5 things you need to know Wednesday

Here are the 5 things you need to know this Wednesday, according to USA Today

WWE says The Ultimate Warrior dead at 54

The Ultimate Warrior has died just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, according to a statement posted on the WWE website. The news, posted late Tuesday night, led to a flood of tributes from fans and WWE performers and officials and comes the same day the WWE released a DVD in Warrior's honor.

Official: Discovery of missing plane may be 'matter of days'

Australian Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston, who is heading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, said an Australian vessel reacquired a transmission "not of natural origin" matching the signals detected over the weekend. Houston said he believes they are searching in the right area, and that wreckage could be discovered within "a matter of days." Wednesday will be a critical day in the search because the signals are growing weaker as the strength of the pinger's battery fades.

Obama to attend Fort Hood memorial service

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will visit Fort Hood on Wednesday to pay their respects to the victims of last week's shooting tragedy at the Texas military installation, a senior White House official announced Sunday.

Peaches Geldof's autopsy is today

The death of British model/journalist/TV host Peaches Geldof, at age 25, is still a mystery but an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday could produce some answers. The daughter of Irish rocker/activist Bob Geldof and a mother of two was found dead Monday at her home in the county of Kent, England.

Hearing in Comcast's plan to buy Time Warner

Comcast's plan to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion gets scrutinized Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The nation's largest cable and Internet provider argued that the deal would allow it to pool resources and technical prowess to improve service and thwart emerging competition from other sectors of the TV-Internet business, including Amazon, Apple and Google.


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