10 Things to Know for Wednesday - 08 March 2017
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. WHO REVEALS CIA FILES DESCRIBING HACKING TOOLS
WikiLeaks publishes what it says are secret files about powerful CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users' computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs .
FILE - This April 13, 2016, file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. An alleged CIA surveillance program disclosed by WikiLeaks on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, purportedly targeted security weaknesses in smart TVs, smartphones, personal computers and even cars, and enabled snooping that could circumvent encryption on communications apps such as Facebook's WhatsApp. WikiLeaks is, for now, withholding details on the specific hacks used. But WikiLeaks claims that the data and documents it obtained reveal a broad program to bypass security measures on everyday products. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
2. WHY A CONSERVATIVE BACKLASH Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. THREATENS TO SINK Marvel Content NEW GOP HEALTH BILL
President Donald Trump and congressional leaders are trying to sell the legislation as the long-promised GOP cure for Obamacare , as critics deride it as Obamacare Lite.
3. DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR SPECIAL RUSSIA PROBE
They want a special counsel to examine the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia, urging the No. 2 pick at the Justice Department to hand over any such investigation to an independent overseer.
4. TRUMP TO ROLL BACK FEDERAL FUEL-ECONOMY REQUIREMENTS
Automakers would no longer be required to significantly increase the efficiency of new cars and trucks, a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming.
5. WILDFIRES IN FOUR CENTRAL STATES KILL SIX, FORCE THOUSANDS FROM HOMES
Hundreds of square miles of land are burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings have been issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.
6. US TRAIN HITS BUS, KILLING FOUR
Rescuers spent more than an hour cutting through a mangled charter bus after it was hit by a freight train and pushed 300 feet down the tracks in Biloxi, Mississippi.
7. HOW TOO MUCH SODA, TOO FEW NUTS ARE TIED TO A BIG PORTION OF US DEATHS
A new study suggests that overeating or under-eating 10 foods contributes to nearly half of deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
8. WHERE TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST CHALLENGING MYSTERIES ARE LINKED
In Malaysia, investigators are trying to unravel the fatal poisoning of the half brother of North Korea's ruler, as well as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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The company says the Nike Pro Hijab will be available for sale next year.
10. WHICH COLLEGES ARE ALREADY GOING DANCING
Among the first schools heading for the NCAA men's basketball tournament: Wichita State, Winthrop and Florida Gulf Coast, a.k.a. "Dunk City."
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, joined by, from left, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks about health care during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Cattle graze with a background of smoke from wildfires near Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Fires raged in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings that conditions were ripe were issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The fire warning came after powerful thunderstorms moved through the middle of the country overnight, spawning dozens of suspected tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)