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. TRUMP SPARKS ANOTHER POLITICAL FIRESTORM

He says Second Amendment advocates might find a way to stop Hillary Clinton from rolling back gun rights if she’s elected — and Democrats accuse him of encouraging violence against his opponent.

2. BALTIMORE POLICE FACE WITHERING CRITICISM

The city’s officers routinely discriminate against blacks, use excessive force and aren’t adequately disciplined for misconduct, a federal investigation concludes.

3. COMPUTER OUTAGE COULD TARNISH DELTA’S ON-TIME REP

Delta had an impressive record — envied by other airlines — until the system-wide outage caused the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights.

4. PHELPS ADDS TWO MORE GOLDS

Michael Phelps wins the 200-meter butterfly and anchors the United States’ 4×200-meter freestyle relay to victory at the Rio Olympics, giving him the 20TH and 21st gold medals of his career.

5. WHO’S COZYING UP TO ‘DEAR FRIEND’ PUTIN

Turkey’s President Erdogan visits Russia, sending a message to his allies in the West, whom he blames for what he considers a lack of support after a failed coup.

6. FOES OF VENEZUELA’S PRESIDENT SUFFER SETBACK

Election officials set a timetable for a recall petition against Nicolas Maduro that makes a vote unlikely this year.

7. SLAYINGS REINFORCE FEMALE RUNNERS’ FEARS

The killings of two women who had gone running in New York City and rural Massachusetts help explain why untold numbers avoid working out alone, at night or in secluded places.

8. HOW FACEBOOK IS SMOOTHING PATH FOR ADVERTISERS

The social network giant announces plans to block ad blockers on the desktop version of its service, saying well-made, relevant ads can be “useful.”

9. INFANT’S DEATH IN TEXAS LINKED TO ZIKA VIRUS

The baby girl was born with microcephaly. Her mother had traveled to El Salvador while pregnant.

10. WHY BOYS GOT BAND BACK TOGETHER

Justin Timberlake and the other members of ‘N Sync reunite — for one night, at least — for fellow bandmate’s J.C. Chasez’s 40th birthday bash.

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