Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. WHAT TRUMP JR WANTED FROM THE RUSSIANS
Donald Trump’s eldest son reveals that he was eager to hear damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government, disclosing a series of emails that marked the clearest sign to date that Trump’s campaign was willing to consider election help from a longtime U.S. adversary.
2. HOW TRUMP JR CONNECTED THE DOTS
Donald Trump Jr.’s emails show the type of coordination with Russia that his father has long denied.
3. WHY REPUBLICANS ARE IN A NO-WIN SITUATION ON HEALTH CARE
Their choices: pass a bill that alienates two-thirds of Americans, or fail to do so and risk angering the third that constitutes their base.
4. TAKATA ADDS A NEW TYPE OF AIR BAG INFLATOR TO LARGEST US AUTOMOTIVE RECALL
The company filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall.
5. WESTERN WILDFIRES FEED ON GRASS THAT GREW DURING WET WINTER
Timber and brush parched from a yearslong dry spell and thick grass that grew after drought-busting winter downpours are making for early and unpredictable wildfire behavior in California.
6. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MEN MISSING IN PENNSYLVANIA
Police used cadaver dogs, a backhoe and other construction equipment to help search a sprawling farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play.
7.WHO’S GETTING A NEW VOICE
Kermit the Frog leaves his fans speechless with news that he is getting a new voice.
8. NEW THEORY THAT AMELIA EARHART SURVIVED TAKES A HIT
The idea that the aviator lived after a crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her historic attempted round-the-world flight in 1937 is undermined by a Japanese military history.
9. JOE SCARBOROUGH LEAVING GOP
The MSNBC host, former Republican Congressman and frequent Trump critic tells late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert: “I’ve got to become an independent.”
10. NEW-LOOK ALL-STAR GAME ENDS WITH OLD-TIME SCORE
Seattle’s Robinson Cano homers off Cubs closer Wade Davis leading off the 10th inning and the American League beat the National League 2-1.