10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Dec 01, 2015 9:05 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. MAYOR DISMISSES CHICAGO'S POLICE CHIEF

He says the public's trust in the department has eroded since the release of a video showing a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

2. WHO'S TAKING SLAP AT OBAMA

As the president pushes a climate deal in Paris, the GOP-led House tries to stop carbon limits the administration wants to impose on power plants in the U.S.

3. US MILITARY DEPLOYING NEW SPECIAL OPS FORCE TO IRAQ

The move puts American combat troops on the ground in a more permanent role in Iraq and Syria for the first time in the fight against the IS militants.

4. BATTLE FOR RAMADI LOOMS

Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have surrounded the city and appear poised to launch a new attempt to wrest it from the IS group.

5. UNDER RULE OF ISLAMIC STATE EXTREMISTS, GAYS UNDER THREAT OF CRUEL DEATH

A witness gives the AP a rare first-hand account of two men convicted of homosexuality who were thrown to their deaths from the roof of a hotel in Syria.

6. WHAT'S FRUSTRATING JEB BUSH

He and his super PAC allies are spending millions on TV ads, but the candidate remains mired in single digits in the GOP race.

7. NOVEMBER NO LONGER SLOW MONTH FOR US CAR SALES

Black Friday promotions pushed sales last month — traditionally a sluggish time in the car business — to a 14-year high of 1.3 million.

8. IN US, WELCOME NEWS ON DIABETES

After climbing for decades, fewer cases of the disease are being diagnosed in American adults.

9. HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG WANTS TO SPEND HIS MONEY

The Facebook CEO says he and his wife will devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to such causes as fighting diseases around the globe.

10. BACK PAIN KEEPING TIGER WOODS ON SIDELINES

The golfer, now at No. 400 in the world, tells the AP's Doug Ferguson that he can't even imagine when he might play again.