10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 10:08 AM

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

1. NO LETUP IN VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS  

Palestinian militants continued to barrage Israel with rockets, and Israel announced it was widening its offensive to target the military commanders of the ruling Islamist group.  

2. CONGRESS LOOKS TO EGYPT FOR SOLUTION TO MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE  

Lawmakers say Cairo needs to take serious diplomatic steps to rein in Hamas.  

3. OBAMA EXTENDS `HAND OF FRIENDSHIP' TO LONG-SHUNNED MYANMAR  

The president makes a historic trip to the Asian nation, meeting its leader Thein Sein and longtime activist Aung San Suu Kyi.  

4. HOW OBAMA'S EDUCATION AGENDA COULD UNFOLD IN SECOND TERM 

The administration is likely to focus on early childhood programs and higher-ed.  

5. WHAT PAULA BROADWELL IS TELLING HER FRIENDS  

Petraeus' biographer and former mistress says she is devastated by the fallout from their affair.  

6. WRANGLERS BLAME `HOBBIT' PRODUCTION COMPANY FOR ANIMAL DEATHS  

Up to 27 animals died at a film facility filled with `death traps.'  

7. SAN FRANCISCO MAY SHED `ANYTHING GOES' IMAGE  

City lawmakers plan to vote on an ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places.  

8. `TWILIGHT' FINALE EVEN DRAWS GUYS  

The movie sucks up $141.3 million domestically, $340.9 million worldwide and the biggest male crowds in the series.  

9. WHO JUSTIN BIEBER'S DATE WAS AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS  

The 18-year-old's mother was there to watch him win artist of the year and two other trophies.  

10. A BIG THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL  

Notre Dame needs only to beat Southern California to secure a BCS title game spot.
 

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