Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA TAKES "FISCAL CLIFF" FIGHT OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY: The president will employ campaign-style tactics in the Philadelphia suburbs, hoping to mobilize public support as the year-end deadline for reaching a deal with Congress over taxes and spending cuts looms.
2. WHY U.N. VOTE RECOGNIZING PALESTINE MAY ULTIMATELY DISAPPOINT: Real independence remains an elusive dream until the Palestinians negotiate a peace deal with the Israelis.
3. WHO MIGHT'VE HIT THE POWERBALL JACKPOT: The Missouri Lottery confirms one winning ticket and is expected to reveal the winner at noon. The second ticket holder, in Arizona, remains a mystery.
4. ISLAMISTS APPROVE EGYPT'S CONSTITUTION: A draft constitution is passed without the participation of liberal and Christian members, a move that further inflames the clash between the opposition and President Mohammed Morsi.
5. SENATE REVIVES DEBATE ON CIVIL LIBERTIES: By voting that American citizens suspected of terrorism and seized on U.S. soil may not be held indefinitely, it sets up a fight with the House, which rejected efforts to bar indefinite detention earlier this year.
6. RIGHTS GROUP URGES MORE COMPASSIONATE PRISON RELEASES: For humanitarian and economic reasons, the federal Bureau of Prisons should grant more early releases to incapacitated and terminally ill prisoners, advocacy groups say in a report.
7. MYANMAR TACKLES CITIZENSHIP QUANDARY: In an exclusive report by AP's Todd Pitman, authorities in western Myanmar are tasked with determining who is a citizen. Rohingya Muslims seem to have the most to lose.
8. SOURCE TELLS AP: STRAUSS-KAHN AGREES TO SETTLE WITH ACCUSER: : Hotel maid's lawsuit alleged that the former IMF chief tried to rape her in a New York hotel.
9. RESEARCHERS NAIL DOWN SEA MYSTERY: Scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster — by the number of rings in its eyestalk or in the teeth-like structures found in its stomach.
10. NOT SO SAINTLY NIGHT FOR BREES: The star quarterback throws five interceptions, damaging New Orleans' playoff hopes in a 23-13 loss to rival Atlanta
5 THINGS TO KNOW IN FLORIDA TODAY
1. TESTIMONY CONTINUES IN TRIAL OF 2009 SLAYING: The trial of a woman accused of killing a lottery winner continues in a Tampa courtroom, and the judge has told the woman several times to restrain herself during the proceedings.
2. DEADLINE FOR NEW FLORIDA EDUCATION COMMISSIONER NEARS: The deadline is at hand for Florida education commissioner hopefuls. They have through Friday to apply. The State Board of Education then is scheduled to interview finalists on Dec. 11 and choose the new commissioner the next day.
3. FLORIDA GOVERNOR OFF TO COLOMBIA ON LATEST MISSION: Gov. Rick Scott leaves Sunday on a five-day trip to Colombia to promote Florida and its products to one of its biggest trading partners. It's the third time since May that Scott will lead a trade delegation outside the United States.
4. MAN GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER FOR TEEN'S DEATH: A former Marine charged with second-degree murder has been convicted of a lesser charge in the death of a Florida Panhandle teen during a confrontation.
5. LAWYERS SAY FLORIDA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION BIASED: Lawyers who represent workers before the Florida Human Relations Commission say it is a "rogue agency" that's politicized and biased in favor of employers.
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