1. US URGES RECALL OF MILLIONS OF ADDITIONAL CARS WITH POSSIBLY FAULTY AIR BAGS
The recall of air bags made by the Takata Corp. had been regional. Now safety regulators want to extend it nationwide.
2. ISRAEL DESTROYS HOME OF COMMUTER TRAIN ATTACKER
A day after a fatal attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Israeli forces demolish the house of the Palestinian who killed two people in October.
3. SENATE REJECTS KEYSTONE PIPELINE
The oil project falls one vote short in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Next year, when Republicans take control, the result could be different.
4. SUPERMODEL ACCUSES BILL COSBY OF ASSAULT
Janice Dickinson added her name to the list of women who say the legendary comedian assaulted them sexually. Soon afterward, Netflix postponed airing his new standup special.
5. EGYPTIAN DOCTOR’S TRIAL IS A FIRST FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION CRIME
The physician still has lots of patients but his verdict may show Egypt is slowly shunning the outlawed practice.
6. WHY ISLAMIC STATE WAR IS DRAWING CONGRESSIONAL IRE
Lawmakers are still waiting for the president to ask for a new authorization to fight the terrorist group, a request they don’t think is coming anytime soon.
7. HONG KONG DEMONSTRATORS TRY TO STORM LEGISLATURE
Tensions rise in the city as police arrest six protesters hours after clearing barricades from a protest site.
8. WHERE WINTER HAS ALREADY ARRIVED
Snow in and around Buffalo, N.Y., is expected to continue through Wednesday and could eventually total 6 feet in spots, the National Weather Service says, as freezing or below temperatures hit all 50 states.
9. DRAGONS RULE GAMER GIFT LIST THIS SEASON
AP’s Lou Kesten says sword-and-sorcery epic “Dragon Age: Inquisition” is the top choice for the video game enthusiast. Nintendo’s “amiibo” and Marvel Super Heroes are good choices for kids.
10. WHICH MUSICIAN IS GETTING OWN POT BRAND
The family of the late reggae star Bob Marley reaches a deal with a U.S. firm that wants to market “Marley Natural” marijuana.