10 Things to know for Thursday, Jan. 30

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

1. U.S. EXPECTED TO SHOW SOLID GROWTH FOR LAST THREE MONTHS OF 2013
  Economists forecast annual growth rate of 3.3 percent. GDP increased at even stronger 4.1 percent rate the quarter before. ECONOMY GDP

2. MISSOURI CARRIES OUT THIRD EXECUTION IN THREE MONTHS
After U.S. Supreme Court denies appeals, convicted killer Herbert Smulls gets lethal injection and dies without complications. MISSOURI EXECUTION-SMULLS

3. VERDICT MAY BE ANNOUNCED IN THIRD TRIAL OF AMANDA KNOX
After guilty then innocent rulings, appeals panel designated by Italy’s supreme court to deliberate over 2007 slaying of roommate. ITALY-KNOX TRIAL

4. NORTH KOREA AGAIN ATTACKS U.S.-SOUTH KOREA EXERCISES
But some experts say denunciations of upcoming military maneuvers will stop short of threats the North made last year. NKOREA-WAR GAMES

5. WHAT GOOGLE’S SALE OF MOTOROLA SMARTPHONE BUSINESS MEANS TO BUYER
Chinese company Lenovo is already the world’s biggest PC maker. Now it has chance to become a global player in smartphones, too. GOOGLE MOTOROLA

6. DEMONSTRATIONS IN BANGKOK A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS
Locked out of their offices, officials beg to get in, showing how weak Thailand’s democratically elected administration has become. THAILAND-HUMBLED GOVERNMENT

7. HOW ARGENTINES ARE COPING WITH COLLAPSING ECONOMY
Instead of rioting, consumers are resorting to survival skills. They’re hoarding dollars, stockpiling goods and plowing savings into real estate. ARGENTINA-ECONOMIC SURVIVAL KIT

8. WHO WILL BE JOINING NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT THIS YEAR
There are only 37 women among 10,500 uniformed firefighters, but that number will grow after heavy recruiting effort. FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS

9. WHERE IT’S OK TO TAKE MARIJUANA THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY
Because Washington and Colorado have legalized pot, police can’t confiscate it from carry-on bags or checked luggage. RETHINKING POT-POT ON A PLANE

10. JUSTIN BIEBER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO TORONTO POLICE
The 19-year-old singer’s latest brush with the law involves alleged assault of a limo driver in December, an official says. CANADA BIEBER ASSAULTY CHARGE


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