10 Things to know for Wednesday, Jan. 22

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

1. SYRIA PEACE TALKS GETTING STARTED IN SWITZERLAND
  The world’s most powerful diplomats will push for an end to the brutal conflict, but Assad has little reason to offer big concessions. SYRIA-PEACE TALKS

2. AS IF SNOW, COLD AND CANCELLATIONS AREN’T ENOUGH
  The blast of winter weather is sapping fuel supplies in many regions in the U.S. and sending prices for propane and natural gas to record highs. WINTER WEATHER

3. SECURITY ISSUES AT LA AIRPORT BEFORE SHOOTING
  AP’s Tami Abdollah reports that two armed officers assigned to the area had left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required, officials say. LAX SHOOTING

4. STANDOFF INTENSIFYING IN UKRAINE
  Clashes between protesters and police in Kiev left at least three dead after security forces tore down barricades at a protest camp. UKRAINE-PROTESTS

5. STATE OF EMERGENCY IMPOSED IN THAILAND
  But the government says it won’t crack down on demonstrators, and life is continuing as normal. THAILAND-POLITICS

6. HOW CHILD CAR SEATS MAY HAVE TO CHANGE
  AP’s Joan Lowy finds that the government wants regulations that would require the seats to protect kids in side-impact crashes. CAR SEAT SAFETY

7. WHY THE LUNAR NEW YEAR IS A HEALTH CONCERN
  There’s already been a spate of bird flu cases in China, and hundreds of people and birds will jam buses to travel for the holiday. CHINA-BIRD FLU-NEW YEAR

8.  FORMER VIRGINIA GOV. MCDONNELL, WIFE INDICTED
  The former GOP rising star is accused of accepting gifts from the owner of a health supplement company, an allegation he denies. FORMER GOVERNOR INDICTED

9. ON DRY LAND AT LAST, AFTER BEING TRAPPED ON ICE
  The 52 people who got stranded in the Antarctic are back in Australia. What’s not clear is who will pay the bill for the rescue involving four countries. AUSTRALIA-ICEBOUND SHIP

10. NEW VIDEO OF ROB FORD SHOWS HIM SLURRING WORDS
  The Toronto mayor, seen apparently imitating a Jamaican accent, later told reporters: “What I do in my personal life with my personal friends, that’s up to me.” CANADA-FORD TAPE


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