter in the U.S. when the vaccine was less than 20 percent effective.

9. WHICH MOVIE WILL WIN BEST PICTURE OSCAR

The AP's Lindsey Bahr predicts it'll be "Revenant," while fellow AP film writer Jake Coyle is guessing "Spotlight."

10. NFL TEAMS LAY IT ON THE LINE

Because it's so important to keep quarterbacks from serious injury, offensive linemen will be as scrutinized as ever this week at the NFL combine.