10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: May 12, 2015 9:04 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. DEMOCRATS ABANDON OBAMA AS SENATE BLOCKS 'FAST TRACK' TRADE DEBATE

The vote highlights the deep divide between the president and the many congressional Democrats who say such trade deals hurt U.S. jobs.

2. CEASE-FIRE BEGINS IN YEMEN

The truce will test the adversaries' desire to enter into peace talks to try to end the fighting that has killed hundreds of civilians since March.

3. WHY DEATH TOLL FROM LATEST QUAKE IN NEPAL IS EXPECTED TO RISE

Reports circulate of people in isolated Himalayan towns and villages being buried under rubble.

4. JEB BUSH STRUGGLING WITH SHADOWS OF UNPOPULAR WAR

Had he known about flaws in the nation's intelligence, he says he would have made a different decision than his brother did in sending U.S. troops into Iraq.

5. NO CHARGES IN FATAL SHOOTING OF UNARMED BIRACIAL MAN BY WHITE OFFICER

The prosecutor's announcement in Madison, Wisconsin, prompts peaceful demonstrations, but none of the immediate violence that has hit some other U.S. cities.

6. WHAT DROVE VERIZON'S $4.4 BILLION BET ON AOL

As its phone business slows, the nation's largest wireless carrier is hoping that it can find profits in mobile video and advertising.

7. SHORTCOMINGS OF OLD-FASHIONED FORENSICS MORE WIDESPREAD THAN FIRST THOUGHT

New understanding of the perils of such techniques as hair analysis, bite mark identification and arson science could affect thousands of cases.

8. HOW AMERICA'S HISPANIC HOUSEHOLDS ARE CHANGING

More Hispanics speak proficient English — and fewer are speaking Spanish at home, researchers report.

9. TV FOOD STAR HAS BREAST CANCER

Sandra Lee, the popular lifestyle personality, says she will soon undergo a double mastectomy.

10. NFL INVESTIGATOR REBUTS CRITICISM FROM TOM BRADY'S CAMP

Lawyer Ted Wells says he found direct — not just circumstantial — evidence to implicate the Patriots quarterback in the Deflategate scandal.