10 things to know for Thursday, Jan. 16: Vatican forced to defend its record on clergy sex abuse
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
At a U.N. hearing, a top church official acknowledges there can be “no excuse” for child abuse, as the Vatican faces allegations it enabled the rape of thousands of children by protecting pedophile priests.
The bill sweeps through the House and is on track for a big Senate vote by week’s end.
Best actor hopefuls are especially strong, including stars like Matthew McConaughey (” Dallas Buyers Club” ) and Leonardo DiCaprio (” The Wolf of Wall Street” ).
"I'm filled with joy and gratitude about what was able to be accomplished," says Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger, who five years ago gained instant fame for his extraordinary landing of US Airways flight 1549.
Intravenous doses of two drugs — a sedative and a painkiller — are to be used to put the inmate to death because supplies of the previous drug have dried up.
Beijing sees the winter’s first wave of extremely dangerous pollution, with visibility reduced in the Chinese capital to several hundred yards.
For middle-aged men, a history of heavy drinking can hasten mental decline with aging, new research shows.
While flying in the characteristic formation, birds choreograph the flapping of their wings to save energy, a study suggests.
Country singer Trace Adkins seeks medical help after canceling the several performances on a weeklong cruise.
The temperature at the Australian Open reaches 108 degrees, forcing the suspension of some matches.