Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following this morning:
1. 80 Shot as Gunmen Storm University in Pakistan
Eyewitnesses told local media the gunmen chanted "Allahu Akbar" — or "God is greatest" — as they launched the attack in classrooms and dormitories at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. Read more in NEWS.
2. Wintry Wallop Could Dump 2 Feet of Snow on East Coast
Forecasters warned Wednesday of a major developing snowstorm that could dump snow, ice and treacherous conditions on every large Northeast city. The Midwest and East Coast already have faced frigid temperatures this week — and a storm due to start taking shape Thursday promises another frigid slap for millions that is expected to last through the weekend. Read more in NEWS.
3. Michigan Governor Apologizes for Water Crisis: 'I Will Fix It'
Criticized for his handling of a water crisis that has exposed residents of a city of nearly 100,000 people to lead poisoning, Michigan’s governor on Tuesday apologized to the citizens of Flint and pledged to fix the problem. Read more in NEWS.
4. 'Go Home!' Occupation Leader Jeered at Town Meeting
The leader of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge made an unannounced visit to a community meeting Tuesday, where he was met with jeers from some who have had enough of the group and its protest. Read more in NEWS.
5. Clinton Emails Held Info Beyond Top Secret
Emails from Hillary Clinton’s home server contained information classified at levels higher than previously known, including a level meant to protect some of the most sensitive U.S. intelligence, according to a document obtained by NBC News. Read more in NEWS.
6. Will Palin's Endorsement Give Trump a Bump?
Palin, who fired up some aspects of the Republican base in 2008 as Sen. John McCain's running mate, could help Trump among women. Her support could also help to bolster the real estate mogul among some conservative circles in Iowa, which will hold its caucus on February 1st. But as much as she appeals to some components of the Republican base, she repels others. Read more in POLITICS.
7. El Chapo Actress May Have Been Funded by Drug Lord
Kate del Castillo, the actress who helped set up Sean Penn's Rolling Stone interview with drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, has been subpoenaed in a Mexican investigation of alleged money laundering, the country's attorney general said Tuesday. Read more in NEWS.
8. Don't Miss Your Chance to See 5 Planets All at Once
In the mood for a little predawn astronomy? You're in luck: For the next 30 days or so you'll be able to see with the naked eye five of the brightest planets in our solar system, all at once, every morning. Read more in TECH.