1.BAIN CAPITAL MAY NO LONGER BE ROMNEY'S BANE
The presumptive GOP nominee spent years vetting people for jobs at the private equity firm, an experience that might help him pick his VP.
2.SANDUSKY TESTIMONY COULD BE TRIAL'S FINALE
Wednesday could be the last day of testimony in the Penn State abuse trial and so far no one knows if the former assistant coach will testify.
UPDATE: BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse allegations that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.
The sudden end to the defense's presentation came on the seventh day of the trial, during which the jury heard from eight men — now 18 to 28 — who said the former coach sexually assaulted them after they met him through the charity he founded.
Sandusky is charged with 51 criminal counts for alleged abuse of 10 boys over 15 years. He has denied the allegations but acknowledged in interviews following his arrest that he had showered with boys.
The accusers described for jurors a range of sexual abuse at his hands, from allegations of grooming and fondling to oral sex and forced anal sex that one young man said left him injured. The identities of two other alleged victims are unknown to investigators.
The defense has suggested the accusers have financial motivations for their claims and were improperly influenced by investigators. They also put on character witnesses who spoke of Sandusky's sound reputation. Sandusky's wife, Dottie, took the stand Tuesday and said she never saw him act inappropriately with the accusers.
The defense rested after an approximately 40-minute closed-door meeting involving attorneys, Sandusky and the judge overseeing the case. Under Pennsylvania law, a defendant must waive his right to testify on his own behalf, but it doesn't have to happen in open court.
3.IF SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN OBAMACARE, MOST AMERICANS WANT REPLACEMENT
AP poll finds three quarters of Americans would want Congress and Obama to write new legislation on health care.
4.FAST AND FURIOUS INVESTIGATION FOCUSES ON HOLDER
A Congressional committee will decide at 8 a.m. whether to hold the attorney general in contempt for failing to hand over additional documents.
UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege Wednesday to withhold documents a House committee is seeking in an investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe in Arizona.
In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., a Justice Department official said the privilege applies to documents that explain how the department learned that there were problems with the investigation called Operation Fast and Furious.
At the start of a committee hearing, Issa called the president's action "an untimely" assertion of the privilege. The committee will vote on whether to cite Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over the documents.
"The president has asserted executive privilege," Deputy Attorney General James Cole said in the letter to Issa.
5.AMIDST CONSTANT TALK OF GLOOM, LIFE IN GREECE IS SURPRISINGLY NORMAL
Tourists are still flocking to its ancient monuments and its public and police services are continuing to function.
6.MUBARAK'S DETERIORATING HEALTH ADDS UNCERTAINTY TO EGYPT'S TRANSITION
Each of the two presidential run-off candidates claims victory in the contested poll.
7.EXPERTS QUESTION SCIENCE BEHIND OPENING 9/11 HEALTH FUND TO CANCER PATIENTS
Some scientists say the links between 50 types of cancer and 9/11 toxic dust just don't exist.
8.THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH GETS ITS FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADER
The largest U.S. Protestant denomination moves closer to reconciling its 167-year-old troubled racial past.
9.AP'S ANICK JESDANUN TAKES THE NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY PHONE FOR A TEST DRIVE
His conclusion: Samsung's latest touch-screen mobile phone may give the iPhone a run for its money.
10. A BIKE COULD BE THE MOST USEFUL THING TO HAVE AT THE LONDON OLYMPICS
Fearing gridlock and congestion, visitors are encouraged to bike their way around the Games.