10 Things to Know for Friday, January 11, 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
A consensus is emerging to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and tighten background checks.
Flu in the U.S. has struck early and, in many places, hard.
"When the history books are written," Obama says, "Tim Geithner is going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the Treasury."
Toll includes 81 dead in an attack on a crowded billiards hall.
At stake is the biggest field for helicopters used to bomb rebel-held areas in the north and deliver supplies for regime forces.
A teacher and another staffer at a California high school are credited with neutralizing a 16-year-old after he shot one student and fired at another.
Forecasters point to ample oil supplies and weak U.S. demand.
Kids born under Beijing's one-child policy are often doted on by their parents. That makes them less competitive and more pessimistic, research shows.
Scientists now say an asteroid feared to be on a collision course with Earth in about 20 years will miss us by a long shot.
Britney Spears is out as a judge after failing to boost ratings.