Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Who Is the ISIS Leader at the Top of the U.S. Kill List?
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi may be the face of the terror group, but Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, ISIS's director of external operations, is the man most likely to cause harm in the West. U.S. officials want al-Adnani dead because he's considered the author of the strategy of wanton murder that has left more than 500 dead in attacks around the world since Oct. 10 — and apparently helped to inspire last week's massacre in San Bernardino, California. Read more in INVESTIGATIONS.
2. Poll Shows Voters Split on Trump’s Muslim Ban
Nearly six-in-10 Americans oppose GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States, but Republicans are evenly divided on the controversial comment, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Oklahoma City Cop Found Guilty of Rapes
Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping more than a dozen women while on duty, was found guilty Thursday. About 1,000 officers have lost their badges for sex crimes or other sexual misconduct over a six-year period in the U.S., according to The Associated Press. Read more in NEWS.
4. FBI Divers Search Lake for San Bernardino Evidence
A dive team on Thursday was combing the waters of Seccombe Lake in San Bernardino after leads that the shooters might have spent time there. But it was not clear if they hoped to find weapons or electronics that Syed Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik might have ditched before or after they murdered 14 people in a rampage with no immediate motive. Read more in NEWS.
5. Disputes Send Paris Climate Talks Into Overtime
High-stakes climate talks outside Paris will not end Friday as planned but will continue at least one more day as diplomats try to overcome disagreements over how — or even whether — to share the costs of fighting climate change and shift to clean energy on a global scale. Read more in NEWS.
6. Rahm Emanuel’s Backers Have Doubts Amid Protests
As protests continued in Chicago Thursday following the delayed release of video showing the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, voters on the North Side — who overwhelmingly supported Mayor Emanuel in last April's election — have doubts about his ability to address corruption and continue leading the city. Read more in NEWS.
7. 'Tis the Season to Tip: Here's How Much to Give
The season of gratitude continues in the form of tips or gratuity. But it's not just dollars folks are doling out — one survey found that a whopping 77 percent of people will hand out gift cards. Read more in BUSINESS.
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