Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ‘MASSACRE’: MORE THAN 60 CIVILIAN BODIES FOUND IN SYRIA
More than half of the victims, many of whom are believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants, were found shot and dumped in a shaft in Homs province.
2. TRUMP URGES HOUSE GOP TO PASS BUDGET
And the next step would be tax reform, which the president warns is crucial to avoiding political failure in 2018.
3. BERGDAHL COULD GET LIFE IN PRISON
The convicted Army sergeant will appear before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.
4. PHILIPPINES CALLS SIEGE IN MARAWI OVER
The assault by pro-Islamic State militants left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the extremists group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia.
5. IN VIRGINIA’S TRUMP COUNTRY, LOW ENTHUSIASM FOR REPUBLICAN
People in the struggling coal town of Pound seem to know little about Ed Gillespie, the president’s pick in the state’s closely watched race for governor.
6. WHY LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK IS TAKING AIM
Trigger Warning Queer & Trans Gun Club members are among the people on the left anxious enough to take up arms with the rise of the extreme right.
7. SENATE PRESSES AHEAD ON DISASTER RELIEF PACKAGE
The $36.5 billion measure, however, rejects requests from Texas and Florida lawmakers for additional money to rebuild after hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
8. WHAT IS PROMPTING CRITICISM ACROSS US
The FAA is redrawing flight paths for airports to streamline aircraft routing for fuel efficiency and safety, but the new routes are raising noise complaints.
9. WHO’S GETTING ANOTHER SUPER BOWL GIG
Fourteen years after the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake will be performing at halftime in Minneapolis on Feb. 4.
10. SUPER MISMATCH
Tom Brady throws two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots toy with the Atlanta Falcons 23-7 in a fog-filled Super Bowl rematch.
By The Associated Press