Six things to know – 1/7/15
Here are six things to know for today.
The sheriff in Harney County, Oregon says it is time for the group occupying a national wildlife refuge to "pick up and go home." The group has been on the property since Saturday closing all schools in the county.
It looks like sign-ups under President Obama’s healthcare law have stalled. A new survey Gallup shows 11.9% of adults were without health insurance in the last three months of 2015, essentially unchanged from the start of the year.
President Obama’s gun proposals are not clear cut. The Associated Press fact checked the president’s proposals and the new rules may not accomplish his goal of keeping guns out of the hands of would-be criminals.
The Powerball jackpot will continue to grow. A lottery official says there was no jackpot winner in last night’s drawing for an estimated $500 million. The new jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is now $675 million.
At least 20 universities, including the University of Kentucky, have banned or restricted hoverboards on their campuses in recent weeks, saying they are unsafe. Along with the risk of falls, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is now investigating 22 reports of hoverboard fires in 17 states.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is now the highest grossing North America release ever. It took 20 days for the new Star Wars film to pass the $760.5 million "Avatar" grossed in 2009. "Avatar" still holds the worldwide box office record of $2.78 billion. Right now "Star Wars" has made $1.5 billion worldwide.