Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. UKRAINE TROOPS TURN BACK INSURGENTS
The military repels an attack at a small airport in the first clash between government forces and pro-Russian protesters in the east.
2. NYPD DISBANDS UNIT THAT SPIED ON MUSLIMS
The anti-terror force, first detailed in a series of stories by the AP, stirred debate over whether police were engaged in illegal profiling.
3. BOSTON MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF MARATHON BOMBING
Vice President Biden, among the day's speakers, says: "America will never, ever, ever stand down. ... We own the finish line."
4. WHY YOU PROBABLY WON'T BE AUDITED
Last year, the IRS audited less than 1 percent of all returns filed by individuals.
5. UN: IRAN NUKE THREAT DIMINISHING
The world body is set to release a report saying that Tehran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced.
6. BIG POLITICAL DONORS DETAIL FUNDRAISING
Democrats, at least for now, seem to have a roughly 3-to-1 advantage over Republicans in cash raised and banked through independent groups.
7. WHO'S ADVOCATING FOR TRIED-AND-TRUE MEDICAL TEST
Women's groups are warning the FDA that approving a new genetic cervical cancer screening tool could displace the simpler, cheaper Pap smear.
8. 100 GIRLS KIDNAPPED FROM NIGERIAN SCHOOL
Islamic extremists have been abducting young women in the region to use as cooks and sex slaves.
9. HOW SLAIN PHOTOGRAPHER IS BEING HONORED
A media group says an award funded with a $1 million gift from a private foundation will be given each year to a female photojournalist in honor of the AP's Anja Niedringhaus, who died this month in an attack in Afghanistan.
10. BASEBALL PAUSES TO REMEMBER NO. 42
MLB's annual Jackie Robinson Day has become "a national holiday for all practical purposes," says the Rev. Jesse Jackson.