10 Things to know for Friday, Jan. 24

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

1. EXPLOSIONS TARGET POLICE IN CAIRO
  Three near-simultaneous blasts, which come on the eve of the anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, kill at least 5 people and wound dozens more. EGYPT

2. STANCES HARDEN BUT HOPE REMAINS IN SYRIA
  Assad’s government says stopping terrorism — not talking peace — is its priority, but both John Kerry and the head of the opposition deride the idea that Assad should stay in power to fight terrorists. SYRIA-PEACE TALKS

3. WHY HAGEL ORDERS REVIEW OF NUCLEAR FORCES
  After cheating allegations and an investigation of drug use among missile launch officers, the defense chief summons military leaders to discuss the potential threat to the public trust. NUCLEAR MISSTEPS

4. UKRAINIAN PROTESTERS OCCUPY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
  The crowds broke into the downtown Ministry of Agricultural Policy and are also maintaining the siege of several governors’ offices in the country’s west, raising the pressure on the government. UKRAINE PROTESTS

5. REPORT SAYS MORE THAN 40 MUSLIMS KILLED IN MYANMAR
  The United Nations confirms that at least 48 Muslims appear to have been killed when Buddhist mobs attacked a village in an isolated corner of the country, a massacre that has been the vehemently denied by the government. MYANMAR-MUSLIM MASSACRE

6. WHICH REPUTED MOBSTER PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN ‘GOODFELLAS’ HEIST
  Vincent Asaro, 78, is accused of helping to direct the 1978 $6 million Lufthansa Airlines theft at Kennedy airport, which was dramatized in the hit Martin Scorsese movie. LUFTHANSA HEIST

7. SECOND WOMAN ALLEGES ABUSE BY CALIFORNIA EDUCATOR
  After seeing a YouTube video of a former student confronting a former middle school teacher, an 18-year-old decides to speak out. VIDEO-ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

8. PASSENGERS DESCRIBE FRIGHTENING BUS RIDE
  A late-night Greyhound ride through Arizona turned harrowing when witnesses say a man rose from his seat and screamed, “Everyone’s going to die!” ARIZONA-BUS CRASH

9. NASA’S LAUNCHES NEWEST HARDWARE
  An unmanned rocket blasts into the sky carrying the latest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, which are used to support the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope, among other craft. NASA SATELLITE

10. NEW MADRID FAULT LINE ALIVE AND ACTIVE
  The 150-mile zone, crossing parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, could spawn future large earthquakes, a new study says. EARTHQUAKES-NEW MADRID


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