10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today
Britain's Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to win support for her Brexit deal in Parliament. Lawmakers are due to vote on the agreement Tuesday, and all signs suggest they will reject it, adding uncertainty to Brexit less than three months before Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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

1. BIG DAY FOR BREXIT’S SURVIVAL

British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the European Union and all indications are that she will suffer a heavy defeat.

2. ‘NEVER EVER BACK DOWN’

With the government mired in the fourth week of a shutdown, Trump rejects a short-term legislative fix and digs in for more combat.

3. LAWMAKERS TO GRILL TRUMP’S ATTORNEY GENERAL PICK

William Barr will need to emphasize that he supports the president’s policies while assuring Democrats he will act independently and won’t interfere with Robert Mueller’s investigation.

4. WISCONSIN TEEN’S ORDEAL COMES TO LIGHT

For nearly three months, Jayme Closs was forced to hide in a 2½-foot space beneath her kidnapper’s bed, going without food, water or a bathroom for hours.

5. SKIPPING CLASS DEEMED AN OPTION

Parents are concerned that little learning is happening at Los Angeles schools staffed by substitutes during a teacher strike in the nation’s second-largest school district.

6. SOUTH SUDANESE WARY OF FRAGILE PEACE DEAL

Residents of a displacement camp in one town near the Ugandan border tell AP it’s still too uncertain for them to return home.

7. TRUMP’S CUBA POLICY HAVING REVERSE EFFECT

New statistics from Havana say his initiative is driving hundreds of millions of dollars from the island’s private entrepreneurs to its military-controlled tourism sector.

8. CASH IS KING AGAIN

With the Federal Reserve raising short-term rates four times last year, money-market funds and online savings accounts have begun paying a livable interest.

9. BURGER KING

The president was “lovin’ it” as he fete the Tigers’ football team with Big Macs from McDonald’s and other fast-food favorites.

10. WHAT NBA COACHES ARE TAKING SERIOUSLY

Luke Walton and Steve Kerr are among sideline bosses putting priority on their health in order to get through the grind, travel and stress of a pro basketball season.