10 Things to Know for today, Jan. 24, 2018
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1 - JEFF SESSIONS QUESTIONED BY MUELLER’S TEAM
The attorney general’s hours-long interview comes as the special counsel investigates whether Trump possibly took steps to obstruct justice.
2 - ‘IT WAS ... BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG’
A 15-year-old male student opens fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school, killing two classmates and injuring 17.
3 - WHOSE SLEEP WAS RUDELY INTERRUPTED
A powerful undersea earthquake sends Alaskans racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night, but a threatened tsunami never materializes.
4 - SHUTDOWN CAUSES BARELY A RIPPLE
Many Americans hardly noticed the latest spasm of dysfunction in Washington. That might only increase the chances it happens again.
5 - WHERE NATIONALISM COULD MEET PUSHBACK
The diplomacy scene that Trump will encounter at the Davos economic forum this week isn’t exactly a natural fit for the “America First” standard-bearer.
6 - SENATE OKS CENTRAL BANKER
The vote is 85-12 to approve Trump’s selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, succeeding Janet Yellen.
7 - WHO’S MAKING ACADEMY AWARD HISTORY
Director Firas Fayyad’s 90-minute documentary “Last Men in Aleppo” is the first Syrian film to be nominated for an Oscar.
8 - DESPERATE TIMES, DESPERATE MEASURE
Philadelphia could become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic.
9 - DETAILS OF ALLEGED HARASSMENT EMERGE
Minnesota Public Radio says that humorist Garrison Keillor’s alleged sexual misconduct went well beyond his account of an accidental touch of a woman’s bare back.
10 - WHAT PROCTER & GAMBLE WANTS TO STOP
The company says it’s working to halt the “Tide Pod challenge,” a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets.