Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. WHAT'S NEXT IN PROBE OF AIRASIA JET DISASTER
With debris from the crash located in the Java Sea, attention now shifts to finding out what befell the plane on its way to Singapore.
2. PUTIN'S CHIEF POLITICAL FOE FOUND GUILTY OF FRAUD
The case against Alexei Navalny is widely seen as a vendetta by the Kremlin aimed at punishing a vocal opponent.
3. HOW EBOLA OUTBREAK MAY HAVE BEGUN
Researchers tentatively trace the outbreak's origin to a hollow tree where infected bats lived in a small village in Guinea.
4. OBAMA STRUGGLES TO TAKE NATION OFF WAR FOOTING
At year's end, U.S. forces are back in Iraq and the endgame in Afghanistan is requiring more troops as well.
5. NINE DEAD, INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN, IN RAMPAGE IN CANADA
Edmonton's police chief blames a domestic dispute for the "senseless mass murder."
6. CONFUSION PERSISTS AFTER ADRIATIC FERRY FIRE
The number of missing remains murky due to huge discrepancies between the names on the manifest and those who were rescued.
7. BOY, 2, ACCIDENTALLY KILLS MOTHER AT WAL-MART
During a family shopping trip in Idaho, the child reaches into the 29-year-old woman's purse and grabs her concealed gun, which discharges one shot.
8. NYC BRACES FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE
No major protests of police violence are planned in New York during the celebration, but security will be tight.
9. ROAD SALT POURS FROM WAREHOUSE
A wall collapses at a Morton Salt storage facility in Chicago, burying several cars at a next-door auto dealership.
10. WHO'S TAKING REINS AS MICHIGAN'S FOOTBALL COACH
Jim Harbaugh claims one of the prize jobs in college sports two days after leaving as coach of the San Francisco 49ers.