Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. B-52S FLY ACROSS CHINA'S NEW AIR DEFENSE ZONE
The flights by the two bombers make clear that the U.S. will not recognize the territorial claims in the East China Sea that Beijing laid out over the weekend.
2. 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.
3. GOVERNMENT TARGETING TAX-EXEMPT POLITICAL GROUPS
Rules changes could reduce the role in campaigns of big-money outfits like Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and the pro-Obama Priorities USA.
4. POPE ASSAILS INCOME INEQUALITY
"Money must serve, not rule!" he says in calling on political leaders to overhaul the global financial system.
5. DETAILS OF SECRET SPY PROGRAM EMERGE
In the early years after 9/11, the CIA turned several Guantanamo terrorists into double agents and sent them home.
6. WHO'S BEEN ORDERED TO TAKE A LEAVE AT CBS
Correspondent Lara Logan is taking heat for an October "60 Minutes" story that featured a supposed witness to the Benghazi raid whose story can't be verified.
7. WHITE HOUSE URGES TEHRAN TO RELEASE DETAINEES
Iran is believed to be holding three Americans, including a retired FBI agent who disappeared in 2007.
8. WHAT'S NO LONGER THE TRAVEL OPTION OF LAST RESORT
A new breed of sleek intercity coaches is transforming the image of the once-lowly bus.
9. 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 in New York City.
10. MLB UNVEILS HALL OF FAME CONTENDERS
Nineteen newcomers, including four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux, are on the ballot along with four steroid-tainted holdovers.