10 Things to Know for Wednesday
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- July 29, 2014 - 8:05 PM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. ISRAELI AIR, ARTILLERY STRIKES KILL SCORES
On the war's bloodiest day, the barrage also leaves Gaza's 1.7 million people without power and water.
2. EU, US HIT RUSSIA WITH ECONOMIC PENALTIES
The coordinated sanctions are aimed at increasing pressure on Putin to end his country's support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
3. LAST SURVIVING 'ENOLA GAY' CREWMAN DIES AT 93
Theodore VanKirk was the navigator on the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.
4. 'TANNED SKIN IS DAMAGED SKIN'
Deadly skin cancers have jumped 200 percent, the US surgeon general says in warning against sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds.
5. WHAT'S INCREASINGLY UPSETTING TO AMERICANS
Two-thirds of the country now believes illegal immigration is a serious problem — up 14 points since May, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
6. FEDERAL COURT BLOCKS EFFORT TO CLOSE MISSISSIPPI'S LAST ABORTION CLINIC
In overturning the law, the judges declare that every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including the right to abortion.
7. WHICH LITTLE BLUE BIRD IS FLYING HIGH
Twitter's stock rises sharply after the short messaging service says its revenue has more than doubled.
8. NCAA SETTLES CLASS-ACTION CONCUSSION CLAIM
As part of the deal, the NCAA will set aside $70 million to test thousands of current and former college athletes for brain injuries.
9. WHERE RATS ARE RUNNING AT WILL
The Louvre Museum in Paris has been trying for months to get rid of the many rats in its elegant garden — but so far, no luck.
10. ESPN SUSPENDS SPORTSCASTER
The action comes after the outspoken Stephen A. Smith suggested that women sometimes do things that provoke domestic abuse.
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