10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. TRUMP FILLING OUT HIS CABINET
The president-elect is enlisting a trio of nominees with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street, including former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary.
2. 'SEASON OF GLORY' ENDS IN TRAGEDY
The once-downtrodden Brazilian club Chapecoense was in the midst of a remarkable soccer campaign before its plane crashed into a muddy Colombian hillside.
3. OSU ATTACKER STAYED UNDER LAW ENFORCEMENT RADAR
The case of the Somali-born student who carried out the car-and-knife attack underscores the difficulty of stopping "lone wolves" bent on violence.
4. EVACUEES RECOUNT FLIGHT FROM WIND-WHIPPED WILDFIRES
"It was like we were in hell," says Linda Monholland, who was forced to flee the badly damaged resort city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
5. WHO'S PAYING TRIBUTE TO FIDEL CASTRO
Presidents from seven nations join other regional leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans for a memorial service in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution.
6. OBAMAS DECORATE FOR FINAL CHRISTMAS IN WHITE HOUSE
Wreaths have been hung, lights have been strung and a towering fir tree is in place in the Blue Room.
7. WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING PERSON TURNS 117
Emma Morano of Verbania, Italy, marks the birthday by blowing out all the candles on her cake.
8. WHERE WILDLIFE MYSTERY IS UNFOLDING
The size of a large caribou herd in Alaska's Arctic region has dropped by more 50 percent in three years - and no one yet knows why.
9. FRESH LAURELS FOR OSCAR CONTENDER
"Manchester by the Sea" is named best film by the National Board of Review, a step on the road to the Academy Awards.
10. WHICH DISTINCTION BUCKEYES COULD HOLD
Ohio State, second in the College Football Playoff rankings, is in position to become the first team to be selected to the final four without winning its conference.