Top 10 things to know about today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
AP Wire
Jan 16, 2013

 

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 2½ 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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