Regular or Decaf? What You Need to Get Started Today

It's Wednesday, and here are some things to know for your new day.
  1. Paul Ryan: Next Speaker of the House?
    Ryan said he'll run for Speaker of the House, but only if he has the full backing of the House's GOP members. So he wants a firm endorsement from three groups inside the House Republican conference: the moderate Tuesday Group (a definite yes), the Republican Study Committee (another yes) and the conservative House Freedom Caucus (anybody's guess).
  2. Police shootings
    Randolph Holder, a New York police officer, died last night, shot in the head while chasing a robbery suspect in East Harlem. He is the fourth member of the NYPD killed in the line of duty in the city in 11 months. Meanwhile, in Florida, rallies are planned for this week to protest the shooting death of Corey Jones, a 31-year-old man who was shot and killed by a police officer who was wearing civilian clothes and driving an unmarked car.
  3. New breast cancer guidelines: screen later, less often
    New guidelines from the American Cancer Society on breast cancer screenings say women should start getting mammograms at 45 instead of 40, and everyone can skip the routine manual breast checks by doctors.
  4. The hunt for El Chapo
    Mexico was real close to capturing fugitive cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman earlier this month. He got away, but not before tumbling off a cliff and hurting himself. His bodyguards grabbed him at the bottom of the cliff and spirited him away through a dense forest. The hunt continues.
  5. Back to the Future Day
    It's finally here! October 21, 2015, the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown took that souped-up DeLorean and landed into the future. So how does the "Back to the Future Part II' vision of the future compare with reality? Do we have flying cars? Nope. Hoverboards? No. Self-lacing shoes? Not even close.