10 Things to Know for Today, Feb. 7, 2018
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Today:
1 - SUNNIER DAY ON WALL STREET
U.S. stocks rally as a late surge helps them regain almost half their losses from the day before, when they had their biggest plunge in 6½ years.
2 - STOPGAP SPENDING BILL ADVANCES
Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, U.S. lawmakers are on track avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown.
3 - 'LIKE A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE'
SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars.
4 - WHAT'S GIVING DEMOCRATS HOPE
Pennsylvania is crucial to the party's efforts to regain control of the U.S. House, and a recent redistricting decision gives that strategy a boost.
5 - PROGRESS REPORTED IN CUTTING-EDGE TREATMENT
A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or safety issues have emerged from the first man's treatment nearly three months ago.
6 - WHY 'BLACK PANTHER' IS A MUST-SEE
The black superhero film is an overdue cinematic landmark, the AP's Jake Coyle reports. But it's also simply ravishing grand-scale filmmaking.
7 - QUAKE STRIKES ALONG 'RING OF FIRE'
The magnitude-6.4 earthquake near the coast of Taiwan kills at least two people and injures more than 200 others.
8 - OUTLAYS FOR AMERICA'S LONGEST WAR CONTINUE
The Pentagon says the Afghan war is costing American taxpayers $45 billion a year, with no end in sight.
9 - HOW DISNEY IMAGINES THE FUTURE
The company's recent acquisitions and plans to launch two separate streaming services for sports and entertainment are a big bet on what the next generation of entertainment will look like.
10 - SKIERS TO SHARE PYEONGCHANG SPOTLIGHT
Separated in age by about a decade, Americans Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing.