10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Feb 16, 2016 9:29 PM
10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. GOP RESISTANCE TO FILLING SCALIA'S SEAT COULD BE WEAKENING

The Senate Judiciary chair suggests he might be open to considering Obama's yet-to-be named nominee — a sign his party may be sensitive to growing charges of obstructionism.

2. JUDGE ORDERS APPLE TO AID IN CELLPHONE SEARCH

The ruling requires Apple to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack.

3. WHOSE SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON IS SEEKING

She takes her presidential campaign to New York City's Harlem community, her focus squarely on solidifying the backing of black voters.

4. WINDOW OPENS FOR HUMANITARIAN AID IN SYRIA

The U.N. says Assad's government has approved access to several besieged areas and that convoys will head out in the coming days.

5. VISITING MEXICO, POPE ADDRESSES THE YOUNG

The pontiff urges young people to resist the lure of easy money from drug dealers and to instead value themselves as the wealth of the country.

6. HOW HEALTH EXPERTS BELIEVE ZIKA COULD BE HALTED

The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are spreading the virus.

7. TRIAL OF 'GRIM SLEEPER' OPENS IN LOS ANGELES

Lonnie Franklin Jr., 63, is accused of killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl in one of the city's most notorious serial killer cases.

8. WHAT BERNIE SANDERS, BROTHER HAVE IN COMMON

Larry Sanders, too, is a Brooklyn-born political outsider who has risen to the top of politics. But he's become a force in Britain's Green Party.

9. EAGLES OF DEATH METAL AGAIN TAKE STAGE IN PARIS

The highly charged concert is filled with fans who survived the massacre and siege at the rock band's last Paris show.

10. PRINCE PROTEGE DIES AT 57

Singer and actress Vanity, born Denise Matthews, renounced her '80s sexy stage persona to become a Christian minister.