10 Things to Know for Wednesday

AP News
|
Posted: Jan 13, 2015 9:02 PM
10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. CHARLIE HEBDO FACING FRESH THREATS

Calls for more strikes against the newspaper follow publication of its latest issue, which maintains the intentionally offensive tone that has made it famous in France — and anathema to militant Islamists.

2. FRANCE RAMPING UP SECURITY

The prime minister calls for increased surveillance of imprisoned radicals and for new anti-terror measures.

3. HOW SRI LANKANS WELCOMED FRANCIS

As the pope arrives on his weeklong Asian pilgrimage, 40 costumed elephants line the airport road and a 21-cannon salute booms over the tarmac.

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 MIKE HUCKABEE IS CRITICIZING FIRST FAMILY

The possible GOP presidential candidate says the Obamas shouldn't let their daughters listen to Beyonce because of her music's questionable lyrics.

6. MOTHER TO MILITANTS: 'LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE'

With her 19-year-old son facing a terror charge in federal court in Chicago, she accuses the Islamic State group of brainwashing youths into joining their ranks.

7. TRIAL BEGINS FOR OFFICER WHO KILLED 95-YEAR-OLD MAN

The Illinois policeman is accused of acting recklessly when he shot the knife-wielding resident of an assisted living home with a bean-bag gun.

8. COKE, PEPSI RESPOND TO HEALTH CONCERNS

The soft drink makers are pushing smaller cans and bottles that contain fewer calories and, they say, induce less guilt.

9. WHO'S HOOKING UP WITH AMAZON

Woody Allen agrees to write and direct all the episodes of a half-hour series, expected to premiere in 2016, for Amazon's Prime Instant Video.

10. QB'S BIG ARM OVERSHADOWS BRIEF RESUME

Ohio State's Cardale Jones, after just three college games, has some NFL scouts salivating.