Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. BILL COSBY CHARGED IN ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT
Bill Cosby is charged with drugging and assaulting a woman less than half his age in 2004 and is free after paying a $1 million bail.
2. WHERE ‘AFFLUENZA’ TEEN AND HIS MOTHER ARE HEADED
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A Mexican official says the mother of young U.S. fugitive Ethan Couch has been deported to the United States, while a judge’s injunction temporarily blocked the expulsion of her son, who is being moved from Guadalajara to larger immigration facilities in Mexico City.
3. CALIFORNIA SHOOTER’S FRIEND INDICTED
Authorities say Enrique Marquez has been indicted on charges including conspiring in a pair of planned attacks and making false statements when he bought guns used in San Bernardino shootings that killed 14 people.
4. HOW CHICAGO POLICE TRAINING MIGHT CHANGE
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city police must be better trained to distinguish when they should use their firearms, after deadly shootings by officers sparked protests and complaints.
5. SECURITY CONCERNS PARAMOUNT AHEAD OF YEAR-END FESTIVITIES
Turkish officials say they’ve foiled a holiday attack plot, Belgium to cancelS its New Year’s Eve fireworks amid terrorism fears and authorities in Morocco, Las Vegas and elsewhere bolster security.
6. RISING WATERS IN MIDWEST HIT RECORD LEVELS
Rescuers are using boats to evacuate those trapped in cars and homes or on rooftops, and Missouri and Illinois are bracing for even more flooding.
7. COMING SOON: KOSHER WEED
A New York company will begin offering the first medical marijuana certified as conforming to Jewish dietary law.
8. WHO’S WORKING FEVERISHLY TO KEEP FOOTBALL TEAM
San Diego city and county officials make their final pitch to the NFL in a contentious effort to keep the Chargers from moving to the Los Angeles area.
9. DAUGHTER FATALLY SHOT BY MOTHER
The central Florida resident awoke to the sound of footsteps in her home and fired, but what she thought was an intruder was her 27-year-old daughter visiting for the holidays.
10. WALTZING INTO THE NEW YEAR
The Vienna Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s concert is the world’s most-watched classical music event of the year.