10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Dec 02, 2014 6:03 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. RUSSIA'S TAKEOVER OF CRIMEA LEADS TO ILLEGAL PROPERTY GRAB

An AP investigation finds that pro-Moscow factions have expropriated thousands of assets belonging to Crimean citizens.

2. KURDISH FEMALE FIGHTERS PLAY KEY ROLE IN DEFENDING KOBANI AGAINST IS MILITANTS

"We won't allow the terrorist groups in until the last drop of our blood," Pervin Kobani, the 19-year-old daughter of a farmer who also took up arms, says.

3. OBAMA PROMOTES POLICE BODY CAMERAS

The devices could help resolve the type of disputes between police and witnesses that arose in the Ferguson shooting.

4. THIRTY SIX KILLED IN KENYA QUARRY ATTACK

The group al-Shabab, which has been battling for years to establish hard-line Islamic rule in Somalia, claims responsibility for the killings.

5. LEBANON DETAINS WIFE, SON OF ISLAMIC STATE LEADER

Authorities arrested the two members of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's family who were using fake identification documents.

6. CLIMATE TALKS BEGIN AMID PUSH FOR DEEP EMISSIONS CUTS

The U.S., EU and China have already announced targets for lower fossil fuel use. But other big polluters, like Russia, Japan and Australia, have yet to commit themselves.

7. HOW ISRAEL'S GOVERNMENT MAY FALL

The country seems to be headed to early elections as two coalition members accuse Prime Minister Netanyahu of veering too much to the right.

8. WHO IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

GOP Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he wants to stay in the Senate to be part of the Republican majority and help break gridlock in Washington.

9. MORE FALLOUT FROM SEX-ASSAULT ACCUSATIONS AGAINST BILL COSBY

The entertainer resigns as a trustee at his beloved alma mater, Temple University.

10. MINDFULNESS EXERCISES HELP TEENS COPE WITH STRESS

Schools all over the country are introducing students to yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to reduce violence and depression.