10 things to know today

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AP Wire
Jan 13, 2014

1. WHERE IRAN'S URANIUM ENRICHMENT AGREEMENT COULD LEAD

The deal sets the clock running on a six-month deadline for a final nuclear agreement, officials say.

2. SPILL EXPOSES WEST VIRGINIA DILEMMA

The coal and chemical industries provide good-paying jobs in the state, but also pose risks such as the ongoing drinking water emergency caused by industrial contaminants.

3. SYRIA PEACE TALKS MUST PROCEED, TOP ENVOYS SAY

But diplomacy's limits have been starkly apparent in Syria itself, where activists say rebel-on-rebel clashes have killed nearly 700 people in the deadliest bout of infighting since the civil war began.

4. SUPREME COURT WEIGHS PRESIDENT'S RECESS POWER

The high court is refereeing a dispute between President Obama and Republicans over temporary appointments when the Senate is away.

5.'FIRST AND FOREMOST, A WARRIOR AND A COMMANDER'

Memorializing Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu echoes the feelings of many Israelis.

6. WHY THE SPANISH HEALTH CARE WEB SITE ALSO HAS PROBLEMS

The site was launched more than two months late and critics say the translations are clunky and full of grammatical mistakes.

7. LOSS OF JOBLESS AID LEAVES MORE THAN 1.3 MILLION WITH BLEAK OPTIONS

Without their unemployment checks, many will no longer look for a job and some will begin an early and unplanned retirement.

8. HOW US MILITARY IS WORKING TO RETAIN WOMEN IN ITS RANKS

A Navy sabbatical program gives women a year off to care for their children, then return to duty without risking their careers.

9. 'BREAKING BAD' WINS BEST TV SERIES

Other winners at Golden Globes included Jennifer Lawrence for supporting actress in "American Hustle," and "Behind the Candelabra," which took best TV movie or miniseries.

10. WHO ADVANCES TO NFL CONFERENCE TITLE GAMES

The 49ers defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10, while the Denver Broncos topped the Chargers 24-17 to move on.

Comments

Lanivan

11.) Jim Beam, an American bourbon company since 1795, has just been acquired for $13.62 billion by the Japanese. Is there nothing sacred anymore?

LessThanAmused

I smell a Trojan Horse.

Lanivan

I'm just worried about all those future Hot Toddy's!

LessThanAmused

What? Is it upside down day? I make the political comment and you make the wise cracks????

Lanivan

Maybe it was one too many Dr. Jack's....

Vladtheimp

Worse than you think - Beam and Suntory’s combined liquor portfolio will boast a spirits offering including Beam’s Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Canadian Club whiskey, Courvoisier cognac and Pinnacle vodka.

Maker's Mark and Knob Creek Japanese? Like selling the Washington Redskins to California - got to go with Elijah Craig or Buffalo Trace.

Lanivan

It's just plain unnatural.....

Former Grandhavenite

I got to sample some Suntory Yamazaki and it's surprisingly great. I hadn't heard much about Japanese whisky before, but this stuff can go up against good single malt Scotch. I could go for some Buffalo Trace or better yet, Pappy Van Winkle's right about now...

Lanivan

Did you know that a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle-23 years - sells for, on average, $2,699?

Vladtheimp

Made the theft worth your while!

Lanivan

Ssshhhh...

Former Grandhavenite

I'll have to have my sommelier pick some up, along with the standard go-to mixer of Louis XIII cognac once my lazy valet gets the Bently back from the dealership, and the butler gets back with those crystal decanters.

Lanivan

And your velvet smoking jacket! Make sure it's cleaned and pressed properly for sipping.....

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