FILE - Cecilia Abadie wears her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court in this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo taken in San Diego. The California woman believed to be the first cited for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving says she was within her rights and violated no law. The case to be tried Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 in a San Diego traffic court could help shape future laws on wearable technology as it goes mainstream. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:02 pm
10 Things to Know for Friday
By The Associated Press
1. COMPROMISE BUDGET BILL PASSES SENATE
The $1.1 trillion spending measure pays for implementation of the affordable health care law, but also cuts funding for the Internal Revenue Service and foreign aid.
2. WHO IS URGING SYRIA'S OPPOSITION TO ATTEND TALKS
John Kerry is pushing the anti-Assad camp to vote in favor of joining next week's peace conference in Switzerland.
3. WHAT OFFICIALS SAY SPARKED CALIF. WILDFIRE
Authorities allege that three people tossed paper into a campfire in the dry and windy foothills of the San Gabriel Mountain.
4. AL-QAIDA APPEALS FOR SUPPORT IN IRAQ
The militant group is handing out flyers in Fallujah urging residents to join in its fight against the Iraqi government.
5. EXECUTED OHIO MAN'S FAMILY PLANS LAWSUIT
The family of Dennis McGuire, who took almost 25 minutes to die by lethal injection using an untried drug combination, says his execution violated his constitutional rights.
6. AFGHANISTAN HAS FIRST FEMALE POLICE COLONEL
Dressed like any other officer -except for the black headscarf -Col. Jamila Bayaz is now in charge of an entire district.
7. WOMAN TICKETED FOR DRIVING WITH GOOGLE GLASS CLEARED
A San Diego traffic court rules that Cecilia Abadie is not guilty because the code she was cited for requires proof the device was in operation.
8. FLASHBACK TO 1994 NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE
On the 20th anniversary of the deadly quake, read Associated Press reporter Catherine O'Brien's early reports from that fateful day in Los Angeles.
9. THE PRICE TO BOARD AN AIRLINER KEEPS CLIMBING
Airfares have risen nearly 12 percent since their low in the depths of the Great Recession in 2009, an AP analysis shows.
10. HOW BASEBALL IS VAULTING INTO 21ST CENTURY OF TECHNOLOGY
Owners, players and umpires approve a huge expansion of instant replay in the hopes of eliminating blown calls.