Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. FACTORY LOST FIRE SAFETY CERTIFICATION: A Bangladeshi garment factory producing clothes for Wal-Mart, Disney and other major Western companies lost the certification in June, five months before a fire killed 112 workers.
2. POWERFUL QUAKE STRIKES NEAR JAPAN: A 7.3 magnitude temblor strikes off the coast of northeastern Japan in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami last year, but only a handful of injuries reported thus far.
3. HOW MUCH SANDY MAY HAVE AFFECTED JOB GROWTH: At 8:30 a.m., the government's jobs report will reveal how much the superstorm crimped employment for November.
4. "A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY": Crowds will gather at Pearl Harbor to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands and plunged the U.S. into World War II.
5. FIRST PLANES, NOW AUTOS: Automakers have quietly been tucking "black boxes" into most new cars for years. Now the government wants to make such installations a requirement.
6. WHY OBAMA IS FLYING HIGH IN THE POLLS: An AP poll finds that more Americans say the nation is heading in the right direction now than at any time since the start of his first term.
7. EGYPT'S PRESIDENT DIGS IN HIS HEELS: Mohammed Morsi takes an uncompromising stand in a nationally televised address, while the opposition plans another big rally in Tahrir Square.
8. ELECTION DIDN'T COME CHEAP: Finance reports show that the U.S. presidential campaign cost more than $2 billion — a spending record.
9. WHAT LEADER'S LANDMARK VISIT TO GAZA MEANS FOR HAMAS: Khaled Mashaal's trip signals that the Islamic militant group — branded a terror organization by Israel — is gaining acceptance in the region.
10. PEYTON'S PLACE IS THE BLACK HOLE: Manning throws his 30th touchdown pass of the season and the Denver Broncos roll to their eighth straight victory, 26-13 over the Oakland Raiders.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. LOTTERY WINNER DEATH TRIAL WILL GO INTO NEXT WEEK: A Tampa judge has told jurors in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing a Florida lottery winner that the proceedings will continue through next week. Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore's trial was supposed to last until Friday.
2. MAN GETS 10 YEARS FOR FATAL DRUNKEN BOATING CRASH: A South Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a drunken boating crash that left a passenger dead.
3. EDUCATION CHIEF DEFENDS TEACHER EVALUATIONS: Florida's interim education commissioner told worried lawmakers on Thursday that glitches in the first release of scores under the state's new teacher evaluation system were being fixed and that there's no reason to delay its implementation.
4. FLORIDA LOOKING AT NEW IMPERILED SPECIES APPROACH: Florida is considering a new approach for protecting 60 imperiled wildlife species including manatees, black bears, bald eagles and gopher tortoises.
5. BROTHERS DUE IN COURT IN TERRORISM CASE: Two Pakistani-born brothers charged in an alleged terrorism conspiracy are due in South Florida federal court for arraignment and a bail hearing.
■ TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.