10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
AP Wire
Jan 29, 2013

 

1. BOY SCOUTS POISED FOR A BIG CHANGE

Under a new policy, sponsors of individual Scout units would be able to decide for themselves whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders.

2. A SHOW OF BIPARTISANSHIP ON IMMIGRATION

Leading senators of both parties outline legislation aimed at giving some 11 million illegal immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship.

3. WHY SO MANY DIED IN BRAZIL BLAZE

The nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape — and just one exit.

4. THE SLINGS AND ARROWS AIMED AT CHUCK HAGEL

An AP fact-check finds that many of the claims by opponents of Obama's choice to head the Defense Department are overblown.

5. WHO IS WORRIED ABOUT EGYPT'S MASKED MEN

A mysterious group called the Black Bloc says it is defending protesters, but some fear it could prompt an Islamist backlash.

6. U.S. PROTESTS AS IRAN PUTS A MONKEY INTO SPACE

Any space launch "is directly relevant to the development of long-range ballistic missiles," the State Department says.

7. HOW AN UNUSUAL DOUBLE-ARM TRANSPLANT IS WORKING OUT

"Ohh yeah today has been one month since my surgery and (my arms) already move a little," tweets recipient Brendan Marrocco, a wounded Iraq vet.

8. ONE CALAMITY AFTER ANOTHER — AND NOW A DRY SPELL

Drought-stricken Caddo County, Okla., has been declared a federal disaster area nine times since 2007.

9. 'HE NEVER SEEMED TO BE A HELP TO HER'

In "Remembering Whitney," Cissy Houston writes that she had doubts about Bobby Brown from the start.

10. AT QB, A COUPLE OF SUPER BOWL NOBODIES

But one will leave New Orleans as football's newest star.

 

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