Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. AirAsia Crash Report Blames Glitch, Pilot Response
The AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea late last year had a cracked joint that caused it to malfunction repeatedly, investigators announced Monday. While the pilots struggled to handle a flurry of electronic warning messages, the plane rolled, climbed too high and ultimately stalled before crashing. All 162 people aboard were killed in the Dec. 28 crash. Read more in NEWS.
2. Meet the Paris Guard Who Blocked a Stadium Bomber
Salim Toorabally said he was manning a turnstile at the Stade de France when a young man tried to follow a ticket-holder inside. Toorabally stopped the man from entering the stadium despite multiple attempts, he said. A few minutes later, Toorabally said he heard a blast — one of three explosions that happened outside of the stadium, but could have detonated inside. Read more in NEWS.
3. Planned Parenthood Attack Suspect Could Face Death Penalty
Robert Lewis Dear, 57, the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic, faced a judge Monday and was told he could face the death penalty. Dear wore a protective vest and kept his eyes down as he spoke sparingly to the judge via closed circuit TV, while victims' relatives watched from the El Paso County courtroom. Read more in NEWS.
4. Women Senators Back Clinton, With One Notable Absence
Thirteen women senators showed their support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday night. The notable no-show was progressive Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. She was invited to participate in the fundraiser, but did not attend because she is not yet backing Clinton or any candidate in the 2016 Democratic primary. Read more in POLITICS.
5. ISIS Leader's Ex-Wife Freed in Swap With al Qaeda
Al-Dulaimi, the ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and 12 other prisoners were handed over to Syria's al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in exchange for 16 Lebanese security personnel who have been held hostage by the group since 2014. Read more in NEWS.
6. Trump to CNN: Pay Me $5 Million for Next Debate
Donald Trump said Monday that CNN "doesn't treat me properly." For that, he decided he would put a price tag on his participation in the next debate. "I won't do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which goes to Wounded Warriors or goes to vets," he said. Read more in POLITICS.
7. U.S. Marine Jailed for Killing Transgender Woman
Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of homicide in the killing of Jennifer Laude last year in a Philippines hotel after he discovered she was a transgender woman. He was sentenced to 6 to 12 years in jail. Laude's mother said she was not pleased with the term because she had hoped Pemberton would be found guilty of murder. Read more in NEWS.
Nightly Spotlight: Cyber Monday Spending Smashes Records
For the first time, more Americans went e-shopping over heading to physical stores this Thanksgiving weekend, favoring online to standing in line.