News

10 for today: Thursday, Feb. 20

10 for today: Thursday, Feb. 20

CATCHING HIS BREATH: United States' Bill Demong catches his breath after the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined Gundersen large hill team competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Photo: Associated Press/Dmitry Lovetsky

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. DESPITE TRUCE, DEADLY KIEV CLASHES RENEW

Fierce clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine’s capital erupt and an AP reporter sees 10 bodies laid out near the protest encampment.

2. TEARFUL KOREAN REUNIONS BEGIN

Weeping and embracing, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunite — temporarily.

3. WHERE LOTTERY TICKET WORTH $425 MILLION WAS SOLD

Officials say the winning ticket — 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34 — was bought in California at convenience store north of San Jose.

4. FACEBOOK’S $19 BILLION BET ON WHATSAPP RAISES CONCERNS

Some industry watchers fear tech companies are becoming overzealous in pursuit of promising new products and services.

5. GROUP SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE MAY HAVE KILLED CIVILIANS

U.S. says it hit al-Qaida members in Yemen strike, but Human Rights Watch says a dozen people on their way to a wedding may have died.

6. UGANDA LAW WOULD IMPOSE LIFE SENTENCE FOR SOME HOMOSEXUAL ACTS

President’s decision to sign legislation highlights apparent inability of Western governments to temper anti-gay measures in Africa.

7. WHY DEAL TO MOVE U.S. MARINE BASE ON OKINAWA OPENS NEW FRUSTRATIONS

Less-crowded location was supposed to placate Okinawans. Instead it reinforces that U.S. military won’t be reducing its forces in Japan.

8. WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING AT IN CRASH OF UPS CARGO JET

Pilot fatigue among the issues the safety board is eyeing in the accident that killed two pilots in Alabama last August.

9. FIGHT OVER KEYSTONE PIPELINE UNLIKELY TO END SOON

As pressure was building on Obama to make a decision, judge rejects Nebraska law allowing oil line to pass through the state.

10. TWO DOZEN TRIBAL CEREMONIAL ITEMS SET TO RETURN TO ARIZONA

A charitable foundation pays $530,000 at an auction in France for hoods, ornate masks that Hopi, Apache tribes say promote healing and harmony.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

SD Senate State Affairs Committee Hears Death Penalty Repeal Bill

state capitol pierre

A bill that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota is in front of the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning.

4 hours ago in Local

Davison County Commission Rejects Permit for Wind Farm

WindEnergy

The Davison County Commission voted 4-1 yesterday to deny a conditional use permit for a proposed wind farm just west of Mitchell.

7 hours ago in Local

Medicaid Expansion Still on Track in SD

Bernie Hunhoff

There isn’t much talk about Medicaid expansion in Pierre right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything moving.

7 hours ago in Local

Aging SD Population will Pressure State Finances

JeanHunhoff131

While much of the legislative attention is focused on giving teachers’ pay raises, another sector of public service employees may need to be next.

8 hours ago in Local

SD Senator John Thune Pushing for Aggressive Senate Agenda

John Thune 11815

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that they may not take up many major issues this year due to the Presidential election in November.