Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Wednesday:
1. REGION HIT BY SANDY STRUGGLES TO RESUME DAILY LIFE: Used to a life powered by the 24-hour deli, New Yorkers are grappling with security in streets and apartments without power.
2. HOW CON ED'S PLANNING BIG WAS NOT BIG ENOUGH: New York's electricity provider fell victim to a plethora of circumstances that led to massive power loss in Sandy's wake.
3. OBAMA AND ROMNEY TREAD CAREFULLY IN STORM'S WAKE: The President visits victims of Sandy in N.J. while his challenger plans three full-blown campaign events.
4. WHO THE MOST GENEROUS DONORS ARE: The AP examined over 3.9 million campaign contributions to determine who gave the most money this season.
5. WHY THE FORCE IS WITH DISNEY: The entertainment conglomerate is buying Lucasfilm Ltd., creators of "Star Wars," and it says that it'll keep the sci-fi movie franchise alive.
6. CHINESE GOVERNMENT THINK TANK URGES END TO ONE-CHILD POLICY: In a daring move, a research center calls on Beijing to scrap birth limits by 2020.
7. SOUTH DAKOTA EXECUTES SECOND CONVICT IN A MONTH: A murderer and rapist gets lethal injection as the mother of his 9-year-old victim watches.
8. WIND POWER PITS INDIANS AGAINST MULTINATIONALS IN MEXICO: Indigenous residents of one of the windiest spots in the world are fighting wind farms which are expanding fast in their areas.
9. JOURNALISTS' STRIKE IS BAD NEWS FOR GREECE: Broadcasts go off air and newspapers will not be published in Athens as journalists protest austerity measures.
10. THE NBA IS UP AND RUNNING: Champion Heat get rings and win over Celtics, while Lakers' new stars flop in loss to Mavericks on opening night.
5 THINGS TO KNOW IN FLORIDA TODAY
1. DEATH WARRANT FOR MAN CONVICTED OF 9 MURDERS: Gov. Rick Scott has signed a death warrant for a man convicted of nine murders. Manuel Pardo Jr. is scheduled to die by lethal injection at Florida State Prison near Raiford at 6 p.m., Dec. 11.
2. CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN RECOVERING FROM DENGUE FEVER: A central Florida man is recovering from dengue fever. Health officials said Tuesday that the 19-year-old Seminole County man was diagnosed with dengue fever based on his symptoms and lab tests. Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes.
3. NEW GAMBLING CRUISE TO SET SAIL FROM PALM BEACH: A new gambling cruise is about to launch in Palm Beach. Black Diamond says its 160-foot vessel is nearly done with a $5 million renovation. A final Coast Guard inspection is set for Thursday. Operators hope to have it running within days.
4. CHALK FESTIVAL UNDERWAY IN SARASOTA: The annual Sarasota Chalk Festival begins this week and runs through Nov. 6. The world's top street artists create temporary works of art on the pavement, while sketching and "painting" on the asphalt with chalk.
5. CHILD WELFARE OFFICIALS DISCUSS HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Florida's child welfare officials are discussing their plans to fight human trafficking. The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet will hold its regular meeting Wednesday in Coral Gables at the University of Miami. The group will discuss the state's plans to fight human trafficking and provide assistance to victims.
■ TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.