10 Things to Know for Wednesday January 29, 2014

10 Things to Know for Wednesday January 29, 2014

8:41am Jan 29, 2014
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. UKRAINE PARLIAMENT TO VOTE ON AMNESTY FOR ARRESTED PROTESTERS  A yes vote is unlikely to appease demonstrators, though, because they want President Yanukovych to resign and early elections declared.  UKRAINE-PROTESTS

2. ON ALABAMA BEACHES, ICICLES HANG FROM PALM TREES  A winter storm that might be no big deal in the North all but paralyzes the Deep South, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold.   WINTER WEATHER

3. AP ANALYSIS FINDS OBAMA'S AGENDA HAS GONE FROM BOLD TO BITE-SIZED  Nancy Benac agrees the president can bypass Congress and get some things done on his own, but says creativity is no substitute for clout.   STATE OF UNION-ANALYSIS

4. GOP RESPONSE TO OBAMA SPEECH TAKES HIGHLY PERSONAL APPROACH  Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers focuses on her background and family as she offers vision of Republicans determined to empower Americans, not the government.  STATE OF UNION-GOP RESPONSE

5. FEDERAL RESERVE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE REDUCING STIMULUS  In the final meeting Bernanke will preside over as chairman, Fed may pare bond purchases another $10 billion, to $65 billion a month.  FEDERAL RESERVE

6. AIR FORCE'S NUCLEAR LAUNCH CORPS FACES NEW STRAIN  The number of officers implicated in the cheating scandal doubles from the original 34, which means about 14 percent of all officers are sidelined.  NUCLEAR MISSTEPS

7. HOW CONVENIENCE STORES IN PHILLY ARE PROMOTING BETTER HEALTH  Corner groceries broaden their inventory of fresh produce, whole grains and low-fat dairy and use cooking demonstrations to teach residents nutritious food options.  HEALTHY CORNER STORES

8. WHY U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKED EXECUTION OF MISSOURI MAN  Lawyer for Herbert Smulls says the state's refusal to disclose source of lethal-injection drug made it impossible to rule out suffering during execution.   MISSOURI EXECUTION-SMULLS

9. WHERE POLITICAL PROTESTS ARE BAD FOR BUSINESS  Months of turmoil in Bangkok have hurt tourist bookings and left business leaders worried that investors will move to neighboring countries.   THAILAND-POLITICS-BUSINESS

10. WHAT PEYTON MANNING SEES WHEN HE ENTERS BRONCOS' LOCKER ROOM  Teammates leave No. 18 jerseys for him to sign, perhaps thinking there won't be an opportunity after this year.   SUPER BOWL-BRONCOS-MANNING

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