10 things to know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. U.S. POWER GRID VULNERABLE TO FOREIGN HACKS
Iran-based intruders steal names, passwords and engineering drawings of dozens of power plants run by one of the nation's largest electric power producers, The AP learns.
2. THAI GOVERNMENT SAYS IT'S NOT IGNORING SHRIMP SHEDS SLAVERY
Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd tells a news conference that officials were already aware of forced labor in the industry before the AP report was released Dec. 14.
3. 1 KILLED AFTER CAR HITS CROWDS OF PEDESTRIANS ON VEGAS STRIP
Police believe this was an intentional act by a woman in her 20s who "went up and off these streets, two or possibly three times."
4. SPANISH PARTIES BRACE FOR TOUGH TALKS AFTER INCONCLUSIVE ELECTION
Incumbent Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will "try to form a stable government'" but faces an uphill climb to gain outside support.
5. HOW CLINTON AVOIDS CAMPAIGN DIET PITFALLS
She swears by the weight-loss power of hot peppers and opts for hotel rooms with space for yoga.
6. 91 MISSING AFTER LANDSLIDE IN CHINA
A mountain of excavated soil and construction waste buries dozens of buildings when it sweeps through an industrial park in the southern city of Shenzhen.
7. FIFA ETHICS COURT BANS BLATTER, PLATINI FOR 8 YEARS
They are kicked out of the sport for conflict of interest in a $2 million payment deal that is also the subject of a criminal investigation in Switzerland.
8. WHAT ENABLES UPS TO DELIVER MILLIONS OF HOLIDAY GIFTS
The key to meeting the shipping spikes the weekend before Christmas is Worldport, a massive sorting facility located between the Louisville airport's two main runways.
9. WHO FEARS REPEAT OF LAST YEAR'S HISTORIC SNOWS
A warm start to winter has New Englanders feeling wary as Tuesday's winter solstice approaches.
10. MISS UNIVERSE MISTAKE CROWNS COLOMBIA BEFORE PHILIPPINES
The Colombian contestant was already wearing the crown as the pageant's winner when host Steve Harvey returned to apologize, saying she was the first runner-up.