10 Things to Know for Thursday

AP News

1/8/2014 9:05:02 PM - AP News

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

1. NJ GOVERNOR'S OFFICE LINKED TO TRAFFIC JAM SCANDAL

Chris Christie denies involvement in a road shutdown apparently engineered to punish a Democrat mayor.

2. OBAMA MAY DIAL BACK PHONE SURVEILLANCE

The president is also considering restricting the NSA's monitoring of foreign leaders as part of proposed intelligence changes.

3. MACY'S CUTS 2,500 JOBS

Struggling to stay afloat in cautious consumer economy, the retailer says it will save $100 million a year with the reorganization.

4. BILLIE JEAN KING HAD NO HESITATION ABOUT GOING TO SOCHI

The gay former tennis star says her participation could help the LGBT community in Russia.

5. WHERE CLUES FOR SCHUMACHER'S SKI INJURY ARE

The Formula One star's helmet camera recorded 2 minutes of footage that investigators looked at to understand what happened.

6. EGYPT'S TOP GENERAL FACES PRESIDENTIAL RUN DILEMMA

Strong support for the country's proposed constitution could mean El-Sissi has a popular mandate--but the Muslim Brotherhood has vowed a boycott of the referendum.

7. FORMER REP. GIFFORDS MARKS SHOOTING ANNIVERSARY

The onetime congresswoman who was shot in the head at a 2011 political rally goes skydiving, a testament to her remarkable recovery.

8. WHY THINKING POSITIVE CAN BE GOOD FOR MIGRAINES

A new study suggests it can make your medication work better.

9. WEARABLE TECH GADGETS TRY TO GET FOOTHOLD

For now, they have the advantage of novelty if not style; what remains to be seen is if consumers can be enticed to integrate them into their everyday attire.

10. WHO GOT ELECTED TO BASEBALL'S HALL OF FAME

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas received enough votes to enter Cooperstown, while Craig Biggio fell two votes short