Customers push shopping carts as they depart a Target retail store on Thursday in Watertown, Mass. Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- WHO IS UPSET OVER TARGET'S HANDLING OF DATA BREACH
Angry customers say they're having trouble contacting the discounter over the theft of details from 40 million card accounts.
- BUSES FERRY INJURED FROM LONDON THEATER COLLAPSE
The double-deckers helped 25 ambulances take 76 patients to hospital, after the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre crashed onto the audience.
- CRACKDOWN ON SEXUAL ASSAULT IN ARMED FORCES
The Senate passes a defense bill which will overhaul the military justice system and add protection for victims of sex offenses.
- BAN RUFFLES FEATHERS OF 'DUCK DYNASTY' FANS
Half a million viewers support a Facebook page calling for the return of suspended patriarch Phil Robertson.
- WHY US GENERAL WAS DEMOTED
Maj. Gen. Michael Carey drank heavily and associated with "suspect" women on a trip to Russia, investigators say.
- FIGURE-SKATING CHAMP COMES OUT AHEAD OF SOCHI TRIP
Brian Boitano announces he's gay as he joins the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics.
- WHERE FAKE SMOKES FACE REAL BAN
New York City lawmakers vote to ban e-cigarettes from restaurants, bars and city parks in a measure Mayor Bloomberg is expected to sign.
- RODMAN HOLDS PYONGYANG TRYOUTS
The flamboyant Hall of Famer is assuring NBA veterans it is safe to join an exhibition game he is staging in the North Korean capital.
- ROBOT KEEPS ASTRONAUT COMPANY
Humanoid robot Kirobo holds a weightless conversation with astronaut Koichi Wakata on the International Space Station.
- WHAT'S HOT FOR CHRISTMAS
Faux fur and vegan leather are on trend as holiday gifts, as today's better-looking fakes gain popularity.