Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. WHY MISSILE STRIKE RULED OUT IN RUSSIAN PASSENGER JET CRASH
Neither a launch nor an engine burn was detected before the Metrojet Airbus went down in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, a U.S. official tells the AP.
2. TAIWAN, CHINESE PRESIDENTS TO MEET FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1949
Presidents of the two sides have not met since the Nationalists lost the Chinese civil war to Mao's Communists, and the Nationalists rebased in Taiwan 160 kilometers (100 miles) away.
3. WHERE JEB BUSH IS HOPING TO REVIVE SAGGING CAMPAIGN
He's beginning a three-day swing through New Hampshire, refocusing on a state with deep ties to his family.
4. SCANDAL AT VOLKSWAGEN WIDENS
The automaker says it has now found 800,000 vehicles with carbon dioxide emission problems.
5. WHAT'S TO BLAME FOR CHIPOTLE'S E. COLI OUTBREAK
Scientists say they've identified the microorganism responsible, which they believe was carried on fresh produce, or possibly on spices.
6. GOP TAKES GOVERNOR'S SEAT IN KENTUCKY
Matt Bevin becomes only the second Republican in four decades to win the job in a race that acted as something of a referendum on health care and gay marriage.
7. AMAZON OPENS FIRST BRICK-AND-MORTAR BOOKSTORE
The move comes two decades after the giant retailer began selling books over the Internet — and helped drive a number of shops out of business.
8. $5.9 BILLION DEAL COULD BE GAME CHANGER
The company behind "Call of Duty" is buying the makers of "Candy Crush" in a push to move video games out of living rooms and onto smartphones and tablets.
9. PHOTO OF LARA SPENCER PROMPTS FINGER-WAGGING
The Instagram image of the "Good Morning America" co-anchor hugging presidential hopeful Donald Trump draws questions about her professionalism.
10. WHO'S IN POLE POSITION FOR POSTSEASON PLAY
Topping the first College Football Playoff rankings are Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama.