10 things to know for Wednesday

The Associated Press

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

1. PROBE TARGETS NAVY PERSONNEL

The service is investigating alleged cheating on written tests by senior sailors training on nuclear reactors that power submarines.

2. HOW `OBAMACARE’ MAY IMPACT EMPLOYMENT

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the law will cause the loss of the equivalent of 2.3 million full-time jobs by 2021.

3. POLICE PIECING TOGETHER ACTOR’S FINAL HOURS

They say Philip Seymour Hoffman withdrew $1,200 in six ATM transactions in about an hour the day before he was found dead with a syringe in his arm.

4. MICROSOFT NAMES BALLMER’S REPLACEMENT

Satya Nadella, head of the company’s cloud computing business, is only the third CEO in Microsoft’s 38-year history.

5. WHY TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ARE KILLING FEWER CHILDREN

Experts credit the increased use of car seats and booster seats for a 43 percent decline in such deaths over a decade.

6. DEATHS MOUNT FROM SYRIAN REGIME’S `BARREL BOMBS’

Since Thursday, the crude bombs packed with fuel and scrap metal have killed around 80 people.

7. FACEBOOK FEELING THE `LIKE’ ON 10TH BIRTHDAY

More Americans check the social networking site daily than read the Bible, and it has more monthly users worldwide than most continents have people.

8. WHO’S BACKING THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE

An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, and veterans groups are joining forces to push for approval of the project to carry oil from Canada to the U.S.

9. LENO’S TOP TARGET ON `TONIGHT’

The comedian has made 4,607 jokes at Bill Clinton’s expense during his years on the program.

10. SURVEY: MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS WILL FOLLOW OLYMPICS

The Associated Press-GfK Poll also finds that figure skating is by far the most popular winter sport, with 24 percent citing it as their favorite.

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