10 Things to know for Thursday, Dec. 20

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

1. WHO’S REGULATING STEROID USE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  An AP investigation finds more than 4,700 players packed on rapid weight in a season without drawing much attention from schools or the NCAA. NCAA STEROIDS

2. HOW ONE TEXAS TOWN KEEPS SCHOOLS SAFE
Teachers are allowed to carry concealed guns in public schools in Harrold, where the nearest sheriff’s office is 30 minutes away. GUN-TOTING TEACHERS

3. FALLOUT FROM THE BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION
Four State Department officials resign under pressure after a damning report blaming higher-ups for lax security. US-LIBYA ATTACKS

4. OBAMA GUN CONTROL IN 2013
Reinstating an assault weapons ban is one possibility as the president pledges new proposals by January. OBAMA-GUN CONTROL

5. HOW MUCH A PENNY COSTS
The U.S. Mint says a penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs 11 cents to make and distribute. MAKING CHANGE CHEAPER

6. WHAT’S LIKELY TO DISRUPT HOLIDAY TRAVEL
The first big storm of the season heads to the Midwest after dumping more than a foot of snow in the Rockies. WINTER STORM

7. WHY WOMEN IN INDIA ARE OUTRAGED
Thousands protested to end harassment and violence after the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi. INDIA-GANG RAPE

8. THE GETAWAY CAR FOR CHICAGO INMATES
Surveillance video shows that after shimmying down the high-rise jail, Kenneth Conley and Joseph Banks hopped into a taxi. CHICAGO-JAIL ESCAPE

9. MISS USA IS MISS UNIVERSE
Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old Boston University student and self-described “cellist nerd,” beat 88 other beauty queens to take the title in Las Vegas. MISS UNIVERSE

10. SUNNY CLIMES, SUNNY DISPOSITIONS
Seven of the world’s 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America, a poll says. WORLD’S HAPPIEST PEOPLE


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 



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