10 things to know for today, Jan. 9
Published 7:45 am Friday, January 9, 2015
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. FRENCH FUGITIVES HOLED UP NORTHEAST OF PARIS
The two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a French satirical newspaper appear to have taken a hostage in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele.
2 .RADICALIZATION IN EUROPE TAKING ON NEW FORM
Security experts say it’s now an Internet-driven, generalized rage against Western society that can burst into the open at any time.
3. GOP-LED CONGRESS CLOSER TO A CLASH WITH OBAMA
House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline.
4. AP SOURCES: U.S. DID NOT ‘HACK BACK’ AGAINST NORTH KOREA
It was not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea’s networks last month.
5. OBAMA’S PLANS FOR ‘FREE’ COMMUNITY COLLEGE
But administration officials provide no details about the program’s costs or where the money would come to pay for it.
6. CENSORS STRIKE AGAIN AS CHINA BANS CLEAVAGE ON TV SHOW
A series chronicling China’s most famous empress returns with no more low-cut necklines, leading to mocking on social media.
7. SONY PICTURES CEO: ‘NO PLAYBOOK’ FOR MEGA-HACK
Michael Lynton tells AP’s Tami Abdollah about the isolation and uncertainty his entertainment company feels after the hacking attack.
8. WHAT JOKE GOT BILL COSBY A LOUD OVATION
The embattled comedian jokingly warned a woman in the audience during a show in Canada to be careful drinking around him when she told him she was going to the lobby to get a drink.
9. WHAT’S COMING TO CARS A LOT SOONER
Smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more.
10. SEAHAWKS GAME SITE OF EARTHQUAKE EXPERIMENT
Seismologists prepare to monitor another fan-generated “beast quake” at Seattle’s NFL playoff game to test technology that could provide an early warning of underground vibrations.