The Associated Press
A look at breaking news and stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA, GOP AND THE ‘FISCAL CLIFF’: The White House says voters want both sides to set aside partisan interests as House Speaker John Boehner hints at accepting some form of higher tax revenue.
2. HOW OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY COULD CHANGE: The president has a freer hand in his second term to deal with Syria, Iran and China, but first he has to select a new team to implement his agenda.
3. MARIJUANA VOTES SET UP SHOWDOWN: And a fight with the feds is exactly what pot proponents in Colorado and Washington say they expect.
4. NEW STORM BRINGS SNOW TO NORTHEAST: Hundreds of thousands lose power as Sandy-ravaged areas dig out from a new nor’easter.
5. CHINA’S TRANSFER OF POWER: Chinese President Hu Jintao urges Communist Party members to curb graft but keep firm political control as he prepares to hand off power to his successor.
6. GIFFORDS SHOOTER SENTENCED: A plea bargain will ensure that the man who shot the Arizona congresswoman and 17 others will spend the rest of his life in prison.
7. ARGENTINES PREPARE FOR HUGE ANTI-GOVERNMENT MARCH: Pot-banging demonstrators will take to the streets in Buenos Aires and plazas around the nation.
8. WHERE SCIENTOLOGY DOESN’T SET OFF ALARMS: A newly-opened headquarters for the movement has caused little controversy in Israel.
9. RISING TIDE OF VIOLENCE TARGETS PAKISTANI HINDUS: The long-suffering minority faces increased physical attacks, forced conversions and discrimination.
10. THE COMPROMISE APPLE MADE ON THE IPAD MINI: AP technology writer Peter Svensson says the screen quality on the smaller tablet is a letdown.