Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. NORTH KOREA UPS THE ANTE
Pyongyang says it is canceling its nonagression pact with South Korea. Hours earlier, the communist regime threatened the U.S. with a nuclear strike.
2. AL-QAIDA LEADER BROUGHT TO THE U.S.
Captured in Jordan, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith — bin Laden's son-in-law and a member of his inner circle — is to appear Friday in federal court in NYC.
3. HOW CHAVEZ WILL LIVE ON
The socialist leader's body will be preserved and permanently displayed inside a glass tomb in Caracas.
4. BRENNAN TO LEAD CIA
The Senate confirms Obama's nominee after the White House explicitly states that the president's power to use drones against U.S. terror suspects on American soil is limited.
5. BATTERY BLAZE ON JET PROVED STUBBORN
A Jan. 7 fire aboard a 787 Dreamliner in Boston was more difficult to put out than previously described, an FAA probe reveals.
6. WHY YOUR POCKETS DON'T FEEL FULLER
Americans have regained the $16 trillion they lost to the Great Recession — but the recovered wealth has been flowing mainly to the rich.
7. UNCERTAINTY AMONG RIGHT-TO-LIFE ACTIVISTS
They say Arkansas' new abortion law — the nation's toughest — is either a bold challenge to Roe v. Wade or an overreach certain to be overturned.
8. CLIMATE REVERSED COURSE IN LAST CENTURY
The Earth had cooled for several thousand years until an unprecedented reversal in the 20th century, new research shows.
9. WHAT YOUR FACEBOOK NEWS FEED WILL LOOK LIKE
The social network is revamping its main feature to make it appear more like the different sections of a newspaper.
10. FOR DISNEY, RETURN TRIP TO OZ IS A BIG GAMBLE
Opening Friday, the prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" will draw plenty of comparisons to the 1939 film.
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