10 things to know today, Jan. 6
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. GOP-LED CONGRESS POISED TO TAKE OVER
Republicans plan to move swiftly toward a veto showdown with Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline.
2. GAYS MARRY ACROSS FLORIDA
The Sunshine State’s ban on same-sex marriage is over, and court clerks in some counties waste no time issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
3. SPACEX FLIGHT SCRUBBED AT LAST MINUTE
The launch of the unmanned Falcon rocket to the International Space Station is called off, and an unprecedented rocket landing is put on hold.
4. MEXICAN LEADER HEADS TO WHITE HOUSE
The U.S. is looking to its southern neighbor for help implementing changing policies on immigration and Cuba.
5. ISRAELI MILITARY DIVIDED OVER GAZA WAR PROBES
Commanders are at odds with lawyers over the extent to which soldiers should be held legally accountable for their actions during last summer’s Gaza war.
6. WHAT IS NATO’S MOST PRESSING PRIORITY
Getting the swift and nimble expeditionary force into operation that’s supposed to act as a deterrent to Russia is paramount for the 28-member alliance.
7. WHO IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND CUOMO FUNERAL
The standard bearers of the Democratic Party are joining family and friends for a final goodbye to one of their champions, the former three-term New York governor.
8. HOW THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 8501 IS GOING
Strong currents force Indonesia to expand the search area for the missing AirAsia jet, as efforts to reach the wreckage and black boxes beneath the sea become desperate.
9. TV’S PLAN FOR STREAMING VIDEO
AP’s Anick Jesdanun tells us how TV makers and service providers are keeping big screens relevant in this new era of online video.
10. THREE ACES EXPECTED TO LEAD HALL OF FAME CLASS
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for enshrinement in Cooperstown.