Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Abu Mohammed al-Golani, shadowy leader of a terror group fighting in Syria, sought to kidnap United Nations workers, according to letters obtained by The AP.
Before the midterm elections, Republicans first must settle a slate of Senate primaries where conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose the health care law.
With conservative Utah's ban struck down, more state rulings in favor of same-sex unions could be in the works in 2014.
Egypt's military-backed interim government gives the designation to the long-outlawed group, which numbers ousted president Morsi among its members.
The powerful U.S.-allied Gulf state silenced democracy advocates and human rights defenders with arrests, trials and intimidation.
Stubborn cold weather is keeping ice on tree limbs and utility lines, while more wind and snowy weather could cause new power outages.
Their overloaded sailboat overturned as it was being towed to shore, officials in the British territory said.
The activists were accused of `hooliganism' following a protest outsider a Russian oil rig in the Arctic.
Overloaded facilities at UPS and FedEx, as well as last-minute holiday shipments, mean that some Christmas gifts will arrive late.
Williams compiled a 34-match winning streak and raised her Grand-Slam championship total to 17.