10 Things to know today: Friday, Jan. 22, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. BLIZZARD COULD RANK NEAR TOP 10 TO HIT EASTERN U.S.
Snowfall estimates are more than 2 feet for Washington, a foot to 18 inches for Philadelphia and 8 inches to a foot in New York.
2. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA STUDENT DETAINED IN NORTH KOREA
Otto Frederick Warmbier is arrested for what Pyongyang says were “hostile” acts orchestrated by the U.S. government.
3. REGIONAL EPA OFFICIAL RESIGNS OVER FLINT WATER CRISIS
The move comes the same day the agency’s chief issued an emergency order directing state and city officials to take actions to protect public health.
4. AID AIRDROPS TO SYRIA’S STARVING CALLED TOO DANGEROUS
Diplomats and aid workers call that tactic a last resort and, without Syrian government approval, a risk of being fired upon.
5. AL-SHABAB GUNMEN’S BLOODY ATTACK IN MOGADISHU OVER
Somalia’s security forces end a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed.
6. WHAT STRATEGY SOME DEMOCRATS ARE SECOND-GUESSING
Hillary Clinton’s questioning of Bernie Sanders’ electability hasn’t worked very well, and some Democrats are concerned about lasting damage for their party.
7. WHY GAZAN ZOOS ARE IN PERIL
Once bustling with visitors, the empty zoos, suffering from conflict, negligence and disease, can’t generate enough income to buy food, and animals are starving and dying.
8. WHO IS IMPACTED BY STOCK MARKET TUMBLE
The slide on Wall Street could damage public employee pension funds around the country, and the burden could end up falling on taxpayers.
9. ‘THE COVE’ STAR DETAINED IN TOKYO
Japan orders the deportation Ric O’Barry, who won an Oscar for his documentary about a Japanese village that hunts dolphins.
10. 17TH AND LIKELY LAST MEETING BETWEEN ICONIC QBs ON TAP
The final chapter of the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history plays out in all likelihood Sunday between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in the AFC championship game.