The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
The world's biggest social networking company is buying the mobile messaging service for up to $19 billion in cash and stock.
President Yanukovych meets with opposition leaders, and the two sides agree to halt the violence and hold talks.
Russia's hockey team - and 15-year-old figure skater - both fall; Ted Ligety becomes the first American man with two Alpine skiing gold medals; and Pussy Riot members are publicly horsewhipped by auxiliary police.
The Homeland Security Department abruptly drops plans to ask a private company for access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information.
A judge strikes down the governor's approval of a route through Nebraska for the pipe that would carry crude from Canada to Texas.
A senior Taliban official says indirect talks with Washington in recent months focused on exchanging Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo for a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan.
The resettlement program offers a one-way ticket and a stipend - but no guarantee of safety from conflict or persecution.
New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver vaginally before assuming labor has stalled, the latest recommendation in efforts to prevent unnecessary C-sections.
Weeks of subfreezing temperatures are giving way to 40s and 50s, putting many Midwestern and Northeastern cities on guard for flooding.
The late actor's will requests that the boy be raised in New York, Chicago or San Francisco so he'll be exposed to "culture, arts and architecture.''
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