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. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/3ca2915f8a9549c6aad72a6544a53cc5/Trump-axes-Tillerson,-names-CIA%27s-Pompeo-chief-US-Diplomat”>TILLERSON’S TURBULENT TENURE ENDS</a>

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. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/f311a7e8bd5b4cdea4177ab66a04a649/Trump-views-designs-for-border-wall-while-bashing-California”>PRESIDENT TAKES SHOPPING TRIP TO BORDER</a>

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. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/78e8a2451ae144f99b1325e8157e1709/Turkish-forces-surround-Kurdish-town-in-northern-Syria”>TURKS IMPERIL KURDS IN NORTHERN SYRIA</a>

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

4. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/00f790b17b2542319cc1fa519259b86b/Student-walkouts-planned-across-US-to-protest-gun-violence”>HOW STUDENT ACTIVISM IS WIDENING</a>

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. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/38cc3dc99cad4d059281db50e7e258cf/Ropes,-phone-lights-used-in-rescue-after-deadly-bus-plunge”>BUS RUNS OFF HIGHWAY INTO DEEP RAVINE</a>

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. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/e60a9bd4aa00484e881b715ccd835960/Outdoors-stores-quietly-continue-to-sell-assault-weapons”>WHICH WEAPONS HAVEN’T DISAPPEARED</a>

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. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/554fadde1c114caa8efbfbf68f5078a7/Storm-blasts-winter-weary-Northeast;-thousands-lose-power”>’WE’RE NOT OUT OF WINTER YET'</a>

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. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/d94fd49abf104207a0ccb984455396ec/Dog-dies-after-airline-worker-has-it-placed-in-overhead-bin”>WHAT UNITED AIRLINES IS APOLOGIZING FOR</a>

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. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/22330157752345d0b7dc22b7e7e7d951/5-women-accuse-architect-Richard-Meier-of-sexual-harassment”>PRIZE-WINNING ARCHITECT FACING HARASSMENT CLAIMS</a>

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

10. <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://apnews.com/20720b8d6aa143e69072ad344d6e63f8/Adrian-Peterson,-Jordy-Nelson-cut,-Brees-stays-with-Saints”>PROMINENT NFL PLAYERS CUT</a>

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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