10 Things to Know for Friday January 3, 2014

10 Things to Know for Friday January 3, 2014

7:27am Jan 03, 2014
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. BRUTAL WINDS, COLD AND SNOW ASSAULT NORTHEAST  With nearly 2 feet of snow in some places, residents start digging out and trying to get around.   WINTER WEATHER

2. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND HEALTH CARE  The new system doesn't yet have a way for consumers to easily update their coverage after a birth or other big life changes.   HEALTH OVERHAUL-UPDATING YOUR COVERAGE

3. STRANDED, RESCUED, NOW STALLED ON ANTARCTIC ICE  Concern that a Chinese ship involved in retrieving the 52 passengers might now get stuck itself is delaying the journey home.   ANTARCTICA-ICEBOUND SHIP

4. WHO CAME TO 10 DOWNING STREET  Revealed today: Former Soviet leader Gorbachev showed up unannounced at British Prime Minister Thatcher's residence in 1984.   BRITAIN-GORBACHEV-THATCHER

5. WHAT'S NEXT FOR SNAPCHAT AFTER BREACH  The disappearing-message service promises a more secure version of its app will let users opt out of the "Find Friends" feature.   SNAPCHAT-SECURITY

6. FLOCKING TO FLORIDA  The Sunshine State is on track this year to surpass New York as the nation's third-most-populous state after California and Texas.   SURGING FLORIDA

7. HOPING FOR RESOLUTION IN TONSIL SURGERY CASE  Lawyers for the hospital and the California girl declared brain dead meet with a federal magistrate today.   TONSILLECTOMY-BRAIN DEAD GIRL

8. HOW WOULD SHERLOCK SOLVE THIS ONE?  A fight is brewing over copyright protections expiring on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective tales, and the result could affect many writers.   SHERLOCK HOLMES-COPYRIGHT BATTLE

9. HONORING A RACING LEGEND  Michael Schumacher's fans converge on a French hospital to honor the Formula One champion on his 45th birthday, just days after he was critically injured in a skiing accident.   SCHUMACHER-INJURED

10. SURPRISE STARTER LEADS SOONERS TO SWEET VICTORY  Freshman quarterback Trevor Knight completes a Sugar Bowl-record 32 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns as No. 11 Oklahoma beat third-ranked Alabama 45-31.   SUGAR BOWL-FOLO

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