Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. OBAMA GUN CONTROL IN 2013: Reinstating an assault weapons ban is one possibility as the president pledges new proposals by January.
2. HOW ONE TEXAS TOWN KEEPS SCHOOLS SAFE: Teachers are allowed to carry concealed guns in public schools in Harrold, where the nearest sheriff's office is 30 minutes away.
3. FALLOUT FROM THE BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION: Four State Department officials resign under pressure after a damning report blaming higher-ups for lax security.
4. WHAT'S LIKELY TO DISRUPT HOLIDAY TRAVEL: The first big storm of the season heads to the Midwest after dumping more than a foot of snow in the Rockies.
5. HOW MUCH A PENNY COSTS: The U.S. Mint says a penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs 11 cents to make and distribute.
6. WHO'S REGULATING STEROID USE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL: An AP investigation finds more than 4,700 players packed on rapid weight in a season without drawing much attention from schools or the NCAA.
7. WHY WOMEN IN INDIA ARE OUTRAGED: Thousands protested to end harassment and violence after the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi.
8. THE GETAWAY CAR FOR CHICAGO INMATES: Surveillance video shows that after shimmying down the high-rise jail, Kenneth Conley and Joseph Banks hopped into a taxi.
9. MISS USA IS MISS UNIVERSE: Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old Boston University student and self-described "cellist nerd," beat 88 other beauty queens to take the title in Las Vegas.
10. SUNNY CLIMES, SUNNY DISPOSITIONS: Seven of the world's 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America, a poll says.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. STATE SENATOR FILES 'STAND YOUR GROUND' REVISION: The state Senate's Democratic leader has filed a bill revising Florida's "stand your ground law" following the Trayvon Martin shooting.
2. FLORIDA SPLIT ON GAY MARRIAGE, BUT OPPOSE LEGALIZING POT: A new poll says that 45 percent of Florida voters oppose gay marriage, while 43 percent support it. Meanwhile, 52 percent are opposed to making marijuana legal while 42 percent say the drug should be made legal.
3. TEEN FACES SENTENCING IN BURNING ATTACK: The alleged ringleader in a 2009 attack in which his South Florida middle school classmate was doused with alcohol and set on fire faces sentencing for a battery conviction.
4. INFORMANT BACK ON STAND IN MISSING CHILD CASE: A jailhouse informant who testified that Florida foster child Rilya Wilson's former caretaker confessed to killing the girl will be back on the witness stand in the woman's murder trial.
5. REPLICA SHIPS FROM COLUMBUS' FLEET VISIT PANHANDLE: Two replica ships from Christopher Columbus' 1492 fleet are on display in downtown Pensacola.
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