Boys sit in front of graffiti and Arabic, bottom, that reads, "regime you're afraid of a paint brush and a pen," in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Egyptian military on Monday assumed joint responsibility with the police for security and protecting state institutions until the results of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum are announced. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Monday, December 10, 2012 8:58 pm
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press
1. HSBC AGREES TO PAY $1.2B IN MONEY-LAUNDERING PROBE
The forfeiture by the British financial giant would be the biggest ever in a case involving a bank.
2. WHO'S PUSHING FOR MILITARY CUTS AS PART OF BUDGET DEAL
A group of House Republicans and Democrats says substantial reductions in defense spending should be part of any plan to avert the "fiscal cliff."
3. WHAT THE US FEARS IS DRIVING A WEDGE BETWEEN COALITION, AFGHAN TROOPS
Military leaders are working to reduce insider attacks, in which Afghan forces or people dressed in Afghan uniforms turn their weapons on coalition troops.
4. MORSI LOOKS MORE AND MORE LIKE A DICTATOR
Some say it should come as no surprise: heavy-handed rule has a history in Egypt and in the region.
5. RELUCTANTLY, GOVERNOR DECLARES MARIJUANA LEGAL IN COLORADO
"Voters were loud and clear" when they approved a constitutional amendment, the Democrat says in issuing an executive order.
6. EX-IMF CHIEF, HOTEL MAID SETTLE LAWSUIT
How much Dominique Stauss-Kahn is paying the woman who accused him of trying to rape her hasn't been revealed.
7. LITTLE-KNOWN FEE TIED TO OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL
It amounts to $63 a person, and health plans are likely to pass it along to workers.
8. RIGHT-TO-WORK BILLS HEAD FOR FINAL VOTES
Michigan lawmakers back in session Tuesday; authorities brace for angry protests.
9. WHY JENNI RIVERA STRUCK SUCH A CHORD
Before her life was cut short, the entertainer became a symbol of resilience for millions of music fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.
10. HOW SUPERSTORM AFFECTED ATLANTIC CITY'S CASINOS
November saw the biggest monthly drop in casino revenue since gambling was legalized there more than three decades ago.