10 Things to know for Monday, Dec. 16

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. HOW THE FBI WORKS TO DISRUPT MASS SHOOTINGS
  The agency steers potential gunmen toward mental health professionals. GUN VIOLENCE

2. ‘LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’ STAR DIES
Peter O’Toole, who died at 81 in London, became a global star with his legendary performance as T.E. Lawrence. BRITAIN-OBIT-O’TOOLE

3. BACHELET WINS CHILE ELECTIONS
The former president wins a new term with a mandate to overhaul education and change the constitution. CHILE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

4. WHAT THE BUDGET AGREEMENT COULD SIGNAL
The breakthrough bipartisan deal may usher in small legislative compromises_but no agreement on major issues is expected. CONGRESS-BABY STEPS

5. FEDERAL WORKERS’ PENSIONS TARGETED IN BUDGET DEAL
Most federal civilian employees hired beginning in January will contribute 4.4 percent of their pay to their plans under the House-passed bill. FEDERAL PENSIONS

6.  PRESIDENTS AT 42 PRIVATE COLLEGES TOP $1 MILLION IN PAY
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s report used federal tax information from 2011, the most recent available. COLLEGE PRESIDENTS-PAY

7. CHINA TO LAUNCH MOON ROCK-COLLECTING PROBE IN 2017
The Chang’e 5 mission would mark the third and final phase of the Asian nation’s robotic lunar exploration program. CHINA-SPACE

8. WHO’S CHIDING CIA ON MISSING AMERICAN IN IRAN
Sen. McCain says the agency hasn’t been forthcoming with Congress on Robert Levinson’s disappearance while on a secret intelligence mission. MISSING AMERICAN-IRAN

9. CAMERON SEES CLASSIC IN ‘AVATAR’ FILMS
The director says his vision for his three sequels is to create a family epic in the mold of “The Godfather.” NEW ZEALAND-JAMES CAMERON

10. PACKERS MATCH BIGGEST COMEBACK IN FRANCHISE HISTORY
Green Bay rallies from 23 points down at halftime to beat Cowboys 37-36. PACKERS-COWBOYS


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