Good morning! 15+ things to know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHY OBAMA MIGHT RISK GOING OVER THE 'FISCAL CLIFF': The AP's Julie Pace says the president may go for a hard-line strategy to win Republican concessions on taxes.

2. WHAT THE MILITARY COULD LOSE: The Republicans' proposal to cut $300 billion in discretionary spending could hit defense departments the hardest.

3. WHY MONGOLIA NEEDS CHINA: The AP's Charles Hutzler reports that trade in coal, cashmere and other goods with China makes up ¾ of the nation's economy.

4. BACK TO WORK AT THE DOCKS: Negotiators vote to end an eight-day strike at the nation's largest port complex in Los Angeles.

5. PROLONGED PROTESTS IN EGYPT: Opponents of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi call for an extended sit-in outside the presidential palace.

6. HOME IS WHEREVER YOU PARK YOUR CANOE: A homeless man travels by day in his 14-foot vessel and pitches a tent at night to sleep off of Boston Harbor.

7. NOW SAY THAT IN GERMAN: Young Europeans have the skills to work in other countries, but don't speak the languages to transfer them.

8. SOFTWARE FOUNDER RESURFACES IN GUATEMALA: John McAfee tells The AP he will seek asylum rather than return to Belize and face questioning in his American neighbor's killing.

9. SEX EDUCATION AT HARVARD: America's oldest university recognizes a student group promoting safe, kinky sex.

10. WORLD'S OLDEST PERSON DIES AT 116: Bessie Cooper passes away peacefully at a nursing home in Georgia. Earlier in the day, she'd had her hair set.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. JUSTICES HEARING APPEAL IN COUPLE'S MURDER: The Florida Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from a karate instructor convicted of murdering a wealthy Pensacola couple with nine adopted special needs children. The justices are hearing the case of Leonard Patrick Gonzalez Jr. on Wednesday in Tallahassee.

2. TRIAL CONTINUES IN LOTTERY WINNER'S MURDER: Jurors in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing a Florida lottery winner heard hours of testimony Tuesday from a confidential informant. Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore is accused of scamming Abraham Shakespeare out of some of his lottery winnings and then killing him in 2009.

3. GERMAN RESEARCH CENTER OPENING: Germany's leading research center is cutting the ribbon on its new facility in Florida. The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience officially opens its doors in Jupiter on Wednesday.

4. 57 APPLICANTS FOR SANFORD POLICE CHIEF JOB: Fifty-seven applicants are vying to lead the police force at the center of the Trayvon Martin investigation last February. The new chief of the Sanford Police will be chosen early next year.

5. JUDGE HEARING 6 ELECTION FRAUD CASES: A judge is hearing motions Wednesday to dismiss election fraud charges against six defendants, including a suspended school board member in a rural north Florida county.

TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.

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