10 Things to Know for Wednesday


David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service, poses with some of 1,427 Gold-Rush era U.S. gold coins, at his office in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. A California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across the modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said Hall, who recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to about $27,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) | Zoom

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

1. FEW WOMEN IN THE ARMY WANT COMBAT JOBS

Pentagon survey shows that soldiers of both genders are nervous about females entering combat jobs.

2. OBAMA ISSUES WARNING TO KARZAI

The president threatens to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan if Kabul doesn't sign a security pact with Washington.

3. HOW MEXICO IS DELAYING GUZMAN'S EXTRADITION TO THE U.S.

Judges ruled that the captured drug lord will face more than half a dozen charges before they even consider handing him over to Washington.

4. WHAT THE COLLAPSE OF AN EXCHANGE MEANS FOR BITCOIN

The mystery surrounding the virtual currency is heightened and its value plummets because of the closure of a Tokyo trading platform.

5. A GLIMMER OF HOPE IN CHILD OBESITY BATTLE

Researchers find that obesity among children ages 2 to 5 decreased _ to 8 percent, from 14 percent a decade ago, a 43 percent drop.

6. MILITANTS ATTACK SCHOOL IN NIGERIA KILLING DOZENS

Islamist gunmen set fire to a locked dormitory in the north of the country then shot and slit the throats of students who were trying to flee.

7. EXPERTS WORRIED ABOUT HEALTH CARE COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Documents show that more than two-thirds of state systems that were supposed to verify personal information were initially rated as "high risk" for security problems.

8. WHY SENATE RACES MAY WORSEN GOP DIVIDE

Strategists say several establishment Republicans are trying to clobber tea party candidates and the companies helping to fund them.

9. FDA WEIGHS RISKS OF 3-PERSON EMBRYO FERTILIZATION

Preliminary tests suggest the technique may allow mothers to give birth to healthy children, but experts say it could take decades to confirm its safety.

10. CALIFORNIA COUPLE FIND A `POT OF GOLD'

Husband and wife discover $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins dating from 1847 to 1894 buried in the shadow of an old tree in their backyard.


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