10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Staff Writer

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

1. TRUMP FILLING OUT HIS CABINET: The president-elect is enlisting a trio of nominees with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street, including former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary.

2. 'SEASON OF GLORY' ENDS IN TRAGEDY: The once-downtrodden Brazilian club Chapecoense was in the midst of a remarkable soccer campaign before its plane crashed into a muddy Colombian hillside.

3. OSU ATTACKER STAYED UNDER LAW ENFORCEMENT RADAR: The case of the Somali-born student who carried out the car-and-knife attack underscores the difficulty of stopping "lone wolves" bent on violence.

4. EVACUEES RECOUNT FLIGHT FROM WIND-WHIPPED WILDFIRES: "It was like we were in hell," says Linda Monholland, who was forced to flee the badly damaged resort city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

5. WHO'S PAYING TRIBUTE TO FIDEL CASTRO: Presidents from seven nations join other regional leaders and tens of thousands of Cubans for a memorial service in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution.

6. OBAMAS DECORATE FOR FINAL CHRISTMAS IN WHITE HOUSE: Wreaths have been hung, lights have been strung and a towering fir tree is in place in the Blue Room.

7. WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING PERSON TURNS 117: Emma Morano of Verbania, Italy, marks the birthday by blowing out all the candles on her cake.

8. WHERE WILDLIFE MYSTERY IS UNFOLDING: The size of a large caribou herd in Alaska's Arctic region has dropped by more 50 percent in three years — and no one yet knows why.

9. FRESH LAURELS FOR OSCAR CONTENDER: "Manchester by the Sea" is named best film by the National Board of Review, a step on the road to the Academy Awards.

10. WHICH DISTINCTION BUCKEYES COULD HOLD: Ohio State, second in the College Football Playoff rankings, is in position to become the first team to be selected to the final four without winning its conference.