10 Things to know for Friday, Jan. 10

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. EXPERTS PREDICT CHRISTIE WILL REGAIN HIS FOOTING
  Political analysts say the New Jersey governor can probably survive the traffic jam scandal — provided there are no more surprises. CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS

2. WHAT WALL STREET IS BANKING ON
U.S. unemployment is expected to remain at a five-year low of 7 percent when the government releases its latest jobs report. ECONOMY

3. SYRIAN REBEL GROUP CLOSE TO COLLAPSE AS TALKS NEAR
The Western-backed coalition is dogged by infighting, particularly about whether to talk to Assad’s government at the upcoming meeting in Switzerland. SYRIA

4. INDIAN ENVOY LEAVES THE US
The diplomat, charged with lying about her housekeeper’s pay, is ordered out of the country after India refuses to waive her immunity. INDIA-DIPLOMAT ARREST

5. HOW OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS AIDING IRAQIS
The U.S. won’t send troops, but has been delivering missiles to bolster government forces aiming to retake two key cities from al-Qaida. IRAQ

6. CHEMICAL SPILL CONTAMINATES WATER IN WEST VIRGINIA
Tens of thousands of people in nine counties surrounding Charleston are advised not to use their tap water after a foaming agent leaks into the Elk River. CHEMICAL SPILL-WVA

7. HOW MUCH DEEP FREEZE MAY HAVE COST THE US
The price tag from school closures, airline disruptions, lost productivity and repairs could reach $5 billion. DEEP FREEZE-COSTS

8. MAN SURVIVES BEING STUCK UNDER TRUCK FOR HOURS IN SUBZERO TEMPS IN INDIANA
He had crawled under his truck to loosen ice from his brakes. But it suddenly settled deeper into the snow, pinning him beneath an axle. DEEP FREEZE-STUCK UNDER TRUCK

9. AMIRI BARAKA, MILITANT MAN OF LETTERS, DIES AT 79
The controversial U.S. poet and playwright was both revered and reviled for works that called for revolution. OBIT-AMIRI BARAKA

10. WHY IT’S BEST TO WAIT TO BUY SUPER BOWL TICKETS
Prices are expected to drop the closer it gets to the game. SUPER BOWL 2014-THE TICKETS


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