10 Things to Know for Wednesday
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- January 15, 2013 - 8:37 PM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. NEW YORK REACTS TO SCHOOL MASSACRE
Getting a jump on the federal government, the state enacts the toughest gun restrictions in the nation.
2. WHO'S BEING BLAMED FOR SYRIAN DEATHS
Activists say government airstrikes killed 80 people at a university in Syria's largest city. State media blame rebel rockets.
3. A WAY FOR ARMSTRONG TO GET BACK IN THE GAME
The World Anti-Doping Agency says he must confess under oath if he wants to reduce his lifetime ban from sports.
4. HOUSE OKS BILLIONS FOR SANDY VICTIMS
Aid approval comes 2 1/2 months after the superstorm tore parts of the Northeast asunder.
5. AN UNSETTLING FLU STAT
Twenty flu-related deaths have been reported among children already this winter.
6. FIND IT ON FACEBOOK
The social network, aiming to compete better with Google and other rivals, unveils a new search feature.
7. OBAMA TO MORSI: TAKE IT BACK
The president demands that the Egyptian leader repudiate "deeply offensive" remarks about Jews.
8. WHERE MARK SANFORD IS SETTING HIS SIGHTS
The disgraced ex-governor of South Carolina will announce on Wednesday that he's running for the House.
9. ANOTHER SIGN OF A THAWING CUBA
Dissidents say the government is promising to let them come and go freely.
10. WHY `AMERICAN IDOL' HAS HIGH RATINGS HOPES
The show, which returns Wednesday, is shelling out $36 million for superstar judges.
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