10 Things to know for Tuesday, Jan. 29

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

1. SAFETY PROBLEMS AT SITE OF DEADLY BRAZIL FIRE
The nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape — and just one exit. BRAZIL-NIGHTCLUB FIRE

2. OBAMA TO PUSH IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL
The president will try to drum up support for proposals to give illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship at a speech in Vegas. OBAMA

3. BOY SCOUTS POISED TO REVOKE NO-GAYS POLICY
Individual Scout units would be able to decide for themselves whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders. BOY SCOUTS-GAYS

4. HOW NORTH KOREA COULD CONDUCT A NUCLEAR TEST WITHOUT DETECTION
Satellite images show a mountainside tunnel could be sealed for an underground explosion. NKOREA-NUCLEAR

5. FIGHTING TO TAKE TIMBUKTU
Malian army entered the fabled desert city after al-Qaida-linked militants fled, setting fire to a library of thousands of ancient manuscripts. MALI-FIGHTING

6. US PROTESTS AS IRAN PUTS A MONKEY INTO SPACE
The State Department says the mission is “directly relevant” to long-range ballistic missile development. IRAN-SPACE MONKEY

7. TRANSPLANT SURGERY FOR SOLDIER WHO LOST FOUR LIMBS
Brendan Marrocco will speak later today about his double-arm transplant. SOLDIER TRANSPLANTED ARMS

8. WHY THE DUTCH QUEEN IS ABDICATING THE THRONE
Beatrix is ending her reign after 33 years to pass the crown to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander. NETHERLANDS-QUEEN

9. HOW TO HAVE A FUNERAL FOR A CADAVER
At an Indiana medical school, relatives attend memorials around the flower-covered tables where their loved ones were dissected. CADAVER MEMORIAL

10. FROM KATRINA TO THE SUPER BOWL
New Orleans hosts its first Super Bowl in 11 years and gives football fans a look at its rocky comeback from the 2005 storm that left it in shambles. SUPER BOWL CITY


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.



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