FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria South Africa. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 that prosecutors can appeal the culpable homicide conviction of Oscar Pistorius, who was acquitted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool, File) (Themba Hadebe)

10 Things to Know for Today


December 10, 2014 5:30PM (UTC)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. ART DIDN'T IMITATE LIFE - SENATE REPORT SAYS TORTURE DIDN'T HELP BIN LADEN HUNT

Investigators discredit long-held CIA assertion, which was also depicted in the film "Zero Dark Thirty," that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques helped locate the al-Qaida leader.

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2. OBAMA STRUGGLES TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM BUSH LEGACY

The Senate CIA report brings the brutal practices under the former president back into the public domain, overshadowing the current administration's moves to curb torture.

3. WHOSE VERDICT CAN BE APPEALED

A South African judge gives the go-ahead for prosecutors to appeal the acquittal of double-amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius on murder charges.

4. EBOLA PATIENT ZERO BRINGS STIGMA TO GUINEAN VILLAGE

A two-year-old boy was the first victim of the current outbreak in West Africa. His hometown is struggling with the grief, poverty and desertion that the disease has brought.

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5. FINAL HOURS FOR HONG KONG DEMOCRACY PROTEST CAMP

Demonstrators vow to stay until the last minute before authorities clear them from their encampment in a busy business district.

6. CONGRESS TESTS SPENDING BILL

A massive $1.1 trillion proposal would avert a government shutdown. But both Democrats and Republicans have misgivings about its details.

7. WHERE JOB CREATION IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE

France's Socialist-led government is struggling to stem the rise of unemployment, which has crossed the 10% threshold.

8. HUMPBACKS FLOCKING TO NYC WATERS

Naturalists are marveling at the frequent sightings of one of the biggest species ever to live on the planet within miles of the Empire State Building.

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9. HOW PRINCE WILLIAM REACTED TO BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF NYC

"Wow, this is great!" the monarch says after stepping out of the 86th-floor observation deck of the Empire State Building.

10. NFL'S CAM NEWTON INJURED

The Panthers quarterback suffers fractures to his lower back in a two-vehicle crash near the team's stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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