Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
A judge rules the agency's bulk collection of phone records is likely unconstitutional; an appeal is expected.
The legislation goes to a crucial Senate test vote today, with lawmakers hopeful it will gain enough GOP support to pass this week.
Days after a dramatic purge, North Korean officials vow to unite behind Kim Jong Un as he marks the second anniversary of his father's death.
The international chemical weapons watchdog is meeting today to approve final plans to destroy Syria's toxic arsenal.
The struggling country is likely to need a $10 billion bailout; today its leader holds talks with Russia's President Putin.
At least 15 homes are destroyed in an unseasonal wildfire as California suffers its driest year on record.
A healthy diet and exercise do more to prevent chronic disease than popping a multivitamin pill, according to the latest research.
The U.S. lottery jackpot will set that record if no-one picks the winning numbers before Christmas Eve. Tonight's draw is worth $586m.
Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens will be honored at an induction ceremony next April.
Surprisingly, a Bangkok shopping mall is the most Instagrammed location of the year - beating holiday hotspots Times Square and Disneyland.