10 Things to Know for Monday - 12 December 2016
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday.
1. TRUMP DISMISSES CIA'S RUSSIAN HACKING ASSESSMENT
But key congressional Republicans are joining Democrats in demanding a bipartisan investigation into whether the Kremlin interfered in the presidential election.
Danny Jimenez, 7, helps his father, Luis, clear snow from the sidewalk along Central Avenue, in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Dubuque received 4 inches of snow overnight, less than forecasters had expected. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
2. WHY MUCH OF CORPORATE AMERICA SEES TRUMP AS AN ALLY
Businesses have been cheered by his vows to slash taxes and soften Obama-era rules that were designed to protect workers, the environment and the financial system.
3. WHERE ISLAMIC STATE REGAINS GROUND
The militant group recaptures the ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian troops, scoring a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and Iraq.
4. 'SLAP OF REALITY' HITS GREAT LAKES, NORTHEAST
That's what meteorologist Dave Smith calls the arctic cold and snow that's sweeping across the region after a mild November.
5. CHURCH COLLAPSE IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA KILLS 160
Worshippers say construction had been rushed at the Reigners Bible Church International.
6. WHO HOPES TO WORK WITH NEW US PRESIDENT TO CANCEL IRAN DEAL
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will seek to team up with the incoming administration to dismantle the international nuclear agreement with Iran.
7. BOMBING KILLS 25 AT COPTIC CHAPEL IN CAIRO
The blast was one of the deadliest attacks on the country's Christian minority in recent memory.
8. CASE CHALLENGES USE OF CELLPHONE TOWER EVIDENCE
An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court adds to the divided legal landscape nationwide surrounding the validity of cellphone tower evidence in criminal trials.
9. AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE, 'MOANA' REIGNS, 'LA LA LAND' SINGS
Disney's animated "Moana" brings in $18.8 million, while the musical "La La Land" breaks records with an $855,000 limited release.
10. TEXAS TO LAUNCH MAJOR STUDY ON ATHLETE BRAIN INJURIES
The state's governing board for high school sports hopes to learn whether rules or equipment changes are improving player safety GPS & Other Devices - Bonus FREE 2 Blue LED Flashlights and what more could be done to protect athletes.
In this image made from video taken on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, local people survey the scene after a church roof collapsed in Uyo, Nigeria. Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday. Mortuaries in the city of Uyo are overflowing from Saturday's tragedy, medical director Etete Peters of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital told The Associated Press. (Ukeme Eyibio via AP)
FILE - In this file photo made Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, Mansfield Lake Ridge running back Joseph Rowe (44) is tackled by Richmond George Ranch's Toby Ndukwe (40) and Myles Thompson (22) during the Texas UIL 5A Division I state high school championship football game in Houston. Texas is set to launch what state officials call the nation's largest effort to track brain injuries among youth and high school athletes, and hopes to use the data to gauge where rules and equipment changes are improving player safety. (AP Photo/Bob Levey, File)