Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
- STORMS THREATEN HOLIDAY TRAVEL
As millions of Americans take to the roads, bad weather across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic could disrupt their plans.
- WHY WIND MIGHT GROUND GIANT BALLOONS IN MACY'S PARADE
Snoopy and the other iconic characters can't lift off if gusts exceed 34 mph -- and current forecasts for Thursday call for gusts of 36 mph.
- OBAMA'S SUCCESS ON IRAN DEAL MASKS ASIAN SHORTCOMINGS
The White House promised to make Asia a priority but so far it has little to show for that pledge.
- HOW A RUSSIAN TV SHOW IS SPREADING ANTI-GAY PROPAGANDA
Program on Moscow's state television portrays homosexuals as corrupt and demonic.
- BIDEN'S EFFORT TO STAY RELEVANT IS A DELICATE BALANCE
The vice president sometimes keeps a low-profile but his fortunes are closely tied to Obama's legacy.
- WHAT MYANMAR'S NOBEL LAUREATE IS SAYING ABOUT ANTI-ISLAMIC VIOLENCE
Aung San Suu Kyi defends her stand on the attacks against Muslims while denying charges of ethnic cleansing in her homeland.
- JUDGE DENIES O.J. SIMPSON BID FOR A NEW TRIAL
The former football star who is in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping will appeal to Nevada's highest court.
- KITCHEN STAR MAKES NUTRITIOUS MEALS FOR MINNESOTA HOMELESS
The former Capital Grille chef says a "spiritual awakening" led him to the Salvation Army kitchen in St. Paul.
- SLIM VOLUME FETCHES HUGE SUM
A tiny book of psalms from the mid-17th century, believed to be the first book printed in the U.S., sells for a record $14.2 million.
- WHO IS COMPETING FOR BASEBALL'S HALL OF FAME
Nineteen newcomers, including four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux, are on the ballot along with four steroid-tainted holdovers.