10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Apr 12, 2016 9:01 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. TRUMP MISSES DEADLINES TO LOCK UP DELEGATES IN SEVERAL STATES

The mistakes could doom the billionaire businessman's candidacy if he is unable to win the nomination in the initial voting at this summer's GOP convention.

2. PAUL RYAN: 'COUNT ME OUT'

The House speaker definitively rules out a bid for president this year as a contested Republican convention looks likelier by the day.

3. US NAVY CHIEF: NO TURNING BACK ON WOMEN IN COMBAT

Secretary Ray Mabus likens full inclusion of women in the military to the integration of blacks in the 1940s.

4. WHAT MIGHT HAVE PRECIPITATED EX-NFL STAR'S SLAYING

Newly released surveillance video shows what appears to be Will Smith's Mercedes SUV bumping the rear of a Hummer stopped on a busy street.

5. PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS SET IN SYRIA

The vote is expected to rubber-stamp an assembly loyal to Assad ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.

6. WHO'S ALLEGEDLY PLOTTING AGAINST BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT

Embattled Dilma Rousseff calls her vice president and the lower house speaker "heads of the conspiracy" to remove her from office.

7. IMF DOWNGRADES ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession, the organization says.

8. INTERNET INVESTOR ANNOUNCES FUTURISTIC BID TO EXPLORE OUTER SPACE

The goal is to send hundreds or thousands of tiny spacecraft to the Alpha Centauri star system — more than 2,000 times as far as any spacecraft has gone so far.

9. WHICH WORLDS ARE COLLIDING AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Television, virtual reality and interactive exhibits are now larger parts of the festival, alongside movies.

10. CURRY & CO. ONE WIN FROM RECORD

The Golden State Warriors can set the NBA mark for wins in a season by beating Memphis for their 73rd victory.