Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. WHICH PARTS OF U.S. GETTING WARM, INSTEAD OF WHITE, CHRISTMAS
El Nino is linked to above-average temperatures across the Northeast, with New York predicted to be in the mid-60s that day.
2. SANDRA BLAND CASE HIGHLIGHTS TEXAS STATE POLICE’S LAX PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING COMPLAINTS
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Law enforcement experts say the department doesn’t keep records of all citizen contacts, which can make problem behavior harder to spot.
3. HILLARY CLINTON REACTS TO TRUMP REMARKS CALLING HER DEBATE BATHROOM BREAK “DISGUSTING”
During an appearance in Iowa, Clinton only made a veiled reference about standing up to bullies and not letting anyone “bully his way into the presidency.”
4. RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR REFUGEES ENTERING EUROPE
The International Organization for Migration said more than 1 million people this year have been driven by war, poverty and persecution to seek safety in Europe.
5. BRITISH TROOPS RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN’S HELMAND PROVINCE
The infusion of personnel in “an advisory role” comes as Afghan forces struggle to stave off a strengthened Taliban.
6. WHO UN IS BLAMING FOR A DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF CIVILIAN ATTACKS IN YEMEN
The body’s human rights chief says at least 5,884 people have died since Saudi-led and US-supported coalition airstrikes began in March.
7. DRIVER ACCUSED OF MOWING DOWN PEDESTRIANS ON LAS VEGAS STRIP CHARGED WITH MURDER, CHILD ABUSE
Police say Lakeisha Nicole Holloway had her daughter in the car when she swerved onto the sidewalk, killing one person and injuring at least 35.
8. MORE THAN 8.2 MILLION SIGN UP FOR COVERAGE UNDER HEALTH CARE LAW
Midway through the open enrollment season, more young people are signing up and the number of new customers is rising, officials say.
9. WHAT’S UNUSUAL ABOUT THIS YEAR’S AP PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor since 2009.
10. WHY RUDOLPH’S RED NOSE IS AN ADVANTAGE
A New Hampshire anthropology professor says reindeer eye tissue turns deep blue in winter, which makes it harder for them to see the bluish tones caused by a fog – unless they have a shiny red nose to guide them.