Christmas Morning News Brief — December 25, 2012

Pope Presides Over Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.

News for Tuesday, December 25th: Christmas celebrated; Stormy weather forecast; Ex-Con blamed for killing firefighters; Durning, Klugman dead. Weather forecasters are concerned about the possibility of a record-breaking Christmas Day tornado break. SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK LIKELY TODAY AND TONIGHT FROM SOUTHERN TEXAS ACROSS THE GULF COAST STATES. STRONG…LONG-TRACKED TORNADOES AND WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE

Jack Klugman, the prolific, craggy-faced character actor and regular guy who was loved by millions as the messy one in TV’s ‘The Odd Couple’ and the crime-fighting coroner in ‘Quincy, M.E.,’ died Monday, a son said. He was 90.

Actor Charles Durning Dies at Age 89.