Created: 02/26/2015 7:52 PM
By: By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. FCC COMES DOWN IN FAVOR OF 'NET NEUTRALITY'
New rules are aimed at preventing broadband providers from striking deals with content providers like Google, Netflix or Twitter to move their data faster, at the expense of other online traffic.
2. 'JIHADI JOHN' IDENTIFIED
The British-accented militant shown in several chilling terror videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a man in his mid-20s who was born in Kuwait and raised in west London.
3. BRIEF REPRIEVE LIKELY FOR HOMELAND SECURITY
Legislation to provide funding for the federal agency for three weeks is set to be put to a vote in the House.
4. MISSOURI GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE DIES IN APPARENT SUICIDE
The shooting occurs just minutes after Republican Tom Schweich had called The Associated Press to invite a reporter to his home for an afternoon interview.
5. WHO'S TAKING HIS SHOW ON THE ROAD — TO CUBA
Conan O'Brien's TV talker will air from the isolated island next week.
6. HOPEFUL SIGNS IN UKRAINE
Government troops and the opposing rebels begin pulling back heavy weapons in the east in line with a cease-fire agreement.
7. EXTREMISTS BENT ON DESTROYING HERITAGE OF LANDS THEY CONTROL
A video released by the Islamic State group depicts men using sledgehammers to smash ancient Mesopotamian statues and other artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul.
8. HOW RESTAURANTS GET YOU TO SPEND (AND EAT) MORE
Among numerous tactics is leaving dollar signs off the menu when listing prices. "When you use dollar signs, your food looks more expensive," a consultant says.
9. FRESHMAN GUARD GOES ON SCORING TEAR
Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes erupts for 30 points in the final 4:38 in a game against Miami.
10. WHICH OSCAR DRESS IS MISSING
A $150,000 gown adorned with thousands of pearls and worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Academy Awards is reported stolen.
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