MONDAY: European Youth Encounter with thousands of young people from Eastern and Western Europe; through Jan. 1, in Paris.
TUESDAY: Trial of suit against government in Pittsburgh by former Marine who says he was forced to leave military for revealing recruiting scam; he's scheduled to testify.WEDNESDAY: Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Margaret Milner Richardson holds news conference to kick off federal income tax filing season.
THURSDAY: Federal appeals court to hold hearing on dispute over absentee ballots that has blocked official count of November votes for Alabama's top state officials.
SATURDAY: New Year's Eve.
SUNDAY: New Year's Day.