10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. ALABAMA SUPREME COURT ORDERS HALT TO GAY MARRIAGE

Resisting numerous federal rulings, the court instructs the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

2. INVESTIGATORS: FERGUSON, MISSOURI, RIFE WITH BIAS

The Justice Department finds troubling patterns of racial discrimination in the city's police force and legal system.

3. NETANYAHU MAKES CASE TO CONGRESS

Israel's prime minister in an emotional speech contends that any nuclear deal with Iran could threaten his nation's survival.

4. WHY HILLARY CLINTON IS FACING FRESH SCRUTINY

Her use of a personal email account for State Department business prompts questions about whether she followed rules meant to ensure government records are preserved.

5. PETRAEUS AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY

The ex-CIA chief is accused of giving his biographer — with whom he had an affair — classified material while she was working on a book.

6. WHO WANTS TO GO HOME

Edward Snowden, granted asylum in Russia, would like to return to America if he's guaranteed a fair trial, his lawyer says.

7. BATTLE FOR TIKRIT STALLS

Iraqi forces are bogged down on the outskirts of the city, unable to penetrate the Islamic State extremists' defenses.

8. WHAT COULD DRIVE GAS PRICES EVEN LOWER

The U.S. has a glut of crude oil — so much that it is running out of places to put it.

9. NBC CONSIDERS HIGH-LEVEL SHAKEUP

In the wake of the Brian Williams debacle, the company is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to head its troubled news operation.

10. PLAY BALL! QUICKLY!

Major League Baseball introduces its new pace-of-play initiatives during spring training games in Arizona and Florida.