'El Chapo' sentencing, Puerto Rico protests, NFL training camps: 5 things to know Wednesday

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"El Chapo" expected to get life behind bars, Puerto Rico protests, NFL training camps and more things to start your Wednesday morning

House may vote to block Saudi arms sales

The House is poised Wednesday to vote to block President Donald Trump from selling U.S.-made weapons to Saudi Arabia and its allies, a move that could trigger a veto battle with the White House. The Senate last month passed "resolutions of disapproval" of the deal, which would send $8.1 billion in arms to the Saudis and its Middle East partners. Many lawmakers are uneasy with the administration's pro-Saudi policies even as the kingdom has engaged in high-profile human rights violations, including the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Lawmakers also are worried about the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, which has killed thousands and created a humanitarian crisis.

'El Chapo' expected to get life behind bars

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will receive his sentence at a hearing in New York on Wednesday. Guzman, 62, has already been charged with drug trafficking, money-laundering, and weapons offenses, which carry a mandatory life sentence. If sentenced to the expected life in prison, Guzman will likely spend his final days in a maximum-security prison in Colorado. The prison, labeled the "Alcatraz of the Rockies," might be tested: the former leader of the Sinaloan cartel has escaped from Mexican prisons twice, in 2001 and 2015.

Puerto Rico's governor insists he will not resign amid 'Chatgate' scandal

More protests are expected in Puerto Rico on Wednesday amid protests against the embattled governor in the capital of the U.S. territory. The scandal threatening to buckle Gov. Ricardo Rosselló centers on a profanity-laced and, at times, misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration in which some of the U.S. territory’s most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers. "Chatgate" arrived a day after Rosselló’s former secretary of education and five other people were arrested on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors. Some Puerto Rican artists, including singer Ricky Martin, plan on joining the protests. 

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The heat is on: Temps set to soar across much of US

The hottest weather of the summer is poised to spread across much of the central and eastern U.S. over the next several days. Cities such as Chicago, Detroit, New York City and Washington, D.C., will see their highest temperatures of the summer so far, according to the Weather Channel. Many spots are forecast to approach 100 degrees. As of Tuesday, about 50 million Americans live where some level of heat alert is in effect. The National Weather Service warns that the very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities are the most susceptible to dangerous heat stress or heat stroke.

First group of NFL veterans report to camp

The first group of NFL players report for training camp Wednesday when the Denver Broncos begin their journey toward the 2019 season. Wednesday also marks 50 days until the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears kick off the league's 100th season. With that in mind, here are 50 things to know for training camps, from the Oakland Raiders being in the spotlight of HBO's "Hard Knocks" to the scrutiny that awaits No. 1 draft pick Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals. Here are the rookie and veteran reporting dates for every NFL team. 

Contributing: Associated Press

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