10 things to know today

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AP Wire
Jan 17, 2014

1. COMPROMISE BUDGET BILL PASSES SENATE

The $1.1 trillion spending measure pays for implementation of the affordable health care law, but also cuts funding for the Internal Revenue Service and foreign aid.

2. WHO IS URGING SYRIA'S OPPOSITION TO ATTEND TALKS

John Kerry is pushing the anti-Assad camp to vote in favor of joining next week's peace conference in Switzerland.

3. WHAT OFFICIALS SAY SPARKED CALIF. WILDFIRE

Authorities allege that three people tossed paper into a campfire in the dry and windy foothills of the San Gabriel Mountain.

4. AL-QAIDA APPEALS FOR SUPPORT IN IRAQ

The militant group is handing out flyers in Fallujah urging residents to join in its fight against the Iraqi government.

5. EXECUTED OHIO MAN'S FAMILY PLANS LAWSUIT

The family of Dennis McGuire, who took almost 25 minutes to die by lethal injection using an untried drug combination, says his execution violated his constitutional rights.

6. AFGHANISTAN HAS FIRST FEMALE POLICE COLONEL

Dressed like any other officer —except for the black headscarf —Col. Jamila Bayaz is now in charge of an entire district.

7. WOMAN TICKETED FOR DRIVING WITH GOOGLE GLASS CLEARED

A San Diego traffic court rules that Cecilia Abadie is not guilty because the code she was cited for requires proof the device was in operation.

8. FLASHBACK TO 1994 NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE

On the 20th anniversary of the deadly quake, read Associated Press reporter Catherine O'Brien's early reports from that fateful day in Los Angeles.

9. THE PRICE TO BOARD AN AIRLINER KEEPS CLIMBING

Airfares have risen nearly 12 percent since their low in the depths of the Great Recession in 2009, an AP analysis shows.

10. HOW BASEBALL IS VAULTING INTO 21ST CENTURY OF TECHNOLOGY

Owners, players and umpires approve a huge expansion of instant replay in the hopes of eliminating blown calls.

Comments

Vladtheimp

11. Latest Gallup Poll on "Most Important Problem Facing U.S."

1. “dissatisfaction with government/Congress/politicians; poor leadership/corruption/abuse of power” (21%)

2. "Economy in General (18%)

3. "Unemployment/jobs) (16%)

8. "Gap between rich and poor (4%)

12. "Immigration/Illegal Aliens" (3%) http://www.gallup.com/poll/16684...

Let's see what problems the Senate, the House, and the President focus on in the coming months.

Wolverine49457

How can you tell a Senator is skilled at delivering lies as smooth as Velveeta Fudge??? He got elected!! Yep it brought Oprah and Sean Penn to tears...now it’s the rest of us in tears…what a guy!

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