In this Nov. 7, 2012, photo House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress at the Capitol in Washington. President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff." Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution _ but only under what he calls "the right conditions." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
1. AFTER ELECTION, OBAMA AND GOP LAY DOWN MARKERS FOR DEFICIT DEAL
The White House says voters want both sides to set aside partisan interests as Boehner hints at accepting some form of higher tax revenue.
2. HOW OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY COULD CHANGE IN HIS SECOND TERM
The president has a freer hand to deal with Syria, Iran and China but first he has to select a new team to implement his agenda.
3. NEW STORM BRINGS SNOW TO NORTHEAST
Tens of thousands lose power as Sandy-ravaged areas reel from nor'easter.
4. WHAT THE CHINESE PRESIDENT TOLD HIS COUNTRY'S COMMUNIST CONGRESS
Hu Jintao urges party members to curb graft but keep firm political control as he prepares to hand off power to successor.
5. GIFFORDS SHOOTER TO BE SENTENCED
Plea-bargain will ensure that the man who shot the Arizona congresswoman and 17 others will spend the rest of his life in prison.
6. ARGENTINES PREPARE FOR HUGE ANTI-GOVERNMENT MARCH
Pot-banging demonstrators will voice their concerns in Buenos Aires and plazas around the nation.
7. WHERE SCIENTOLOGY DOESN'T SET OFF ALARMS
A newly-opened headquarters for the movement has caused little controversy in Israel.
8. MARIJUANA VOTES SET UP SHOWDOWN WITH FEDS
And a fight is exactly what pot proponents in Colorado and Washington say they want.
9. RISING TIDE OF VIOLENCE TARGETS PAKISTANI HINDUS
The long-suffering minority faces increased physical attacks, forced conversions and discrimination.
10. THE COMPROMISE APPLE MADE ON THE IPAD MINI
AP technology writer Peter Svensson says the screen quality on the smaller tablet is a letdown.