Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. OBAMA SIGNS BUDGET, DEFENSE BILLS
One will ease spending cuts, the other cracks down on sexual assault in the military.
1. NEWTOWN REPORT TO BE RELEASED
Connecticut authorities plan to make state police documents from the investigation into last year's Sandy Hook school massacre available Friday afternoon.
1. MORE SNOW, ICE SLOW RESTORATION OF POWER
After a weekend ice storm turned out the lights from Michigan to Maine and into Canada, many still wonder when they will get their electricity back.
1. HOW SOME LUCKY FLIERS GOT CHEAP TICKETS
A computer glitch causes Delta to accidentally sell extremely low-cost flights for nearly 2 hours, but the airlines says it will honor the purchases.
1. AIRPORT SECURITY BREACHES RAISE QUESTIONS
Two men were arrested Christmas Day on opposite sides of the country after they allegedly entered restricted zones at Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Newark Liberty.
1. AMERICAN ABDUCTED IN PAKISTAN CALLS FOR HELP
A 72-year-old development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaida more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released to negotiate his release.
1. WHERE FOURTH-GRADERS ARE STUDYING THE BLUES
Most kids may not know much about the down-and-out subject matter, but the Mississippi Delta's homegrown music is a vehicle to learn about rhythm and chord progression.
1. WHEN A FAMILY OUTING TURNS TRAGIC
A man and his son — trying out scuba equipment the boy was just given for Christmas — are found dead in an underwater cave in a Florida wildlife refuge.
1. ACCUSED LAX SHOOTER ARRAIGNED
The man authorities say killed a TSA screener in Los Angeles pleaded not guilty to murder and other felony charges in a case that could bring the death penalty.
1. WHAT NORMAN ROCKWELL'S FAMILY THINKS OF NEW BOOK
They say there are numerous inaccuracies and the biography of the American illustrator poses a "phantom theory" about his sexuality.