In this Friday, Jan. 18 2013 photo, activists hold signs during a rally at New York's City Hall to call for immediate action on paid sick days legislation in light of the continued spread of the flu. An unusually early and vigorous flu season is drawing attention to the cause that has both scored victories and hit roadblocks in recent years: mandatory paid sick leave. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Monday, January 21, 2013 6:34 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
The 17th president to win re-election faces a weak economy and a partisan Congress in his second term.
2. DOZENS OF BODIES PULLED FROM SITE OF ALGERIAN STANDOFF
The death toll topped 80 at the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara.
3. MINISTER RECALLS MLK'S WORDS OF NONVIOLENCE AT NEWTOWN
The Rev. James A. Forbes says the civil rights leader's words "are needed now more than ever" after the deadly school shooting.
4. `FAST-TRACK' TRIAL BEGINS FOR INDIA GANG RAPE SUSPECTS
Five men were due in court less than a month after the assault and killing of a student aboard a moving bus in Delhi.
5. HOW `BRAIN PACEMAKERS' MIGHT SLOW ALZHEIMER'S
Currents from tiny wires inserted into holes drilled in a patient's skull could offer hope for staving off dementia.
6. INDICTED MEGAUPLOAD FOUNDER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Half a million users registered for Kim Dotcom's "Mega" site in 14 hours.
7. SON FACES MURDER CHARGES IN NEW MEXICO FAMILY SLAYING
Police say the 15-year-old killed his Fire Department chaplain father, mother and their three children aged 2 to 9.
8. WHY SOME CAN'T CALL OUT SICK IN A NASTY FLU SEASON
More than 40 million Americans work for companies that don't pay for sick leave, as New York City considers a proposal to mandate it.
9. WHY OBAMA CAN THANK HIP-HOP
John Legend, who was honored at the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball along with MC Lyte and Doug E. Fresh, says the genre played its part in electing America's first black president.
10. COACHING BROTHERS TO FACE OFF IN SUPER BOWL
John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens will play younger brother Jim Harbaugh's 49ers in New Orleans on Feb. 3.