10 things to know today: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Staff Writer

By Associated Press

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

1. EX-MARINE FOUND GUILTY IN 'AMERICAN SNIPER' TRIAL

Eddie Ray Routh, 27, faces life in prison without parole in the deaths of Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield.

2. PRESSURE MOUNTS ON GOP ON HOMELAND SECURITY BILL

The ball is in the House Republicans' court as their fellow senators agree to fund the department without linking it to rolling back the president's immigration action.

3. CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE HAS CRIME HISTORY

Sean Hosman, whose company is a key player in the national movement to overhaul the incarceration system, is a repeat offender himself.

4. AVALANCHES KILL MORE THAN A HUNDRED IN AFGHANISTAN

About one hundred homes were buried in snow amid winter storms in Panjshir province.

5. WHO IS FAVORED TO WIN BRITAIN'S VOTE

No one, really. Voter disillusionment with the two major political parties means the May poll is truly a "lottery election."

6. UKRAINIAN POWs DIG OUT BODIES OF COMRADES

The captive troops were seen retrieving the remains of their fellow soldiers killed last month in a bitter battle for the city's airport.

7. WHY SAGGING OIL PRICES ARE SENDING COLOMBIANS PACKING

Thousands of people who were employed by a thriving petroleum industry in the Latin American country are now facing a harsh new reality.

8. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WON'T FACE FEDERAL CHARGES

The Justice Department says there isn't enough evidence to prove the former neighborhood watch volunteer killed Trayvon Martin, a black teen, on account of his race.

9. SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CLAIM BY MUSLIM WOMAN

Samantha Elauf says she was turned down for a job by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf.

10. STUDY DETAILS CHALLENGES FACING LGBT HOMELESS YOUTH

A unique federal survey finds that many lesbian, gay and transgender teens resort to earning money through "survival sex" to find shelter.

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