Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. How Big Money Is Helping Clinton's Bid
In this year's presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has criticized the flood of so-called "dark money" that has dominated presidential politics since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. But is there a gap between the rhetoric and the reality? Read more in POLITICS.
2. Bernie Sanders Says Clinton Not 'Qualified'
The gloves are truly off between Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Less than 24 hours after Sanders' big win in Wisconsin, the senator from Vermont hammered Clinton for not being "qualified" to be president. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Economic Backlash Continues in North Carolina
After he signed a controversial new "anti-discrimination" law last month curbing LGBT protections, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said he wasn't worried about employers following through on threats to leave the state. But the economic backlash has continued in potentially damaging ways. Read more in NEWS.
4. LAPD Launches Investigation of Charlie Sheen 'Threat'
The actor is the subject of a felony threat investigation triggered by his ex-fiancée, Los Angeles police and the woman's lawyer told NBC News. Read more in NEWS.
5. School Probes Video of Cop Slamming Student
A San Antonio school district is investigating a disturbing incident in which a student is seen on video being slammed to the ground by a school police officer. Read more in NEWS.
6. Minneapolis Woman Shot in Apparent Road Rage
The victim was shot four times — and kept driving until she could get help — in what angry cops on Wednesday called a road-rage incident unlike any they've ever seen. Read more in NEWS.
7. Prisoners Serve Up Fine Dining in Jailhouse
Usually prison slop is no fine cuisine. But in the first restaurant run inside an Italian jail opened to the public, inmates have become such good cooks and waiters that tables are now booked up two months in advance. Read more in NEWS.
8. Octopus Removed From Boy's Throat
A 2-year-old Kansas boy was in serious condition Wednesday after doctors removed a small octopus from his throat, authorities said. Read more in NEWS.