Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. AH-CHOO!: Flu season came earlier than it has in a decade, and with a strain that tends to make people sicker.
2. ATTACKED BY AN UNEXPECTED ENEMY: The AP's Robert Burns reports that Afghan soldiers, not the Taliban, were responsible for an attack that killed two U.S. soldiers inside an Afghan army base in 2011.
3. WHY EGYPT'S MEDIA SHUT DOWN: Several newspapers suspended publication to protest decrees that would give President Mohammed Morsi nearly unrestricted powers.
4. RYAN MOVES FROM CAMPAIGN TO 'FISCAL CLIFF': The former vice presidential contender has joined GOP strategy meetings for dodging a budget meltdown.
5. WHO IS HAPPIEST ABOUT THE ROYAL PREGNANCY: Americans just might rival their British cousins in their excitement over a new heir to the throne.
6. REBUILD, DON'T MOVE OUT: A New York City program aims to repair storm-battered homes rather than finding new digs for thousands.
7. WHY PHOENIX POLICE WANT TO FIND AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL: Authorities say the girl has leukemia and could die within days if her parents don't bring her back to the hospital.
8. NEW JUDGE NEEDED IN FORT HOOD TRIAL: A military court tosses the judge from the case, saying he didn't appear impartial after ordering the suspect in the 2009 rampage to shave his beard.
9. TAKING A TEST TO BECOME A TEACHER: The national teachers' union calls for a written test much like a lawyer's bar exam and a minimum grade point average.
10. ROOKIE'S 1-POINT WIN TIGHTENS THE RACE FOR THE NFC EAST: Robert Griffin III's touchdown gave the Washington Redskins a 17-16 win over the New York Giants and put the Redskins a game out of first place.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. FLORIDA JUSTICES HEARING DUI BREATH TESTING MACHINE CASE: The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral argument in a drunken driving appeal that could affect similar cases across the state. Lawyers for three defendants on Tuesday are asking the justices to give them access to software for breath testing machines to help challenge their accuracy.
2. TRIAL RESUMES IN CASE OF MISSING FLORIDA FOSTER GIRL: Trial is resuming in the case of a South Florida woman accused of murdering a foster child whose body has never been found.
3. MAN CHARGED AFTER KITTENS FOUND IN FREEZER: A Tampa Bay area man faces charges after authorities say a visitor found four kittens — one of which was dead — in his freezer.
4. LAWMAKERS TO HEAR FROM DETZNER ON VOTING PROBLEMS: Florida lawmakers will be hearing from the state's top elections official about what improvements may be needed for future Election Days.
5. REHABILITATED MANATEE TO BE RELEASED IN STUART: Wildlife officials will be releasing a manatee treated for several boat-related injuries back into the wild in Stuart.
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