Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHY NORTH KOREA’S ROCKET MAY NOT BE A THREAT YET
Experts say North Korea is still years away from developing nuclear missiles that could hit targets.
2. SYRIA’S CLOSEST ALLY SAYS ASSAD IS LOSING CONTROL
Russia’s deputy foreign minister says the opposition may win the civil war.
3. WHAT OREGON MALL SHOOTING SUSPECT SAID ON FACEBOOK
“I may be young but I have lived one crazy life so far,” Jacob Tyler Roberts wrote.
4. HOW THE PRINCESS’S NURSE DIED
A coroner says Jacintha Saldanha, who answered a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge, was found hanging in her room.
5. CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY 2.0
Legends from Paul McCartney to The Who sang to benefit Sandy victims, repeating performances from a 9/11 concert in 2001.
6. INTERN IN U.S. SENATOR’S OFFICE ARRESTED
Federal officials say the 18-year-old Peruvian is in the country illegally—and is a registered sex offender.
7. AN AILING PRESIDENT
Venezuela’s government says President Hugo Chavez may not recover from cancer surgery in time for his inauguration in January.
8. CHANGING DIRECTION ON IPHONE
Apple returned Google Maps’ app to the iPhone after Apple’s own mapping software caused widespread complaints.
9. THE MOST QUAKE-PRONE TOWN
More than 170 tremors were felt in five weeks in Navidad on the Chilean coast.
10. HOW A FAN BUILT A HOUSE FOR BILBO BAGGINS
Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Hobbit” books, a lifelong fan’s Pennsylvania cottage uses 18th-century stone and a Spanish cedar, iron-hinged door.