10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Posted: Dec 08, 2014 9:03 PM
10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. CIA TORTURE REPORT RAISES SECURITY CONCERNS

The White House moves to insure the safety of embassies and other U.S. interests worldwide ahead of the release of the document, which addresses the harsh interrogation of al-Qaida detainees.

2. US, NATO MARK FORMAL END OF AFGHAN COMBAT MISSION

But Obama's recent move allowing U.S. forces to carry out operations there against the Taliban and al-Qaida suggests continuing concern about the Afghans' ability to fight.

3. ROYALS DIVIDE TO CONQUER

In the first full — very full — day of the popular couple's American visit, William visits Obama in the White House while Kate spends time with kids in New York City.

4. WHAT MEMORIES BAY AREA PROTESTS SUMMON

Demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif., and Oakland over police killings in New York and Missouri reflect the area's long history of activism.

5. US EXPORTING MORE DIRTY FUEL THAN EVER

Even as America reduces use of gas, diesel and coal at home, an AP analysis shows that record carbon fuel exports are causing pollution abroad.

6. HOW CONGRESS IS SPENDING TIME BEFORE HOLIDAY RECESS

Lawmakers are seeking to complete a $1.1 trillion bill that would keep the government running through Sept. 30, 2015.

7. NEWTOWN WEIGHS HOW TO REMEMBER LIVES LOST AT SANDY HOOK SCHOOL

Two years after the massacre, no one's in a hurry to erect a memorial. Instead, the focus is on making sure it's done right.

8. RESEARCH BOLSTERS LONG-HELD THEORY OF HOW LIFE BEGAN

Simulating a speeding asteroid smashing into the planet, scientists create what are considered crucial pieces of the building blocks of life.

9. HIGH HEELS POWERFUL WEAPON IN BATTLE OF SEXES

If a woman drops a glove on the street while wearing heels, she's almost 50 percent more likely to have a man fetch it for her than if she's wearing flats, a study finds.

10. WHO'S NOT AMONG HEISMAN TROPHY FINALISTS

Last year's winner, Florida State QB Jameis Winston, fails to make the cut for this year's award.