10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Oct 25, 2016 9:00 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. GOP GETS FRESH POLITICAL AMMUNITION

Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seize on spiking health care costs in a final-days effort to spark election momentum.

2. PAUL RYAN TO PENTAGON: CEASE AND DESIST

The House speaker calls on the military to immediately suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses paid to thousands of soldiers in California who signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

3. JUDGE APPROVES $15B SETTLEMENT WITH VOLKSWAGEN

It's the largest auto-scandal agreement in U.S. history. Owners can choose between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't spew excess pollution.

4. HOW CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE GROUP IS UNFOLDING

Even as it provides support for Iraq's battle to retake Mosul, the U.S. led-coalition lays the groundwork to push the militants out of the Syrian city of Raqqa.

5. VENEZUELA'S STANDOFF DEEPENS

The opposition-controlled congress opens a political trial against Nicolas Maduro, arguing that he effectively abandoned the presidency by neglecting his job.

6. APPLE BETTING ON BETTER YEAR AHEAD

The tech giant forecasts a return to growth in iPhone sales this winter, after a rare slump that hampered Apple's revenue and stock performance over the last three quarters.

7. WHY THIS WAS A BEER RUN LIKE NO OTHER

Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado.

8. TODDLERS SURVIVE FATHER'S SUICIDE LEAP

A man dies after jumping off a highway bridge in New Jersey with his two young sons in his arms. Yet the boys survive and are expected to recover fully.

9. CLEVELAND STEPS TO CENTER OF SPORTS UNIVERSE

The Cavaliers get their NBA championship rings the same night the Indians host Game 1 of the World Series.

10. WHAT'S GIVING CUBS' FANS PAUSE

Since the playoffs expanded in 1995, only four teams with the best regular-season record — which the Cubs had this year — have won the World Series.