published Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

10 Things to Know for today

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    Emergency personnel work at the scene where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others were shot outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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

1. SUSPECT FREED IN BENGHAZI ATTACK

A lawyer for the Tunisian man suspected of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya says he was released for lack of evidence.

2. GIFFORDS SAYS 'ENOUGH' AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS

Giffords and her husband were to introduce a gun control initiative on the second anniversary of the Arizona shooting that nearly killed the ex-congresswoman.

3. WHY SOME REPUBLICANS OPPOSE HAGEL FOR DEFENSE

Critics say the former Republican senator is too critical of Israel and soft on Iran.

4. WHAT THE OFFICER WHO CAUGHT THE COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT SAW

Jason Oviatt says James Holmes seemed "detached," although he was sweating profusely after the rampage that killed 12 at the suburban movie theater.

5. 'YOU DON'T GET CONDITIONS WORSE THAN THIS'

Southeast Australia firefighters issue catastrophic threat levels after scores of blazes destroyed homes and left 100 people missing.

6. WHO WINS IN AN $8.5 BILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SETTLEMENT

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will benefit, but consumers say U.S. banks will wipe out huge potential liabilities.

7. MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A CHICAGO LOTTERY WINNER

Police open a homicide investigation six months after $425,000 winner Urooj Khan died, saying he ingested a lethal dose of cyanide.

8. ARE WE THERE YET?

Simulations of a 17-month journey to Mars made would-be spacemen drowsy — acting like bears on the verge of hibernation.

9. ANOTHER LOOK AT AMY WINEHOUSE DEATH

A second inquest began Tuesday in London after the coroner who ruled the singer's 2011 death a "misadventure" was deemed unqualified.

10. A WOULD-BE CLASSIC ENDS UP A ROUT

No. 2 Alabama bashed No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 to roll to its second straight BCS championship.

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