10 Things to Know for Today
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- January 29, 2013 - 5:35 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SAFETY PROBLEMS AT SITE OF DEADLY BRAZIL FIRE
The nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape — and just one exit.
2. OBAMA TO PUSH IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL
The president will try to drum up support for proposals to give illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship at a speech in Vegas.
3. BOY SCOUTS POISED TO REVOKE NO-GAYS POLICY
Individual Scout units would be able to decide for themselves whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders.
4. HOW NORTH KOREA COULD CONDUCT A NUCLEAR TEST WITHOUT DETECTION
Satellite images show a mountainside tunnel could be sealed for an underground explosion.
5. TIMBUKTU UNDER MALI'S CONTROL
The fabled desert city was held overnight after the retreat of Islamist extremists who first burned a library of thousands of ancient manuscripts.
6. US PROTESTS AS IRAN PUTS A MONKEY INTO SPACE
The State Department says the mission is "directly relevant" to long-range ballistic missile development.
7. TRANSPLANT SURGERY FOR SOLDIER WHO LOST FOUR LIMBS
Brendan Marrocco will speak later today about his double-arm transplant.
8. WHY THE DUTCH QUEEN IS ABDICATING THE THRONE
Beatrix is ending her reign after 33 years to pass the crown to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander.
9. HOW TO HAVE A FUNERAL FOR A CADAVER
At an Indiana medical school, relatives attend memorials around the flower-covered tables where their loved ones were dissected.
10. FROM KATRINA TO THE SUPER BOWL
New Orleans hosts its first Super Bowl in 11 years and gives football fans a look at its comeback from the 2005 storm that left it in shambles.
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