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 Wednesday:

1. HILLARY CLINTON MAKES FIRST COMMENTS ON EMAIL CONTROVERSY

“I fully complied with every rule I was governed by,” she says in a 20-minute news conference.

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2. CITY MANAGER OUT IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI

The change comes as the city council holds its first public meeting since the U.S. Justice Department accused the police force and municipal court system of racial bias.

3. WHO’S NOT TALKING TO EACH OTHER

There has been little direct communication between Obama and the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill since Republicans took full control of Congress in January.

4. IRAQI FORCES ADVANCE ON TIKRIT

The military says it has sealed off Saddam Hussein’s hometown on all sides as it battles Islamic State extremists.

5. WHAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED HELICOPTER CRASH IN ARGENTINA

Afternoon sun and strong winds could have been a factor in the tragedy that took the lives of several prominent French athletes, an official says.

6. UTAH LAWMAKERS OK FIRING SQUADS

If the governor signs the bill, Utah would become the only state allowing firing squads to carry out the death penalty.

7. WHY MORE AMERICANS ARE QUITTING THEIR JOBS

Rising numbers of quits typically signal confidence in the economy and the job market.

8. MARVIN GAYE’S CHILDREN AWARDED $7.4 MILLION

A jury decides that singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied Gaye’s music to create “Blurred Lines,” the biggest hit of 2013.

9. SOPRANO’S A CANDIDATE FOR CHOIR OF ANGELS

Sarah Brightman is working with ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber on a song to perform in space after she blasts off to the International Space Station in September.

10. TRADES HIGHLIGHT FIRST DAY OF NFL FREE AGENCY

Monster deals send tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle, and Rams QB Sam Bradford to Philadelphia in a swap for Nick Foles.

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