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. DAYS AFTER ELECTION, BUMPS IN ROAD TO WHITE HOUSE

Trump’s transition team appears to be straining under the enormous challenge of setting up an administration.

2. REPUBLICANS EMBRACE PAUL RYAN

The speaker unanimously wins his GOP colleagues’ backing for another term at the helm of the House. A floor vote will be held in January.

3. RUSSIA ESCALATES STRIKES ON OPPOSITION TARGETS IN SYRIA

Missiles pound rebel-held northern Idlib province and parts of the central province of Homs, the start of a much-anticipated offensive.

4. CLOSE FIGHTING MARKS BATTLE FOR MOSUL

Iraqi special forces wage fierce urban combat with Islamic State militants in the country’s second-largest city.

5. WHO’S RELAXING RULES ON POT USE

Denver approves a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use — but not smoke — marijuana in bars, restaurants and other public spaces.

6. AIRLINES WORKER SLAIN AS NEARBY HUNDREDS WAIT FOR FLIGHTS

A gunman lies in wait outside the Oklahoma City airport before shooting and killing a Southwest Airlines employee in a premeditated attack, police say.

7. WHAT OBAMA FACES ON FINAL OVERSEAS TRIP

At each stop, the president expects to confront apprehension from world leaders who fear Trump could bring about seismic changes in U.S. foreign policy.

8. TWO SLAIN IN LATEST VIGILANTE-STYLE SHOOTING IN MEXICO

A passenger rises from his seat and shoots two thieves to death as they tried to rob people aboard a bus on the outskirts of Mexico City.

9. HOW EFFORT TO COMBAT HEART DISEASE IS ADVANCING

For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine proves able to shrink artery-clogging plaque.

10. MEGYN KELLY IN NEW BIOGRAPHY DETAILS TREATMENT BY TRUMP

The Fox News’ personality says she didn’t want to reveal much about the president-elect’s actions toward her before the election, but now wants to lay them out.

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