10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today. Please note some stories are not yet published.
1. NRA HOLDS FAST ON GUN CONTROL AFTER SHOOTING
The gun-rights group argues that not a single new gun regulation would make children safer.
2. HOW NEWTOWN SHIFTED TALK ON TEACHERS
Students and parents see their instructors as heroes instead of criticizing generous benefits.
3. PREDICTING ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ TALKS WILL GO TO THE WIRE
Senators say Congress will be in session on New Year’s Eve trying to avert a budget crisis.
4. US ADVISER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
Police say an Afghan policewoman killed the adviser at police headquarters in Kabul. Click here for story
5. WHY HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS MUTED THIS YEAR
Superstorm Sandy, “fiscal cliff” uncertainty, the school shooting and a delayed economic recovery hurt consumer confidence. Click here for story
6. WHAT’S NEXT AFTER EGYPT’S CONSTITUTION VOTE
The AP’s Hamza Hendawi says the Islamist leadership will move for legislation to create a more religious state. Click here for story
7. WHERE’S SANTA? ASK NORAD
The U.S.-Canada command began taking calls about Santa Claus’ whereabouts back in the 1950s, when a Colorado newspaper inadvertently printed its number. Click here for story
8. SENATOR CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING
Police say Idaho Republican Michael Crapo had a blood alcohol content of .110 when he was pulled over in Alexandria, Va. Click here for story
9. ‘SKINNYGIRL’ SPLITS WITH HUSBAND
Bethenny Frankel, the TV personality who founded the Skinnygirl line cocktail and shapewear line, is separating from husband Jason Hoppy after two years. Click here for story
10. ‘THE HOBBIT’ BESTS TOM CRUISE
Peter Jackson’s prelude to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy took in $36.7 million in its second weekend. Cruise’s “Jack Reacher” debuted a distant second with $15.6 million. Click here for story