10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Apr 19, 2016 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. FRONT-RUNNERS SWEEP TO VICTORY IN NEW YORK

Trump, in his home state, bounces back from a difficult stretch in the Republican campaign, while Clinton pushes closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.

2. FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVES FERGUSON PACT

The deal with the U.S. Justice Department aims to improve policing and courts in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was killed.

3. APPEALS COURT RULES FOR TRANSGENDER TEEN

A Virginia high school discriminated against 16-year-old Gavin Grimm by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, the three-judge federal panel declares.

4. FIDEL CASTRO GIVES FAREWELL SPEECH TO CUBA'S COMMUNIST PARTY

The revolutionary leader tells party members he is nearing the end of his life and exhorts them to help his ideas survive.

5. WHERE FIGHTING IS INTENSIFYING, DESPITE CEASE-FIRE

The stepped-up conflict in Syria jeopardizes peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending the five-year civil war.

6. AP INVESTIGATION SHINES LIGHT ON ATROCITIES

Rapes and killings of children and the disabled three decades ago at a South Korean institution for so-called vagrants were much more vicious and widespread than previously realized.

7. WHY INTEL IS CUTTING 12,000 JOBS — 11 PERCENT OF ITS WORKFORCE

The giant chipmaker makes the announcement as an extended slide in global PC sales shows no signs of leveling off.

8. NO LET-UP IN GLOBAL WARMTH

Earth not only set a record for heat in March, but it was the 1th straight month for record heat, U.S. government meteorologists say.

9. WHO'S LEAVING 'LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL'

Michael Strahan is being shifted from the daily talk show he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa to work full-time on ABC's "Good Morning America."

10. JOHNNY MANZIEL LOSES AGENT

Drew Rosenhaus follows through on his vow to withdraw his representation unless the troubled quarterback seeks help.