BERLIN
--
A routine stop by Italian police in Milan resulted in the death of the man wanted for the deadly truck attack in Berlin. Authorities in Italy say police on patrol encountered Anis Amri and asked for his papers and he pulled a gun on the officers, a shootout occurred and Amri was killed.
--We're learning Amri was able to make his way from Berlin into France then Italy.
--Police in Western Germany say they've thwarted an planned terror attack on a mall. Two people have been detained.

AUSTRALIA
Australian authorities say they've foiled a terror plot to explode devices on or around Christmas Day in Melbourne. Police say they've detained seven suspects, allegedly inspired by ISIS. They're accused of planning "multi-mode" attacks on a train station, a public square and St. Paul's Cathedral.

TRUMP
--President-elect Donald Trump tweets: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”  A spokesman later walked Trump’s comments back, saying U-S capabilities should be “improved” and “modernized.”.
--Trump is putting the nation’s biggest defense contractor on alert, tweeting a warning to Lockheed Martin: he’s shopping around for a replacement to the F-35 fighter jet.

AR ROAD RAGE
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola confirms to ABC News that a suspect in the road rage shooting death of 3-year-old Acen King was turned into authorities by relatives Thursday night. The suspect Gary Holmes has been arrested for the shooting death of Acen King. Lt. Cody Burk with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office confirms Holmes is being held at the Pulaski County Detention Center.

NY HIGHRISE FIRE
Four firefighters were among 24 people hurt in a high-rise apartment building fire on Manhattan's Upper West Side Thursday afternoon.

OBAMAS
The First Family continue their holiday vacation in Hawaii.

TX POLICE VIDEO
There were protests Thursday night against the Fort Worth Police, over the viral video of a confrontation between an officer and a family. 46-year-old Jacqueline Craig, through her lawyer, is calling for charges against her to be dropped, and is demanding the officer be fired.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Some holiday travelers at the nation's airports are experiencing delays...some more than others. Bad weather and construction at LAX backed up flights all day Thursday.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING
Back to back storms my complicate holiday travel, and holiday shipping. Heavy volume and bad weather put twin stresses on companies like Fed Ex.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING
As the holiday shopping options diminish, gift cards may start to look pretty for you procrastinators.

MEXICO FIREWORKS EXPLOSION
One victim hurt in Tuesday's fireworks explosion in Mexico is being treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas.  The facility specializes in pediatric burn patients.  The chief of staff says the hospital is expecting 3-to-4 more patients over the next few days.

LAX HEROIN
A Los Angeles man is under arrest, accused of trying to smuggle heroin wrapped as Christmas presents through Los Angeles International Airport.