Wednesday, April 8
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICER CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER TRAFFIC STOP
The shooting by the white policeman of a black motorist as he ran away was captured on video by a bystander.
2. WHO'S SECOND REPUBLICAN TO JOIN PRESIDENTIAL RACE
Rand Paul launches his campaign with a fiery speech, joining fellow Sen. Ted Cruz as the only fully announced candidates for the White House so far.
3. DEFENSE ATTORNEY: EX-NFLER WITNESSED KILLING
During closing arguments, the lawyer for Aaron Hernandez acknowledges for the first time that his client was at the scene of the slaying and saw it happen. But he says Hernandez didn't pull the trigger.
4. WHERE CONSERVATION ISN'T CATCHING ON
Californians did less to curtail their water use in February than in any month since officials began tracking conservation efforts in the face of a severe drought.
5. UTILITY DEFENDS CUTTING OFF MARYLAND FAMILY'S ELECTRICITY
The company says power was cut for safety reasons after an illegal connection was discovered. Days later, eight members of the family were poisoned in their sleep by carbon monoxide from a gas-powered generator.
6. FERGUSON POLLS RESHAPE CITY COUNCIL
Voters elect two black candidates, substantially increasing African-American representation in the St. Louis suburb at the center of a national debate about how police interact with minorities.
7. OBAMA ACKNOWLEDGES LIMITS TO IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
He says Tehran could have the capacity to build a nuclear bomb within roughly 13 years of the emerging agreement.
8. WHY VENEZUELA GETS PASS FROM ITS NEIGHBORS
Many Latin American heads of state are bound to the oil-rich nation by business dealings — giving them a reason to keep silent on charges of human rights abuses.
9. 'COMEDY GENIUS' DIES AT 88
Stan Freberg lampooned American history in his landmark recordings "The United States of America" and was hailed as the father of the funny commercial.
10. UCONN CLIPS NOTRE DAME, 63-53
It's the Huskies' third-straight NCAA women's hoops title and 10th overall.