10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. NATION'S NUCLEAR REGULATORS SCALE BACK EMERGENCY READINESS
An overhaul of emergency planning near U.S. reactors requires fewer exercises for accidents and recommends fewer people be evacuated right away.
2. MLADIC GOES ON TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMES
Trial begins today at the U.N.'s tribunal at the Hague charging the aging Serbian military commander with masterminding atrocities in the campaign of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia two decades ago.
3. ROMNEY PICKS UP PRIMARY WINS IN NEBRASKA, OREGON
The victories come as an independent group favoring Romney is launching a $25 million, monthlong advertising campaign in 10 battleground states.
4. RECORDS SHOW ZIMMERMAN HAD TWO BLACK EYES AND A BROKEN NOSE
ABC News reports the records from Zimmerman's family doctor were part of the evidence against the neighborhood watch volunteer in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
5. DEFENSE WINDING DOWN ITS CASE IN EDWARDS CORRUPTION TRIAL
Court resumes at 8 a.m., and it remains unclear whether the former presidential candidate or his one-time mistress will take the stand.
6. OBAMA AWARDS MEDAL OF HONOR TO SOLDIER KILLED IN VIETNAM WAR
At a 3:10 p.m., the president gives the posthumous honor to Pennsylvania soldier Leslie Sabo Jr., for saving the lives of several fellow troops when his platoon was ambushed in Cambodia in 1970.
7. CLEMENS CHIEF ACCUSER FACES CROSS-EXAMINATION
After 10 hours of testimony, strength trainer Brian McNamee returns at 8:15 a.m. to face defense questioning over statements that he injected Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs.
8. MANHUNT ON FOR GROOM IN SLAYING OF HIS BRIDE
Investigators in suburban Chicago say the fatal stabbing happened so soon after the wedding that the bride still had on the sequined cocktail dress she was wearing at her reception.
9. JPMORGAN LOSS LOOMS OVER HEARING ON BANK OVERSIGHT
The $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase could dominate debate today at a congressional hearing on how to regulate banks that are big enough to bring down the whole financial system.
10. STUDENTS IN TORNADO-HIT TOWN GET A PROM FROM LADY ANTEBELLUM
At 5:15 p.m., the Grammy-winning country band will put on a "mini-prom" for students from Henryville, Ind., which was devastated by deadly tornadoes in March.