10 things to know for Thursday, Jan. 30: U.S. expected to show solid growth for last 3 months of 2013
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Economists forecast annual growth rate of 3.3 percent. GDP increased at even stronger 4.1 percent rate the quarter before.
After U.S. Supreme Court denies appeals, convicted killer Herbert Smulls gets lethal injection and dies without complications.
After guilty then innocent rulings, appeals panel designated by Italy’s supreme court to deliberate over 2007 slaying of roommate.
But some experts say denunciations of upcoming military maneuvers will stop short of threats the North made last year.
Chinese company Lenovo is already the world’s biggest PC maker. Now it has chance to become a global player in smartphones, too.
Locked out of their offices, officials beg to get in, showing how weak Thailand’s democratically elected administration has become.
Instead of rioting, consumers are resorting to survival skills. They’re hoarding dollars, stockpiling goods and plowing savings into real estate.
There are only 37 women among 10,500 uniformed firefighters, but that number will grow after heavy recruiting effort.
Because Washington and Colorado have legalized pot, police can’t confiscate it from carry-on bags or checked luggage.
The 19-year-old singer’s latest brush with the law involves alleged assault of a limo driver in December, an official says.