-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:
1. WHAT PETRAEUS THOUGHT OF THREATENING EMAILS
Friends say the then-CIA director was shocked when he learned his mistress was warning another woman to stay away from him.
2. 'FISCAL CLIFF' CONFRONTS RETURNING CONGRESS
As they get back to work Tuesday, lawmakers must attempt to avert the crippling specter of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts.
3. HOW THE AFGHAN MASSACRE CASE TESTS MILITARY JUSTICE
With a spotty history of convicting troops in civilian deaths, government prosecutors seek to build a strong case against an Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.
4. WHOSE MISSILE ACTIVITY SATELLITE PHOTOS REVEAL
North Korea has been testing rocket engines, a sign it continues to develop long-range ballistic missiles, a U.S. academic institute says.
5. CATHOLIC BISHOPS TAKE STOCK OF THE ELECTION
Votes on gay marriage and birth control didn't go their way. But there's no sign of a shift in church strategy.
6. RETHINKING THE BATTLE AGAINST DRUG CARTELS
Latin American countries see mixed signals as Colorado and Washington weaken marijuana laws.
7. WHY POLICE IN BELIZE WANT TO QUESTION AN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR
The search began after a neighbor of John McAfee, founder of the anti-virus software company McAfee Inc., was found shot dead at his Caribbean island home.
8. CHARITY STARTS AT HOME ... ON A COMPUTER
AP technology writer Anick Jesdanun says that nowadays online social networks make it easier to support a worthy cause.
9. EXTRA POWER AT THE FLIP OF A SWITCH
For the first time, LED bulbs that roughly match old-style 100-watt light bulbs for brightness are coming to stores in the U.S.
10. FOR THE NFL, A RECURRING HEADACHE
Fully a quarter of Sunday's football games saw a starting QB leave with a concussion.