3. Prosecutors filed federal terrorism charges against Akayed Ullah, above, the suspect in the attack on the New York City subway on Monday.
The charges against the 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant include use of weapons of mass destruction and provision of material support to the Islamic State.
The complaint said he was radicalized online. The morning of the attack, he posted on Facebook, “Trump you failed to protect your nation.”
4. Congressional Republicans appear to be nearing an agreement on their tax bill. Above, Vice President Mike Pence with Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
The big sticking points include whether to keep the House bill’s cap on the mortgage interest deduction and where to set the corporate tax rate.
They also got to work on dismantling Obama-era rules on higher education.
5. The fight to preserve net neutrality, or rules that ensure equal access to the internet, took a new tack ahead of the F.C.C.’s Thursday vote.
Numerous sites, including Reddit, Etsy and Kickstarter, posted calls for action to stop the vote. But the giants, like Google and Facebook, stayed out of the fray.
The protesters say they expect lawsuits to challenge any change to net neutrality rules, and they also plan to push Congress to pass a law ensuring an open internet. Above, a demonstration in New York last week.
6. Brazil has long been at the forefront of the battle against H.I.V. Now, it’s providing a pill that drastically reduces the risk of contracting the virus free to many of those at risk.
Health officials are hoping that the blue pill, Truvada, will stem a sharp rise in new cases among young people.
“I take it with coffee in the morning, and it’s been a huge relief for me, my friends, my mother!” said a 29-year-old man.
7. Ed Lee, an affordable housing advocate who became San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor, died at 65. Local media reported that he collapsed while grocery shopping, and his family limited further details.
In office since 2011, Mr. Lee, above, presided over one of the most explosive periods of growth in the city’s history.
A child of Chinese immigrants born in Seattle, Mr. Lee said in an interview last year that he’d been drawn to San Francisco for its diversity and tolerance.
8. Reviews are finally out for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which hits theaters this weekend. Our critic’s thumb is definitely up.
“Lo, it is a satisfying, at times transporting entertainment,” she writes. “Remarkably, it has visual wit and a human touch, no small achievement for a seemingly indestructible machine that revved up 40 years ago and shows no signs of sputtering out (ever).”
Bonus read: If you’ve forgotten who exactly is fighting whom, or still don’t know what a porg is, you can brush up here before watching the new film.
9. It’s the first night of Hanukkah, and we’d like to share our best recipes for the holiday.
Lots of options here. Classic latkes, or Japanese-influenced okonomi-latkes. Horseradish matzo ball soup. (Eat, eat, enjoy!)
10. Finally, Stephen Colbert taunted the would-be subway bomber.
“You tried to terrorize New York and you failed,” he said. “We’re stronger than that. The worst you did is make the subways run late — and the M.T.A. does that just fine without your help.”
Have a great night.
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