7 things to know now: Dad charged in daughter's death; Trump's event; Republican debate


7 things to know now: Dad charged in daughter's death; Trump's event; Republican debate

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

 1. Father charged: The father of a 12-year-old  Pennsylvania girl who was shot and killed  by police as they tried to serve an eviction notice has been charged with homicide. David Meyer, 57, pulled a loaded rifle on police as they attempted to serve eviction papers on Jan. 11. The officer serving  the notice fired one shot at Meyer. The bullet passed through Meyer’s arm and struck Ciara Meyer who was standing behind her father. "Meyer's reckless conduct, knowing his daughter was standing behind him, triggered a chain of events that tragically led to the death of Ciara Meyer," District Attorney Andrew Bender told a local TV station.

2. Trump-less debate: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio went after each other during Thursday’s Republican debate while the party’s front runner, Donald Trump, held his own event a few miles away. Trump refused to join the other candidates on the debate stage in Des Moines saying  he would not get a fair shake  from Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly. Trump held a benefit for veterans at Drake University.

3. Pay equity: The Obama administration is expected to announce new rules for companies that would require them to break down pay for employees by gender, ethnicity and race. The move is aimed to highlight pay discrepancies in companies that pay women and minorities less than they do men for the same work. The new requirement would apply to companies that employ 100 or more people.

4. Video of shooting: The FBI has released a video that shows the shooting death of one of the men who occupied a wildlife refuge in Oregon.  The video shows Robert Finicum reaching into his jacket pocket as he is shot by authorities. The FBI said he had a loaded gun in his pocket. Some supporting the occupation of the wildlife preserve say Finicum did nothing to provoke the shooting.

5. Russian jets: The Pentagon says a Russian jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force spy plane Monday over the Black Sea. The incident took place in international air space, a Department of Defense spokeswoman told Fox News.

And  one more

Paul Kantner, who was one of the founders of the ’60s group the Jefferson Airplane, died Thursday in San Francisco. Kantner, who penned such hits as “Wooden Ships” and “Volunteers,” was 74.

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