Good morning! 15+ things to know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHO WINS IN AN $8.5 BILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SETTLEMENT: Hundreds of thousands of Americans will benefit, but consumers say U.S. banks will wipe out huge potential liabilities.

2. SUSPECT FREED IN BENGHAZI ATTACK: A lawyer for the Tunisian man suspected of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya says he was released for lack of evidence.

3. GIFFORDS SAYS 'ENOUGH' AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS: Giffords and her husband were to introduce a gun control initiative on the second anniversary of the Arizona shooting that nearly killed the ex-congresswoman.

4. WHY SOME REPUBLICANS OPPOSE HAGEL FOR DEFENSE: Critics say the former Republican senator is too critical of Israel and soft on Iran.

5. WHAT THE OFFICER WHO CAUGHT THE COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT SAW: Jason Oviatt says James Holmes seemed "detached," although he was sweating profusely after the rampage that killed 12 at the suburban movie theater.

6. MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A CHICAGO LOTTERY WINNER: Police open a homicide investigation six months after $425,000 winner Urooj Khan died, saying he ingested a lethal dose of cyanide.

7. 'YOU DON'T GET CONDITIONS WORSE THAN THIS': Southeast Australia firefighters issue catastrophic threat levels after scores of blazes destroyed homes and left 100 people missing.

8. ARE WE THERE YET?: Simulations of a 17-month journey to Mars made would-be spacemen drowsy — acting like bears on the verge of hibernation.

9. ANOTHER LOOK AT AMY WINEHOUSE DEATH: A second inquest began Tuesday in London after the coroner who ruled the singer's 2011 death a "misadventure" was deemed unqualified.

10. A WOULD-BE CLASSIC ENDS UP A ROUT: No. 2 Alabama bashed No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 to roll to its second straight BCS championship.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. JUDGES TO HEAR CASEY ANTHONY'S APPEAL: A state appellate court is being asked to decide Tuesday whether Casey Anthony was in police custody when she made the statements that led to her being convicted of lying to law enforcement officers.

2. DEPUTIES FATALLY SHOOT FLORIDA WOMAN THREATENING BOYFRIEND WITH KNIFE: Authorities have fatally shot a South Florida woman they say was holding her boyfriend by knife point while their 3-year-old child was nearby.

3. FOURTH VICTIM DIES AFTER SUV PLUNGES INTO SOUTH FLORIDA LAKE: The Florida Highway Patrol says a fourth person has died, days after a sports utility vehicle landed in a South Florida lake following a crash on Interstate 95.

4. BODY FOUND IN N.C. IS THAT OF FLORIDA MAN: The body of a man found in a ditch in North Carolina has been identified as that of a Florida man.

5. SOME FLORIDA SCHOOLS BEEFING UP SECURITY AFTER SANDY HOOK SHOOTING: Bradenton police will investigate security at schools and officials in Polk County will step up patrols following the deadly shootings Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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

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