10 Things to Know for Wednesday
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- August 26, 2014 - 8:11 PM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. TOUGH ISSUES REMAIN FOLLOWING GAZA TRUCE DEAL
Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, but barriers to lasting peace persist — such as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza blockade.
2. WHO GIVES 'POSITIVE ASSESSMENT' OF UKRAINE SUMMIT
Russian President Putin suggested he was encouraged following talks for a peace plan in Eastern Ukraine, while Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko also voiced support.
3. AMERICAN MILITANT BELIEVE KILLED IN SYRIA, SOURCE TELLS AP
Douglas McAuthur McCain was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said.
4. WHAT AWARD CIVIL WAR SOLDIER WILL RECEIVE
1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who was killed standing his ground against Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg 151 years ago, will be presented with the Medal of Honor.
5. NO GUARANTEE OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTION IN FERGUSON SHOOTING
Federal authorities need to establish that police officer Darren Wilson not only acted with excessive force but also willfully violated Michael Brown's constitutional rights.
6. EX-FLA. GOV. CRIST CONTINUES POLITICAL COMEBACK
Democratic voters select him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the Sunshine State.
7. AP SURVEY: ECONOMISTS FEAR FED WILL ACT TOO SLOW ON RATES
A delay in raising interest rates could stoke inflation or create asset bubbles.
8. HOW THE S&P 500 REACHED ANOTHER MILESTONE
The Standard & Poor's 500 index ended up 2.10 points, to close a hair above 2,000, 16 years after it finished above 1,000 for the first time.
9. NEW FALL TV SHOWS WORTHY OF FIRST-NIGHT LOOK
FOX's "Red Band Society" and ABC's "Black-ish" are among the fresh autumn crop of programs.
10. US TEEN BECOMES YOUNGEST PLAYER TO WIN AT US OPEN SINCE 1996
Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis rallied from down a break in the third set for a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 first-round victory over Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova.
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