Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. BREAKTHROUGH BUDGET DEAL ON TRACK IN CONGRESS
The agreement would end the threat of U.S. government shutdowns and defaults until well after a new president takes office.
2. WHAT'S WORRYING BEN CARSON'S ADVISORS
They fear that the candidate's penchant for lobbing rhetorical grenades may complicate his ability to go far in the competitive and still unsettled Republican field.
3. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO INVESTIGATE OFFICER WHO FLIPPED STUDENT
The civil rights probe will examine the white officer's arrest of a black girl at a South Carolina high school who refused to surrender her phone after texting in math class.
4. WHICH DEFENSE CONTRACTOR HAS CAUSE TO CELEBRATE
The Air Force chooses Northrop Grumman to build its next-generation bomber, a highly classified, $80 billion project.
5. US SIGNALS POSSIBLE ESCALATION IN MIDEAST
Ground raids will be launched, if necessary, to target Islamic State militants, Defense Sectary Ash Carter says.
6. US WARSHIP SAILS BY ISLAND CLAIMED AS CHINESE TERRITORY
The challenge to Chinese sovereignty claims draws an angry protest from Beijing.
7. WHY JERUSALEM'S PALESTINIANS ARE CONCERNED FOR THEIR FUTURE
An Israeli proposal could strip tens of thousands of Palestinians in the city of their residency rights.
8. WALGREENS BUYING RIVAL RITE AID
The $9.4 billion deal will create a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world.
9. WHO'S CALLING IT QUITS AFTER TWO YEARS OF MARRIAGE
Halle Berry and actor Olivier Martinez say they're divorcing. Berry has been married twice before.
10. MINORITY MANAGERS MISSING FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Next year, the big leagues could be without a black skipper for the first time in nearly three decades.