Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ISLAMIC STATE ISSUES VIDEO ULTIMATUM TO JAPAN
The terrorist group threatens to kill two Japanese hostages if Tokyo doesn't pay $200 million in ransom within 72 hours; Prime Minister Abe vows to save them.
2. OBAMA SPEECH SEEKS TO INFLUENCE 2016 DEBATE
The president's State of the Union address will highlight income inequality and middle-class economic issues to put them on the agenda for the next election.
3. OHIO HIGHWAY OVERPASS COLLAPSE KILLS ONE PERSON
Traffic is slowing on northbound Interstate 71 coming into Cincinnati from Kentucky and on southbound 71 by the Interstate 275 interchange.
4. COLORADO SHOOTING CASE GOES TO COURT
The trial of James Holmes who admitted to killing 12 people in a movie theater will provide a rare glimpse into the mind of a mass shooter.
5. FRENCH PREMIER SAYS COUNTRY'S 'APARTHEID' NEEDS ADDRESSING
Fighting hatred, anti-Semitism and racism are urgent, notably in the suburbs that are home to immigrant communities, Manuel Valls tells journalists.
6. WHICH GOALS AMERICAN DELEGATION WILL PURSUE IN CUBA
It will seek an end to restrictions on the U.S. Interests Section there so that an embassy can eventually be established.
7. WHY THE IMF IS LOWERING ITS GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST
The international organization says weakness in major economies, including China's, will trump gains from low oil prices.
8. POPE REAFFIRMS CHURCH'S CONTRACEPTION BAN
At the same time, he says it's not true that to be a good Catholic "you have to be like rabbits."
9. WHAT SPARKS INTEREST IN HISTORIC ALABAMA CITY
The "Selma" hit film and the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches are expected to bring thousands of visitors to the symbolic site this year.
10. RONALDO BREAKS UP WITH GIRLFRIEND
"After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end," the Portugal and Real Madrid soccer star says in a statement sent exclusively to The AP.