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January 21, 2014

AP Top 10 | Comet-hunting spaceship awakens, phones home

1. U.N. INVITE TO IRAN THREATENS SYRIA TALKS

After the invitation is withdrawn, the conference aimed at ending the civil war is still a go for Wednesday.

2. WHAT PLUMB IS COMING TO TEHRAN

The nuclear deal and the suspension of some sanctions will mean the injection of billions of dollars into Iran's crippled economy.

3. AMERICA REMEMBERS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

The national conversation centers on how far the country has come in the past 50 years — and how much more might be done.

4. SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE ON CHILD PORN VICTIM RESTITUTION

A woman whose childhood rapes by her uncle were videotaped and swapped on the Internet wants victims to be able to collect damages.

5. FEED PLANT EXPLODES IN OMAHA

No cause is immediately known for the blast in Nebraska, which kills two workers and badly injures several others.

6. DETAINEE APPEARS BEFORE MEDIA

The family of an American missionary held more than a year in North Korea says it was both heartbroken and heartened by his news conference.

7. WHO JUST WOKE UP AFTER A THREE-YEAR NAP

A European comet-chasing spacecraft, which had been hibernating, sends a signal back to Earth after its systems are switched back on by scientists.

8. VIRTUAL CURRENCY ENTERING MAINSTREAM

Overstock.com says it has begun to accept digital Bitcoins as payment for goods.

9. PRICIER NUPTIALS SPUR INSURANCE MARKET

With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers are selling policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness — even a change of heart.

10. HOW SOCHI'S OTHER HALF LIVES

While state-run TV trains its cameras on all the new construction, thousands of ordinary people in the host city for the Winter Olympics put up with squalor.

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