10 things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 4: Cyber shoppers set record
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
The train’s engineer experienced a hypnotic-like “daze” and nodded at the controls before the crash, his lawyer says.
The tapes of seven landline calls from inside Sandy Hook Elementary School will be released to the media.
Online shoppers set a record, with e-commerce spending rising 18 percent from last year to $1.74 billion.
Protesters set up tents across Kiev’s Independence Square and the government shows no sign of yielding.
The vice president plans to raise the issue of Beijing’s newly-declared air defense zone that’s riling Japan and other regional allies.
The city can scrub $18 billion, half of which are linked to retiree and health care obligations, while it restructures its debts.
The Lebanese militant group accuses Israel of assassinating one of its founding members outside his home.
A Nigerian survived three days in an air pocket in an upended boat about 100 feet down in the Atlantic. A video of his dramatic rescue has gone viral on the Internet.
The nation’s world-famous antiquities museum is facing riots at its doorstep and financial woes as turmoil continues.
The Piano Man says he’ll perform monthly at the famed New York City venue for as long as fans come to see him.