Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. NORTH KOREA'S CLAIM OF H-BOMB TEST SETS OFF ALARM
World powers vow to punish the impoverished and defiant nation for what would be, if confirmed, Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test since 2006.
2. CONGRESS VOTES TO REPEAL 'OBAMACARE'
The measure faces a certain veto when it lands of Obama's desk at the White House.
3. COMPANY SUES OVER REJECTION OF KEYSTONE PIPELINE
TransCanada, the project's developer, says Obama's decision in November to kill the pipeline exceeded his power under the U.S. Constitution.
4. POLICE IN COLOGNE FACE CRITICISM OVER SEX ASSAULTS
Questions arise about whether officers should have intervened sooner to prevent the New Year's Eve assaults that some blame on gangs of migrants in the German city.
5. WHICH COMPANY HAS ALMOST GONE GLOBAL
Netflix moves into 130 more countries, nearly completing its worldwide expansion ahead of schedule.
6. GAS LEAK LEADS TO STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LOS ANGELES
Natural gas has been spewing for months in one of the city's neighborhood, sickening residents and forcing thousands to evacuate.
7. WHO'S DOWNSIZING AFTER LACKLUSTER HOLIDAY SEASON
Macy's is cutting up to 4,800 jobs after recording poor sales during November and December.
8. ANOTHER BIG POWERBALL JACKPOT
The odds of winning? One in 292.2 million. For comparison, your chance of being struck by lightning in a year is about one in 960,000.
9. WHAT'S LATEST FRICTION FOR PALIN FAMILY
Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor winner for heroism in Afghanistan, is seeking joint custody of the child he had out of wedlock with Bristol Palin.
10. TWO ELECTED TO BASEBALL'S HALL OF FAME
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will be enshrined in Cooperstown this summer.