Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. PUTIN DETAILS NUCLEAR BUILDUP
The Russian leader says his nation’s military will add 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its arsenal this year.
2. WHY LOSS OF STRONGHOLD IS HUGE SETBACK FOR ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
The fall of the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad to the Kurds directly affects the extremists’ operational structure and their ability to wage war.
3. BALCONY COLLAPSE BRINGS OUTPOURING OF GRIEF TO IRELAND
The accident in Berkeley, Calif., that killed six visiting Irish college students is a “national tragedy,” an Irish official says.
4. TRUMP PLEDGES TO MAKE AMERICA ‘GREAT AGAIN’
The Donald enters the presidential race in a free-ranging 40-minute speech befitting a man whose business successes are matched by his penchant for self-promotion.
5. WHERE 410 TRILLION DOLLARS EQUALS $1.40
The government is offering to buy local Zimbabwe dollars from the country’s citizenry — but inflation has rendered the currency nearly worthless.
6. BASEBALL’S CARDINALS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ILLEGAL HACKING, AP SOURCE SAYS
Federal law enforcement authorities are said to be looking into whether St. Louis hacked the Houston Astros’ database, seeking information on players.
7. FDA ORDERS FOOD COMPANIES TO PHASE OUT ARTIFICAL TRANS FATS
The move will reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year, the Obama administration says.
8. WHO HAS ARRIVED AT PLUTO’S DOORSTEP
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft — after journeying 3 billion miles — is just weeks from a flyby of the tiny, icy world once considered a full-fledged planet.
9. KIRK KERKORIAN DIES AT 98
The billionaire built Las Vegas’ biggest hotels but spent much of his life trying to stay out of the spotlight.
10. EX-BALTIMORE RAVENS CHEERLEADER PLEADS GUILTY TO RAPE
Molly Shattuck, 48 — accused of having sex with a teen boy — tells a judge she understands that her plea means she could face up to 15 years in prison.