Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. MAN LIVING IN US ILLEGALLY IS GRANTED LAW LICENSE
The decision by California's high court raises the possibility of millions of immigrants being able to enter professions in the U.S.
2. WHAT'S TRAILING THE SNOWSTORM IN THE US
Below-zero temperatures and bitter wind-chill readings are spreading from the Midwest to the Northeast.
3. 'OBAMACARE' RIDE REMAINS BUMPY
Stacks of yet-to-be-processed paperwork leave thousands — if not millions — of people unsure whether they have health coverage.
4. FIERY ACCIDENTS PROMPT WARNING
U.S. officials say that crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains may be more flammable than other varieties.
5. UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU — IF YOU CAN DO 3 PULLUPS
More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't meet this minimum standard. The Marines delay the requirement, reigniting debate about women's suitability for combat roles.
6. STRANDED RESEARCHERS FLOWN TO SAFETY
The weather finally clears, allowing a helicopter to remove all 52 passengers aboard a research ship locked in the Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve.
7. WHO'S PROMISING 'FORD MORE YEARS'
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford puts his name on the ballot for another term, defying calls to step down after he admitting smoking crack "in a drunken stupor."
8. NEWSPAPERS SAY SNOWDEN DESERVES MERCY
The New York Times and the Guardian suggest that the former NSA contractor's revelations about government spying outweigh any possible wrongdoing.
9. BRIGHT SPOT IN DETROIT
The police chief says homicides fell in 2013 and there was less overall crime than the year before.
10. WHY SNAPCHAT IS TAKING A HIT
Millions of usernames and phone numbers are compromised after a security breach at the popular service that features disappearing messages.