Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. WHAT LEADERS HOPE WILL BATTLE CLIMATE CHANGE
President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and Microsoft founder Bill Gates will announce an initiative that incorporates a technological fix into the planet’s environmental woes.
2. LONER LINKED TO COLORADO ATTACK HAS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE
Robert Lewis Dear is due in court on charges that he killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic.
3. POPE FRANCIS DELIVERS MESSAGE ON AFRICA TRIP
The pope issued an appeal of peace in the Central African Republic and urged the country’s Christian and Muslim factions to lay down their weapons.
4. AMERICANS RETURN HOME AFTER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations made for smooth traveling conditions.
5. HOW A DOCTOR DIAGNOSED WITH HIV MANAGED TO SAVE HIS LIFE
His dog, a Yorkshire terrier, inspired him to leave his apartment, talk to strangers and co-found an exhibit that features HIV-positive people and their dogs.
6. BUSH PUSHES BACK AGAINST GOP FRONTRUNNER
The former Florida governor calls Trump ill-prepared to be commander in chief, because he is “uninformed” on major defense and foreign affairs issues.
7. WAYS TO STEM TENSIONS OVER RACIAL INCIDENTS AT COLLEGES
Experts say a swift response is among the best practices that leaders can use to curb unease following racially charged incidents that have rattled U.S. campuses.
8. STORM LINGERING IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
In North Texas and Arkansas, residents worry about flooding, with flood watches and warnings in effect through the night.
9. CAST IN FILM SPARKS CONTROVERSY
Director Alex Proyas and studio Lionsgate apologize for casting mostly white actors in “Gods of Egypt,” an upcoming movie on Egyptian mythology.
10. A CERTAIN SINGER SHATTERS RECORDS
Adele’s “25” is the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in one week in Nielsen Music’s history and is also the year’s best-selling album.