10 things to know today – Wed., March 8, 2017
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CHINA GIVES PROVISIONAL APPROVAL FOR TRUMP TRADEMARKS
If no one objects, the U.S. president will have control of his brands in the country for a host of activities, raising serious conflict of interest questions, ethics lawyers tell AP.
2. HEALTH CARE BILL ADVANCES AMID RIFTS
Despite opposition from both sides of the aisle, House Republican leaders forge ahead with a plan that scraps major parts of “Obamacare.”
3. HOW WIKILEAKS FALLOUT MAY IMPACT CONSUMERS
If you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs, the chances are slim that the CIA is listening to your conversations.
4. MAN CLAIMING TO BE SLAIN NORTH KOREAN EXILE’S SON POSTS VIDEO
The YouTube video shows an individual saying he is Kim Jong Nam’s son Kim Han Sol, stating he’s safely with his mother and sister.
5. WOMEN’S DAY A CALL TO NON-ACTION
Organizers of January’s Women’s March in the U.S. are asking women to stay home from work and not spend money in stores or online to show their impact on American society as the world marks International Women’s Day.
6. MILITARY HOSPITAL IN AFGHANISTAN ATTACKED
Gunmen storm the facility in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding more than 60, setting off clashes with security forces.
7. FEDS PROBE DEADLY TRAIN-BUS COLLISION IN MISSISSIPPI
The crossing in Biloxi is on a steep embankment and has a sign warning drivers that it has a low ground clearance. Witnesses say the bus appeared to have been stuck on the tracks when it was hit.
8. NO WORD OF EX-FBI MAN LOST IN IRAN ON CIA JOB
Ten years after Robert Levinson’s disappearance, his family hopes Trump will do something the last two U.S. presidents have been unable to achieve: Bring him home, if he’s still alive.
9. PEOPLE AREN’T ONLY ONES USING POT FOR AILMENTS
Pet owners are giving their dogs and cats cannabis-based oils, supplements and snacks to treat everything from arthritis and cancer to pain and anxiety.
10. WHO TOPPED 30,000 POINTS IN NBA
Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki became the sixth player to reach the milestone, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.