5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Four-year-old Gabriella Diaz sits as registered nurse Charlene Luxcin, right, administers a flu shot at the Whittier Street Health Center in Boston, Mass., Jan. 9, 2013.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Killer Whales Trapped Under Sea Ice

A community in Quebec is calling for outside help to free about a dozen killer whales that are trapped under a large stretch of sea ice. Locals say the mammals have gathered around a hole in the ice to get oxygen.

2. Flu Prompts Boston Public Health Emergency

An early flu season has prompted a public health emergency in Boston, where 700 people have been diagnosed with the virus. Four Boston residents - all elderly - have died from the flu. At this time last year, the city had only seen 70 cases of influenza.

3. China Snubs U.S. Investor Fraud Request

The Chinese government has snubbed a U.S. request to help crack down a string of alleged investment frauds that have cost Americans billions of dollars, according to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro. The lack of cooperation has stunted efforts to recoup investor losses.

4. Monopoly Tokens to be Eliminated

One of eight iconic Monopoly tokens will soon be eliminated. Hasbro is holding a Facebook contest to determine which one of the tokens that identifies players will be eliminated so they can introduce a new one.

5. Dog Treats Taken Off Market

Nestle Purina PetCare is taking Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats off the market because they may contain traces of a poultry antibiotic that isn't approved in the U.S.

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