In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA TO PROPOSE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN
The administration also wants Congress to ban high-capacity magazines like those used in Newtown, Conn.
2. NEARLY 6 IN 10 AMERICANS WANT STRICTER GUN LAWS
The Associated Press-GfK poll finds 84 percent of Americans also want a federal standard for background checks.
3. A RUSH-HOUR HELICOPTER CRASH IN LONDON
The aircraft went down near a major underground station and the British spy agency MI6, killing two.
4. DREAMLINERS GROUNDED IN JAPAN
The Boeing Co. 787s are undergoing safety checks after an All Nippon Airways plane made an emergency landing in western Japan.
5. A WAY FOR ARMSTRONG TO GET BACK IN THE GAME
The World Anti-Doping Agency says he must confess under oath if he wants to reduce his lifetime ban from sports.
6. HOW HEALTHY ARE ENERGY DRINKS
A government survey says ER visits tied to their consumption doubled over the past four years.
7. THE PRICE OF A STUDENT ATHLETE
Public universities in big-time conferences like the SEC are spending more than $100,000 per athlete, about six times the per-student expense on academics.
8. WHAT 18 HUMAN HEADS WERE DOING AT THE AIRPORT
Seized by Chicago customs officials, the heads had been used for medical research in Italy and were being returned to be cremated.
9. FIND IT ON FACEBOOK
The social network, aiming to compete better with Google and other rivals, unveils a new search feature.
10. WHY `AMERICAN IDOL' HAS HIGH RATINGS HOPES
The show, which returns Wednesday, is shelling out $36 million for superstar judges.
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