Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
The world's most powerful diplomats will push for an end to the brutal conflict, but Assad has little reason to offer big concessions.
The blast of winter weather is sapping fuel supplies in many regions in the U.S. and sending prices for propane and natural gas to record highs.
AP's Tami Abdollah reports that two armed officers assigned to the area had left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required, officials say.
Clashes between protesters and police in Kiev left at least three dead, a grim escalation of the country's two-month-long political crisis.
Gunmen shoot and wound a top leader of a major pro-government movement in northern Thailand, as demonstrators defy a state of emergency.
AP's Joan Lowy finds that the government wants regulations that would require the seats to protect kids in side-impact crashes.
There's already been a spate of bird flu cases in China, and hundreds of people and birds will jam buses to travel for the holiday.
The former GOP rising star is accused of accepting gifts from the owner of a health supplement company, an allegation he denies.
The 52 people who got stranded in the Antarctic are back in Australia. What's not clear is who will pay the bill for the rescue involving four countries.
The Toronto mayor, seen apparently imitating a Jamaican accent, later told reporters: "What I do in my personal life with my personal friends, that's up to me."