10 Things to know for Friday, Jan. 31

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

1. AP EXCLUSIVE: NAVY YARD GUNMAN LIED CONVINCINGLY TO DOCTORS
  Veterans Affairs evaluators concluded Aaron Alexis had no mental health issues, documents obtained by AP show. NAVY YARD SHOOTING

2. VICTIMS OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING HAVE RANGE OF REACTIONS TO RULING
“It shows that if you are going to terrorize our country, you are going to pay with your life,” one says of government’s decision to seek death penalty. BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

3. HOW EXTRADITION COULD PLAY OUT IN AMANDA KNOX CASE
U.S. State Department would evaluate a request from Italy, and both law and politics would factor into decision. ITALY-KNOX TRIAL-EXTRADITION

4. AP EXCLUSIVE: INSIDE PAKISTAN ARMY’S BOMB SCHOOL
Rebecca Santana is first reporter inside facility where instructors teach Pakistani forces the clever places militants hide homemade bombs. PAKISTAN-BATTLING BOMBS

5. SECURITY EXPERTS WORRY ABOUT SOFT TARGETS IN SOCHI
Olympic venues are tightly guarded, but Islamic militants could target vulnerable areas in or outside the sprawling resort. SOCHI-UNDER THREAT

6. AP FACT CHECK: HOW BAD THE NSA SECURITY LEAKS WERE
Top U.S. intelligence chief says they were the worst, but some historians cite more devastating intelligence breakdowns the past century. NSA SURVEILLANCE-FACT CHECK

7. WHERE CARS LACK AIR BAGS AND CRUMPLE EASILY
Some of India’s most popular small cars fail crash tests because of a lack of safety requirements and little regulation. INDIA-UNSAFE CARS

8. 10 SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
The Salt Lake City School District apologizes and says it’s investigating why elementary students owing money on their accounts had their meals tossed. SUPER BOWL ADS-TOP 10

9. WHAT COUNTRY VENEZUELA’S YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FLEEING TO
Its economy recovering from Europe’s financial crisis, Ireland has emerged as the top choice of students seeking opportunities abroad. VENEZUELA-EXODUS TO IRELAND

10. WHY BILL DE BLASIO WON’T BE AT THE SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Even though it’s being played in his own backyard, the new NYC mayor says he’ll watch at home rather than foot the bill for the high-priced game. SUPER BOWL-NYC MAYOR


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