Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. POSSIBILITY THAT BOMB BROUGHT DOWN RUSSIAN JET RAISING ALARM
Experts say such an act — if it was carried out by the Islamic State group — would represent a frightening change in tactics.
2. WHO'LL BE SITTING AT THE KIDS' TABLE
Low poll numbers relegate Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee to the undercard at the next GOP presidential debate.
3. REPORT DETAILS US ATTACK ON AFGHAN HOSPITAL
Several doctors and nurses were killed immediately, and patients who couldn't move burned to death in the ensuing fire, according to the new account of last month's tragedy.
4. WHY MARS IS COLD, DRY DESERT
Big solar storms over eons have blown away the red planet's once-thick atmosphere and water, scientists now believe.
5. FRESH REVELATION IN CASE OF COP WHO STAGED SUICIDE
Before his death, the Illinois officer tried to find a hit man to kill a village administrator he feared would expose him as a thief, a detective tells the AP.
6. DISCREPANCY IN SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LEADS TO SHOCKING DISCOVERY
Because of the glitch, an Ohio teen finds out his real name — and that he was allegedly snatched from his mother in Alabama by his father when he was 5.
7. DEBATE BEGINS ON SWEEPING PACIFIC RIM TRADE DEAL
Hillary Clinton says she's opposed, meaning Obama may have more trouble rounding up the votes he needs to see the measure through Congress before he leaves office.
8. WHAT'S A PROBLEM FOR US MOMS
Nearly half of them gain too much weight during pregnancy, a study says.
9. CREATOR OF TV'S ORIGINAL BATMOBILE DIES AT 89
George Barris was a legendary custom car builder whose colorfully designed vehicles helped define California's car culture.
10. ONE-WIN DETROIT CLEANS HOUSE
The Lions fire their president and general manager and promise to bring in new leadership to put a consistent winner on the field.