1. BUSY DAY SLATE FOR CAPITOL
Obama and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have dueling agendas in meetings with lawmakers as the president’s health care law faces repeal and replace by Republicans.
2. WHAT IS TRUMP’S UNIQUE LEGISLATIVE WHIP
Every president taps a legislative affairs director to work with Congress, but the president-elect’s use of Twitter is like nothing ever seen before.
3. ERDOGAN: ATTACK WON’T DIVIDE TURKS
In his first public comments since a gunman mowed down 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub, Turkey’s president says the country won’t surrender to terrorists.
4. SOLDIER CONVICTED IN CASE THAT POLARIZED ISRAEL
An Israeli military court finds a soldier guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an incapacitated Palestinian attacker.
5. CHARLES MANSON HOSPITALIZED
Officials will only say that the 82-year-old cult leader, convicted of orchestrating the 1969 murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others, is still alive.
6. SENTENCING BEGINS WITH ROOF ACTING AS OWN LAWYER
The same jury that convicted the Charleston church gunman returns to court to begin considering if he should receive the death penalty.
7. CRUISE COMPANY GETS PERSONAL WITH CONCIERGE TECH
Carnival Corp. launches a wearable tracking medallion the size of a quarter that will allow guests to feel everything is personalized for them.
8. WHY HOMEBUYERS SHOULD BE WARY
On top of bidding wars and rising prices, you’ll now have higher mortgage rates to contend with.
9. MARIAH CAREY DISCUSSES ‘HORRIBLE NEW YEAR’S EVE’
The five-time Grammy winner says she was “mortified” in “real time” during her disastrous live performance just before the ball dropped on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”
10. WHO ARE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME FINALISTS
LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for enshrinement in Canton.