It's time for Oscar nominations
Now that the Golden Globes are over it's time for the Oscar nominations. Find out who makes the list, who's snubbed and why you should care — all atusatoday.com/life. Follow USA TODAY's Carly Mallenbaum @ThatGirlCarly for live updates.
Sundance Film Festival begins
Not in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival? Not a problem. YouTube is bringing the festival, which kicks off today, to you. On opening day, the Sundance Film Festival YouTube channel will present 15 short films, as well as Live @ Sundance, a daily, hour-long live show recapping the latest news.
Subpoenas in 'Bridgegate' to be issued Thursday
The first subpoenas will be issued Thursday to players in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal by a new investigative panel in New Jersey bolstered by the addition of the lead prosecutor from both corruption trials of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Assemblyman John Wisniewski, a Democrat from Middlesex, N.J., the chairman of the lower house's Select Committee on Investigations, said Wednesday that former Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar will serve as special counsel for the probe into the George Washington Bridge lane closures.
Days of torrential rain triggered a landslide and flash floods on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 13 people and sending tens of thousands fleeing for safe ground, disaster officials said Thursday.
White House jump starts health exchanges with celebrities
After a month of marketing the federal exchange site as "not broken anymore," the White House has tossed the ball to Magic Johnson and Alonzo Mourning in new ads touting health insurance to begin running today. Their ads will spark a full-court press effort to get young people — in particular, young men — to sign up for health insurance before enrollment ends March 31.