Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. WHY CALL TO 'DRAIN THE SWAMP' SOUNDS HOLLOW
Trump is selecting people with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street for his Cabinet.
2. LIKELY CAUSE OF AIR DISASTER EMERGES
The pilot of the plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel moments before the crash in the Andes.
3. APPARENT TORNADOES KILL 5 IN ALABAMA, TENNESSEE
The severe weather adds to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood and fire plaguing the South.
4. OFFICER CLEARED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF BLACK MAN
In announcing that no charges will be brought, a prosecutor in Charlotte, North Carolina, presents detailed evidence to rebut assertions that Keith Scott was unarmed when he was slain.
5. WHAT'S PUSHING UP OIL PRICES
Breaking with years of inaction, OPEC agrees to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008.
6. CHRISTMAS TREE ABLAZE IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio flips the switch to illuminate the 94-foot tall, 14-ton Norway spruce with 50,000 multicolored lights.
7. CREATOR OF 'BIG MAC' DIES AT 98
Jim Delligatti was a McDonald's franchisee in Pennsylvania who a half-century ago created what became perhaps the world's best-known fast-food sandwich.
8. HOW MUCH PRINCE LEFT HIS HEIRS
The entertainer's estate is worth about $200 million, a court filing examined by the AP suggests.
9. VICTORIA'S SECRET MODELS GRACE RUNWAY IN PARIS
Highlights of the year's laciest fashion show include a $3 million bra glimmering with thousands of gemstones that took 700 hours to hand-craft.
10. GRANT TINKER DIES AT 90
The producer and network boss brought polish to the TV world as well as beloved shows like "Hill Street Blues."