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. WHO'S WIDE OPEN TO COMPUTER HACKERS
The U.S. government has for years failed to take basic steps to protect its data from hackers and thieves, records show.
2. US SENDING MILTARY EQUIPMENT TO EUROPE
The move is aimed at reassuring allies facing threats from Russia and terrorist groups.
3. CALLS TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE IMAGERY MULTIPLY ACROSS SOUTH
The movement is making converts of politicians who have long supported or stood silent on such symbols.
4. NEWSPAPER DISCLOSES FREDDIE GRAY AUTOPSY REPORT
The severe spine injury suffered while Gray was in custody was most likely caused when the police van slowed suddenly, the Baltimore Sun reports.
5. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SOFTENING POLICY ON RANSOMING HOSTAGES
The U.S. will no longer threaten to prosecute hostages' families who seek to pay ransom to terror groups.
6. WHICH COMPANY HAS LEAPFROGGED WAL-MART
Facebook is now worth $238 billion - eclipsing Wal-Mart's value of $234 billion on the stock market.
7. WIKILEAKS DOCUMENTS SHOW NSA EAVESDROPPED ON HOLLANDE, OTHER FRENCH PRESIDENTS
The revelations are bound to cause diplomatic embarrassment for the U.S. - even though friends have been spying on friends for thousands of years.
8. HOW GOOGLE WANTS TO SAVE EMAILERS FROM THEMSELVES
An option to cancel delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button is now a safeguard in Gmail.
9. `EIGHT IS ENOUGH' STAR DIES AT 86
Dick Van Patten starred on television in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame on the ABC comedy-drama.
10. NFL HEARS TOM BRADY'S APPEAL
As testimony unfolds at the league's headquarters in New York, supporters gather outside, some wearing "Free Brady" T-shirts.