10 Things to know for Tuesday, Jan. 15

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

1. ARMSTRONG FINALLY COMES CLEAN
  The disgraced celebrity cyclist confesses to doping during his extraordinary career that included seven Tour de France titles. ARMSTRONG-OPRAH

2. OBAMA: ‘EXAMINE YOUR CONSCIENCE’ ON GUNS
The president concedes a tough fight ahead on his proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. OBAMA-GUN CONTROL

3. NY POISED TO PASS FIRST GUN BILL AFTER NEWTOWN MASSACRE
The bill would toughen the state’s assault weapons ban and would allow therapists to report patients who make threats to use guns. GUN CONTROL-NY

4. CONGRESS SQUARES OFF OVER SANDY AID
Tuesday’s vote over $50.7 billion in funding has critics who want to trim spending for projects unrelated to the superstorm. SUPERSTORM AID

5. COCA-COLA TAKES ON OBESITY
  The world’s No. 1 beverage company will air a two-minute ad suggesting weight gain is more about how much you eat than what you eat. COCA-COLA OBESITY

6. THE MYSTERY OF NATALIE WOOD’S DEATH
An amended autopsy report says bruises on the actress’ body may have been inflicted before she drowned in California more than 30 years ago. NATALIE WOOD-INVESTIGATION

7. CLARENCE THOMAS’ FIRST WORDS IN SEVEN YEARS
The Supreme Court justice, who hasn’t asked a question in court since February 2006, made a joke about Ivy League lawyers.   SUPREME COURT-THOMAS SPEAKS

8. WHAT’S BEHIND VENEZUELA’S FOOD SHORTAGE
Residents blame price and currency controls; authorities say business owners are hoarding staples like chicken, oil, sugar and coffee. VENEZUELA-FOOD SHORTAGES

9. WHERE’S JIMMY HOFFA?
A reputed Mafia captain says the Teamsters boss missing since the 1970s is buried in suburban Detroit. HOFFA SEARCH

10. EGYPT’S DEAD ENCROACH ON AN ANCIENT NECROPOLIS
An illegal expansion of a modern cemetery is threatening a 4,500-year-old one. EGYPT-ENCROACHING ON ANTIQUITIES


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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