The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT THE SUPREME COURT MAY CONSIDER THIS TERM
The justices return Monday with rulings ahead on affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. Among many other cases it rejected, the court decided not to hear the political parties’ appeal of Washington state’s top-two primary system.
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3. MOTORCYCLE BOMBER KILLS 14 IN AFGHANISTAN
The suicide attack targeted a joint patrol of Afghan and international forces; among those killed were three NATO service members and their translator.
4. WHERE GAY `CONVERSION’ THERAPY WILL BE BANNED
A new law, effective Jan. 1, will make California the first state to prohibit the practice for teens.
5. EX-GITMO PRISONER WANTS TO BE A NORMAL CANADIAN, LAWYER SAYS
First 26-year-old Omar Khadr will serve his remaining sentence for war crimes, although he’ll be eligible for parole as early as next summer.
6. IRANIANS, YOU’VE GOT (G)MAIL
The popular email service is back online in Iran, where authorities had blocked it in response to an anti-Islamic film posted on YouTube, which is owned by Google.
7. WHEN U.S. HOSPITALS WILL FACE EXTRA FINES
Starting Monday, Medicare will penalize facilities that readmit too many people within 30 days.
8. SCHWARZENEGGER BLAMES DIVORCE ON HIS SECRECY
The ex-governor, whose book comes out Monday, tells “60 Minutes” he traces his detachment to his bodybuilding days and his belief that emotions make athletes lose.
9. A BIG DAY FOR NOTORIOUS GUN SALES
Two toted by Bonnie and Clyde were snapped up at auction for a cool half-million, while a Butch Cassidy revolver went for $175,000.
10. WHY EXPERTS SAY THE BACON SHORTAGE IS HOGWASH
This year’s drought will likely increase prices for bacon and other pork products by as much as 10 percent, but they’ll still be readily available.