Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. WHICH QUESTION CIA CHIEF SAYS CAN'T BE ANSWERED
Whether the agency's harsh interrogation methods produced critical intelligence cannot be proved one way or the other, he says.
2. WHITE HOUSE SWINGS BEHIND $1.1 TRILLION SPENDING BILL BACKED BY BOEHNER
A spokesman says Obama intends to sign the measure, triggering a rare public rebuke from Democratic leader Pelosi.
3. WHERE POT WILL NOW BE LEGAL
The U.S. government gives American Indian tribes the OK to grow and sell marijuana on their lands.
4. BIG STORM GIVES WEST COAST SCHOOLKIDS DAY OFF
East Coast kids revel in snow days, but school closures are rare on the opposite side of the country.
5. WHAT'S INSPIRING NEW PROTEST SONGS
The killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have led to a musical outpouring perhaps unseen in the U.S. since the turbulent 1960s.
6. TEEN SUICIDE BOMBER ATTACKS KABUL HIGH SCHOOL DURING MUSICAL PLAY
The Taliban claim responsibility for the attack, saying the performance was immoral.
7. OIL FALLS BELOW $60 A BARREL
The drop is a result of rising production, especially in the U.S., at a time when demand has weakened because of slowing economies in Asia and Europe.
8. WHY OPTIMISM HAS FADED AT CLIMATE CONFERENCE
Age-old splits between rich and poor countries have re-emerged over who should do what to halt global warming.
9. 'INTERSTELLAR' SNUBBED BY GLOBES VOTERS
One of the bigger movies of the year remains tethered to the launch pad after getting only one Golden Globes nomination — for its score.
10. ILLNESS SPREADS THROUGH NHL
Players on teams from coast to coast have come down with the mumps, a sickness more typically associated with children.