Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:
1. WHAT PETRAEUS THOUGHT OF THREATENING EMAILS
Friends say the then-CIA director was shocked when he learned his mistress was warning another woman to stay away from him.
2. 'FISCAL CLIFF' CONFRONTS RETURNING CONGRESS
As they get back to work Tuesday, lawmakers must attempt to avert the crippling specter of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts.
3. HOW THE AFGHAN MASSACRE CASE TESTS MILITARY JUSTICE
With a spotty history of convicting troops in civilian deaths, government prosecutors seek to build a strong case against an Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.
4. WHOSE MISSILE ACTIVITY SATELLITE PHOTOS REVEAL
North Korea has been testing rocket engines, a sign it continues to develop long-range ballistic missiles, a U.S. academic institute says.
5. CATHOLIC BISHOPS TAKE STOCK OF THE ELECTION
Votes on gay marriage and birth control didn't go their way. But there's no sign of a shift in church strategy.
6. RETHINKING THE BATTLE AGAINST DRUG CARTELS
Latin American countries see mixed signals as Colorado and Washington weaken marijuana laws. Continued...