Ten things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 4

Ten things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 4

October 3rd, 2017 by Associated Press in Breaking News

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk with with Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rossello at the Luis Muniz Air National Guard Base before leaving the island in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Trump is visiting Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, Oct. 4:

1. WHAT TRUMP SAID IN PUERTO RICO

The president congratulated hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico for escaping the higher death toll of "a real catastrophe like Katrina" but added "you've thrown our budget a little out of whack."

2. WHAT LAS VEGAS GUNMAN HAD HIDDEN IN HOTEL FOOD CART

Authorities say shooter Stephen Paddock put a camera in a food service cart outside his hotel room to see if anyone was coming to take him into custody.

3. HOW THE SHOOTER UNLEASHED RAPID FIRE

He used "bump stocks," attachments that allow a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic weapon by unleashing an entire large magazine in seconds.

4. ACTS OF HEROISM EMERGE IN STORIES OF MASSACRE'S VICTIMS

A woman recalled how her husband shielded her from gunfire only to die himself on their anniversary. A 42-year-old U.S. Army veteran who served as a sniper in Iraq immediately began tending to the wounded.

5. US ORDERS 15 CUBAN DIPLOMATS TO LEAVE

The United States expelled 15 of Cuba's diplomats to protest its failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana, plunging diplomatic ties between the countries to levels unseen in years.

6. WHO IS KEY TO SUPREME COURT OUTCOME ON PARTISAN MAPS

Justice Anthony Kennedy's vote almost certainly controls the outcome of a Supreme Court split on what could be its first ruling on redistricting plans that entrench one party's control of a legislature or congressional delegation can violate the constitutional rights of the other party's voters.

7. BEN & JERRY'S AGREES TO IMPROVE CONDITION FOR FARMWORKERS

The "Milk with Dignity" agreement assures the human rights of the workers at the company's 80 or so Vermont dairy farms, many of which rely on immigrant labor.

8. YAHOO TRIPLES THE IMPACT OF ITS 2013 BREACH

Already the largest data breach in history, the company says it affected all 3 billion of its users, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year.

9. WHY GRAVITATIONAL WAVE RESEARCHERS WON A NOBEL

Three U.S.-based astrophysicists won the Nobel prize in physics for their discovery of gravitational waves, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity.

10. WHO'S BACK IN BASEBALL'S PLAYOFFS

The Yankees look for their first postseason win in five years, while the Twins return the playoffs for the first time in seven years.