Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. WHO’D RATHER NOT GO IT ALONE
The Trump administration consults with global allies on a possible joint military response to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack.
2. CHINA’S CONCILIATORY GESTURE RAISES OPTIMISM
Investors and China watchers welcome President Xi’s pledge to open his country’s market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington.
3. WHICH DISCLOSURE IS GETTING BUZZ
On Capitol Hill, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reveals that his company is “working with” special counsel Mueller in the federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
4. COSBY’S LAWYER LAUNCHES BLISTERING ATTACK
As the comedian’s sex assault retrial opens, his lawyer brands the accuser a con artist whose goal was “money, money and lots more money.”
5. LONGTIME FIXER OUT OF THE SHADOWS
After the FBI raided his office and hotel room, attorney Michael Cohen, the protector of Trump’s image and much more, is in the spotlight but not in a good way.
6. NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT UNDERWAY
Troop strength at the U.S.-Mexico border is ramping up, with orders from the White House to help curb illegal immigration.
7. TEACHER TURMOIL WIDENING
Arizona teachers pushing for big raises are threatening a statewide walkout, following the lead of educators elsewhere in the U.S.
8. THREAT CLAIMS CONTRADICTED
An assessment by Senate Democrats shows no evidence of specific, credible threats against EPA chief Scott Pruitt, despite claims that an “unprecedented” number of death threats justify his outsized security spending.
9. MAINSTAY OF STAPLE SINGERS GOSPEL GROUP DIES AT 80
Yvonne Staples performed with her sisters Mavis and Cleotha and their father Pops on hits such as “Respect Yourself” and “I’ll Take You There,” their first No. 1 hit.
10. WHERE LENGTH MATTERS
Once limited to descriptions of birds, wingspan has become one of the most important measurements for NBA prospects over the past decade.