The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHY THE FBI DIDN’T TELL THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT PETRAEUS EARLIER: The bureau is preparing a timeline of its investigation to help explain that to Congress.
2. WHO ELSE IS BEING INVESTIGATED: “Inappropriate communications” from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, John Allen, to Petraeus friend Jill Kelley is the subject of a Pentagon probe.
3. `FISCAL CLIFF’ CONFRONTS CONGRESS: As they get back to work Tuesday, lawmakers must attempt to avert the crippling specter of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts.
4. AFGHAN MASSACRE TESTS MILITARY JUSTICE: With a spotty history of convicting troops in civilian deaths, government prosecutors at Joint Base Lewis-McChord give their closing argument Tuesday in a case against an Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.
5. CATHOLIC BISHOPS TAKE STOCK OF THE ELECTION: Votes on gay marriage and birth control didn’t go their way. But the church is showing no sign of a shift in strategy.
6. CHINA’S CONGRESS GETS `SOCIALIZED’: The country’s political transition used the Internet more than in the past — and it was used by citizens to check on delegates.
7. WHERE A ROCK MAY BE WORTH $15 MILLION: Christie’s will auction off one of the rarest and most famous diamonds, the Archduke Joseph Diamond, in Geneva on Tuesday.
8. CHARITY STARTS AT HOME … ON A COMPUTER: AP technology writer Anick Jesdanun says that nowadays online social networks make it easier to support a worthy cause such as relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims.
9. FASHION STATEMENT SHOULD HAVE STAYED A SECRET: Victoria’s Secret apologizes for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model in a fashion show.
10. FOR THE NFL, A RECURRING HEADACHE: 25 percent of Sunday’s football games saw a starting QB leave with a concussion.