Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. U.S.-AFGHAN SECURITY PACT ADVANCES
Kerry says the two sides have agreed on language for a deal that would allow thousands of American troops to train and assist forces in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends.
2. HOW NUTS CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
Researchers find that people who eat them daily lower their risk of death from heart disease and cancer.
3. WARNING SIGNS AMONG NUKE PERSONNEL
A draft study, obtained by the AP, cites “burnout” among Air Force launch officers with their fingers on the triggers of 450 weapons of mass destruction.
4. WHO’S DRAWING ‘RED LINES’
While voicing support for talks over Iran’s nuclear program, the country’s supreme leader insists there are limits to the concessions Tehran will make.
5. ANOTHER HEALTH CARE HURDLE LOOMS
Americans may find they can’t keep their doctors and hospitals under their new insurance plans.
6. HONORING JFK’S MEMORY
After visiting the Arlington gravesite, Obama lionizes the slain president at a dinner honoring recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an award Kennedy created.
7. WHAT’S HINDERING GLOBAL CLIMATE TALKS
Developing countries at the Warsaw conference say they should receive financial support from rich nations to make their economies greener.
8. LINDSEY VONN REINJURES REPAIRED KNEE
The skier partly tears a ligament in a crash on the slopes, adding uncertainty to her plans to compete at the Sochi Olympics.
9. SOME SAY SEARCH FOR PERFECT PET IS OVER
A new designer dog called the “cava-poo-chon” — a cavalier King Charles spaniel and bichon frise mix bred with a miniature poodle — is hypoallergenic with longevity bred in — and a face that will forever be a puppy’s.
10. A-ROD STORMS OUT OF GRIEVANCE HEARING
The Yankees star is furious when a mediator decides that baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will not have to testify.