Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. EX-COP'S CHILLING JUSTIFICATION FOR CALIF. KILLING SPREE
"I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own," he says in an online manifesto. "I'm terminating yours."
2. BRENNAN: WATERBOARDING 'REPREHENSIBLE'
Whether or not it produces useful information, the U.S. should never waterboard anyone again, he tells a Senate panel.
3. HOW PEOPLE ARE PREPPING FOR THE NORTHEAST BLIZZARD
Diane Lopes visited a packed supermarket in Gloucester, Mass., to stock up on basic foods — "and lots of wine."
4. IRAN'S CHARM OFFENSIVE IN EGYPT
Ahmadinejad reaches out to Morsi in hopes of forging an alliance that could remake the balance of power in the Middle East.
5. FEW DISPLEASED BY POST OFFICE CUTS
Even many seniors, who remember when mail was a lifeline to the outside world, say they can do without Saturday delivery, which now brings mostly bills and junk.
6. WHY YOU SHOULDN'T SWEAT THIS ASTROID FLYBY
Scientists promise the 150-foot-wide rock will be at least 17,100 miles away when it zips past next Friday.
7. APPLE FACES A REBELLION
An influential investor, Greenlight Capital, wants the company to stop stockpiling cash and give it to shareholders instead.
8. SOUTHERN FOODS LINKED TO STROKES
Blacks in the Southeast suffer more strokes than anyone else — and fried meals and sugary drinks may be to blame.
9. OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILM CARRIES AN AFGHAN BOY TO HOLLYWOOD
The coming-of-age movie is the 14-year-old's ticket to the Academy Awards. It'll be his very first flight.
10. WHAT'S MAKING RUSSIA'S PRESIDENT FUME
A year before the Winter Olympics, Putin can't abide the huge cost overruns in Sochi, the host city.