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January 24, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. EXPLOSIONS TARGET POLICE IN CAIRO

Three near-simultaneous blasts, which come ahead of the third anniversary of the Jan. 25 start of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak, kill at least 5 people and wound dozens more.

2. NO FACE-TO-FACE MEETING IN SYRIAN PEACE TALKS

The U.N. says an encounter between Assad's government and the Western-backed opposition hoping to overthrow it is not going to happen as planned.

3. WHY HAGEL ORDERS REVIEW OF NUCLEAR FORCES

After cheating allegations and an investigation of drug use among missile launch officers, the defense chief summons military leaders to discuss the potential threat to the public trust.

4. UKRAINIAN PROTESTERS OCCUPY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

The crowds broke into the downtown Ministry of Agricultural Policy and are also maintaining the siege of several governors' offices in the country's west, raising the pressure on the government.

5. REPORT SAYS MORE THAN 40 MUSLIMS KILLED IN MYANMAR

The U.N. confirms that at least 48 Muslims appear to have been killed when Buddhist mobs attacked a village in an isolated corner of the country, a massacre that has been denied by the government.

6. WHICH REPUTED MOBSTER PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN 'GOODFELLAS' HEIST

Vincent Asaro, 78, is accused of helping to direct the 1978 $6 million Lufthansa Airlines theft at Kennedy airport, which was dramatized in the hit Martin Scorsese movie.

7. SECOND WOMAN ALLEGES ABUSE BY CALIFORNIA EDUCATOR

After seeing a YouTube video of a former student confronting a former middle school teacher, an 18-year-old decides to speak out.

8. PASSENGERS DESCRIBE FRIGHTENING BUS RIDE

A late-night Greyhound ride through Arizona turned harrowing when witnesses say a man rose from his seat and screamed, "Everyone's going to die!"

9. NASA LAUNCHES NEWEST HARDWARE

An unmanned rocket blasts into the sky carrying the latest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, which are used to support the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope, among other craft.

10. NEW MADRID FAULT LINE ALIVE AND ACTIVE

The 150-mile zone, crossing parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, could spawn future large earthquakes, a new study says.

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  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p

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