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. FORT HOOD DEFENDANT ADMITS HE WAS THE SHOOTER
With his life hanging in the balance, the Army psychiatrist makes little effort to defend himself as his trial in the deadly rampage begins.
2. WHERE BLAME FOR BENGHAZI MIGHT LIE
The Justice Department files the first criminal charges in the deadly attack, naming a Libyan militia leader as a suspect.
3. SURPRISING FINDING ON MILITARY SUICIDES
Being in combat doesn’t seem to be a contributing factor in the self-inflicted deaths. Rather, the causes are the same as for civilians.
4. WHY YEMEN IS ON HIGH ALERT
Officials say they believe a-Qaida is seeking retaliation for a U.S.-backed military offensive that has badly damaged the terror network there.
5. SCALES START TO TIP FOR SOME KIDS
Eighteen states have seen at least slight declines in obesity in low-income preschoolers, the CDC says.
6. AILING TODDLER SUCCUMBS TO CANCER
A terminally ill 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy dies just two days after he was the best man at his parents’ marriage.
7. EX-PRESIDENT’S HEART PROCEDURE DEEMED A SUCCESS
George W. Bush has a stent placed in an artery after a blockage is discovered during a routine physical.
8. HOW OLD IS TOO OLD
Even if they could, most Americans wouldn’t want to live beyond about 90, a poll shows.
9. SHREDDING IN HAVANA
Skateboarders in the city once had problems with authorities, but now the big challenge — besides landing the perfect trick — is how to keep rolling in a country with no skate supplies.
10. SHAKEDOWN IN THE PARKING LOT
A theater company staging Shakespeare in an NYC parking lot runs up against city rules requiring from the group a princely sum.