10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Apr 01, 2016 7:18 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. WISCONSIN WAITS TO WEIGH IN ON TRUMP

Donald Trump has endured one of the worst weeks of his campaign as a crucial primary looms in Wisconsin, where a big loss would greatly reduce the frontrunner's chances of securing the delegates he needs to clinch the GOP nomination.

2. WHERE THE MINIMUM WAGE COULD SOON REACH $15 PER HOUR

California and New York are poised to become the highest-paid minimum-wage states in the U.S., after governors reached deals with lawmakers to raise the lowest amount a worker can be paid to a record-shattering $15 an hour.

3. NORTH KOREA NOT THE ONLY TOPIC OF DISCUSSION AT NUCLEAR SUMMIT

Dozens of world leaders assembling for a Washington security summit will confront a disparate array of modern-day threats, ranging from government actors like North Korea to murkier groups like the Islamic State.

4. CONSTRUCTION FIRM'S OFFICIALS DETAINED IN KOLKATA

Indian police detain five construction company officials after an overpass collapsed onto a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, killing 23. Police said earlier that they were investigating company officials for alleged culpable homicide.

5. US HIRING COULD CONTINUE ITS STEADY RISE

The U.S. government issues its jobs report for March. Economists forecast another solid month of gains, which could provide a needed boost to wider economic growth for the rest of this year.

6. AP REVEALS KENYAN RUNNERS KEPT RACING DESPITE DOPING BANS

The Associated Press finds several examples, on different continents, of Kenyans continuing to compete while they were meant to be suspended for doping. Race directors are partly to blame.

7. CHICAGO TEACHERS PREPARE TO WALK OFF THE JOB

America's third-largest school district braces for an unprecedented one-day strike. The teachers say they want lawmakers to adequately fund education and other programs.

8. SOUTHEAST ASIA IS PARCHED, AND CHINA IS BLAMED

Critics of Chinese and Lao dams on the Mekong River blame the projects for worsening a historic drought in Southeast Asian countries downstream.

9. WHO FACES IMPEACHMENT IN SOUTH AMERICA

AP explains what's behind the movement to oust Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and how it could play out.

10. WHY BASEBALL IS COLLECTING BIOMETRIC DATA ON PLAYERS

Sensors attached to players' bodies can track 39 metrics in an effort to refine pitchers' deliveries and stem the spate of torn elbow ligaments and surgeries. But players are concerned over who owns the data.