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10 things to know for today, Jan. 14

By The Associated Press

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

1. WHO IS CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR PARIS ATTACK

Yemen’s top al-Qaida leader says his organization masterminded the newsroom killings at Charlie Hebdo.

2. DEFIANT CHARLIE HEBDO’S NEW ISSUE SELLS OUT

The latest edition from the satirical weekly, fronting the Prophet Muhammad, has Parisians lining up before dawn to secure a copy.

3. POPE CANONIZES FIRST SRI LANKAN SAINT

More than half a million people pack the pontiff’s Mass in Colombo where he declared the nation’s Rev. Joseph Vaz a model for national unity and reconciliation.

4. CONGRESS PUSHES AHEAD DESPITE VETO THREATS

Republican lawmakers are ready to pass measures staunchly opposed by the White House, including one that would block Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

5. WHY GOP RIGHT WINGERS ARE WELCOMING A ROMNEY RUN

Conservative Republicans are glad there’s as much competition among establishment candidates as there’s within their own fold.

6. IN BALTIMORE MEETING, DEMOCRATS LICK WOUNDS, WEIGH FUTURE

The party lost Senate control and was trounced in state legislatures and governorships across the nation in 2014.

7. CAMERON DELAYS AVATAR SEQUEL TILL 2017

The director admits that the initial target date of late next year for the much-awaited movie was too ambitious.

8. AUTHORITIES SAY NEW MEXICO COP FATALLY SHOOTS MAN

A day after an Albuquerque district attorney charges two policemen with murder, a third one kills a suspect who returned fire.

9. FIRST WOODY ALLEN TV SHOW TO PREMIERE ON AMAZON

The legendary director agrees to write and direct all the episodes of a half-hour series, expected to premiere in 2016, for the online retailer’s Prime Instant Video service.

10. WHOSE LUCK RAN OUT AT THE SLOTS

Caesars Entertainment, owner of the famed casino empire, is close to a bankruptcy filing after its bet on gambling fortunes failed.

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Elections

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High School

Interest is spiking in South volleyball

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Education Briefs: Superintendent survey now available for community members

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Celebrating national 4-H week

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Crime

Agreement to divert minor disciplinary incidents from court ready for public feedback

Nation/World

Biden, Trump snipe from road and rails after debate chaos

Nation/World

Debate commission says it will make changes to format

Coronavirus

County moves up to fourth in state for COVID-19 deaths

Crime

Photo: Truck wanted in connection with Reaper’s Realm shooting

Coronavirus

North Carolina moves to Phase 3, but COVID progress is ‘fragile’

Coronavirus

Changes to expect when phase three starts Friday

Crime

Blotter: Concord man faces weapons, marijuana charges after traffic stop

Elections

Political sign stealing on the rise in Rowan as campaign season heats up

News

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

Elections

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Appalachian State student dies following COVID complications

Local

Planning board OKs rezoning for 5-acre property on Mooresville Road

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Kannapolis seeking redevelopment proposals for site of old baseball stadium

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