10 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
AP Wire
Jan 10, 2014

1. CHRISTIE FIRES AIDE, APOLOGIZES TO FORT LEE RESIDENTS

The New Jersey governor's leadership and integrity have come into question as he lays the groundwork for a possible 2016 White House run.

2. WHAT TEMPERED HAGEL'S VISIT TO NUCLEAR MISSILE BASE

The defense secretary learned two officers at another facility are being investigated for allegations of drug possession.

3. HOW MUCH THE DEEP FREEZE MAY HAVE COST AMERICANS

School closures, airline disruptions, lost productivity and repairs could have a $5 billion price tag according to one estimate.

4. SYRIAN REBEL GROUP CLOSE TO COLLAPSE AS TALKS NEAR

The Western-backed coalition is dogged down by infighting particularly about whether to talk to Assad's government at the upcoming meeting in Switzerland.

5. AMIRI BARAKA, MILITANT MAN OF LETTERS, DIES

The controversial poet and playwright was both revered and reviled for works that called for revolution.

6. "CULTURE OF DISRESPECT" IN MILITARY SPORTS FUELS SEX ASSAULT SCANDAL

Officials say crude behavior and harassment are an endemic and almost accepted experience among athletes in the nation's service academies.

7. AUTOMAKERS DOING THEIR HOMEWORK ON SMART CARS

Car manufacturers say driverless vehicles need a legal framework to be a success.

8. WASHINGTON FACES LIMITED OPTIONS TO STEM SOUTH SUDAN VIOLENCE

The country, which came into being with heavy American support, is seeing sectarian violence that's threatening its independence success story.

9. DIPLOMAT ACCUSED OF LYING ABOUT MAID'S WAGES INDICTED

The Indian envoy was charged by a federal grand jury in New York City with visa fraud and making false statements before being asked to leave the country.

10. WHY YOU SHOULD WAIT TO BUY SUPER BOWL TICKETS

Expensive tickets can be found on the secondary market right now, but prices are expected to drop the closer you get to the game.

Comments

watchingyou

11. Oklahoma bill would ease school policies on imaginary, toy guns.
Schoolchildren in Oklahoma could not be punished for chewing their breakfast pastries into the shape of a gun under a bill introduced this week by a Republican legislator.

Thank you, someone is getting some sense with the Zero Tolerance policies.

Lanivan

Yes - this makes loads of sense. More rules to negate other rules. Now the NRA has made the 7-year old boy who, while at school, rather cleverly and artistically chewed his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun (and was probably pointing it at the other kids) a life-time honorary member. The young boy says he doesn't know why he chewed his food into the shape of a gun; he doesn't know what the fuss is all about; and no one in his family belongs to the NRA.

So what's worse - The fact that Pop-Tarts are devoid of any nutrition to speak of, the suspension, or the attention-seeking exploitation of the NRA? As one poster said: "If the Pop-Tart had been chewed into the shape of breasts, would we expect an invitation to the Playboy Mansion?

watchingyou

If the NRA would stay out of it, this wouldn't be a big deal. All children have imaginations and they are being punished for it. When I was a kid I played Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, pretended to hunt with a stick I held like a Rifle. My Dad did the same, my Grandpa, and I am sure his Grandpa did the same as I am sure yours did. It is harmless play in most cases. Because kids are on the playground pretending to have and Old West shootout does not mean they are going to grow up and blow up a mall. The little girl that was talking about playing with her Hello Kitty Bubble Gun when she got home isn't going to massacre her classmates. When the become older and you start finding dead kitties or puppies, then you might want to do something about it. Let kids be kids or they are going to turn into Psycho's simply because they are not going to know how to act like a human being because it is almost impossible to play or interact normally with other kids. Hell, the way it's going, no one will know how to interact with the opposite sex because.... That's another subject altogether.

bigdeal

Getting ready for a major market correction. Stocks are over-inflated by companies GETTING LOANS and buying back their own stocks with the loan money to boost CEO bonuses and stockholder (company) value. Feds print more worthless money. Inflation to rise this year. Sell your stocks, or take the hit. Billionaires are dumping their US stocks at an alarming rate.
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