Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. COMING IN JANUARY: OBAMA'S GUN CONTROL PROPOSAL
"The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing," the president says.
2. AFTER TRAGEDIES, SCAM ARTISTS CREEP IN
The latest example: A fraudulent website was set up to collect donations in memory of 6-year-old school shooting victim Noah Pozner, his family says.
3. WHY SENIORS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'
Concern grows that Democrats in Congress will break their promise to shield Social Security from cuts.
4. FALLOUT FROM THE BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION
Four State Department officials resign under pressure after a damning report blaming higher-ups for lax security.
5. HOW ROBERT BORK CHANGED THE WAYS OF WOULD-BE JUDGES
Nominees now curb their responses to questions to avoid the fate of the late lawyer and academic, who became a symbol of the nation's culture wars.
6. ARMY SEEKING DEATH FOR SOLDIER ACCUSED OF KILLING AFGHAN VILLAGERS
The defense is asking for mercy; Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was serving his fourth deployment in a war zone when the slayings occurred.
7. WHAT'S LIKELY TO DISRUPT HOLIDAY TRAVEL
The first big storm of the season is spreading across the nation's midsection after dumping snow in the Rockies.
8. FOR CONSUMERS, A HO-HO-WHOLE LOT OF SAVINGS
Shoppers can expect to see "70 percent off" and "buy one, get one free" signs as merchants try to salvage a disappointing holiday season.
9. WHERE AN IPHONE REALLY ISN'T ONE
In Brazil, a company has begun selling smartphones with the iPhone brand after winning the legal right to use the name.
10. SUNNY CLIMES, SUNNY DISPOSITIONS
Seven of the world's 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America, a poll says.
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