Good morning! 15+ things to know for Monday

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. LAST DAY TO AVOID THE 'CLIFF': With the deadline less than 24 hours away, Congress remains at odds over tax rates for the wealthy and budget cuts to pay for Democratic proposals.

2. CLINTON HOSPITALIZED WITH BLOOD CLOT: The secretary of state was admitted to a New York hospital after suffering a concussion earlier this month.

3.WHERE AL-QAIDA'S NEW OUTPOST IS: The AP's Rukmini Callimachi reports that Islamists have built a stronghold in northern Mali.

4. DEADLY BUS CRASH ALONG TREACHEROUS STRETCH: Oregon police said an interstate was caked with ice when the tour bus crashed through a guardrail and down an embankment, killing at least nine people.

5. CHAVEZ SUFFERS A SETBACK: The Venezuelan president is in "delicate" condition after new complications following his cancer surgery.

6. HAPPY NEW YEAR, SAMOA: The tiny nation in the South Pacific is the first in the world to ring in 2013.

7. WHY A SUSPECT SAID SHE PUSHED A MAN IN FRONT OF NYC SUBWAY: "I thought it would be cool," Erika Menendez told police.

8. BABY ON THE WAY FOR KIM AND KANYE: Kanye West broke the news on stage that Kim Kardashian is pregnant with the couple's first child.

9. A BID TO BAN "SPOILER ALERT": "Kick the can down the road," ''trending" and "bucket list" also top a list of overused words.

10. TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE FOR SUPER BOWL CHAMPS: The New York Giants routed Philadelphia 42-7, but failed to make the playoffs when Chicago beat Detroit.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. NEW LAW LETS MOTORISTS FLASH HEADLIGHTS TO WARN OTHERS ABOUT SPEED TRAPS: That provision is part of a wide-ranging motor vehicle law taking effect with the new year. Other changes range from allowing homeless people to get free state identification cards to creating a pair of new specialty license plates.

2. MIAMI'S NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION GETS MAKEOVER WITH SPANISH FLAIR: The Big Orange has been renamed "La Gran Naranja" to mark 2013 as the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's arrival in Florida.

3. ANNUAL PINEAPPLE DROP RETURNS TO SARASOTA: Organizers and local businesses say they've resolved the funding and security problems that scrubbed the city's traditional New Year's Eve countdown last year.

4. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING BOATERS: Crews will return to Lake Jesup Monday to search for the bodies of two central Florida men who may have been ejected from their boat early Saturday.

5. MAN ARRESTED IN FATAL STABBING: Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they say fatally stabbed another man following a fight over $10 worth of marijuana on the day before Christmas Eve. He's now charged with first-degree murder.

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

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