Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PROTESTS PERSIST AFTER TRUMP'S ELECTION
The epicenter was in Portland, Oregon, where thousands marched and some smashed store windows, lit firecrackers and started a dumpster fire in what police declared a riot.
2. TRUMP-CONGRESS ALLIANCE FACES TOUGH REALITY
Even with unified GOP control of Washington, the president-elect's priorities may have trouble getting through on Capitol Hill.
3. HOW IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL COULD BE JEOPARDY
Trump's vows to renegotiate the terms and increase enforcement could imperil an agreement that has put off the threat of Tehran developing atomic weapons.
4. WITH TRUMP, A MAJOR US SHIFT IN MIDEAST
Besides Iran, he vowed to ramp up the war on IS jihadis, could make the Palestinians desperate by siding with Israel, and seems set to end Obama's cold-shoulder to authoritarians in the region.
5. AFTER DEADLY POLICE ENCOUNTERS, VOTERS BACK CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT
The trend reflects growing demand for independent reviews of misconduct after deadly police encounters in cities like Ferguson, Baltimore and New York.
6. RARE CANCER MAY BE LINKED TO VIETNAM SOLDIERS
The government acknowledges hundreds of patients with cholangiocarcinoma, a disease linked to parasites in raw or undercooked fish, have passed through the VA in the past 15 years.
7. WHAT CHINA HAS IN STORE FOR RESTIVE MYANMAR REGION
Beijing's plan for its foothold on the Bay of Bengal includes an industrial zone, oil refinery and deep-water port that could transform sleepy Kyaukpyu into a thriving business hub.
8. MEET THE 'McQUINTS'
The 18-year-old Curtis quintuplets all work at a McDonald's restaurant in Potterville, Michigan.
9. FAMED SINGER-SONGWRITER LEONARD COHEN DIES
The baritone-voiced Canadian who blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire" is dead at 82.
10. RAVENS, BROWN GOING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
Baltimore gains sole possession of first in the AFC North with a 28-7 win over Cleveland, which has opened a season with 10 consecutive losses for the first time since joining the NFL in 1950.