10 things to know for today
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT’S NEXT FOR OBAMA ON IMMIGRATION
Despite Republican opposition, the president heads to Las Vegas to sell his executive actions on reform as good politics and good policy.
2. ANOTHER BILL COSBY ACCUSER COMES FORWARD
Therese Serignese, a 57-year-old nurse from Boca Raton, Florida, says the TV icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 following a show in Las Vegas.
3. U.S. CONTINUES TO PRESS ANKARA ON ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
Vice President Biden will become the latest U.S. official trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the global fight against the Sunni extremists.
4. WHY THINGS COULD GET EVEN WORSE IN BUFFALO
The snow has stopped, but the city by Lake Erie faces a mammoth cleanup and potential for rain and flooding this weekend.
5. PROFILE OF FLORIDA STATE GUNMAN EMERGES
Myron May, 31, was an FSU graduate and attorney who believed the government was targeting him for persecution, authorities say.
6. WHAT CHINA IS DOING TO COUNTER DISSENT
A state-owned newspaper sent reporters to secretly sit in on lectures by dozens of university professors, aiming to catch remarks critical of the Communist Party.
7. “GOLDEN PARACHUTE” OFFERS SOFT LANDING FOR TITANS
The CEOs who’ve decided to sell in the 10 biggest U.S. deals this year are set to rake in an estimated $430 million in payments, a study finds.
8. HOW AFGHANS ARE COPING WITH WAR
Afghanistan’s first amusement park offers a rare respite for families in a country blighted by armed conflict and poverty.
9. A GIFT FOR THE TECH SAVVY
AP’s Anick Jesdanun says that for $100 or less there are devices that can stream online video to your big-screen TV set.
10. WHO GOT THEIR FIRST WIN IN MORE THAN A YEAR
It took 368 days, but the Oakland Raiders broke a 16-game losing streak when they beat AFC West-leading Kansas City 24-20.