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. WHY PLANNED AIR FORCE ONE UPGRADE DRAWS FIRE FROM TRUMP
The president-elect demands the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes, arguing Boeing charges too much.
2.CRITICS WORRY AFTER TRUMP'S SECURITY CHIEF FUELS CONSPIRACIES
Gen. Michael T. Flynn's Islamophobic rhetoric could create serious distractions - or alienate allies and embolden enemies - if it continues.
3. QUESTIONS SWIRL AROUND TRAGIC FIRE IN OAKLAND
Officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, and thefts at the warehouse, where 36 partygoers were killed in a weekend blaze.
4. OBAMA DEFENDS COUNTERTERRORISM PLAN
The outgoing president says the fight he's led against the Islamic State group has been relentless, sustainable and multilateral.
5. MISTRIAL IN SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE SHOOTING MYSTIFIES OBSERVERS
The case leaves many African-Americans feeling weary and wondering: If the unambiguous video showing a white police officer shooting an unarmed black man as the man ran away can't produce a conviction, what can?
6. WHAT POLL SUGGESTS ABOUT RACIAL VULNERABILITY AMONG U.S. YOUTH
More than half of young whites who scored highest on a scale measuring feelings that whites are losing out socially and economically in today's society say they planned to support Trump.
7. WHERE PIPELINE OPPONENTS RIDE OUT STORM
Some activists who have been protesting for months in a rural camp in southern North Dakota sit out a blizzard at shelters and a tribal casino.
8. INFO LAGS ON POT EFFECTS ON OLDER USERS
Abundant research is done on how the drug impacts developing brains, but little is known about the consequences for adults over 50.
9. ARCTIC SEA ICE HITS RECORD MONTHLY LOW FOR 7TH TIME IN 2016
"There's crazy stuff going on up there. It's bad," says Rutgers University marine scientist Jennifer Francis.
10. GRAMMY AWARDS SIPPING ALL OF BEYONCE'S LEMONADE
The pop star leads with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with "Lemonade," and song and record of the year with "Formation."