5 Things to Know This Morning

5 Things to Know This Morning

January 31, 2014, 6:16 AM
PHOTO: Amanda Knox steps out of a salon, Jan. 28, 2014, in Seattle.
Amanda Knox steps out of a salon, Jan. 28, 2014, in Seattle.
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Jan. 31, 2014— -- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Amanda Knox 'Frightened' By Guilty Verdict and Sentence

Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder by an Italian court, the latest twist in a murder case that goes back to 2007. The judge sentenced Knox to 28 years and six months in prison. Her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and co-defendant was sentenced to 25 years.

2. Knox Co-Defendant Sollecito at Hotel Near Border

Police have found Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend at a hotel near Italy's border with Slovenia and Austria after he and the American student were convicted for a second time in the death of British student Meredith Kercher.

3. IOC to Review Sochi's Final Preparations, Security

Five days before the opening ceremony, new IOC President Thomas Bach will convene his inner cabinet to review final preparations and security plans for the Sochi Games and push his agenda for future policy changes in the Olympic movement.

4. Yahoo Email Account Passwords Stolen

Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.

5. Super Bowl Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor

The countdown is on, with Super Bowl weekend quickly approaching. Sunday’s game pits the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks – and fans across the country are showing their allegiance. Some fans are even clipping team logos into their dogs' fur.

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