10 things to know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Note that some stories are not yet published:
1. BAD ECONOMIC NEWS HURTS OBAMA AGENDA
News that the nation's economy shrunk is overshadowing the president's pushes on gun control and immigration. Click here for story
2. ISRAELI LAWMAKER HINTS MORE STRIKES ON SYRIA
Tzachi Hanegbi says such a strike is not enough to stop the threat of weapons reaching Hezbollah militants. Click here for story
3. HAGEL FACES HIS PARTY CRITICS
Republicans who oppose Hagel's positions on nuclear weapons, Israel and Iran will grill him as confirmation hearings begin for the Defense Secretary nominee. Click here for story
4. ALABAMA STANDOFF STRETCHES INTO SECOND DAY
Police say they're still talking to a 65-year-old retired truck driver holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage. Click here for story
5. NEW JERSEY SENATOR RETURNS MONEY TO DONOR FOR CARIBBEAN JAUNTS
Robert Menendez paid the donor $58,500 from his personal account for the Dominican Republic trips, and denied allegations he had sex there with prostitutes. Click here for story
6. NEWTOWN FAMILIES CALL FOR 'MOMENT OF TRANSFORMATION'
Parents of children killed at the Connecticut elementary school spoke out for high-capacity weapons bans at a public hearing. Click here for story
7. WHY IT'S NOT CALLED 'SEXERCISE'
One activity you thought might be doing you some good and burning extra calories probably isn't.
8. TE'O HOAXTER SAYS NOTRE DAME STAR WASN'T PART OF JOKE
Ronaiah Tuiaososopo tells Dr. Phil McGraw that he fell deeply in love with Te'o while pretending to be his online girlfriend. The interview airs today. Click here for story
9. LAST OF THE ANDREWS SISTERS DIES
Patty Andrews, who boosted morale on the home front with songs like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B," was 94. Click here for story
10. BET ON IT: BALTIMORE WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL
The AP's Barry Wilner favors the Ravens because of their tough defense and underappreciated QB Joe Flacco. Click here for story