10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Jan 21, 2015 9:15 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. PRESIDENT CAPITALIZES ON RECOVERY

Obama's State of the Union address uses economic successes to leverage his position over the GOP which now fully controls Congress.

2. OBAMA OVERSELLS "RISE" FROM THE RECESSION

AP'S Fact Check finds that seven years after the downturn, household income hasn't yet recovered and the job market is adding low-paying jobs.

3. YEMEN'S PRESIDENT HELD 'CAPTIVE'

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi "cannot leave his house" after Houthi rebels removed his guards and deployed their own fighters there.

4. JAPAN RACING AGAINST TIME TO SAVE HOSTAGES

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country will never give in to Islamic State terrorists who threatened to kill two Japanese captives within 72 hours if not paid $200 million ransom.

5. PALESTINIAN STABS NINE PEOPLE ON TEL AVIV BUS

Israeli police are calling the assault a "terror attack" that comes after several others in which Palestinians used knives, acid and vehicles as weapons.

6. FRANCE TO GET BETTER GUNS, MORE INTEL AGENTS TO FIGHT TERROR

The sweeping new measures come as four men were handed preliminary charges of providing logistical support to one of the Paris terror attackers.

7. WHERE'S BEST PLACE TO INVEST

The U.S. has leapfrogged China as the world's most important growth market, according to a survey of CEOs.

8. CUBA LOWERS EXPECTATIONS ON EVE OF US TALKS

While Obama hailed restoring relations with the Cold War foe in his State of the Union address, Havana is cautioning that a full relationship won't come so quickly.

9. HOW SAUDI TRADITIONS ARE BEING CHALLENGED

Single women in their late 20s and 30s are seeking careers and independent choices that put them at odds with tribal mentalities in the conservative kingdom.

10. WHO WILL SING AT GRAMMYS

Pharrell, Sam Smith, Common, John Legend, Usher and Miranda Lambert will take the stage at the Feb. 8 show in Los Angeles.