Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.
For January 18, 2011, Giffords may be released soon, China's Jintao visits D.C., Jobs takes medical leave.
• Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is recovering so well she could be released from the hospital in days or weeks. From CNN: "Giffords, who was wounded in the January 8 mass shooting in Arizona, underwent a successful procedure Saturday to repair a fracture in the roof of her right eye socket, doctors said Monday."
• China's President Hu Jintau is in Washington D.C. and meeting with President Barack Obama tomorrow. From CNN: "Chinese state media has reported that Hu will stress how a constructive, comprehensive partnership between the powers could be mutually beneficial and help ensure stability in Asia and worldwide despite differences between Beijing and Washington."
• Sarah Palin is responding too criticism of her Facebook message about Arizona, last night on "Hannity." Alexander Mooney reports: "'I am not ready to make an announcement about what my political future is going to be. But I will tell you ... I am not going to sit down. I am not going to shut up,' she said."
• Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence. John D. Sutter reports: "For the second time in two years, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking leave of absence from the company because of a medical condition, according to a letter Jobs sent to Apple employees."
• Former VP Dick Cheney is sticking with his prediction that Obama will be a one-termer. From CNN: "In his first interview since undergoing heart surgery last July, Cheney told NBC News he still expects Obama will be voted out of office in 2012."
• And in a developing story, Regis Philbin announced this morning he would be leaving "Live with Regis & Kelly."