10 Things to Know for Wednesday
The Associated Press
Jan. 13, 2016
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. WHY POLITICAL MESSAGE IS PART OF OBAMA'S STATE OF UNION
Much of what he has done, both in the U.S. and abroad, could be wiped away by a Republican president, increasing his imperative to keep his party in the White House.
2. IRAN HOLDING 10 AMERICAN SAILORS
The Navy sailors are picked up after two small U.S. boats suffer mechanical problems and drift into Iranian waters.
3. NFL FOOTBALL RETURNING TO LA
The St. Louis Rams are moving back to Los Angeles and the San Diego Chargers will have the option to join them in a shared stadium.
4. IAAF WAS WARNED OF DOPING CRISIS EARLY ON
Track and field's governing body knew of out-of-control doping by Russian athletes — but waited six years to bar them from competition, according to internal documents obtained by the AP.
5. WHO'S BEEN FREED FROM TEXAS PRISON
The mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck is released on $75,000 bond.
6. OIL GROWS EVER CHEAPER
The price of crude falls another 3 percent to $30.44 a barrel — its lowest level in 12 years.
7. HOW US AUTO MARKET IS CHANGING
With gasoline hovering around $2 a gallon, car companies are having a hard time selling fuel-efficient small cars, hybrids and electrics.
8. POWERBALL PLAYERS GO TO GREAT LENGTHS FOR TICKETS
Six states don't participate in Powerball, including Hawaii and Alaska. So people there need to cross an ocean or mountains to reach a lottery kiosk.
9. WHERE STARBUCKS SEES BIG OPPORTUNITY
The Seattle company says it expects China to eventually overtake the U.S. as the coffee chain's largest market.
10. HALL OF FAMER MONTE IRVIN DIES AT 96
The power-hitting outfielder starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball's exclusion of black players.