10 Things to know for Wednesday, April 10

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

1. OBAMA’S BUDGET PLAN WOULD TRIM MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY SPENDING
  The president sends Congress his 2014 proposal today to tame deficits that have soared above $1 trillion for the past four years. OBAMA-BUDGET

2. EVACUATION DEADLINE FUELS KOREA MISSILE LAUNCH FEARS
Pyongyang had warned foreigners to leave by today, but the AP’s Jean H. Lee reports the streets are busy and no one is panicking. KOREAS-TENSION

3. STUDENT CHARGED IN CAMPUS ATTACK THAT WOUNDED 14
Texas authorities say 20-year-old Dylan Quick said he’d fantasized for years about stabbing people to death. TEXAS COLLEGE-STABBING

4. SHOWDOWN VOTE SET FOR GUN CONTROL
A compromise on background checks was expected to be reached today, and Senate Democrats were trying to sway moderate Republicans before Thursday’s vote. GUN CONTROL-CONGRESS

5. AMERICAN BOYS ON THEIR WAY BACK FROM CUBA
Havana denied refuge to a man and his wife charged with kidnapping their two sons from Florida in a case that recalled the Elian Gonzalez saga. CHILDREN KIDNAPPED-CUBA

6. BROTHER OF SERBIAN SHOOTING SUSPECT: ‘WHY DID HE DO IT?’
Radmilo Bogdanovic tells the AP his brother Ljubisa, who police say gunned down 13 people in his small village, was a “frightened little boy” as a child. SERBIA-SHOOTING SPREE

7. BUDGET CLIPS SERVICE’S WINGS
The U.S. Air Force plans to ground about a third of its active-duty force of combat planes because of federal cost-cutting. MILITARY AIRCRAFT-BUDGET CUTS

8. SPRING STORM HEADS EAST
The storm delayed hundreds of flights and sent the mercury to a high of 12 degrees in Cheyenne, Wyo. SPRING STORM

9. SINGER-ACTIVIST RETURNS TO VIETNAM
Joan Baez says the Hanoi bunker she returned to for the first time since 1972 “was my first experience in dealing with my own mortality.”  VIETNAM-BAEZ COMES BACK

10. LOUISVILLE LOSES BID TO SWEEP NCAA TITLES
Connecticut routed the Cardinals 93-60 for its eighth national women’s basketball championship. NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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