Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:’
AURORA WEATHER: Today…Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs around 40. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph…Tonight…Partly cloudy. Lows 14 to 18. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening…Friday…Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s.
1. BRAZEN ASSAULT HITS INDONESIA
Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area of Jakarta and wage gunbattles with police, leaving seven dead — including four assailants.
2. WHO WON THE BIG JACKPOT
At least three winning tickets are sold in a record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing, including one in Florida, one in Tennessee and one in suburban Los Angeles.
3. REPUBLICAN DEBATE SURE TO HIGHLIGHT PARTY’S FRACTURED FIELD
A smaller cast of GOP presidential candidates is ready to return to the main debate stage for one of the last high-profile opportunities to sway voters before the Iowa caucus.
4. TURKEY AGAIN ROCKED BY ATTACK
Kurdish rebels detonate a car bomb at a police station in southeastern Turkey, then assault it with rocket launchers and firearms, killing five people, including civilians, the governor’s office says.
5. ‘OSCARSSOWHITE’ BACKLASH MAY PRODUCE SEQUEL
When nominations are announced for the 88th annual Academy Awards, the motion picture academy could be facing another ethnic embarrassment.
6. WHO ‘EL CHAPO’ WAS REALLY INTERESTED IN
Drug lord Joaquin Guzman was eager to set up a meeting with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, and had apparently never heard of Sean Penn, according to transcripts of text messages.
7. UNCERTAINTY IN GUATEMALA AS NEW PRESIDENT TAKES OFFICE
As TV comic and political neophyte Jimmy Morales prepares to be inaugurated, very little is known about how exactly he plans to run this Central American nation.
8. MAINE’S STATEHOUSE FACING UPHEAVAL
After months of talk of impeachment, critics of Gov. Paul LePage are ready to introduce an impeachment order to investigate allegations of abuse of power.
9. WHERE YOU MIGHT SEE CAMPAIGN ADS
Political groups are flooding the airways during popular game shows like “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” as they try to influence presidential primary voters.
10. GIANTS DON’T LOOK FAR TO TAB NEW COACH
New York keeps it in-house by hiring offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach, replacing Tom Coughlin.