• 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    By: The Associated Press

    Updated:

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

    1. TILLERSON'S TURBULENT TENURE ENDS

    Trump unceremoniously dumps his secretary of state - who reportedly once called the president a "moron" - and picks CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him.

    2. PRESIDENT TAKES SHOPPING TRIP TO BORDER

    Trump, making his first trip to California as president, inspects eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico boundary.

    3. TURKS IMPERIL KURDS IN NORTHERN SYRIA

    Turkish forces encircle the Kurdish-held town of Afrin, putting hundreds of thousands of civilians under siege.

    4. HOW STUDENT ACTIVISM IS WIDENING

    From Maine to Hawaii, thousands of students plan to stage walkouts to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida.

    5. BUS RUNS OFF HIGHWAY INTO DEEP RAVINE

    The dramatic crash in Alabama kills the driver and injures many members of a high school band returning to Texas after performing at Disney World.

    6. WHICH WEAPONS HAVEN'T DISAPPEARED

    Some big U.S. retailers have curbed sales of assault-style weapons after last month's school shooting in Florida. But others are sticking to their guns.

    7. 'WE'RE NOT OUT OF WINTER YET'

    The third powerful nor'easter in two weeks slams the Northeast, bringing blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some communities.

    8. WHAT UNITED AIRLINES IS APOLOGIZING FOR

    A passenger's dog dies on a flight from Houston to New York after a flight attendant orders the animal be put in the plane's overhead bin.

    9. PRIZE-WINNING ARCHITECT FACING HARASSMENT CLAIMS

    Richard Meier, who designed the Getty Center in Los Angeles, faces sexual-harassment accusations from several women.

    10. PROMINENT NFL PLAYERS CUT

    Adrian Peterson's short stint in Arizona is over. Jordy Nelson's long and productive stay in Green Bay has ended, too.

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