10 things to know for Thursday, Dec. 19: Will Obama rein in NSA spying?
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
A White House report says phone snooping should be limited, but the President doesn’t have to act on it.
Up to half the 160 terror suspects held there could be sent home under a bill likely to pass the Senate today.
High-profile legal mistakes and a shortage of lethal drugs may be behind the decline, with only 39 inmates executed this year.
The latest twist in the diplomatic row: Indian officials say their New York deputy consul had accused her maid of blackmail.
Days after a deadly leadership purge, Dennis Rodman flies into Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong Un and train the national basketball team.
President’s China-based half-brother details domestic abuse claims in his new autobiography.
A crackdown by Egypt’s new rulers has forced many male members of the Muslim Brotherhood into hiding.
Many older adults may not need to take as many pills for the condition, an expert panel concludes.
Georgia’s Ira Curry will collect half the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, but the California winner is yet to come forward.
Patriarch Phil Robertson is off the reality show after slamming homosexuals as sinners in a magazine interview.