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. CLINTON CLAIMS VICTORY IN BLUEGRASS STATE
The Democratic presidential front-runner and Bernie Sanders are neck-and-neck in Kentucky's presidential primary, but that didn't stop Hillary Clinton from declaring victory and with it, blunting the momentum of her rival.
2. SANDERS ISSUES DEFIANT STATEMENT UNDER PRESSURE OVER RUCKUS
The candidate dismisses complaints from Nevada Democrats over chaos at the party convention as "nonsense" and asserts that his backers are not treated with "fairness and respect."
3. WHO IMPLORES REPUBLICAN JEWISH LEADERS TO SUPPORT TRUMP
"I will not sit idly by and let Hillary Clinton become the next president," billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson writes in an email intended to rally big donors around the GOP presumptive candidate.
4. 31 CAUGHT IN RETESTS OF 2008 BEIJING OLYMPIC SAMPLES
"This is a powerful strike against the cheats," IOC President Thomas Bach says.
5. MEXICAN PRESIDENT PROPOSES LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE
The move would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it is unconstitutional for states to bar such couples from wedding.
6. DISTRACTED ENGINEER BLAMED IN DEADLY AMTRAK WRECK
"He went, in a matter of seconds, from distraction to disaster," National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt says.
7. SOUTH CAROLINA PASSES BILL BANNING ABORTION AFTER 19 WEEKS
The legislation will now head to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk. The Republican says she will almost certainly sign it.
8. TRANSGENDER BATHROOM CHOICE NOTHING NEW FOR SEATTLE SCHOOLS
Yet, Conservatives are trying to get a measure on the November ballot that would force students to use facilities corresponding with their biological gender.
9. GENETICALLY ALTERED FOOD SAFE BUT NOT CURING HUNGER
A high-powered science advisory board says that tinkering with the genetics of what we eat doesn't produce the "Frankenfood" monster - but it isn't feeding the world with substantially increased yields either.
10. CAVS STAY PERFECT, BLOW OUT RAPTORS
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers pick up where they left off before a long layoff by thumping Toronto 115-84 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.