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. JEFF SESSIONS QUESTIONED BY MUELLER’S TEAM

The attorney general’s hours-long interview comes as the special counsel investigates whether Trump possibly took steps to obstruct justice.

 

  1. ‘IT WAS … BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG’

A 15-year-old male student opens fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school, killing two classmates and injuring 17.

 

  1. WHOSE SLEEP WAS RUDELY INTERRUPTED

A powerful undersea earthquake sends Alaskans racing to evacuation centres in the middle of the night, but a threatened tsunami never materializes.

 

  1. SHUTDOWN CAUSES BARELY A RIPPLE

Many Americans hardly noticed the latest spasm of dysfunction in Washington. That might only increase the chances it happens again.

 

  1. WHERE NATIONALISM COULD MEET PUSHBACK

The diplomacy scene that Trump will encounter at the Davos economic forum this week isn’t exactly a natural fit for the “America First” standard-bearer.

 

  1. SENATE OKS CENTRAL BANKER

The vote is 85-12 to approve Trump’s selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, succeeding Janet Yellen.

 

  1. WHO’S MAKING ACADEMY AWARD HISTORY

Director Firas Fayyad’s 90-minute documentary “Last Men in Aleppo” is the first Syrian film to be nominated for an Oscar.

 

  1. DESPERATE TIMES, DESPERATE MEASURE

Philadelphia could become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic.

 

  1. DETAILS OF ALLEGED HARASSMENT EMERGE

Minnesota Public Radio says that humorist Garrison Keillor’s alleged sexual misconduct went well beyond his account of an accidental touch of a woman’s bare back.

 

  1. WHAT PROCTOR & GAMBLE AIMS TO STOP

The company says it’s working to halt the “Tide Pod challenge,”

a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets.

 

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