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. OBAMA PROPOSES WAR AUTHORIZATION AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE
The president says the group could threaten the U.S. homeland if left unchecked.
2. FIGHTING CONTINUES IN EASTERN UKRAINE AHEAD OF TALKS
Russia's Putin and Ukrainian President Poroshenko will meet in Belarus to try to hammer out a peace deal that's brokered by Germany and France.
3. THREE STUDENTS SHOT TO DEATH NEAR UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Police charge Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, with three counts of first-degree murder, but do not release a motive.
4. GOP-CONTROLLED CONGRESS SET TO PASS KEYSTONE BILL
The legislative plan will be sent to President Obama who has vowed to veto it.
5. KURDS SEEK MORE VICTORIES AFTER CAPTURING KOBANI
Their ambition is to build on an alliance with moderate rebels in Syria and become the chief force fighting the extremists in the country.
6. CLOSING GUANTANAMO COMPLICATED BY EX-DETAINEE'S TERROR TIES
Abdul Rauf, who spent six years at the detention center, was released in 2007 but went on to become the top recruiter for the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. He was killed in a drone strike this week.
7. BRIAN WILLIAMS GIVEN 6-MONTH SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY
NBC says the anchor's misstatements were inexcusable and jeopardized the trust he has built up with viewers.
8. WHO MIGHT REPLACE JON STEWART
His passion, wit and boldness will be difficult to re-create but John Oliver, Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones might prove to be worthy of the host chair.
9. WHERE A WINTER WONDERLAND IS A DREARY GUEST
More snow is on its way to New England which could see up to six inches in Cape Cod before a bigger storm hits Sunday.
8. HOW A 'FROZEN ZOO' COULD HELP SAVE SPECIES
The San Diego Zoo amasses a vast genetic collection that could be the hope of saving endangered animals such as the northern white rhinoceros.