10 Things to know for Wednesday, Jan. 9
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1.WHERE THE NRA IS FOCUSING GUN RIGHTS FIGHT
The group is opposing Obama’s judicial nominees seen as likely to enforce stronger gun control laws. NRA STRATEGY
2. MONTHS OF PREPARATION FOR THE COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING
Police testified James Holmes bought tear gas grenades two months before the rampage that killed 12 and chemicals to booby-trap his apartment. COLORADO SHOOTING
3. QUICKER PULLOUT FROM AFGHANISTAN?
The Obama administration signals it may withdraw all U.S. troops by the end of 2014. US-AFGHANISTAN
4. HOTTEST. YEAR. EVER.
U.S. temperatures were off the charts during 2012, a year marked by drought and a barely there winter. HOTTEST YEAR
5. WHAT THE US SEES IN PHOTOS OF MISSING INVESTIGATOR
Intelligence officials tell the AP Iran was behind images and video sent to the family of ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in 2007. MISSING AMERICAN-IRAN
6. SIRI, WHAT SHOULD I WATCH?
TVs of the future will respond to voice commands, allowing viewers to chuck the remote. GADGET SHOW-SMART TVS
7. ARMSTRONG AGREES TO TALK ABOUT DOPING
The interview with Oprah Winfrey addressing charges he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career will air Jan. 17. ARMSTRONG-OPRAH
8. WHY YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF KANAKANAVU
There are only 10 speakers on the planet of the aboriginal language from Taiwan. TAIWAN-LANGUAGE LOVER
9. TWITTER EXPLODES OVER ‘BAMA QB’S GIRLFRIEND
Ex-Miss Alabama Katherine Webb now has more followers than boyfriend AJ McCarron after ESPN cameras lingered on her at the championship game. ALABAMA QB’S GIRLFRIEND
10. KNEE SURGERY FOR RG3
The Redskins rookie is having the operation Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee, after struggling through the NFC East’s title game. REDSKINS-GRIFFIN’S KNEE