10 Things to know for Thursday, Jan. 3

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

1. OVER THE CLIFF AND BACK TO CONGRESS
  After a contentious vote on the “fiscal cliff,” the 113th Congress is sworn in, following one of the least productive terms in decades. NEW CONGRESS

2. ANYTHING BUT A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY
Survivors of the Newtown rampage in Connecticut go back to school for the first time in a nearby town. CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING

3. WHERE THE GOOGLE CEO WON’T BE ABLE TO TAKE HIS SMARTPHONE
The AP’s Jean H. Lee reports Eric Schmidt is traveling on a humanitarian mission to North Korea. NKOREA-GOOGLE

4. CLINTON LEAVES HOSPITAL
She spent three days in New York receiving blood thinners to dissolve a blood clot in n her head. CLINTON

5. BOEHNER BACKTRACKS ON BILL FOR SANDY VICTIMS
Facing outraged lawmakers, the House speaker scheduled two votes this month for roughly $60 billion in aid. SUPERSTORM AID

6. AL-JAZEERA CHASING AMERICAN VIEWERS
The Pan-Arab network seals a deal to take over Al Gore’s Current TV. CURRENT TV-AL-JAZEERA

7. FORECASTING FLU SEASON
Scientists are using weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks. DISEASE FORECASTING

8. WHY A SPERM DONOR WAS TOLD TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT
Kansas officials say the agreement the donor signed with a lesbian couple wasn’t legal because a doctor wasn’t used. SPERM DONOR-CHILD SUPPORT

9. WHAT THE MILITARY IS PUNISHING KOREAN POP STAR FOR
Defense officials say Rain met with Korean actress Kim Tae-hee while he was serving mandatory military duty. SKOREA-PEOPLE-RAIN

10. CARDINALS ‘SHOCK THE WORLD’ IN SUGAR BOWL
No. 22 Louisville made good on safety Calvin Pryor’s promise and upset No. 4 Florida 33-23. SUGAR BOWL


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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