Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1.WHERE THE NRA IS FOCUSING GUN RIGHTS FIGHT: The group is opposing Obama's judicial nominees seen as likely to enforce stronger gun control laws.
2. MONTHS OF PREPARATION FOR THE COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING: Police testified James Holmes bought tear gas grenades two months before the rampage that killed 12 and chemicals to booby-trap his apartment.
3. A SYRIAN PRISONER SWAP: Rebels freed 48 Iranians held captive since August for more than 2,000 Syrians in what appeared to be the first prisoner swap of the civil war.
4. HOTTEST. YEAR. EVER: U.S. temperatures were off the charts during 2012, a year marked by drought and a barely there winter.
5. WHAT THE US SEES IN PHOTOS OF MISSING INVESTIGATOR: Intelligence officials tell the AP Iran was behind images and video sent to the family of ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in 2007.
6. SIRI, WHAT SHOULD I WATCH? : TVs of the future will respond to voice commands, allowing viewers to chuck the remote.
7. ARMSTRONG AGREES TO TALK ABOUT DOPING: The interview with Oprah Winfrey addressing charges he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career will air Jan. 17.
8. WHY YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF KANAKANAVU: There are only 10 speakers on the planet of the aboriginal language from Taiwan.
9. TWITTER EXPLODES OVER 'BAMA QB'S GIRLFRIEND: Ex-Miss Alabama Katherine Webb now has more followers than boyfriend AJ McCarron after ESPN cameras lingered on her at the championship game.
10. WHO'S NOMINATED FOR THE BRITISH 'OSCARS': "Lincoln" led with 10 nominations, "Les Miserables" and "Life of Pi" nabbed nine each in the British Academy Film Awards race.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. DEFENSE STARTS IN FLORIDA MISSING FOSTER CHILD TRIAL: It's now the defense's turn to put on evidence in the trial of a South Florida woman accused of killing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson over a decade ago. The prosecution rested Tuesday after about five weeks of testimony in the trial of 66-year-old Geralyn Graham.
2. SPRING TRAINING GAMES START FEB. 22 IN FLORIDA: Florida will welcome Major League Baseball's spring training for the 125th year next month when 15 teams return to the Sunshine State to polish their skills for the 2013 season.
3. JUNGLE ISLAND HOSTS WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT: Jungle Island is hosting about 50 wounded veterans for a Wounded Warrior Project in Miami. The group will arrive at the attraction on Wednesday for a ceremony and celebration to kick-off their annual Soldier Ride, a long-distance bicycle ride stretching from South Beach to Key West.
4. DOCTORS DISPUTE FLORIDA WORKERS COMPENSATION REPORT: Doctors are disputing a state report saying drugs dispensed by physicians directly to patients are raising workers' compensation rates. The Florida Medical Association said in a statement issued Tuesday that doctors were unfairly targeted in the annual report released last week by the Office of Insurance Regulation.
5. SARASOTA COUNTY CAN'T BAN SMOKING OUTDOORS: Sarasota County commissioners don't have the authority to ban smoking at public beaches, outdoor sports facilities or parks. The county attorney told commissioners Tuesday that a recent court decision related to the city of Sarasota's proposed smoking ban ruled that local governments do not have the authority to ban smoking in public outdoor areas.
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