10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Mar 17, 2015 10:28 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. SIDES EVENLY DIVIDED AFTER ISRAELI VOTE

Netanyahu and his chief rival will now compete for a chance to form a coalition that commands a majority in parliament.

2. EMBATTLED ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN RESIGNS

The move by Republican Aaron Schock follows revelations about his business deals and lavish spending.

3. LETTER SENT TO WHITE HOUSE TESTS POSITIVE FOR CYANIDE

After the tentative test result, the sample is being analyzed further, the Secret Service says.

4. CHURCH APPROVES GAY MARRIAGE IN ITS CONSTITUTION

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) becomes the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation.

5. GOP ROLLS OUT PLAN TO BALANCE BUDGET IN 10 YEARS

But lawmakers have shown no appetite to pass the cuts that would be necessary to reach that goal.

6. WHERE ACCEPTANCE OF EUTHANASIA IS GROWING

Almost one in 20 people in northern Belgium died using euthanasia in 2013 — more than doubling the numbers in six years, a study shows.

7. CHARLES AND CAMILLA TOUCH DOWN IN DC

The couple will visit cultural and educational sites in Washington over the next three days.

8. WHOSE ACCURACY IS BEING QUESTIONED

Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.

9. 'INSURGENT' DIFFERENT KIND OF HOLLYWOOD ACTION FLICK

The film, unlike many in the genre, is populated with complicated and significant female characters, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr says.

10. HOW OBAMA MARKED ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Donning green in the Oval Office, he promotes U.S.-Irish ties as proof of America's immigrant-friendly tradition.