10 Things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 19

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

1. THE BREAKDOWNS BEHIND THE BENGHAZI ATTACK
  A panel says State Department leadership failures caused “grossly inadequate” security at the embassy in Libya. US-LIBYA ATTACKS


2. A GLIMPSE INTO KILLER’S TROUBLED MIND
Hair stylists say Adam Lanza never spoke or looked at anyone, and was always accompanied by his mother. SCHOOL SHOOTING-GUNMAN

3. GUN COMPANIES’ STOCK FALLS
Investors act as Washington signals a willingness to pass stricter weapons laws after the Newtown shootings. SCHOOL SHOOTING-GUN COMPANIES

4. A DARING ESCAPE FROM A CHICAGO JAIL
Police say the two bank robbers shimmied down a 20-story skyscraper using a makeshift rope. The two men are still at large. CHICAGO-JAIL ESCAPE

5. A COOL RECEPTION FOR BOEHNER’S PLAN B
The White House, Democratic leaders and conservatives object to the plan that would raise taxes for earners over $1 million a year. FISCAL CLIFF

6. WHO STASHED A FORTUNE AWAY IN HIS GARAGE
Walter Samaszko Jr. left $7.4 million in gold coins in his Nevada home after he died, and bequeathed the money to a distant cousin. RECLUSE-GOLD FORTUNE

7. INSTAGRAM BACKTRACKS AFTER BACKLASH
The photo-sharing service abandoned a policy that suggested users’ photos could appear in advertisements. FACEBOOK-INSTAGRAM ADS

8. HOW NBC KEPT A CORRESPONDENT’S ABDUCTION IN SYRIA A SECRET
The network persuaded major news organizations, to hold back on the story until correspondent Richard Engel and was safely across the border. NBC ENGEL-MEDIA BLACKOUT

9.  4 DEAD IN COLORADO HOURS AFTER A GUNMAN’S RELEASE
Police say David Sanchez got out of jail on domestic violence charges and shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, her two family members and himself. COLORADO MURDER-SUICIDE

10. WHO’S FIGHTING OVER THE BUDWEISER NAME
A small brewer has been in in court since 1906 with Anheuser-Busch over the right to put the word Budweiser on bottle in the Czech Republic. CZECH-BUD WARS


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 


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