10 Things to know for Wednesday, May 9

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

1. SOLDIER TO RECOUNT AFGHAN MASSACRE
  Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is expected to describe the slaughter of 16 villagers near his outpost when he pleads guilty in military court. AFGHANISTAN MASSACRE

2. SEXUAL ASSAULTS ‘LIKE A CANCER’ IN THE MILITARY
The Army’s chief of staff testified before a congressional committee considering denying commanders the authority to overturn convictions. MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT

3. TURKEY SETS MEETING TO QUELL PROTEST
The country’s deputy prime minister is meeting today with environmental leaders who led anti-government protests over a plan to cut trees at an Istanbul park.  TURKEY-PROTEST

4. CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONFIRMED IN SYRIA
  France said the nerve gas sarin was used “multiple times”, including at least once by the regime during its 2-year war with opposition rebels. SYRIA-CHEMICAL WEAPONS

5. DRUG CLINIC FOUNDER TO TALK TO MLB
The information Anthony Bosch provides on players who came to his defunct Florida clinic could lead to suspensions of top players tied to it like Alex Rodriguez. MLB-DRUG INVESTIGATION

6. NOTRE DAME JOKE ENDS COLLEGE PRESIDENCY
Ohio State’s Gordon Gee is retiring after a recording obtained by the AP quoted him as saying, “you just can’t trust those damn Catholics.” OHIO STATE PRESIDENT

7. FAREWELL TO A VETERAN SENATOR
  Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are expected to eulogize New Jersey’s Frank Lautenberg, who at 89 was the Senate’s oldest member, at a New York service today. LAUTENBERG FUNERAL

8. WHY CHRISTIE IS TAKING HEAT OVER ELECTION FOR LAUTENBERG SEAT
Republicans wanted New Jersey’s governor to hold off on a special election until next year; Democrats objected to his scheduling a costly October special election a month before he bids for re-election. CHRISTIE’S CHOICE

9. OKLAHOMA TWISTER A RECORD-SETTER
Friday’s deadly tornado was the widest ever at 2.6 miles with winds of nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest ever measured. OKLAHOMA TORNADO

10. FIRST LADY FACED OFF AGAINST HECKLER
Michelle Obama told a protester to either “listen to me or take the mike” after he shouted support for an executive gay rights order during her speech at a DNC fundraiser. MICHELLE OBAMA-PROTESTER


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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