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10 things to know for Wednesday

Updated: 01/09/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

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Panel hears Anthony's appeal on misdemeanor counts

Posted: 01/08/2013 - A state appellate court is being asked today to decide whether Casey Anthony was actually in police custody when she lied to detectives, telling them her 2-year-old daughter had been kidnapped.

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President Obama urges action on debt ceiling

Updated: 01/05/2013 - President Barack Obama says he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit -- one of the next big items on the agenda in his struggles with Congress.

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Gun shows face new scrutiny after school shooting

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Heightened sensitivities and raw nerves since the Newtown school shooting are softening displays at gun shows and even leading officials and sponsors to cancel the well-attended exhibitions altogether.

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Second Chicago escapee caught in suburb

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Federal officials say the second of two bank robbers who escaped a federal jail in downtown Chicago has been arrested.

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Stocks inch higher following jobs report

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Stocks are mostly edging higher on Wall Street in early trading after the U.S. government reported that hiring held up last month.

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Poll: Obesity's a crisis but we want our junk food

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Americans blame too much screen time and cheap fast food for fueling the nation's obesity epidemic, but a poll finds they're split on how the government should help.

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School offers fresh start for Sandy Hook kids

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Students settled in at their old, familiar desks on Thursday but in a different school in a different town. For some parents, it was tough to let them go.

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Gay marriage supporters look to next session

Updated: 01/04/2013 - A Senate committee voted in favor of a measure to allow gay marriage Thursday. But Senate Democrats delayed a floor vote because three supporters needed for passage were absent.

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New tax law packed with breaks for businesses

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Tucked into the "fiscal cliff" tax package approved by Congress are billions of dollars in tax breaks that should make the new year a lot happier for businesses of many stripes, including film producers, race track owners and the makers of electric motorcycles.

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Floods blamed for 16 pipeline spills

Updated: 01/03/2013 - A new report to Congress says pipeline spills caused by flooding dumped 2.4 million gallons of crude oil and other hazardous liquids into U.S. waterways over the past two decades.

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Fed minutes show some concerns on bond purchases

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Federal Reserve policymakers expressed broad support last month for the Fed's plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But they differed over how long to keep buying bonds to drive down long-term interest rates.

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Clinton to return to work next week

Updated: 01/03/2013 - The State Department says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to return to work next week after being treated for a blood clot in her head.

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McConnell called obstructionist by critics in Kentucky

Updated: 01/03/2013 - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, a key negotiator in fiscal cliff talks, has come under attack from groups back home who brand him as an obstructionist whose strategy has benefited many of his campaign donors.

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