House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) conducts his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol, on July 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner spoke about the ongoing dept ceiling negotiation's with the Administration. (Photo by Mark …
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. HOW AN AMERICAN-US AIR MERGER WILL AFFECT TRAVELERS
The world's biggest airline may not be a reality for years, but further consolidation is likely to raise fares.
2. OLYMPIAN "BLADE RUNNER" CHARGED IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOOTING
Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home.
3. TEAR GAS BLAMED FOR SETTING CABIN ABLAZE
A sheriff says his deputies didn't intentionally burn down the building where fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner is believed to have died.
4. WASHINGTON'S MOST POWERFUL REPUBLICAN PULLS BACK
John Boehner says the House will consider proposals brought to them, rather than try to push new ideas.
5. A LONG JOURNEY'S END FOR STRANDED CRUISE SHIP
Carnival's Triumph, carrying more than 4,000 passengers who describe dismal conditions aboard, is docking in Alabama later today.
6. ISRAEL ACKNOWLEDGES `PRISONER X'
An Australian-Israeli citizen mysteriously died in prison in 2010 after an apparent career in Israel's spy agency.
7. WHAT 1 IN 9 WOMEN DO THE MORNING AFTER
A study of sexually active women aged 15 to 44 say they have taken the morning-after pill to end pregnancy after sex.
8. LONG-MARRIED VALENTINES SHARE THEIR SECRETS
Murray Redlitz, who has been married to Esther for 66 years, says the key is pretty simple: compromise, compromise, compromise.
9. INVESTIGATED REF DENIES FIXING SOCCER MATCHES
The AP reports referees like Ibrahim Chaibou are tempting targets for match-fixers because their decisions are crucial to a game's outcome.
10. THERE SHE IS, BACK ON THE BOARDWALK
The Miss America pageant is headed back to Atlantic City after spending the past seven years in Las Vegas.
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