10 Things to know for Wednesday, Jan. 13

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

1. FUGITIVE STANDOFF ENDS AT BURNING CALIFORNIA CABIN
  The ex-officer suspected of killing four people was believed to have died in the mountain cabin after a shootout with police. LAPD-REVENGE KILLINGS

2. OBAMA TO REPUBLICANS: DO IT MY WAY
Obama set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigrations, taxes and climate change in his State of the Union address. STATE OF UNION

3. POPE TO FACE HIS FOLLOWERS
Benedict XVI will preside over Ash Wednesday services at the Vatican in his first appearance since announcing he would resign. VATICAN-POPE

4. WHAT NORTH KOREA GAINS FROM NUKE TESTS
The blasts put young leader Kim Jong Un and his advisers right where they want to be: at the center of the world’s attention. NKOREA-NUCLEAR-ANALYSIS

5. COMCAST BUYING UP NBCUNIVERSAL
Completing the deal for the owner of NBC should make Comcast less vulnerable to rising TV programming costs. COMCAST-NBC-GENERAL ELECTRIC

6. CROAT SOCCER STAR REJECTS FIXING MATCHES
Mario Cizmek tells The AP he threw games because he owed money on back taxes near the end of his career. THE DIRTY GAME-THE PLAYER

7. LOOKING FOR ALIENS ON EARTH
  Scientists are studying rocks billions of years old for information that can be used to guide the search for life on Mars. FINDING EVIDENCE OF ET

8. SENATOR NEEDS A WATER BREAK
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s grab for a water bottle during the Republican response to the State of the Union lit up social media outlets. RUBIO-WATER BREAK

9. CRUISE LINE DEFENDS PASSENGER TREATMENT ABOARD DISABLED SHIP
Carnival President Gerry Cahill says the ship on its way to Alabama has running water and some working bathrooms. DISABLED CRUISE SHIP

10. TOP DOG CROWNED AT WESTMINSTER
The 5-year-old affenpinscher Banana Joe edged a 20-month-old English sheepdog to win best in show. DOG SHOW


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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