WikiLeaks cables -The United States scrambled to contain the fallout from the slow-motion leak of cables from its embassies worldwide Wednesday as new documents showed American diplomats casting a jaundiced eye toward corruption's grip on Russia. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally made "several dozen" calls to counterparts in other countries in an effort to mitigate the damage from WikiLeaks, a website that facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information, a senior State Department official said.
As we continue to dig into the story we take a look at the secret life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whether leaks threaten to wreck banks, who's who in the cables, and a court's decision to refuse to hear Assange's appeal on an arrest warrant for suspicion of rape and sexual molestation.
When WikiLeaks first caused an international uproar this summer by publishing reams of classified U.S. intelligence, possibly stolen by a 23-year-old soldier using a CD and a memory stick, the Pentagon pledged to fix loopholes in its computer systems. CNN's Ashley Fantz will be taking a look at where we are in that process.
9:00 am ET - 'Don't ask, don't tell' hearing - The Senate Armed Service Committee holds a hearing on “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
10:00 am ET - FIFA World Cup announcement - FIFA will announce the host countries for the 2018 & 2022 World Cup tournaments. This is the first time that FIFA will announce two successful bid countries back to back on the same day.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in San Diego County, the site of a house with the nation's largest cache of homemade explosives ever found in one spot.
Rapper Eminem nabbed 10 Grammy nominations, the most of all nominees, when nominations for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards were announced late Wednesday.
Others with multiple nominations include newcomer Bruno Mars with seven nods; rap icon Jay-Z, country trio Lady Antebellum and pop star Lady Gaga each earned six nominations.
Jeff Beck, B.o.B, David Frost, Philip Lawrence and John Legend each grabbed five nominations.
Here are the Grammy nominations for the major categories:
Album of the year: "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire; "Recovery," Eminem; "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum; "The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga; "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry.
Record of the year: "Nothin' on You," B.oB featuring Bruno Mars; "Love the Way You Lie," Eminem featuring Rihanna; "F*** You," Cee Lo Green; "Empire State of Mind," Jay-Z and Alicia Keys; "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum.
Song of the year: "Beg, Steal or Borrow," Ray LaMontagne; "F*** You," Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence and Bruno Mars; "The House That Built Me," Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin; "Love the Way You Lie," Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey and Marshall Mathers; "Need You Now," Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott
Best new artist: Justin Bieber; Drake, Florence & the Machine; Mumford & Sons; Esperanza Spalding.
The Grammy Awards will be held on February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.