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

  • 1

    IS STEROID USE UNDER CONTROL 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.

  • 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.

  • 3

    FALLOUT FROM THE BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION

    Four State Department officials resign under pressure after a damning report blaming higher-ups for lax security.

  • 4

    OBAMA GUN CONTROL IN 2013

    Reinstating an assault weapons ban is one possibility as the president pledges new proposals by January.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10

    SUNNY CLIMES, SUNNY DISPOSITIONS

    Seven of the world's 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America, a poll says.