Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. WHO'S TALKING AS U.S. FINANCIAL DEADLINE NEARS
Obama and Boehner meet at the White House to discuss averting the impending ‘‘fiscal cliff.’’
2. WHAT'S ON THE RISE FOR PRIVATE COLLEGE PRESIDENTS
Compensation drifts upward, while the number of those crossing the $1-million barrier holds steady.
3. WHY GAY MARRIAGE ADVOCATES SEE CAUSE FOR CONCERN
Supporters question whether the U.S. Supreme Court would ever rule against the 41 states that don’t allow same-sex unions.
4. DRAFT CHARTER POLARIZES EGYPT
A proposed constitution divides the country, with Morsi and his Islamist backers in one camp; secularists and leftists in the other.
5. APOLOGY PRECEDES ‘CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON’ CONCERT
Before appearing, ‘Gangnam Style’ rapper PSY said he was sorry for rants against U.S. troops.
6. SPECIAL OPS CASUALTY IN RESCUE
A U.S. service member was killed during the Afghanistan mission that freed an American doctor.
7. MANDELA LEGACY PUTS SOUTH AFRICA AT CROSSROADS
Many are looking for the country’s next leader and not finding a suitable successor to the hospitalized 94-year-old former president.
8. FEDS’ HQ GAMBIT: MOVE OVER, HOOVER
The government hopes to replace the hulking FBI building named for its first director in a swap for the valuable land it sits on.
9. HOW THE CLIMATE TALKS COULD HAVE TURNED OUT WORSE
Even though the U.S. didn’t enter new commitments, some advocates are relieved America didn’t make a weak deal even weaker.
10. MUSIC STAR'S PLANE CRASHES IN MEXICO
Jenni Rivera, who has sold more than 15 million records, was among seven people on board. No survivors were found.