FILE - In this March 11, 2013 file photo is a sign reading "Stop the Transcanada Pipeline" placed in a field near Bradshaw, Neb. Even if the Republican-led Congress approves the Keystone XL pipeline, not a drop of oil will flow through the system until Nebraska signs off on its route. The routing process is still before the state Supreme Court, and depending on how justices rule, it could be months or longer before any construction in Nebraska begins. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) (AP)

10 Things to Know for Thursday


January 8, 2015 7:15AM (UTC)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. AUTHORITIES ID SUSPECTED GUNMEN IN PARIS RAMPAGE

The three alleged attackers include a pair of brothers — one of whom was convicted in 2008 on terror charges and sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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2. OUTRAGE SPREADS ACROSS GLOBE

Thousands of people take to the streets to protest the attack at a French newspaper, while the slogan "Je Suis Charlie" goes viral on social media.

3. WHAT'S HINDERING RECOVERY OF BLACK BOXES FROM DOWNED AIRASIA JET

The Java Sea is dark and murky from monsoon rains, making conditions particularly dangerous for divers.

4. OBAMA TOUTS US ECONOMY

"America's resurgence is real," he declares after touring a Ford assembly plant in Michigan.

5. WHICH CASES PALESTINIANS PLAN TO BRING AGAINST ISRAEL

Now that they've joined the International Criminal Court, the Palestinians will lodge accusations related to last year's 50-day war in Gaza and to Israeli settlement construction on occupied lands.

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6. STATE HOLDS HAMMER ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE

Even if the Republican-led Congress approves the pipeline, no oil will flow through the system until Nebraska signs off on its route.

7. NYC MAYOR FULFILLS TEEN-FRIENDLY CAMPAIGN PLEDGE

De Blasio is lifting a ban preventing students from having cellphones in the city's schools.

8. WHY AMERICAN KIDS ARE DIGGING THE DEEP-FREEZE

It's too cool for school in many parts of the country, where there's fear that bus brakes will freeze up.

9. BILL COSBY RETURNS TO STAGE IN ONTARIO

Protesters shout at fans streaming in to attend the scandal-plagued comedian's first performance since November.

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10. QB JAMEIS WINSTON GOING PRO

The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner says he'll give up his final two years of college eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL draft.


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