Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. THE WILD CARD IN THE 'FISCAL CLIFF' SHOWDOWN: Lawmakers fear that unpredictable financial markets could trigger a panicky sell-off if a deal isn't reached.
2. MEXICO MOURNING A SUPERSTAR: Jenni Rivera, whose soulful voice sold more than 15 million records, is presumed dead in a plane crash.
3. DRAFT CHARTER POLARIZES EGYPT: A proposed constitution divides the country, with Morsi and his Islamist backers in one camp; secularists and leftists in the other.
4. SPECIAL OPS CASUALTY IN RESCUE: A U.S. service member was killed during the Afghanistan mission that freed an American doctor.
5. BOARDWALKS WITHOUT THE BOARDS AFTER SANDY: Some New Jersey shore towns are debating whether to use synthetic materials instead of wood. New York City will rebuild with concrete.
6. WHAT BLACK WOMEN ARE DOING TO FIGHT OBESITY: Spelman College disbanded its NCAA teams to focus on campus wellness and two cousins started black women's running groups across the U.S.
7. A SETTLEMENT IN THE WORKS FOR STRAUSS-KAHN: The former IMF chief won't attend a New York City hearing at 2 p.m. to discuss a settlement in a sex assault case with a hotel housekeeper.
8. FAMILY MASSACRE AT INDIAN RESERVATION: California police say a man killed his mother, 8-year-old daughter and two uncles before dying in a shootout with police.
9. MYSTERY OF MANDELA'S ILLNESS: The 94-year-old former South African president is hospitalized for undisclosed reasons.
10. AN APOLOGY BEFORE 'CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON' CONCERT: Before appearing, 'Gangnam Style' rapper PSY said he was sorry for rants against U.S. troops.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. HAITI'S PRESIDENT VISITS SOUTH FLORIDA: President Michel Martelly has faced criticism at home, but his government has been pitching investment and tourism opportunities to the Haitian-American community.
2. RILYA WILSON'S SISTER WILL ATTEND GERALYN GRAHAM'S MURDER TRIAL: The teen was 6 when Rilya disappeared from the foster home where Graham and her companion cared for her.
3. MIAMI HERALD BUILDING MAY BE DESIGNATED AS A LANDMARK: Miami's preservation board is considering protections for the bayfront building the newspaper is leaving next year.
4. TWO NEW YORK ARTISTS RIDE TO KEY WEST ON UNICYCLES: Keys officials say the performance art piece was the first time anyone's completed the ride down the Overseas Highway on a unicycle.
5. TEEN FATALLY STABS MOM'S BOYFRIEND: Officials in Hernando County say a 17-year-old stabbed 39-year-old David Floyd during an argument in their Spring Hill home. He faces a first-degree murder charge.
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