These are the headlines you Need 2 Know.

  • Cold Snap: Nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population will face temperatures below freezing this week as a blast of cold air spreads from New England to the Gulf Coast. In the Upper Midwest, wind chills over the next several days could reach as low as -60. Chicago is expected to tie its all-time record low of -27 on Thursday morning. See the forecast here.

  • Officers Shot: Four police officers were shot and a fifth injured when they were serving a narcotics warrant in Houston. Two of the officers are said to be in critical condition; two suspects were killed. The officers were planning to arrest heroin dealers. Read more here.

  • SOTU: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address in front of Congress on February 5 — a week later than originally scheduled. The president accepted the invite. Read more here.

  • Mueller Report: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says he thinks Robert Mueller’s investigation is “close to being completed.” Multiple people have been indicted as a result of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Read more here.

  • 2020: President Trump tweeted that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz didn’t have the “guts” to run for president, while former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg put out a statement arguing that no third-party candidates should run in 2020. Bloomberg, who himself has toyed with running as an independent and is considering a run as a Democrat in ‘20, wrote that any third-party candidate would effectively hand President Trump re-election. Read more here.

  • Huawei Charges: The U.S. charged the Chinese telecom giant Huawei with 23 counts of wire fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of trade secrets. The Justice Dept. alleges that Huawei, which is the #2 smartphone maker in the world, offered bonuses to employees who stole confidential information from T-Mobile, among others. Read more here.

  • Apple Gaming: Apple is planning a monthly subscription service for games, sources told Cheddar. The “Netflix for gaming” service is in the early stages of development and would give Apple another revenue stream as iPhone sales plateau. Read more here.

  • NBA Trade: New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is looking to be traded. Davis’ agent said he wants to go to a team where he can compete for a championship. The Pelicans said they will honor the trade request, and the Lakers are said to be aggressively courting the five-time all-star ahead of the trade deadline. Read more here.

  • Super Duo: Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and The Big Lebowski’s The Dude (Jeff Bridges) are pairing up for a Super Bowl ad for Stella Artois. The ad supports the #PourItForward campaign, from, working to bring clean water to the developing world. In the ad, The Dude parts with White Russians and Bradshaw parts with cosmos in favor of Stella. Watch it here.

  • Brokaw Apology: Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, who’s currently a special correspondent for the network, is apologizing for comments he made about Hispanics. Brokaw said, “Hispanics should work harder at assimilation.” He also said people tell him, “‘I don’t know whether I want brown grandbabies,’” which garnered criticism from one of the grandchildren of former President George H.W. Bush. Read more here.

  • Worst Weekend Ever: A woman was rescued after being trapped in an NYC elevator for the entire weekend. The woman was an employee at an Upper East Side townhouse, where the elevator got stuck on Friday. It wasn’t until Monday that someone called 911 to report something was wrong. Read more here.

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