Maryland, Trump, Sessions: 5 things that happened Wednesday

ADDS TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO REP. WILSON - In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, frame from video, Myeshia Johnson cries over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger, upon his body's arrival in Miami. President Donald Trump told the widow that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, who said she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated." (WPLG via AP)

Looking to get caught up on the news, fast? Here are the five most newsworthy stories of the day, reported on by the local stations you trust every day.

1. After Maryland shooting, a manhunt

Radee Labeeb Prince, a man with a lengthy criminal history, shot five coworkers near Baltimore, killing three. He then drove to Delaware and opened fire on another man before leading officers on a day-long manhunt.

2. Trump criticized for soldier calls

President Donald Trump faced criticism after a wife of a fallen soldier said he told her that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

3. University prepares for white nationalist

The governor of Florida declared an emergency and the University of Florida spent $500,000 on security in preparation for the arrival of Richard Spencer, a white nationalist scheduled to speak tomorrow.

4. Sessions testifies for travel ban

Testifying at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended President Trump's controversial executive order on sanctuary cities against critics who he said were "advancing political agendas" rather than "following the law."

5. Californians return home after fires

As firefighters gain on wildfires burning in California, the thousands no longer under evacuation must face the reality of finding somewhere to live.

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