Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. REPUBLICANS HUSTLE TO HOUSTON FOR DEBATE
Donald Trump's rivals get one more chance to challenge the GOP front-runner on the debate stage before next week's slate of Super Tuesday nominating contests.
2. WHICH CANDIDATE'S WIFE HAD SMALL-TOWN SLOVENIAN ROOTS AND BIG DREAMS?
Melania Trump was not always a glamorous former model swathed in couture and married to the U.S. Republican presidential front-runner, but she could be the next First Lady.
3. DO AMERICANS REALLY SUPPORT MEDICARE FOR ALL?
An AP-GfK Poll says support is shaky for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all."
4. POWERFUL STORMS ARE STRIKING THE EASTERN SEABOARD
A major storm system is sweeping across the U.S. East Coast, killing four people in Virginia and knocking out power to tens of thousands.
5. WHERE THE FATHER OF A DETAINED AMERICAN IS ALSO NOW HELD
An Iranian lawyer confirms to AP that another US citizen, the father of an American-Iranian held in Iran for four months, is also in custody there.
6. COOPERATION WITH ISRAEL PUTS PALESTINIAN FORCES IN A TOUGH SPOT
Israeli raids are undermining the Palestinian public's trust in their own security forces and jeopardizing one of the last areas of official contact between Israel and the Palestinians.
7. COLORADO SHOOTER HAD RANTED ONLINE AGAINST GOVERNMENT
Martin Wirth fumed over police brutality and corrupt mortgage companies — anger that turned horribly violent when he shot three law officers trying to serve an eviction notice and then was killed himself.
8. YOU HAVE ENTERED A NO-SELFIE ZONE
As Indians embrace smartphones, more are taking lethal risks to click selfies they can share, so Mumbai has declared some areas off-limits to the mobile self-portrait.
9. A DICTATOR'S SON AIMS FOR PHILLIPINES' NO. 2 JOB
Three decades after a "people power" revolt ousted his dictator father, Philippine Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is dazzling voters on the campaign trail in his bid to become vice president.
10. WHO HAS TIED THE NBA RECORD WITH A 3-POINTER IN 127 STRAIGHT GAMES?
Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry, the reigning NBA MVP, has tied the league's record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer, and hit one to seal a win over the Miami Heat.