Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. A VOTE TO AVOID DEBT CRISIS: The House is expected to vote Wednesday to let the government borrow enough to pay three months' worth of bills.
2. NETANYAHU SCRAMBLES TO RETAIN POWER IN ISRAEL: The elections ended in a deadlock in parliament, making it more difficult for the prime minister to form a new coalition to stay in office.
3. CLINTON FINALLY FACES CONGRESS: The secretary of state testifies later today about the Sept. 11 attack on the Libya diplomatic mission that killed a U.S. ambassador.
4. WHAT JOBS AREN'T COMING BACK AFTER RECESSION: An AP analysis finds millions of middle-class jobs are disappearing, replaced by technology.
5. TEXAS COLLEGE GUNFIRE SPARKS FEARS OF MASS SHOOTING: Three people were wounded at the Houston-area college and one of the wounded was charged with assault.
6. GENERAL CLEARED IN EMAIL INQUIRY: The Pentagon reviewed more up to 30,000 pages of emails between Gen. John Allen and a Tampa socialite, but found no misconduct.
7. WHO MIGHT LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION: British Prime Minister David Cameron says that if his party wins the next election he'll let voters decide whether to leave the EU.
8. THE COLDEST PLACE IN THE U.S. : Temperatures in Embarrass, Minn., rose to 15 below on Tuesday night from 36 below zero the day before as a deep freeze moved east.
9. LISTEN UP: BEYONCE GOES SILENT WHEN ASKED ABOUT LIP SYNCING: Questions swirl about whether the singer's voice was pre-recorded for her rendition of the national anthem.
10. SERENA'S GRAND SLAM REIGN ENDS: Williams' loss in the Australian Open quarterfinals to teenager Sloane Stephens was her first defeat in a major since last year's French Open.
5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA
1. SCOTT SEEKING PAY RAISE FOR FLORIDA'S TEACHERS: Gov. Rick Scott is seeking a pay raise for Florida's teachers after spearheading a successful effort to cut their wages by 3 percent through a retirement contribution. Scott planned to announce his proposal Wednesday in Ocoee.
2. POLICE HELP SCOUT RETIRE AMERICAN FLAGS AS PROJECT: A 14-year-old boy hopes to retire 500 American flags as part of an Eagle Scout project — with the help of Boynton Beach police. The department says Brian Blickle wants to earn his Eagle Scout ranking through this project to retire the unserviceable flags with respect and dignity. Blickle was inspired by his participation in a Veteran's Day flag ceremony.
3. JURY LIKELY TO GET MISSING FOSTER GIRL CASE: After an eight-week trial, a jury is likely to begin deliberations in the case of a South Florida woman accused of killing foster child Rilya Wilson more than a decade ago. Jurors were scheduled to get the case Wednesday after final arguments from defense attorneys and prosecutors. They must decide if 67-year-old Geralyn Graham smothered the 4-year-old girl in 2000 after abusing her for months.
4. LAWMAKERS SEEK TO CREATE IG FOR CITIZENS INSURANCE: A state lawmaker has filed legislation to create an inspector general position to oversee the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. State Rep. David Richardson of Miami Beach filed a bill (HB 433) Tuesday that adds an inspector general to the list of 31 other state agencies where statute requires that level of oversight.
5. 2 SENTENCED IN FLORIDA FOR STOLEN MATISSE PAINTING: Two people have been sentenced in Miami federal court for the attempted sale of a Henri Matisse painting stolen from a Venezuelan museum. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 46-year-old Pedro Antonio Marcuello Guzman of Miami was sentenced to two years in nine months in prison, and 50-year-old Maria Martha Elisa Ornelas Lazo of Mexico City was sentenced to one year and nine months.
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