Friday, January 25, 2013 7:14 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
1. 787 ANYTHING BUT A DREAM
In interviews with the AP, Boeing employees discuss how the gap between vision and reality quickly widened during production of the Dreamliner.
2. WHY GUN-CONTROL ADVOCATES FACE UPHILL CLIMB
Thanks to the maze of gun statutes and the lack of certain federal laws, there is a legal avenue to try to get any gun you want somewhere in the U.S. Gun-rights proponents say enforcing existing laws is the way to go.
3. EGYPTIANS MARK MUBARAK OUSTER
Thousands head to Cairo's Tahrir Square in an atmosphere of tension and confrontation to mark the second anniversary of the start of the uprising that ousted the longtime dictator.
4. IMAGINING A SCENARIO WHERE MACHINES REPLACE HUMANS
A growing number of economists are beginning to worry that technology will throw most humans out of work permanently.
5. FEDS SAY SPORTS ARE A CIVIL RIGHT FOR DISABLED
The Education Department says students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues.
6. HOW SOME PAKISTANIS ARE HOLDING THE AFFLUENT TO ACCOUNT
Social media was the impetus that drew attention to the shooting death of a 20-year-old in one of Karachi's most upscale neighborhoods.
7. WHY GONZO'S MUSH IS SO INCREDIBLE
At the urging of a New Hampshire veterinarian, Gonzo the sled dog has made an inspiring comeback, all the more remarkable because the Alaskan husky is blind.
8. HOW WOMEN CAN QUALIFY FOR COMBAT
Under the military's new rules, they'll have to meet the same physical requirements as men.
9. MBAs PUT ON THEIR POKER FACE
Forget the firm handshake and networking chit chat. Business students who want a job at Caesars Entertainment were screened as potential hires while they played cards.
10. TE'O'S LAMENT: "IT SOUNDS LIKE A GIRL, DOESN'T IT?"
During a TV interview, Manti Te'o unveils voicemails from a person pretending to be his girlfriend. The person tells the Notre Dame linebacker: "I love you."