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10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. OBAMA PROPOSES WAR AUTHORIZATION AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE

The president says the group could threaten the U.S. homeland if left unchecked.

2. STATE INVESTIGATORS COMBING THROUGH WRECKAGE OF BOERNE HOUSE EXPLOSION

Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office will continue to search for clues at the site of a explosion at a home in Boerne Tuesday afternoon.

3. THREE MUSLIM STUDENTS SHOT TO DEATH NEAR UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

Police charge Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, with three counts of first-degree murder, but do not release a motive.

4. TEXAS MAN GETS 40 YEARS FOR BURNING 13-YEAR-OLD BOY

Jurors imposed a 40-year prison sentence on a Texas man convicted in a childhood arson attack on a 13-year-old boy.

5. POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES HALF A BILLION DOLLARS

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $500 million, making Wednesday night's drawing the one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history.

6. VALENTINE'S DAY SCAMS HIT THE INTERNET

As Valentine's Day approaches, experts are warning against online scams hitting the internet this year that can quickly turn to heartbreak for many.

7. BRIAN WILLIAMS GIVEN 6-MONTH SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY

NBC says the anchor's misstatements were inexcusable and jeopardized the trust he has built up with viewers.

8. WHO MIGHT REPLACE JON STEWART

His passion, wit and boldness will be difficult to re-create but John Oliver, Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones might prove to be worthy of the host chair

9. 2 SLEEPING IN DUMPSTER GET EMPTIED INTO GARBAGE TRUCK

Authorities in Florida say a man and woman who were intoxicated had to be rescued after falling asleep in a dumpster that was later emptied into a garbage truck.

10. HOW A 'FROZEN ZOO' COULD HELP SAVE SPECIES

The San Diego Zoo amasses a vast genetic collection that could be the hope of saving endangered animals such as the northern white rhinoceros.