The Associated Press
A daily look at breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. CLINTON ON CONSULATE SECURITY: `I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY’
The secretary of state pushed back against Republican criticism of the Obama administration for its handling of the attack in Libya.
2. WHAT THE CANDIDATES NEED TO DO IN TONIGHT’S DEBATE
At 6 tonight, Romney needs to live up to the high expectations he set in the first debate, while Obama must be more aggressive without turning off voters in the town-hall style format.
3. A TERROR TRIAL WITHOUT ANY TERRORISTS?
A judge says five Guantanamo Bay detainees accused in the Sept. 11 attacks can skip the rest of this week’s hearings if they choose. This morning, three of them took him up on the offer.
4. TWO MORE DRUGS LINKED TO MENINGITIS OUTBREAK
The FDA urges doctors to contact all patients who got any kind of an injection from the suspect Massachusetts pharmacy.
5. POLICE QUESTION TWO MEN AT PAKISTAN GIRL’S HOSPITAL
Police have questioned two people at a British hospital where a Pakistani teenager is recovering after being shot for promoting girls’ education — raising fears about her safety amid pledges by the Taliban to finish the job.
6. WHY A DRUG LORD’S DAUGHTER SAYS SHE ENTERED THE U.S.
Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar, who says her father is Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, told authorities she’s pregnant and wanted to give birth in Los Angeles.
7. PAINTINGS BY MONET, PICASSO, GAUGUIN STOLEN
Seven paintings by artists including Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet were stolen from a museum in Rotterdam in an early-hours heist, Dutch police said Tuesday.
8. ARLEN SPECTOR BEING LAID TO REST
Vice President Joe Biden plans to attend today’s funeral for Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S.-senator.
9. FORMER `SNL’ STARS WILL TEAM UP AT GOLDEN GLOBES
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will co-host the Jan. 13 award show.
10. HOW BRONCOS’ MANNING REVERSED COURSE AGAINST CHARGERS
The shoo-in Hall of Fame QB threw three touchdown passes in the second half as Denver overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to stun San Diego 35-24.