Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHY BLACK FRIDAY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER: Americans' growing comfort with online shopping puts more pressure on brick-and-mortar stores, which depend so heavily on the holiday season.
2. WHAT BLACK LEADERS WANT FROM OBAMA: They say they don't want the middle and working class to bear the brunt of the looming "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and spending cuts.
3. D.C. ON RECORD PACE FOR FEWEST HOMICIDES: The number of murders in the nation's capital is on pace to finish lower than 100 for the first time since 1963.
4. EGYPTIANS SET TO PROTEST AGAINST MORSI: Decrees concerning the judiciary and a new constitution are seen as the latest power grab by the leader of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood.
5. WHAT ISRAELIS THINK ABOUT THE CEASE-FIRE WITH HAMAS: A poll finds about half believe the government should have continued its military offensive against the Palestinian militants.
6. ALL ABOARD A PARTY TRAIN TO VEGAS: The long trip from Southern California to Sin City is about to get bigger, better and boozier.
7. 140 CARS AND TRUCKS IN TEXAS HOLIDAY PILEUP: A big crash in extremely dense fog near Beaumont kills two motorists and sends dozens to hospitals.
8. MEXICO WANTS TO BOOT THE U AND THE S: Its formal name is "The United Mexican States" and President Felipe Calderon wants to make it simply "Mexico."
9. HALLE BERRY'S EX ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED BATTERY: The Oscar-winning actress and her model ex-boyfriend have been involved in a custody dispute involving their 4-year-old daughter.
10. JETS CRASH AND BURN AGAINST PATRIOTS: New England scores a staggering 21 points in 52 seconds en route to a 49-19 blowout of New York.
10 THINGS TO KNOW IN FLORIDA TODAY
1. SHOPPERS FLOCK TO STORES FOR BLACK FRIDAY: Thousands of shoppers around the state are crowding into stores to take advantage of sales and get a jump on their holiday gift buying. In Orlando, a couple camped outside a Best Buy for seven days to buy four TVs, two video game stations and other electronics for $1,700, about $1,500 less than the normal cost.
2. MIAMI GARDENS WOMAN DIES AFTER FOUR DECADES IN A COMA: Edwarda O'Bara was 17 in 1970 when she slipped into a diabetic coma that she never awoke from. Her family took care of her at home and O'Bara had a worldwide following of supporters who often visited. She died Wednesday at 59.
3. FLORIDA STATE HOPING TO GAIN RESPECT AGAINST ARCHRIVAL FLORIDA: The Seminoles and Gators are both 10-1 heading into Saturday's game in Tallahassee, but Florida is ranked sixth in the country and Florida State is ranked 10th. The Gators have marquee wins over LSU and Texas A&M and their only loss is to No. 3 Georgia. Florida State's only top win is over No. 12 Clemson and its loss was to unranked North Carolina State.
4. RUBIO, WASSERMAN SCHULTZ TO HIGHLIGHT PRO-ISRAEL RALLY: Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are scheduled to speak at a rally in support of Israel this weekend. Hundreds are expected at Sunday's rally in North Miami Beach at the Michael and Ann Russell Jewish Community Center. It comes four days after Israel and Hamas declared a cease-fire in their eight-day battle.
5. CUBA SUSPENDS 2 FLORIDA-BASED CHARTER COMPANIES: The Cuban government did not explain its decision to suspend the licenses for Airline Brokers and C&T Charters starting Tuesday, but The Miami Herald is reporting that it might be due to lack of payments. Airline Brokers flies from Miami and Fort Lauderdale while C&T flies from Miami, Chicago and New York.
6. JACKSONVILLE POLICE OFFICER QUITS AFTER BARACK OBAMA ASSASSINATION CRACK: Police officer Sam Koivisto told colleagues that if an order came down to assassinate the president, he would volunteer. He also said he wouldn't be upset if a nuclear explosion killed everyone in the Northeastern U.S. since they support Obama. Koivisto said the comments were hyperbole and blown out of proportion.
7. FIRST DATE GOES AWRY, LANDS BOCA RATON WOMAN IN JAIL: Police say a 35-year-old woman attacked a man during their first date after he disagreed when she called herself his girlfriend. Officers say she grabbed a kitchen knife, but he was able to wrestle it away and throw her out of his apartment.
8. FHP CRACKING DOWN ON SPEEDERS ON STATE'S HIGHWAYS: The Highway Patrol says it will have about 1,600 troopers patrolling Florida's roads over the Thanksgiving weekend to target speeders and aggressive drivers. Thirty people died on state roads during last year's holiday weekend.
9. DOCTOR DELIVERS HIS SON IN HOSPITAL PARKING LOT: Broward County orthopedist Timothy Hawkes was rushing his wife Katelin to the hospital this week when she gave birth with his assistance in the parking lot. Their son is healthy and made it home for the holiday.
10. FAKE DENTIST BLOWS COVER BY KISSING PATIENT'S BUTTOCKS: The patient had complained of a toothache. Hollywood police say the fake dentist rubbed some paste in her mouth and then gave her shot on the hip, which he followed with a kiss. He was arrested.
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