13 Things to Know for Friday

February 15, 2013 3:57:59 AM PST
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  1. TODAY'S WEATHER:
    Another chilly morning, with most of us starting the day in the 30s & 40s. Mostly sunny, upper 60s this afternoon. A mostly dry cold front arrives late tonight/early Saturday morning. The atmosphere over southeast Texas looks to be too dry to support much more than very light precipitation as this front moves through. Cooler this weekend, with lows close to freezing & highs in the 50s. Look for an active weather pattern next week, with several chances for rain and storms.
    Need more details? Here's the full weather forecast.

  2. TODAY'S HOROSCOPE:
    You're in overdrive over the next few days. Focus on a goal. There are great strides to be made when Mars, Saturn, and Pluto propel you forward. Tonight, the earthy Moon in Taurus aspects Pluto in Capricorn and singles can make solid links. Couples, it's a garden of earthly delights.
    What's your sign? See today's horoscope specific to you.

  3. WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS:
    Find out if you're rich, with the latest winning numbers for all the Texas lottery games.
    Cash 5: 06-08-15-24-28
    Daily 4 Night: 9-9-8-0, Sum It Up: 26
    Pick 3 Night: 8-4-3, Sum It Up: 15
    Two Step: 06-10-29-34, Bonus: 29

    Did you win? Check your lottery numbers now!

  4. WHAT PASSENGERS ARE DOING AFTER BELATED "TRIUMPH"
    After five numbing days at sea aboard the disabled Carnival cruise ship, passengers are checking into hotels for a hot shower, fresh-cooked food and sleep or boarding buses for a long haul home.
  5. "BLADE RUNNER" CHARGED, WEEPS IN COURT
    Prosecutors to pursue premeditated murder charge against Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius, accused of killing his model girlfriend in South Africa.
  6. WHAT FLASHED THROUGH RUSSIAN SKIES
    A meteor estimated at 10 tons streaks across the sky above the Ural Mountains, causing explosions and reportedly injuring hundreds of people, most by broken glass.
  7. DORNER PROBE REACHES NEXT PHASE
    As investigators examine the burned human remains found after a shootout at a California cabin, how the ex-LAPD officer suspected of killing four people died may prove elusive.
  8. THE CONSEQUENCES OF BACKING GAY MARRIAGE
    An AP analysis of same-sex marriage votes in eight states show that Republican lawmakers who backed it often faced consequences -- including loss of their seats.
  9. A REAL CLOSE ENCOUNTER
    NASA promises a 150-foot asteroid hurtling toward Earth's backyard will miss the planet by 17,150 miles, but it's destined to make the closest known flyby for a rock of this size.
  10. SOME QUESTION PAKISTANI TALIBAN LEADER'S MOTIVES
    Those familiar with the militant group say the chief's peace offering is an attempt to regain stature, silence critics and gain concessions from a weak government.
  11. BOTTOMS UP, FOR A GOOD CAUSE
    A new Houston bar is offering its customers a pledge that 100 percent of its profits will be donated to a different local charity or social cause each month.
  12. NO TIGER BLOOD REQUIRED FOR THIS ALTRUISM
    Charlie Sheen donates $10,000 for a therapy dog to help a Florida girl severely injured in an amusement park ride in Wisconsin.
  13. WHO MAY BE BEHIND SUSPECTED MATCH FIXING
    Prosecutors investigating dozens of Italian soccer games they believe were fixed have followed a trail back to a mysterious figure in Singapore.

The Associated Press and Horoscope.com contributed to this report.
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