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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Posted May 9

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. TRUMP ABRUPTLY AXES FBI'S COMEY

The nation's top law enforcement official is ousted in the midst of an investigation by the FBI into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.

2. TRUMP OKS ARMS FOR SYRIAN KURDS

The decision comes despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Kurds as terrorists.

3. AIR PASSENGERS START NEAR-RIOT IN FORT LAUDERDALE

The chaos following the cancellation of several Spirit flights is the latest instance of airlines dealing with high-profile customer frustration.

4. AARON HERNANDEZ'S 2013 MURDER CONVICTION ERASED

A judge rules that case law in Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated.

5. HOW MACRON BECAME HOUSEHOLD NAME IN FRANCE

Before his meteoric rise to the presidency, he was instrumental in the creation of a bus service providing cheap long-distance rides across the country.

6. SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER ARRESTED IN PHOENIX

Police say Aaron Saucedo, 23, fatally shot nine people in 2015 and 2016. Most of the killings were in a diverse, mostly Latino neighborhood.

7. WHY QUESTIONS ARE BEING RAISED ABOUT DRUG TESTING

A study finds that almost a third of new U.S. government-approved prescription drugs wind up later with safety warnings about unexpected and sometimes serious side effects.

8. RETAILERS FACING BIGGEST CHALLENGES SINCE GREAT RECESSION

Stores in the U.S. are closing at a startling rate as shoppers increasingly look for deals online.

9. NBC'S 'THE VOICE' GETTING COMPETITION

ABC announces a deal to revive "American Idol," only a year after the powerhouse music competition aired its 15th and last season on Fox.

10. WHAT'S SEEN AS BLOW TO CLEANING UP SOCCER

FIFA ousts its judge and prosecutor, who have multiple ongoing cases against soccer officials implicated in a probe of bribery and corruption.

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