Northern lights could be visible early Friday morning
The polar vortex may be gone, but another extreme event is coming. Space weather experts say northern states may be able to see the aurora borealis, or northern lights, today and tomorrow morning. "We're hoping," said Joe Kunches with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo. "The sun has done its part, it produced a fast, energetic eruption about the middle of the day Tuesday."
Bobby Petrino tells staff he's Louisville's coach
The University of Louisville is expected to bring back former football coach Bobby Petrino, above, to replace Charlie Strong, who left for Texas last weekend. Bobby has informed his Western Kentucky coaching staff that a deal is done to make him the head coach at Louisville, according to a person with knowledge of the conversation. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been made public. Louisville is expected to introduce Petrino as its new coach, replacing Charlie Strong, at a 10:30 a.m. news conference.
Bridge delays said to delay emergency workers
The traffic delays on the George Washington Bridge discussed in e-mails by a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delayed emergency workers trying to respond to four calls, including one involving an unconscious 91-year-old woman who later died, a report said.
Obama to name 5 'Promise Zones' for assistance
President Obama will designate troubled neighborhoods in five cities and areas as "Promise Zones," eligible for tax breaks and other forms of assistance designed to create jobs and improve education, housing and public safety.
Blast at Japan chemical plant
An explosion at Mitsubishi Materials Corp.'s Yokkaichi chemical factory in central Japan killed several and injured over a dozen, police said. The incident took place during routine maintenance.
Bonus: CES 2014
With Day 3 of the International Consumer Electronics Show in the books, let's look at the five things we learned: T-Mobile targets termination fees; Wearable tech goes to the dogs; Here come the curved TVs; Beamers go all-electric; and Pandora plays on amid fierce competition in the streaming music business.
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