The Labor Department releases a new report today that’s expected to show the employment market deteriorated in November as the deepening recession engulfed our nation. The unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October and, if economists’ forecasts are right, likely climbed to 6.8 percent last month. ABC News
*Football legend-turned-celebrity convict O.J. Simpson will be hoping for leniency today when he goes before a Nevada judge to be sentenced for a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel. Simpson was convicted of armed robbery, kidnapping and assault on October 3 — the 13th anniversary of his controversial acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Simpson faces a possible sentence of life in prison, but his attorneys have asked for a sentence of no more than six years. CNN
*The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama’s election. Read more.
* Just after receiving seven Grammy nominations, the rock band Coldplay hit a snag yesterday when guitarist Joe Satriani filed a law suit against the band, accusing them of plagiarizing his music. Read more.