10 Things to Know for Monday

November 18, 2012 - 10:33 PM
APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinians stand near the rubble of the building of Attia Abu Inkara, a Hamas militant leader, following an Israeli air strike in Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. An Israeli envoy held talks with Egyptian officials Sunday on a ceasefire in his country's offensive on Gaza as Israel widened the range of its targets, striking more than a dozen homes of Hamas militants and two media officials. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

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

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. WHAT HAMAS WANTS IN ORDER TO STOP ROCKET ATTACKS

The Islamists demand open borders for Gaza and international guarantees that Israel will halt all attacks on the tiny territory.

3. WHY OBAMA IS MAKING HIS LANDMARK MYANMAR TRIP

The president says he's encouraged by signs of progress toward democratic reform inside the long-isolated nation.

4. HOW CHRISTIE, CUOMO AND BLOOMBERG REACTED TO SANDY

The N.Y. and N.J. governors and NYC mayor employ different leadership styles after the storm, but all receive high marks from disaster response experts.

5. HURDLES IN THE WAY OF A 'FISCAL CLIFF' SOLUTION

The big issues facing the White House and congressional negotiators include tax rates, demanding constituents and overwhelmingly conservative or liberal districts.

6. WHERE MORE COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE SEEKING CREDITS

Internet-based course developers seek to make the "Massive Open Online Course" or MOOC credit-worthy.

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. JUSTIN GIVES A SHOUT OUT TO 'UN-BELIEBERS'

Bieber wins favorite pop/rock male artist at the American Music Awards, thanking "all the haters" who doubted him.

10. A BIG THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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