Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. WHO ARE WAKING UP TO FIND THEY ARE MILLIONAIRES: Powerball officials say winning tickets were sold in Missouri and Arizona to split the $579.9 million jackpot.
2. RUSH TOWARD 'FISCAL CLIFF' SLOWS A SMIDGE: The White House and a key Democrat hint at concessions on taxes and cuts, while more Republicans seem ready to give ground.
3. OBAMA TO ROMNEY: LET'S DO LUNCH: The political rivals will break bread Thursday at the White House. It'll be their first meeting since the election.
4. GOP LAWMAKERS STILL NOT BUYING WHAT SUSAN RICE IS SELLING: As she trods an uphill path in pursuit of secretary of state's job, Obama, at least, remains solidly in support.
5. WHAT PALESTIANIANS ARE POISED TO GAIN FROM THE U.N.: Thursday's vote on recognizing a Palestinian state could give them leverage in future border talks with Israel.
6. IN EGYPT, FEARS OF A 'SECOND REVOLUTION': President Morsi faces an unprecedented strike by the courts and massive opposition protests after his decrees placing him above oversight of any kind.
7. TRIAL FOCUSES ON 'DEATH FLIGHTS' DURING ARGENTINA DICTATORSHIP: Pilots are accused of flying missions during which political prisoners, drugged to sleep, were thrown alive into the sea.
8. WHY GOTHAM'S GLOWING A BIT BRIGHTER: Some 30,000 bulbs festooning the 80-foot Christmas tree in NYC's Rockefeller Center are now beaming forth.
9. IMAGINE! YOKO ONO'S FASHIONS INSPIRED BY JOHN LENNON'S 'HOT BOD': Her new menswear collection includes pants with large handprints on the crotch, tank tops with nipple cutouts and a flashing LED bra.
10. DOPING ALLEGATIONS CAST SHADOW OVER HALL OF FAME BALLOT: Recent history suggests that the odds are against Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa making it to Cooperstown.
5 THINGS TO KNOW IN FLORIDA TODAY
1. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH LEADER TO STEP UP FUND-RAISING: Former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman plans to step up fund-raising efforts to pay for expenses while he awaits trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Donors to the New George Zimmerman Defense Fund will receive "thank you" cards individually signed by Zimmerman.
2. JUDGE HEARING FLORIDA PRISON PRIVATIZATION CHALLENGE: A judge is hearing another challenge to plans for privatizing health care services in Florida's prisons. Circuit Judge John Cooper is conducting the hearing in Tallahassee on whether a legislative budget panel exceeded its authority by approving the $58 million proposal.
3. KEYS MAN GETS PRISON FOR ILLEGAL LOBSTER HARVEST: A Florida Keys man has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for illegally harvesting spiny lobsters from artificial underwater habitats.
4. TERROR PLOTTER JOSE PADILLA WINS RESENTENCE DELAY: Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla's resentencing was postponed by a federal judge Wednesday, after his defense attorney argued Padilla is deteriorating psychologically after years of isolation and needs more time for family visits.
5. FLORIDA COURT UPHOLDS LAYOFF AFTER COMPLAINT TO FEDS: An appellate court says Florida's whistleblower protection law doesn't apply to a Panama City government worker who was laid off because he complained about his pay to a federal agency instead of an appropriate local official.
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