10 things to know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PROSECUTORS RECOMMEND NO JAIL TIME FOR FLYNN
Citing “substantial” cooperation by Michael Flynn in its Russia investigation, the special counsel recommends no jail time for Trump’s former national security adviser.
2. A NATION BIDS FARWELL TO BUSH
A funeral service in Washington for the 41st president draws together world envoys, Americans of high office and a handyman from Maine.
3. PRESIDENTS CLUB ASSEMBLES FOR FUNERAL
Trump will be thrown together with the four living occupants of the Oval Office who have given him decidedly mixed reviews.
4. CONFUSION REIGNS AFTER TRADE TRUCE
China promises to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gives no details about what Xi Jinping and Trump agreed to in Argentina.
5. POWERFUL QUAKE STRIKES SOUTH PACIFIC
The magnitude 7.5 temblor off New Caledonia sends jitters around the region, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage.
6. WHAT BEST HOPE FOR YEMEN PEACE TALKS MAY BE
U.N. officials don’t expect rapid progress toward a political settlement, but they hope headway can be made to address a mounting humanitarian crisis.
7. WHERE SENATORS BROKE WITH TRUMP
Lawmakers briefed by the CIA director are convinced that the Saudi crown prince was involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
8. WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS WORK ON LAME-DUCK BILLS
The measures are designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the incoming Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
9. WHO WILL HOST THE OSCARS
The funnyman actor Kevin Hart says the role fulfills a longtime dream.
10. COACHING LEGEND TO STEP AWAY
Citing health concerns and other factors, three-time national champion Urban Meyer of Ohio State says he will retire after the Rose Bowl.