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    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Posted on Aug. 5, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 5, 2014 at 5:57 a.m.

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

    1. WORLD’S ATTENTION SHIFTS TO REBUILDING GAZA

    After four weeks of intensive fighting, including close to 5,000 Israeli strikes on Gaza targets, the devastation is widespread.

    2. ATTACKER DRESSED AS AFGHAN SOLDIER KILLS US GENERAL NEAR KABUL

    Maj. Gen. Harold Greene is the highest-ranked American officer slain in combat in either of the nation’s post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    3. NIGERIA ACKNOWLEDGES SLOW RESPONSE TO EBOLA

    Authorities say that a sick man who later died was not immediately quarantined. Now eight health workers who had contact with him have symptoms of the disease.

    4. WHY DOW TOOK 140-POINT TUMBLE

    Investors are reacting to fresh fears of a Russian push into Ukraine.

    5. MURDOCH’S 21ST CENTURY FOX DROPS BID FOR TIME WARNER

    The about-face comes three weeks after Time Warner revealed that it had rejected Fox’s unsolicited $76 billion buyout offer.

    6. WHICH ISSUE WILL BE FRONT AND CENTER

    In the coming weeks, fights over gay marriage from nine states will be heard in federal appeals courts.

    7. TOUR BUSES CRASH IN TIMES SQUARE

    Shattered glass flies and 13 people are injured when the two double-decker buses collide in one of New York’s busiest spots.

    8. HOW ‘OBAMACARE’ IS PLAYING OUT IN SOME STATES

    States that fully embraced the law’s coverage expansion are experiencing a significant drop in the number of uninsured residents.

    9. EX-BIOGENESIS CLINIC OWNER ACCUSED IN STEROID CASE

    The charges against Anthony Bosch and six others mark one of the biggest salvos yet involving the alleged drug ring that ensnared Alex Rodriguez and other ballplayers.

    10. SPURS HIRE FEMALE ASSISTANT COACH

    Becky Hammon, a WNBA star who plans to end her playing career after this season, becomes the NBA’s first full-time, paid female assistant.


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