FILE - In this April 5, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., touts his 2012 federal budget during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is getting his groove back. A month after the GOP's presidential ticket lost an election, the party's vice presidential nominee finds himself comfortably back in his political wheelhouse on Capitol Hill and in the thick of a debate over how to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts that many economists fear could cripple the economy if Congress doesn't head them off by Jan. 1. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 6:28 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
1. ATTACKED BY AN UNEXPECTED ENEMY
The AP's Robert Burns reports that Afghan soldiers, not the Taliban, were responsible for an attack that killed two U.S. soldiers inside an Afghan army base in 2011.
2. WHY EGYPT'S MEDIA SHUT DOWN
Several newspapers suspended publication to protest decrees that would give President Mohammed Morsi nearly unrestricted powers.
3. RYAN MOVES FROM CAMPAIGN TO `FISCAL CLIFF'
The former vice presidential contender has joined GOP strategy meetings for dodging a budget meltdown.
4. WHO IS HAPPIEST ABOUT THE ROYAL PREGNANCY
Americans just might rival their British cousins in their excitement over a new heir to the throne.
Flu season came earlier than it has in a decade, and with a strain that tends to make people sicker.
6. REBUILD, DON'T MOVE OUT
A New York City program aims to repair storm-battered homes rather than finding new digs for thousands.
7. WHY PHOENIX POLICE WANT TO FIND AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL
Authorities say the girl has leukemia and could die within days if her parents don't bring her back to the hospital.
8. NEW JUDGE NEEDED IN FORT HOOD TRIAL
A military court tosses the judge from the case, saying he didn't appear impartial after ordering the suspect in the 2009 rampage to shave his beard.
9. TAKING A TEST TO BECOME A TEACHER
The national teachers' union calls for a written test much like a lawyer's bar exam and a minimum grade point average.
10. ROOKIE'S 1-POINT WIN TIGHTENS THE RACE FOR THE NFC EAST
Robert Griffin III's touchdown gave the Washington Redskins a 17-16 win over the New York Giants and put the Redskins a game out of first place.