- A suicide bomb attack in Jerusalem kills 10 Israelis and wounds 50, the worst such incident in 4 months, but the blast fails to derail an exchange of prisoners between Israel and the Lebanese Guerilla group Hizbollah, hundreds of Palestinians and Arabs are freed in exchange for an Israeli businessman and the remains of 3 Israeli soldiers
- An explosion at a weapons cache in Afghanistan kills at least 7 U.S. soldiers – it’s not clear if it was an accident or an insurgent attack
- The British Broadcasting Corporation in turmoil after a judge repudiates its claim that the government of Tony Blair sexed up intelligence on Iraqi weapons weapons – the BBC chief quits and hundreds of employees domonstrate
- Former professional boxer and death row inmate Rueben Hurricane Carter calls on Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger to delay the execution of Kevin Cooper – Cooper is scheduled to die February 10th at San Quentin for a 1983 quadruple murder
- Governor Schwarzenegger brings his campaign for Proposition 57, the 15 billion dollar bond deal, to the East Bay
- Charges that textbook makers our gouging students – University of California students are spending $900 a year
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